THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure

GamesIndustry.biz reports on a post on the Quarter To Three Forums by THQ director of creative management Michael Fitch venting his frustrations with the state of PC gaming following the closure of Iron Lore Entertainment (story). The lengthy post outlines concerns about rampant piracy, how Titan Quest's reputation suffered when pirates reported crashes (which were caused by failure to properly crack the game's DRM), complaints about hardware vendors creating compatibility issues, stupid users and bad reviewers. He concludes trying to look at the bright side: "Alright, I'm done. Making PC products is not all fun and games. It's an uphill slog, definitely. I'm a lifelong PC gamer, and hope to continue to work on PC games in the future, but man, they sure don't make it easy."
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Re: This was almost believeable...
Mar 4, 2008, 23:40
Re: This was almost believeable... Mar 4, 2008, 23:40
Mar 4, 2008, 23:40
 
Michael Fitch is a douchebag. I never even heard of this company nor any of it's games, assuming any were developed. Maybe the reason this company folded was simply because it SUCKED?

Blaming piracy, for crashing their servers? What a fucking retard.
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