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    1. Crysis 2 (3,920,000 downloads)
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000 downloads)
    3. Battlefield 3 (3,510,000 downloads)
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    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (830,000 downloads)
    3. Battlefield 3 (760,000 downloads)
    4. Forza Motorsport 4 (720,000 downloads)
    5. Kinect Sports: Season Two (690,000 downloads)

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    1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (1,280,000 downloads)
    2. Mario Sports Mix (1,090,000 downloads)
    3. Xenoblade Chronicles (950,000 downloads)
    4. Lego Pirates of the Caribbean (870,000 downloads)
    5. FIFA '12 (860,000 downloads)

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    Good thing the Black Box isn't on that list.
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    Piracy isn't a problem. lol


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    It really isn't for those games listed. Downloads do not equal a lost sale. I doubt many of them were willing to buy the games if they weren't available for free.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    It really isn't for those games listed. Downloads do not equal a lost sale. I doubt many of them were willing to buy the games if they weren't available for free.
    You think half of those people who downloaded MW3 wouldn't have bought it if they couldn't get it for free? That's very hard for me to believe since it's such a huge seller.


    It'd be funny if companies stopped putting their games out on PC to avoid that big number of pirating.
    It's funny that in this day in age people can steal as long as they have a reason too. Even if that reason is created by the thieves themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    It really isn't for those games listed. Downloads do not equal a lost sale. I doubt many of them were willing to buy the games if they weren't available for free.
    Thank you for having common sense.
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    PC piracy is ruining my PC gaming experience. Hence why I can no longer buy Assassin's Creed for PC anymore. I'm forced to buy the console version to get a proper experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    It really isn't for those games listed. Downloads do not equal a lost sale. I doubt many of them were willing to buy the games if they weren't available for free.
    Agreed. Unfortunately, until they stop piracy and see that sales numbers don't spike significantly; they'll continue to believe 1 downloaded copy is 1 lost sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    It really isn't for those games listed. Downloads do not equal a lost sale. I doubt many of them were willing to buy the games if they weren't available for free.
    I couldn't disagree more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane2050 View Post
    PC piracy is ruining my PC gaming experience. Hence why I can no longer buy Assassin's Creed for PC anymore. I'm forced to buy the console version to get a proper experience.
    Why? >.>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane2050 View Post
    PC piracy is ruining my PC gaming experience. Hence why I can no longer buy Assassin's Creed for PC anymore. I'm forced to buy the console version to get a proper experience.
    What do you mean by "proper experience"?
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    I couldn't disagree more.
    What do you disagree with?




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    This list is missing something really important anyway.

    How sales skyrocket once the steam sales come up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xelios View Post
    This list is missing something really important anyway.

    How sales skyrocket once the steam sales come up.

    and how my bank balance plummeted



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    Article says "top 10" but only goes on to list 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangsta_795 View Post
    Why? >.>
    Heavy DRM and 6 month delays on PC release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane2050 View Post
    Heavy DRM and 6 month delays on PC release.
    The DRM was a stupid move from Ubisoft. It makes pirating it that much more appealing, for the convenience. Valve has the right attitude and they're much more successful thanks to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    What do you mean by "proper experience"?

    What do you disagree with?
    Piracy does affect game sales. A NOTABLE number of those pirated copies would have been purchased had it been impossible to pirate games. But it will probably happen for many years to come unfortunately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Naxi View Post
    The DRM was a stupid move from Ubisoft. It makes pirating it that much more appealing, for the convenience. Valve has the right attitude and they're much more successful thanks to it.
    Yeah, bcuz even people like me ended up pirating Assassin's Creed 2 even with having a purchased copy. But the added piracy is really just justifying the use of Heavy DRM.

    What is terrible is that the Original Crysis was supposedly pirated bcuz people said it could not run on their hardware. Then Crysis 2 comes around with significantly better system requirements and people are like "it's a lame console port! I'm going to pirate this to teach you a lesson!" It's the most backwards logic I had ever witnessed.

    I want more games like Crysis, Battlefield, Witcher, Hard Reset, and Serious Sam, etc, to keep coming and taking advantage of PCs. But piracy keeps killing that dream.
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    Crysis 2 specs aren't that much higher the main difference is the GPU which 4 years after the first I expect alot to have upgraded anyway I know I had.
    The jump from C1 to C2 wasn't that huge and there are other games out that require considerably more RAM faster CPUs, GPUs etc than C2.
    Even with the newest 7970 its not possible to max out C1 at 60FPS but in C2 it is.

    I doubt anyone pirates a game if they know they cannot run it what is the piont of that ts a waste of time and bandwidth.

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    Cryengine 2 was an engine overhaul to build Crysis. They are not going to do another overhaul just to build Crysis 2 when they already have an up-to-speed engine. The main complaint about Crysis 1 was the GPU demand so they fixed that in Crysis 2 and made it run much better than Crysis 1, and then people complain about the very thing they asked for. Crysis 2 got a lot of nice visual features never seen in Crysis 1 like SSDO, SS Reflections, tessellation, improved motion blur and FoD, real-time GL, improved physics and particle effects, water physics, tessellated ocean, improved performance, True HDR, and a few more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inzane2050 View Post
    people like me ended up pirating Assassin's Creed... But piracy keeps killing that dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post
    Piracy does affect game sales. A NOTABLE number of those pirated copies would have been purchased had it been impossible to pirate games. But it will probably happen for many years to come unfortunately.


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    How many? What's "notable"? There really isn't anything to support that argument...




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    Quote Originally Posted by TEJ2025 View Post
    You think half of those people who downloaded MW3 wouldn't have bought it if they couldn't get it for free? That's very hard for me to believe since it's such a huge seller.
    Chances are those that pirated it only wanted to play the SP or have very little interest in the game as a whole. Those that wanted to play the MP probably went out and bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    How many? What's "notable"? There really isn't anything to support that argument...
    Really? Tell that to the devs and publishers that have spent millions doing all the research and millions spent on building DRM securities.

    I guarantee they would know more about the losses related to piracy than you or I could ever imagine. A good place to start would be Microsoft. The largest software maker, largest DRM user, most pirated software provider to ever exist. They probably have research that would be a library in of itself.

    Here is a good start on learning how piracy effects everyone:

    http://internet.bsa.org/overview/home.aspx


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