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Jonathan Blow Is Upset with Piracy of The Witness, Considering Denuvo.

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Many outlets are calling The Witness one of the most thoughtful and unique games in years, while some gamers are deriding it as a glorified collection of Maze puzzles.
Many outlets are calling The Witness one of the most thoughtful and unique games in years, while some gamers are deriding it as a glorified collection of Maze puzzles.

In a recent string of Tweets the developer of The Witness says piracy could impact his making another game and that he’s considering using DRM in the future.

The Developer’s latest game The Witness has been receiving some lofty praise from the media and a mixed reception from the wider community, but it seems a lot of the people who have tried the game didn’t want to shell out the $40 required sight unseen. Blow recently  tweeted

The dev who gained prominence in ’08 with his first break out title Braid noted that he was happy his latest game was reaching a wider audience but warned that seeing his game at the top spot of a popular torrent tracker could affect future game development from his studio.  

Many people within the industry point to Blow and Braid as one of the initial catalysts igniting the strong indie dev industry we see today. Those of you with long memories might remember that the eccentric developer actually created a fake version of Braid at it’s launch to sew confusion amongst people looking to play the game without footing the bill first, something he has seemingly decided against doing this time around.

In response to a twitter user suggesting that Blow use Denuvo to secure his game, he responded:

Online discussion has some people pointing out that the price point of $40 might be a sticking point for why a number of gamers are opting a ‘try-before-they-buy’ aproach, however people defending Blow point out that Braid was also a heavily pirated title at $10.

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Kyle Smith

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

    However, not unlike Kingdoms of Amalur, it’s just too much too soon out of nowhere. I’m pretty sure too much time and too much money was sunk into a new IP without people’s appetites being properly stoked. The excessive secrecy around it doesn’t help either. If The Witness fails to turn a profit or fund further games, it will be because of that, not because of piracy.

    Also, it’s totally worth $40 IMHO.

  • The Prince of Thieves

    Nice clickbait title for the 10,000th article written about three tweets from the creator of a boring puzzle game.
    Wasn’t this intended to be ps4 exclusive anyway? Is he complaining about lost sales for an opportunistic moneygrab pc port that doesn’t even have any options?

    • Your post was so edgy I cut myself on it, Ow!

      • The Prince of Thieves

        Put some power rangers bandaids on them wounds man i’m not here to be mean.
        Still this is just turning twitter into news, no better than ‘reporting’ on kanye’s latest meltdown.
        And seriously where the options at.

  • Zeriel

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

  • Nathan Clark

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The puzzles are so layerful, I can understand how it could have been delayed so many times, and have taken so long to make.

  • Robert Jones

    I am absolutely loving this game. The further I look behind the level its puzzles, the more I understand how it could been so long to time, and have been pushed so many to make.

  • Simon Taylor

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

  • pancakewizard

    I think it sucks that it’s being pirated, but I think it’s obvious why. £30 is pretty steep for this kind of game. He’s definitely at the high-end price point.

    • Sevuz

      Well he did pump some of his own into it. So no wonder he wants some money 😛

  • Robert Smith

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

  • Reptile

    What the fuck is up about everyone writing almost the exactly sentence about “absolutely loving this game.”?
    Look “guys”, try to change completely the text so it doesn’t became blatant obvious that you are the same person.

    • Zeriel

      Have you not been absolutely loving this game, peeling back its layers, and understanding how long it could take to make, and why it has been delayed so many times?

    • lucben999

      This article must have gotten linked from somewhere, I bet it was 4chan.

      • danny king

        Yeah! Who is that guy?!

        • Johnathon

          He’s the hacker, formally known to his peers which include reddit, tumblr and your mom as 4chan.

          He goes about shitposting day and night until one day his dad sold him off to be the slut he always wanted and known he could be.

    • Kyle Smith

      I’m actually really baffled by that myself, and I posted the original message. At first I thought they were spambots, trying to work their ad into things with more subtlety by mimicking posts that have already been made, but they don’t appear to be selling anything. Then I wondered if it’s just a script designed to artificially boosts engagement. Oh well.

  • Reptile

    About the news, if he put DRM it will only make people pirate it even more.
    Maybe lowering the price would be a better solution, or constant sales.

  • Hunter

    I have absolutely loving the game. The further I peel back these
    layers to it’s puzzles, the more I now understand how it could have taken so
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  • Robbie S

    What the cunt is going on down here?

  • m-p{3}

    Using Denuvo is a pretty safe way for them to scratch out any games they make from my wishlists.

