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Epic's Mike Capps: We Love PC, But...

Discussion in 'News & Articles' started by Cr4zyB4st4rd, May 16, 2010.

  1. Hyrage

    Hyrage New Member

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    Actually, used games are killing game developers on console...
     
  2. Ma3a*

    Ma3a* Null-Technology

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    Epic.....

    You disgust me.....sheep.
     
  3. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    Yep, also VALVe left for consoles ... ..oh wait. ;)


    Wasn't that on XBox360, PS3 and PC together, where for example Ut2004 was PC only (several OS included, though).



    I just pirated a game for PC and I know it is illegal, but I know I will buy it as soon as it is available outside Korea:
    Metal Slug Complete PC I finally wanted to play Metal Slug 6, what can I do? ;) (No, I am not going to buy a console to play it)
     
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  4. Hideinlight

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    K that kinda makes three.
     
  5. GreatEmerald

    GreatEmerald Khnumhotep

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    Really now. Piracy again. Go compare Ubisoft and Stardock and then draw your conclusions, Epic. Pirates are not your customers anyway, raising that point is pointless in itself, it's like saying "I won't sell this game because there are people who won't buy it".
     
  6. GeckoYamori

    GeckoYamori New Member

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    I can see it now. A decade from now, console gaming will be "dying", all of the big-name devs have instead moved on to casual, microtransaction-based facebook games, and they'll blame the decline of console gaming on the used games market hurting their sales.
     
  7. Richteralan

    Richteralan ºØmníºRadium

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    look ma it's teh jesus!
     
  8. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Yes, really. Well, depends on where you live I guess. Over here if people call an illegal copy theft or stealing it means they either play parrot or they are using fighting words to drive their agenda.

    Makes sense not to lump them together, too. Different laws, different damage (actual damage vs what-if damage), different punishment, It's just not the same thing.
     
  9. Leo(T.C.K.)

    Leo(T.C.K.) Well-Known Member

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    They are not really stealing anything, I mean when someone shares a copy is that stealing? Of course not, it is all a lawyer talk anyway and the one who owned the original copy could copy it for his friend or lend it. It is not real stealing.

    You wouldn't download a car anyway, so.....
     
  10. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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    [SCREENSHOT]http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7872/sgtk043.jpg[/SCREENSHOT]
     
  11. Beelzebud (Satanas)

    Beelzebud (Satanas) New Member

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    I bought UT3 for $50.00.

    A mistake I will not make again. Ten years ago if you had told me Epic would be on the list of companies I'd want to avoid, I'd have called you nuts.
     
  12. Benfica

    Benfica European Redneck

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    Nobody is saying that piracy is the only cause, just a very relevant one. Most today's shooters are rehashed crap, so, poor quality is another

    However, why would they use DRM in the first place? To create bad will on purpose?
     
  13. _Lynx

    _Lynx Strategic Military Services Staff Member

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    While sometimes he says some stuff wrong, that not related to management. Studios going downhill? That would be id for me. Epic? UE3 is licensed more than UE2 and UE1 (may be even both)? Check. New sub-studios? Check. New IPs? Check. Doing what people expect of them is the only part where they're not successful and that's impossible with lots of people wanting a lot of things.

    Oh, you speak of releasing an huge free bonuspack and 2 patches a year and a half after the release of the game that only a few people play? Yes, I call that caring about PC. Cause other "caring" studios either would make this a paid DLC or just gave up on the game 6 months after release, just because it went bad.
     
  14. Jacks:Revenge

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    this thread is full of conjecture.

    no one is right.

    meanwhile, pirates keep pirating.

    carry on.
     
  15. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Look Ma, it's the voice of reason.
     
  16. elmuerte

    elmuerte Master of Science

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    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    Given that 'Console Gaming' consists of FIVE platforms, and the PC is only ONE platform, this is a bit of a **** breakdown and poor comparison. You're basically lumping handheld sales in with home consoles, which are more radically different beasts than consoles are to PCs.
     
  18. Jacks:Revenge

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    yeah, just wake me up when you guys have reached a sound conclusion :rolleyes:

    this thread = lolitics for gamers.
    it's one big circular argument for which the only available evidence is presumptuous opinions. it's much akin to which came first; the chicken or the egg?

    so I say kids, carry on :p
     
  19. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Agreed. Lumping all non-PC games as 1 platform is just bad science
    Hell, just saying there's only 5 platforms isn't perfect as PS2/XBox are still getting the occasional game and depending on how you look at it the iPhone/iPodTouch could be viewed as a handheld since there's god know how many games for it
     
  20. matw

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    If there was anything that damaged PC Gaming, it was the existing price marketing models. While there will always be those who illegally copy games because they can, high priced games drove more and more people to piracy until eventually it became a culture and a way of life. There will also always be those who do the right thing ...because they have the money.

    Publishers, I put it to you: Can you change your price marketing models and give everyone what they want? Alas, it may be too late - you've created a monster and the last thing you'll do is admit it.
     

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