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Submitted by Bruceongames 2126d ago | article

Beating the pirates by being cheap

Everyone knows that you sell more of something when it is cheaper, the economists call it price elasticity of demand. So in the days of budget games for 8 bit home computers we sold, quite literally, millions of games. At one stage at Codemasters we had over 27% of the total UK game market. (Industry, PC)

enkeixpress  +   2125d ago
lol hahaha...
I really don't think Microsoft or Sony is just going to put a $1.00 price tag on all of their top games like Gears of War 2, Dead Space, Far Cry 2, LittleBigPlanet...

haha lol, It'd be nice though for a change..

O.O
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cyclindk  +   2125d ago
Why the hell would Sony need to, games for their console aren't pirated; yet
mirroredderorrim  +   2125d ago
Software Pirates are the Cat and Mouse of the 21st century.

There was... Cowboys and Indians,

... Cops and Robbers,

and finally... Software Pirates and The F.B.I
Fux4Bux  +   2125d ago
Well
If games were $20 I'd definitely buy more and have little incentive to pirate. At the least prices need to be scaled more on quality.
SaiyanFury  +   2125d ago
I think this article is a little alarmist. Sure piracy is a problem, but there's still tonnes of people who do actually pay for games. It's when companies like EA release draconian DRM in a game like Spore, that will increase piracy. People do NOT want to be locked down when they actually buy a game. Many honest people who WANTED to pay for the game turned to piracy because they didn't want to be locked down.

Good on Bethesda for releasing Fallout 3 with 0 DRM. They know it doesn't make a difference. If people want to pirate, then pirate they will.
chewmystink  +   2125d ago
Just go away Bruce
Go retire and perhaps get a picture on your blog that doesn't look like you want to give a hard boiled lolly to a child.
Your getting as bad as Jack Thompson in the fact I would love to tear you a new one, get rid of these grey haired people in the gaming industry you have no idea on any subject.
I suppose at least he wasn't blowing Microsoft for once with the article.

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