  • torchie4269

    I have been absolutely not buying this game. The further I read the consumer reaction to its puzzles, the more I understand how it’s an overpriced piece of trash that should have been delayed forever.

    • Bummer…you’re missing out. Most fun I’ve had playing a game in years.

      • Arbitrary

        “Bummer…you’re missing out. Most fun I’ve had playing a game in years.”

        Google “Maze Puzzles”. Download a desktop wallpaper with lots of blue and purple flowers. Have the exact same experience for free.

  • Penta Purry

    Phone games now with Denuvo.

  • jlenoconel

    I’ll pay $10 tops for this game. Looks OK, but not worth the asking price, and the main dev is pretentious as crap.

  • ArsVampyre

    I think Blow has a point about steam refunds, but frankly it looks like a Myst clone. Even a well done clone is still not worth $40. It’s not worth playing, IMO.

  • Nope.avi

    I have been absolutely loving these bots. The further I peel back the layers of their complexity, the more I understand how long it took for Blow to make them, and then I understand why his game was delayed.

  • Rootbeer

    Anyone worth their salt know that piracy has never been linked to a loss of sales. There have been studies on this and numerous ones at that. Piracy, all that the evidence points towards, is that it leads towards more sales in the end.

  • Rootbeer

    DRM never stops pirates. Don’t they know this? All it does is punish their own player base. Ugh, idiots. Well, he’s lost a customer.

  • GGBigRedDaddy

    Nice retro excuse for poor sales. I liked Braid and bought it on Steam, even recommended it to a couple people who bought it. I’m willing to put the developers insults toward myself, my family and fellow gamers aside. Oh yeah, and his threats of hiring discrimination against my daughter. Ultimately, this game doesn’t seem worth my money at $40. Maybe when it’s 90% off someday. I put similar issues aside when I bought the Grim Fandango “Remaster” on sale.

  • danny king

    Hello! My name is…, er , Mr Wolb. Yes, thats it, Wolb.

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

    I love this game and its complexity. Buy it today.

  • Don Risotto

    I been absolutely haven loving this game. The further I layer back the peels of its puzzles, the more I stand to under how it could taken have so
    long to make, and been delayed so many times.

  • Bizmu

    Fully support him using Denuvo. Really happy that pirates are salivating at Rise of the Tomb Raider but can’t play it.

    • UBT

      Yes, I also enjoy when people who can’t afford art cannot experience it. What great lives us affluent folk live! So glad that those filthy peasants can’t experience something just because they need to eat. Fuck em, amirite?

      • Bizmu

        Not my, his or any company’s fault if you’re poor. Maybe try to be more ambitious with your life and also try to be less lazy.

    • Jake Wilson

      Salivating…or thinking how the last time Square Enix whored Tomb Raider out to Microsoft we got Underworld, a rushed and broken piece of shit and now they’re doing it again we think we’ll just pirate it to see if it’s not the same crap again…and we don’t wanna give money to companies who treat their fans like shit.

    • Uranus

      Even when you hate pirates with a passion – regardless of the fact that piracy contributed to gaming’s growth* – you can’t support Denuvo. This is the worst, most invasive form of DRM that wears down your machine by abusing it’s parts aggressively. It reduces performance noticeably, even on powerful machines. I’ll continue my practice of not buying games that use Denuvo.

      *Ask around honest people and you’ll notice how many of them, especially PC gamers pirated games before they started buying them. The price of admission for gaming is quite high – a gaming machine, even console is a hefty cost, and then you have to add $50-60 per game, per few hours of play? Most sane people aren’t willing to dump in their earnings on a hobby they may or may not enjoy, especially adults who already have other hobbies. This is where piracy comes in, drastically lowering the entry cost. The current model… the only model is not friendly to people who are new to gaming and piracy fixes that. Later they start buying their games because they want to, not because they have to.

      And some of us then decide that there’s enough games to play that we can make the decision to not buy games that rape our machines not through graphical fidelity and technological advancement, but publisher greed and paranoia.

      Make a game that people want to buy and people will buy it. Garbage DRM is for losers, which he is.

      • Bizmu

        Piracy helping gaming is blown out of proportion. Noises made by pirates to make piracy looks good. There’s a study out there about this already, that gets misconstrued all the time. Basically, indie games and non AAA games benefit quite well from the exposure that pirates bring. But all the games under the companies using Denuvo currently, EA, Ubisoft, Square Enix, y’know all those big name gaming companies? They have poured out more than sufficient amount of money into their advertising machines to sell their own products. Not to mention tons of ways to increase exposure for your games nowadays like Youtube which these studies don’t really mention because they’re outdated studies.

