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Despite the 'bitching', piracy means I Am Alive is not likely on PC

IncGamers: "If only 50,00 buy it then it's not worth it," says creative director.

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bozebo2285d ago

"porting games to the platform"

there's ur problem

Rage_S902285d ago

Not buying games. Well there's your problem.

fluffydelusions2285d ago

I'll be totally honest. I used to pirate PC games back when I was a broke teenager but I stopped that years ago. I've got a collection of steam games + WoW, SC2 etc.

bozebo2284d ago

"I've got a collection of steam games + WoW, SC2 etc. "
this ^

hiptanaka2285d ago

So if PC gamers express interest in having his game on their platform, it's referred to as bitching? What the hell kind of developer is that?

BrutallyBlunt2285d ago

"We’ve heard loud and clear that PC gamers are bitching about there being no version for them," said Mettra. "But are these people just making noise just because there’s no version or because it’s a game they actually want to play? Would they buy it if we made it?"

They were simply asking a rhetorical question and piracy is rampant. They can listen to all the complaints of it not coming but if people don't buy it then yes, it is just bitching. Even great games are prone to piracy, so it's not just about the quality of the title or if it's a port.

People bitch about DRM or about having to have an online connection. Nobody has come up with a plan to counter piracy so now it seems some are questioning how viable the platform is anymore. Even Steam games are being pirated.

brish2285d ago

DRM, and online connections are supposed to counter piracy but they don't.

The only people who suffer from DRM, and online connections are gamers who legally purchased the games.

Somebody2285d ago

Actually they did proposed one viable anti piracy method years ago. Intel and Microsoft did try to standardized hardware and software in the latest Pentium 4 cpus/chipsets so that only legit software can be installed on a PC. Unfortunately Intel was being bitch slapped by AMD while M'soft was plagued by some anti trust cases so it ended a pipe dream. The idea didn't die. Sony took noticed (maybe)and implemented the system in the PS3.

Pirates don't bitch about DRMs. It's the legit buyers who have to suffer the DRM.

DeadlyFire2285d ago

Could always throw it on OnLive

As for piracy. Its simple solution. Each game gets a unique key locked to an online verification method. YES DRM style, but different. 1 key per game disc produced. Only one in use at a time. Unlimited installs. Its in use then its unusable to another person with same key. If game doesn't work. Return the game to the store. They can claim its pirated/invalid and pick up another copy of the same game. Publisher gets game back. Tags a new unique key to it and sends it back to retail. Pirated keys can be deleted and games with them no longer function.

Damn that is a hard system to come up with. Just make it work.

ziggurcat2285d ago

people whining that a game isn't coming to their antiquated platform = bitching.

GrumpyVeteran2285d ago (Edited 2285d ago )

Lol, this guy is a dick (I'd use the F word but I've been suspended enough). Bitching? People just want a clear answer. Also, "porting" isn't acceptable.

Anywho...

Take a look at this:

http://www.humblebundle.com...

Look at how much has been raised already.

PC gamers aren't heartless ghouls out to steal your megabytez. sigh.

ziggurcat2285d ago

"PC gamers aren't heartless ghouls out to steal your megabytez."

most are.

sonicsidewinder2285d ago

I wanna thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I picked up a similar deal a few weeks ago on this:

http://www.indieroyale.com/

The bundle then included a game called Gemini Rue which turned out to have one of the best stories I've played in a game.

In any case, screw 'I am Alive'.

ExitToExisT2285d ago

"Perhaps it will only take 12 guys three months to port the game to PC, it’s not a massive cost but it’s still a cost"

So thats why all the ports suck, huh

solar2285d ago

Make a good game where the.legitimate copy is far better than a pirated version and you wont have massive pirating. Hell, massive amounts of legitimate buyers of Skyrim are pirating because of the new patch that took away LAA because the pirated version is superior with it.

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