Championship Manager Dev Reports 90% Piracy Rate

Shacknews writes: "Following in the unfortunate footsteps of World of Goo, developer Beautiful Game Studios' claims that its Championship Manager series of PC soccer simulators is the victim of a 90% piracy rate.

"That's not just a number in the air, we can measure it and we know that there are a huge amount of pirated copies," said Beautiful GM Roy Meredith.

World of Goo co-creator Ron Carmel recently stated that his game was suffering from a 90% piracy rate--though Carmel later lowered the estimated figure to a still-staggering 82%."

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buddyro3514d ago

that sucked I would say the same thing.

Awookie3513d ago

i cant believe people would pirate a indie game as great as world of goo its a shame they really deserved alot of sales

S1CKLY3513d ago

I find it kinda hilarious that I've only ever seen people play pirated versions of the game. And from what I saw.. I can see why.. lesson learned devs? People don't buy crappy games, they steal them when they're bored of the good ones.

The Great Melon3513d ago (Edited 3513d ago )

I could never bring myself to pirate it, but I won't buy a digital copy if a hard copy is available. Luckily I managed to find the last one at my local Fry's. I was actually about to install it before taking a detour to n4g just now.

TheIneffableBob3513d ago

Heh, Bill Gates reported a 90% piracy rate in 1976.

Piracy will exist as long as people want things for free. You can't really do anything about it except live with it or develop a ridiculously restricting anti-piracy system that creates a very closed environment, but even that will be cracked in time.