How much does video game piracy ACTUALLY hurt the industry ?

How much does video game piracy ACTUALLY hurt the industry ?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it doesnt .

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's the "industry"?
      I wouldn't have bought certain games if I didn't pirate the predecessor. I guess some studios like EA and Ubisoft get hurt by piracy but fuck them.

      What a shitty list. No one forces the Devs to create games like this. Indie games are very successful without any of that. Half of the items in the list are retarded anyway
      >8k Assets
      Ok how is this more expensive or time consuming than 512 Assets?
      >Widescreen
      Literally a few lines of code

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No one forces the Devs to create games like this
        No one except the executives dummy. You think indie games are trying to impress executives?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its a slippery slope 1st you will download cyberpunk next thing you know you are homeless needled up.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    About as much as a mild stomachache.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    piracy helps the industry

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It does. I would't care about 90% of franchises today if I weren't pirate them back in the good ol days.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As a game dev..

    Probably about 25% of sales.
    I remember when we first launched out game it was good then the sales dropped but we still were getting notices that people were playing the game since it pings online.
    Turns out we were losing money.

    The truth is. Piracy does fuck it up for us smaller devs. We need all the money we can get. And even if we price it reasonablely ($1, $5), people still steal.

    I think people just like to be assholes.they don't care.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >people still steal
      No such thing as stealing intellectual "property".
      The amount of people willing to pay is staggering, especially since every game is only a few piracy clicks away.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no such thing as stealing another person's idea, time, investment, energy
        spoken like a true garden gnome

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >garden gnomes are against IP laws
          If only

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >make your game ping online
      That's why I firewall everything. People too stupid to firewall; as in, the people you noticed, are too poor to pay.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy hurts the industry cause it created piratefags the most obnoxious and insecure people.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >quicktime in 2023

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Impossible to quantify. You don't know whether a pirate would buy a game if pirating weren't possible, and you don't know how the increase (or decrease if the game is shit) in popularity/word of mouth from people who pirated the game affected other potential buyers.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    None at all. In fact there was at least 1 study that showed it improved sales, so there ya go.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      link to study?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Uhhh ummm.... hold on let me renew the domain....

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not as much as you're lead to believe, at least towards the very large companies. Most people would rather just pay in a convenient easy to use webstore then dick around trying to find a torrent with seeds. Hell, in most cases people who pursue IP cases tend to consider having "X torrent" not being on the first 5 pages google a win, since the average user gives up if they don't see it on the first page.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you think about it for a minute, the people who pirate either couldn't afford to pay because they're that fucked financially, so it doesn't correlate to a lost sale, or they wouldn't have risked good money for the game because the game is of unknown quality that they might have rented before (but video rental places are dead), so that's not a lost sale.
    There's surely some lost sales, but companies prefer claiming huge loses because that's more convenient for themselves.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pirate Music.mov
    I DID NOT HAVE SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH THAT WOMAN

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OY VEY it's anuddah shoah! How dare you question the narrative you impudent goy. DELETE THIS THREAD RIGHT NOW OR THE ADL WILL VISIT YOU IN YOUR SLEEP TONIGHT

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