Most pirated game of 2009 - 4.1 million downloads

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  1. HardwareHeaven

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    Modern Warfare 2 broke all records in 2009, but it also broke the record for the most illegally downloaded game as well.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I guess short single player game, going Steam and no dedicated servers plus the higher price, really helped to fight piracy.
     
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    infinity ward fails miserably.... i sure didnt give them money for abandoning me.....
     
  4. Mr Cairo

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    Kind of a contradiction there i suppose, they all say that Pirate copies kills game sales yet MW2 is one of the most pirated games of the year but also one of the best sellers of the year ... seems that piracy really didn't harm its sales that much
     
  5. mkk

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    I know some who bought the Xbox 360 version for online play and pirated the PC version because its multiplayer didn't seem appealing.
     
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    I think its kind of an obvious situation that the most popular games would be the most pirated.
     
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    D`ohh. Of course :)
     
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    Not to mention we just had a story about how this franchise has made them 2 billion, as well as the fact that piracy may have added to their sales in the end.
     
  9. Stop It

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    Well, 4.1 million people are idiots then.

    I didn't support IW with my wallet, but I sure as hell didn't steal MW2 either. I have plenty of games to play as it is, and I wont resort to pirating them just because I feel "betrayed", even though IW/Activision have royally screwed PC gamers this time around.

    If you don't want to support a game/dev, fine, do not buy or play it. Stealing games doesn't help PC gamers one bit in the long run as more and more publishers will shy away because of piracy and that will mean everyone will lose.
     
  10. MythicaL

    MythicaL I like computers.

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    Yes! This is why piracy claims are often complete crap.
     
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    but this game also broke all sorts of sales records
     
  12. Mr Cairo

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    Because no one pirates console games ??

    the xbox is probably just as widely pirated as the PC although that stunning ban that MS did last month may have slowed it a little
     
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    Which is why every "piracy kills sales" claim is bogus.
     
  14. Mousey

    Mousey HH's Official Rodent

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    The hype is bigger than the hit so it seems with MW2, What a pile of crap.
    More stupid perks for lazy cheap campers and an instant match ender for campers that like to snipe, "Tactical" Nuke anyone?
     
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    i had a friend selling mod chips and pirated the games and sell them for consoles..
     
  16. comp_ali

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    Yeah , not all modded X360 were banned , just some of them primairly in US and Europe as I read in some site. Even for a banned X360 , user can still play offline obviously with no Achievements and the other stuff .
     
  17. BulletTheory

    BulletTheory Forgiveness is a Six Gun

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    I have the same PoV. I bought my copy of MW2, liked the 1st week or so. Now I dont play it anymore. Even tho, its the most "Pirated / Sold" game of the year, I think they screw it up anyway. I can see why videogame shops sells more "Consoles" games than anything else. Pc is going down so rapidly.
     
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    It's not the PC that's going down. It's the profit mindset of the companies that want the lowest support path, and highest profits that lead to substandard ports, etc.
     
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    I bought my copy from The Steam Network
     
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    i didn`t buy it. i tried it. looked nice for me. but too many guns :) i really enjoyed mw1.
     

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