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    News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Check out the final standings for the most pirated games of 2009.
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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Heh:

    "Despite selling millions of copies of Modern Warfare 2, the figures would have been even better if it wasn't for the pirates."


    I hate to be critical but some supporting figures would be nice on that; nice, but not exactly possible.

    If someone has pirated a game, does it necessarily mean they'd have bought it if they had no other choice? In a few cases yes.

    A large majority of these pirates are going to be the sort of people who'd only legally own a game if their parents buy it for them for christmas.

    I would almost guarantee that any number of actual sales lost through piracy would be counteracted by the sales *gained* by piracy. The amount of people I see buying games they'd pirated is quite high. Some because of the poor quality of demos, some because they'd rather get a bigger and better picture before committing 30 odd quid to a purchase.

    So perhaps it's time to make demos better. For instance, I really, really wished I'd pirated a few games like Force Unleashed and Far Cry 2 before I bought them because holy hell : neither demo was representative of the game itself and both were terrible games - the latter of course is just IMO, the former just being a rubbish port.

    Of course the point boils down to the original question.
    Would the figures would have been even better if it wasn't for the pirates?

    No.
    Moo.

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Or what would the figure have been if infinity ward had not messed up the multiplayer?

    How many people have I read about all over the internet that said they would pirate it if multiplayer wasn't fixed?

    Its infinity wards own fault. They got what they deserved on this one. It is a good game don't get me wrong. But its too short and the MP is pants.

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    i cancelled my preorder because of the multiplayer issue save my money for BF bad company 2 next year


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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Meh, it's public tracker, no real use when half the data is missing.

    I'll predict the most pirated game(s) in 2010 right now. Assassin's Creed II, Bioshock II and possibly Mafia II.

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    I am not going to buy a crappy port from IW. SC2 on the other hand, I am planning to buy.

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    toss in the fact that some games you cant play online properly on a pirated copy

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    toss in the fact that some games you cant play online properly on a pirated copy
    I think thats why people pirated. A lot of people only wanted it for the MP. Then when they realised it was gimped. They weren't willing to pay 39.99 for a very short SP.
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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    Or what would the figure have been if infinity ward had not messed up the multiplayer?

    How many people have I read about all over the internet that said they would pirate it if multiplayer wasn't fixed?

    Its infinity wards own fault. They got what they deserved on this one. It is a good game don't get me wrong. But its too short and the MP is pants.

    Mark
    but they've earned $2,000,000,000 on it already. that's hardly a cock up is it?

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    prob on my own here,

    BUT GO PIRATES......if you look on steam sales atm everything is around £3 - £20, even other big games this year like GTA IV, and am i the only one to think them asking £40 for it, is asking for trouble?

    to point out, i did not pirate it. But if they are asking £40 i might as well (not going to though). And i am going to buy it eventually when have time and when it comes down to a decent price.
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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I think thats why people pirated. A lot of people only wanted it for the MP. Then when they realised it was gimped. They weren't willing to pay 39.99 for a very short SP.
    Yeah, bet there wouldn't have been near as many with MW2 if the pig execs hadn't decided to flip their fat finger at PC gamers with the widely-publicised ditching of dedicated servers for a dumbed down, laggier consoleisised system for multiplayer...

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    What have hardy sea crim's got to do with it?

    Piracy is a war-like act committed by private parties (not affiliated with any government) that engaged in acts of robbery and/or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed in other major bodies of water or on a shore.

    Honestly

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhythmeister View Post
    What have hardy sea crim's got to do with it?

    Piracy is a war-like act committed by private parties (not affiliated with any government) that engaged in acts of robbery and/or criminal violence at sea. The term can include acts committed in other major bodies of water or on a shore.

    Honestly
    I think you forget that language evolves over time! New words come into being and old words take on new meanings as we struggle to cope with an everchanging world.

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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    The whole of MW2 was a shoddy console port, and they had the gall to ask above and beyond the call of duty for a game which has clearly been an afterthought for the PC version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    I think you forget that language evolves over time! New words come into being and old words take on new meanings as we struggle to cope with an everchanging world.
    There's a difference between language evolution, and hyperbole + language/law abuse.
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    Re: News - The most pirated video games of 2009

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    The whole of MW2 was a shoddy console port, and they had the gall to ask above and beyond the call of duty for a game which has clearly been an afterthought for the PC version.
    MW2 is a MW1 mod

    better yet. its more like an expansion pack then a sequal. wasnt hl2 episode 1 have a longer campaign mode? lol

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