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Gaming Thread, Grand Theft Auto V in Fun Stuff; Originally Posted by sted Dont people in eve online steal each others stuff that has cost real money all the ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    Dont people in eve online steal each others stuff that has cost real money all the time?
    It's a lawsuit waiting to happen...

    I vaguely remember reading something about a lawsuit for theft in EVE.

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    The poor PC version of GTA4 (excluding steam) has sold something like 800k from total sales of 25m.

    GTA5 sold 2.2m in the UK alone. Nearly 15m worldwide already.

    I can understand that T2 might want to make some money on consoles before everyone pirates GTA5 on PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    The poor PC version of GTA4 (excluding steam) has sold something like 800k from total sales of 25m.

    GTA5 sold 2.2m in the UK alone. Nearly 15m worldwide already.

    I can understand that T2 might want to make some money on consoles before everyone pirates GTA5 on PC.
    Where did you get those PC sales from? Take Two don't release them as far as I can see, so they're all guesses that I can see online. Steam also don't release their sales figures normally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by APMerry View Post
    Anyone know when GTA online is going to be available? I know it's Tuesday but cant find any information that says when on Tuesday.
    Xbox 360 News: Grand Theft Auto Online won't unlock until 2nd October in Australia - Xbox 360 - The Official Magazine

    The 1st October release date adheres to American time zones, Rockstar says, which means Australians won't get access until 2nd October.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Steam also don't release their sales figures normallyever.
    FTFY.

    I also have to take umbrage at the casual assertion that as soon as it is released on PC, everyone will be pirating it. cf: sales of the Witcher 2, released on Day 1 completely DRM free through gog.com. Some piracy, certainly, but also enormously popular and a megaseller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    FTFY.

    I also have to take umbrage at the casual assertion that as soon as it is released on PC, everyone will be pirating it. cf: sales of the Witcher 2, released on Day 1 completely DRM free through gog.com. Some piracy, certainly, but also enormously popular and a megaseller.
    It's great what the gog do and a shame more publishers do not take this path. In contrast you have have Ubisoft saying their PC games are 95% pirated. Ubisoft: PC Piracy Levels 95%, and 95% of Free-To-Play Users Do Not Pay | TorrentFreak

    The PC does suffer from piracy (amount debatable) but it cannot be ignored and the higher price for console games will guarantee a certain level of income (how many PC games sales are in online sales when they are under 50% off).

    All I said was that I can see why they'd want money in the bank before releasing on PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    The PC does suffer from piracy (amount debatable) but it cannot be ignored and the higher price for console games will guarantee a certain level of income (how many PC games sales are in online sales when they are under 50% off).
    What makes you think consoles don't suffer piracy? It may not be as widespread (it is undeniable it's easier to pirate on the PC) but at the end of the day, pirates gonna pirate.

    Also, online sales with massive reductions in price - well, yeah, it's almost 100% profit! The game is already made, it's sat on the distributor's server, there's no physical media so every download is almost entirely profit.

    There'd be a hell of a lot less piracy if publishers were less greedy, I noticed the other day that RRP on new games is £54.99 now! If a new game cost £20, I think a lot less people would pirate.

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    That was always going to happen and even if they had enough servers there is still going to be bugs and stuff which the internal testing has not caught.
    Leave it a week or two before trying if you want a fairly bug free experience.

    As for EVE Online if you fly around with a hold full of PLEX (the only item in the game you buy with real money) in Lowsec, your just asking for trouble.

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    Battlefield 4 Beta anyone?

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    Apparently looking at mid day today for it to launch. And mid day next Tuesday for it to actually work.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rawns View Post
    Battlefield 4 Beta anyone?
    No! Now stop asking everywhere lol

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    servers more than struggling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    servers more than struggling
    Been playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Been playing?
    Not yet. Just reading comments about people struggling to create characters and get in.

    around a 50mb patch too.

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