        Denuvo affecting performance? Have you seen Mad Max? MGSV? those runs like dreams, boy. Yet another pirates’ attempt to make Denuvo look bad.

        • Uranus

          However, big publishers weren’t always big. They had to become. This is where piracy helped them. It helped establish their giant userbase for free, which were then available to be sold games to. As I said – the cost is too high already. You’re looking at at least $1k to even try gaming out and one may not even like it. Books are dirt cheap, movies, biking, mountains, everything. Gaming is the most expensive mainstream hobby and it became that mainstream simply because for many people there was the free option that got them hooked and later they started buying games. Without piracy, they would’ve never bought games.

          Ask around how many of your friends bought games before they were hooked.

          Oh and by the way, just to make it clear – there is no difference between pirating a game and buying a game, then turning it in the store for almost full price, buying another game. They’re moral equals, both are instances of someone playing games without their money reaching the developer.

          Denuvo completely broke Batman, though. Lords of The Fallen ran like shit. People were complaining about DA: Inquisition’s implementation of denuvo eating up the life of their SSDs like it’s going out of style. And it still does, Denuvo is an HDD hog. It’s an overly expensive piece of garbage DRM. I would rather play on console than play a game with denuvo.

          That said, PS4 is already becoming the superior system just by virtue of the exclusives it’s getting. And that’s Sony – PS4 exclusives will never get ported anywhere.

          • Bizmu

            “Denuvo completely broke Batman, though. Lords of The Fallen ran like shit. People were complaining about DA: Inquisition’s implementation of denuvo eating up the life of their SSDs like it’s going out of style. And it still does, Denuvo is an HDD hog. It’s an overly expensive piece of garbage DRM. I would rather play on console than play a game with denuvo.”

            Zero proof of any of these at all. What made you think it’s Denuvo causing Batman and LoTF’s bad performance and not the game themselves run like crap in the first place? It’s not like there’s no non-Denuvo games with crapola performance out there, what about AC Unity, that has crap performance and it doesn’t use Denuvo. (By the way LoTF and DA:I ran well on my modest i5-2500k and 760)

        • Jake Wilson

          So what you’re saying is that piracy is good for those that deserve it and bad for those that deserve it? Awesome.

          • Bizmu

            You make no sense.

  • Z̸̟͓̜̪͚̟̝̜͔͞à̤͚̕̕l͖

    I have been absolutely loving this game.

    T̹̺̻̜̘̓̎̉ͨ̒ͅͅh̵͕̗ͣ͐̐̅é̫̜̖ͅ ̸͔̼͈̭̫̹ͪ͆̇̃̓̍̓f̖̃̽̍̄̑͐͌͝u̜̻̱̰ͥͥͭ̃̅ͅr͖͍͓̖̥͒ͬͬ̂ͧ̚t͈̥̫̙̮̓͂̉ͦh̔̉ͩ͗̿e̥͌̀͒̾̋r̰͙͑ ̅̉̃̽ͤͥͥ͡I̝͙̜̮͓ ̓͆p̫̩ͨ͛̐͂̉́e̵̝ͤ̾̇e̥̓l͎̼̬̬͘ ͈ͮ͊͐̏̀b̙̠̝͍͕̮a̋ͧͭ͗ͣͪ̓c̖̟͚̼͇̽̓ͅk̘͉̲̈́̍̑̉ͬ́ ̥͔̯̩͆̋̉ṭ̳h̸̦͚͖̞̳̼̝ͦͭͮ̆ͦ͗̚e̹̩̎ͥ̽̄̍͟ͅ ̴͙̖̟͍͕̟́͑̈́̄͗ͅl͑̀a̴̼̰̣̹̥͌̄̂̒ͯ́̓y͈͐̾͋̓̌e͔̙͍̮̍ͭ̒̈̅̒̉͡r̰̦̩͓̂ͬͨͅs̶͍̣̣̳̫ͮ̅͒͊̓ͥ͛ ̝͕̙̜̳͎͙ͯͯͧͯ̇͒ͤ͢t̢ͬͅo͆͘ ͙̻̦̺͉̥͖ͥ̔̐i̸͕̠t̠͎̲͔̣̰̐ͭs̐́

