Developer DICE reveals that while piracy is a problem in general, the Battlefield series is unaffected by it.
Not much of an surprise, they'll make plenty of money even with any piracy. Great games do that. On a side note: Third time that they delayed the release of red orchestra 2:heroes of Stalingrad! I'm soooo eager to play it!
True, Crysis sold over 3 million copies even though it was one of the most pirated games.
but inst pirated games cant go online
Yup battlefield never had a singleplayer campaign so pirating a bf title was as useless as pirating cs.
FYI any game can be pirated multi or single player...the problem is that because pirates are generally(OK pretty much all the time)unethical people the multiplayer is full of cheaters....
You two greatly underestimate PC pirating.
Yes they can go online people crack these games all the time. A friend of mine has alot of cracked online games and he never gets kicked when he goes online. And the crysis 2 beta there was cracked copies in the server as well. And people are using the leaked crysis 2 copy online as well. Because it seems crytek doesnt care about the crazy amount of cheating thats going on. Also in bad company 2 there are alot of hackers if they cant stop hacks they cant stop the pirates from playing online. There are countless sites that show you how to crack the game and cd-key so you can play online.
I wouldn't pirate this game even if I could.
only by a couple of hours this time. i came on to play it and found out they have pushed it back till midnight GMT
i'm not gonna lie, even though i do download pirated PC games, I would never pirate this game, just too much effort and dedication has gone into it for me to even consider pirating it. :)
I've been playing Red Orchestra 2 all day long! It is not delayed!!! it unlocked a little after midnight and i have been killen Russians ever since!
people who pirate are just low lifes if you can't afford the game wait until a price drop no need to freaking pirate the game. if you think the game sux just rent the dang game. renting does not help the game industry but in ways its better than pirating. know there is no renting on pc at least try to play the beta before you pirate the game.
Renting is not better than Pirating Imo. Ethically yes, but if you want to help the games industry then it makes no difference
You mean "legally better" but not "ethically".
While most pirates will never end up buying the game but that doesn't mean all pirates are low lifes. Some eventually will buy legit and some want to test it out. There is no beta for many games and even if there is, not everyone gets into the beta. The industry needs to accept that there will always be pirating and instead of fighting those who pirates, developers and publishers need to find better ways to turn a pirate into someone who will purchase their game rather than do the opposite, treat every customer like a pirate.
I agree, the only games I pirate are games I know I'm not going to spend a lot of time on, (they're usually old games). And my pirated PC games end up being deleted anyway.
What about pirating games you never got a chance to play and can't buy anymore without scouring Flea Markets and specialty stores that charge you $120 for a game? Are they evil too?
if a game doesnt release a demo il pirate it to see what its like and see if it is worth it, il delete the pirate version and go out and pick it up, if its shit il just delete the pirate version off and not bother picking it up. Sorry but I dont spend money on crud games that try to hide the fact they are crud by not releasing a demo.
i have a bad felling... but, DICE say "game is unfinished"... and is middle Sep, where is the Beta? I hope: -No release a broken and rushed game -No Delay (frogive my english)
The fact that they don't want to release Public Server Files is a clear evidence that they are scared of piracy on PC.
I have to disagree - it is "just" a way to push the money-income. Not releasing the server-files and only working with selected hosters is a way to dictate the prices. They might say something in the lines of "securing quality", but that is bullcrap. It is all about the money in this case. BFBC2's server-files are leaked a long time now, there is still no "crack" for them. I am willing to believe that DICE only has good intentions and EA pushed them to this move, but nevertheless I don't believe that piracy is the issue here.
Read the article before giving your "clear evidence". They already said that piracy is not a concern because of the login system. HenryFord has the right idea. Its all about the $$$
The only time I usually pay for a game on PC is if the multiplayer is awesome, I'm no retard, you will never see me blow my hard earned cash on something that's 5 hours long unless it's at least $20.
bet you end up buying a lot of games during the steam sale.
saying battlefield 3 is unaffected by video game piracy is like saying, Vanilla Ice is unaffected from music piracy? Just man up and get MW3.
What has that to do with anything? You are really bad at trolling.
i like how n4g has a minus bubble reason called "trolling"
to the disagrees on my comment. 1.if the game is not available any longer and is really 120$ which i doubt if your playing on pc cause you can usually find tons of old pc games at great prices on amazon,ebay. but if you really can't find the game on steam or any other digital distribution its the developers,publishers fault that you pirated the game i guess that could be accepted. 2. if the game does not have a demo or beta the developers should have a portion of the game available. maybe allowing people to download the full game but only have access to about an hour of gameplay then the player can decide if the game is worth it by buying the serial key. yeah my grammar has always been an issue but try to see the points im making pirating does not have to be an option.
Here's an example. Suikoden 2 is $170 USED on Amazon.com, hell the strategy guide is MORE than that. Konami no longer prints Suikoden 2 so there is not official way of purchasing. The only way you're likely to get that game for cheaper is from someone you know who has it and is selling it, being lucky at a flea market or garage sale, or taking your chances with eBay. All of the Suikoden games, with the exception of Tactics and Tierkreis are uber expensive, even used, and Konami has stopped production on all of them (save Tierkreis). The only game that is available for cheap is Suikoden 1 on PSN which is $10. But that's the example. There are games no longer being manufactured and are more expensive than Collector's Editions of current gen games.
if the publisher didn't make the game available on digital distribution service then pirate the darn games lol. though pirating new games is so not cool nor pirating games that can be easily bought
I'll take a few wild guesses why before reading. It's a multiplayer game and the DRM isn't bullshit.
I live in France but I pre-ordered the game on a UK website (a lot cheaper and original VO assured) so I'll probably have to wait 2-3 weeks after the shipment like my previous orders. I'll pirate the game so I can play the campaign until the game is delivered.
Technically you're not pirating it then. If you paid for a copy of the game, then you're just using another way to play that game. It's like if you have a way to play the game after your disk breaks or in some way becomes unusable. You can't be punished since you already paid for the game, you just aren't using the actual disk. At least, that's what my understanding is based upon the ROM scene.
Some pirate versions of games (Crisis-2) have multi-player. -Pirate single player games sometimes serve as a demo to see if the game is worth buying or a test to see if the game runs decent on their PC.
Lol, who pirates a BF game???
I pirated bf2, then downloaded the demo to try online, then bought it.
"DICE: Battlefield is unaffected by piracy" it will...sooner or later don't get too happy DIPE!
i torrented Space Marine and was able to play online(same with Dead Island). only problem with Space Marine was stats never saved for any of us, so we'd pretty much go no where. there were well over 5000+ leechers for that torrent and kept going up. $49.99 + 8.75%[$4.37](SoCal)tax = $54.36 x 5000+ = $271,820+ that those companies have lost. Probably much more especially depending on where you're located (looking at you EU). then again, i can only imagine how much WE've saved, mostly on single player games. last PC games ive purchased were Rift(no longer playing) and Crysis 2 which i would have returned if they let me because of the whole DX9 vs late DX11 bullshit. so if DICE is unaffected losing well over a quarter of a mil to pirates....sweet =] *i just pre-ordered this game(BF3) today
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