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  • Huwmor - December 22, 2010 7:40 a.m.

    Remind me again why PC gamers think themselves the gods of gaming when it seems the platform of choice for douchebags that pirate games from charity. Nice one, You guys, truly are saints.
  • dibs - December 22, 2010 7:29 a.m.

    @spongejerk89 - Except most of these are examples of people 'not' buying games, so your rebuttal is pointless.
  • Spartanoffaith - December 22, 2010 7:21 a.m.

    Pirating ruined PC gaming? I'm pretty sure the obnoxious cost of a PC killed PC gaming. It can cost a person between 1000 to 2000 dollars to get a decent PC for gaming. Hell you have to upgrade its graphics card almost every 2 years to keep current and they aren't exactly cheap. Half of the piraters I know don't keep the game, they pirate it like it was a demo, then go out and buy it if they like it, ignore it if they don't.
  • spongejerk89 - December 22, 2010 6:47 a.m.

    "We're spoiled, entitled, and seem to feel that we’re owed great games" Ya, because we don't pay for them, or anything. *rolls eyes*
  • ChiChiRocket - December 22, 2010 6:29 a.m.

    After reading (on GR) that Dragon Age 2 was being designed mainly for consoles, I was pretty mad. I saw Dragon Age: Origins as a PC game with the work that could be done with the mouse. I felt betrayed seeing that this game that I sunk so many hours into on my PC was going to receive what I viewed as a downgrade in the sequel. However, after reading this article, I can't say I'm surprised. It's like Bioware is trying to make the experience best for those who they know will (mostly) pay, while putting it on PC as kind of an afterthought to make at least a little money on that market.
  • Twizinator - December 22, 2010 5:42 a.m.

    moar proof of why ninjas > pirates :D
  • Shuuvuia - December 22, 2010 5:32 a.m.

    This article just makes me hate the pirates even more. I think this article could have also included the "ZOMG, Bethesda is charging us for horse armor" ordeal. I mean,I'm still scarred for life after Bethesda came to my house and threatened to beat my puppy to death unless I bought the d#@* thing.
  • FOZ - December 22, 2010 3:12 a.m.

    L4D2 should not have been dlc, nor did it even cost $60. I think it's pretty inferior (hit-or-miss characters (I really do not like Nick or Rochelle), boring settings, some questionable level design), but that's ridiculous to demand it be free.
  • sittingbull - December 22, 2010 2:46 a.m.

    I disagree with the last one where they say PC piracy is the most rampant these days. Games like COD and Fallout:NV were leaked and playable on the 360 first. Piracy becomes the most rampant on the most popular platform eventually. It's inevitable.
  • Amnesiac - December 22, 2010 2:05 a.m.

    @rufnux: Seriously? The incredible misuse of the word "biased" aside, do you really need to an explanation as to why, say, making Minecraft completely unavailable to the people who payed to play it is dickish? Or why stealing a bundle which you can pay any amount of money for (even one cent!) and denying charities money for absolutely no good reason is dickish? Good grief.
  • rufnux - December 22, 2010 1:56 a.m.

    lol what a biased article. IMO You should have listed WHY it might have been dickheadishness and WHY it might not be. Also, I agree with the L4D boycott: I feel that Valve could have released the maps and weapons as DLC rather then charge you $60 for it.. Seeing as that is basicly what it was; a map pack. This is my opinion though.
  • FOZ - December 22, 2010 1:46 a.m.

    Why is the L4D2 boycott on here? I know trying to "boycott" childish, but you guys have to remember how out of character Valve was being. I mean, a sequel just a year after L4D? Remember that we were expecting Half-Life news at last, only for a game most people hadn't even bought yet to now be getting a sequel. It was really disappointing. Also, L4D2 didn't have more color than L4D2, it just had a ton of soft-lighting and sun glare. Plus Rochelle and Nick are the worst characters Valve has ever made, so there's that.
  • GoldenMe - December 22, 2010 1:38 a.m.

    God, these comments. They make my head hurt.
  • JohnnyMaverik - December 22, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    You guys really don't get the relationship between Valve and their PC player base (especially from the modding scene) do you...
  • 510BrotherPanda - December 22, 2010 1:06 a.m.

    Boy, I don't want to sound like a grammar Nazi, but there sure are a lot of errors in this article. Good article and topic though, regardless. I've honestly never thought fan boys were any good to begin with.
  • FanofSaiyan - December 22, 2010 12:13 a.m.

    How about the dick that tried to download a demo at a gaming expo earlier this year? I can't remember the specifics, but you guys covered the story, so all you have to do is look back on your old articles...
  • LTS - December 22, 2010 12:07 a.m.

    Technically speaking, pirating a game isn't stealing. Stealing a game is shoplifting a game from a store. Although the argument for music piracy (copying isn't stealing) doesn't hold up as well for video games because its actually illegal for things like keygens.
  • enoop - December 22, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    PC gaming is not dead. Its more in hibernation. when the tech becomes available for developers to port games to the pc in minutes there will be no reason not to put games on the PC. There's no need to make disks with steam and even if 10 people buy a game its all profit because it would be free to convert the game any way.
  • Yeager1122 - December 21, 2010 11:52 p.m.

    Cant beleive someone would still a game that you can pay a peny for honestly i drop pennys all the time how cheap were they?
  • Reubenguy - December 21, 2010 11:35 p.m.

    Great Article GR everyone needs to read this. the past couple months you have done several articles about why the PC is getting strangled and how and who... and thats made me realise that im to blame for all my problems!!! ill be honest I have more pirated games than paid for ones atm...but the past year i have realised that im killing my beloved platform and now im buying all the games i pirated and really liked or from the companies i respect. I personally dont pirate anymore (in fact i always just got them off my friends hardrive... ITS HIS FAULT) Though the only reason i was pirating was because in truth i was just a kid with a small amount of pocket change, now i can afford more readily and im willingly to pay for the beauty that is PC gaming. I didnt stop to think or even understand that what I was doing was not only illegal(coz i knew that) but actually harming my own platform! Just saying thanks GR you opened my eyes - in a manner of speaking - with your amazingly in depth and down to earth articles.

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