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News Trials dev uploaded torrent of own game

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 9 Nov 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    "There is in general a feeling that IP and content should be free. That's fine to say, but if you have to pay all the people that actually put their heart and soul into a game - who have to pay a mortgage off and have children - it becomes much more difficult. Yes, you can limit [piracy] with technical tricks, but there needs to be an overall change in the perception of IP and the people who create it."

    Completely agree with this
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Well, you don't have to have children...
     
  4. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    solution: castrate all game programmers and let them sleep under their desk so they don't have to pay off a house...
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    but how does the dev pay for the staff, the building, the equipment etc etc :B
     
  6. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Sounds like your work for a HR dept... :p
     
  7. sear

    sear Guest

    As someone who wants to be a game designer, I'm not sure I'm in favour of this strategy. :(
     
  8. feedayeen

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    It is just a cost savings program for the programmers. It's not going to save the company any money since that is what they expect you to do already.
     
  9. Psytek

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    People who pirate a 59p product were obviously never going to buy it... even if they had a billions pounds. Piracy is not lost sales... yada yada, broken record, nobody will ever listen, who cares, look out for number one, use SSL/SSH and ignore the white men in the black suits, they're idiots, and they'll be dead soon.
     
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    If your mortgage is more than 10 years you are getting robbed, no different than a mugging in the street, except the mugging would only take what you have on you.

    The idea that we play 3 to 5 times the amount of the loan over 30 years is one of the greatest system of social control for the people who are intelligent enough to actually start and succeed in revolutionary action. Every mortgage payment is a loss of your freedom and money to people who do not have your interests in mind.
    And that ladies and gentleman is why we should push for real banking reform and any other area that limits our lives.

    S*D
     
  11. Cerberus90

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    As someone who is curerntly doing a degree in games programming, I'm definitely not in favour of this, :D
     
  12. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    This is an amazing game, I have Trials HD on the xbox 360 and its worth every penny. Think it cost me just a little over £10 and you get your moneys worth.

    Pirates should have their eletrical goods taken off them and crushed.
     
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    I was beginning to think I was the only one left who respected IP and thinks that just because file sharing is possible doesn't mean its a human right.

    Little wonder why mortgage means death grip.
     
  15. mrbens

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    I wish I had pirated this game instead of buying it because I only played it for a day and didn't like it!
     
  16. giantegg

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    ..what are you, high?



    I'm not sure what ssl/ssh has to do with anything, and piracy clearly IS lost sales. Not all pirates would buy games if piracy was impossible, but some would. gtfo my bit-tech.
     
  17. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Nevermind the piracy but when are they going to release Alien Phobia 4?
     
  18. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    its what is used for loading games without itunes
     
  19. Landy_Ed

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    Choice exists, unlike a mugging. If you don't buy your home, you're paying someone else's mortgage instead. We all get to see beforehand how much it's going to cost us based on current interest rates. Still no excuse for theft (whether it's software, music or physical product). Nothing is free in this life, it's just a question of who foots the bill. & good on you RedLynx for taking a brave approach, unlike IW who are not even releasing a demo of MW2. I've never heard of the Trials series, but I'll certainly look out for them.
     
  20. giantegg

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    riiiight. I'm going to assume that means you play it on your iphone or ipods..
    2 things,
    1. What a horrible gaming medium, games on mobile devices, for now, are gimmicks and only that.
    2. Why are iphone/apple gamers reading a PC tech website, and complaining about issues that don't -really- affect them?
     
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