    p͕͛́͆̎̈̏̓ͅû̻ͨ̿̌̐ͩ͊̎̂͡z̢̧̭͚̯͎̟͈̮͙͛̾z̡̝̞̳̣͆ͦͨͨl̴͓̬͓̅ͬ̇͐e̯͖̙̔̂̕s̵̳̣͆̀ͩ̊̎̂͗̇͢,̭͇͕̠̦͈͔ͫ̕ ̥̗̜͙́̇ͧͩ͞t̘͇͈̠̻̫̫͖̓́ͫ͐h̡̯̺̏ͧẹ̘̰̖̲͙̰̤͑̐̑͢͡ͅ ̬̞͋̎̊͜m̹̼͕̣̞̤̩̪̂ͧ̍͞o̙͉̣̜̩̩̻̞̫͛͂͗̅͗̓͠ȑ̸̢̯̤̓ͥ̈͞e̵̢͈̳͚͇̞͚̻̹ͭ ̭̜̹̼͍̜̣͍ͣ͋ͤ̎̚̕I̴̗̗̙̳͇ͧ̇ͭͤ́ ̨͊̇̆ͩ͞҉̜̰̞̱̬̦̤u̷͎͇̟̬͕ͮ̆̎͌ͬ͡n̎͑̚҉̟̙̱̤̲͈ͅdͦ̉̏ͭͧ͏̛͙͙̥̠͈ę̘̙̳͌̄̾̒̎̑͑͝r̡͈ͤ͑ͯ̽͂ͫ͝ş͖͕͚ͤ̎̂̂̓͗ͮͩ̚t̡͍̩ͩͯ̉̒a̪̪̣̔ͭn̪͍̋́̀d̡͚͔̎̐̾̈̌̓͗ ̨̛͈̼͉͚̜̥͚̾̋̀̚ḩ̭̺̦͈͓̞͎̝͑ͬ̇̊ͨ̑͋͋ŏ̲̮͓͈̟̭͖̻̗͡w͈͕̳̜̏͊͌̋̌̌̂̿͠ ͔̞̮͕̲̺̗̥ͦ́̊̓i̶̛̊̆ͮͯ̅͏̠̫̠̺̬͙ṫ̷͉̩̻̱ͧͭͤͯ ̨̮̦̪̪̥̈́ͮͣc̷͙̘̪͆̋͜o̴̟͔̰͙̜͌̋ͪͪu͔̘̥̱ͤ̓͟l̿ͥ̌̉̾͏̷̣͍̜̜͉̘̩̲ͅd̷̻̭̟̩̥̣͉̈̎̇̎

    ĥ͐ͨ̆̀͘͢͏̳̹͔͕̻̠̻̣͔͝ͅa̷̸͇̹̹̰̬̲̖̦̺̗̭̹̞͐̄̍͌͛̔̆́ͤ͌ͮ͒͐̌̽ͧ̇̚͟͜͡ͅv̧̨̗̠̖ͥͤͣ̏ͪ̅͂̀͂͠ͅe̴̜͚̩̭̟̱̪͕͕͇̝̼͈̜̩̍ͮͣ̆ͯ̄ͩ̓̿ͩ̆͞ ̸̶̗͈̰̱̖̦̻̞̖͇̲̙̺̄̑̏̃̋͛ͥ̑̈́̂ͫ̓͆ͣt̨̛̲̺̳̙̺̙̥͍̠̥̹̤͕̪͙͇̼̝ͫͨ̽ͫ̓͡ͅa̷̷̱̙͕̫̯̻̹̠͎̤̦̓̃̽̽̽̌̿̓͒ͥ͐̊͘͟k̷̞̲̼͈̞ͩ̂͐ͩ̎͑̉̐̔̎̑̌̈͝͝e̫̖̖̽̃̾̈̔̊̀͟͡n̷͋̎̇̿ͦͪ͆̊͗̓́͜҉̢͉̹̗̝̮̟͙͙̰̜ͅ ̰̪̈͂ͬ̐͆̎͐̊͟͞ͅs̥̰͎͎̫͚̭͇̱̬̪̤̻̈́̐̋̀̒ͩ͆̋̈̾́͟͡͞o̴ͧͣ̆ͧ̎̾̎̈̀̊̊͛ͩ̏ͯ͑҉̪͓͔̰̭̯̤̭̱͙̮̖̲̙ͅ ̡̺̺̪̰͉̰͙͖̪͔̜̀̇ͦͤͥ̆͌ͮͬ͊̌̕͝l̵̢͖͉̳͓̪͎̮͈͕̣̦̮͉͕͔͚͊̓͛̊͆̑ͯͬ͟ͅoͥͪ̍͒̓̎̅͂̔͑̊̀͗ͮͣͪ̚͢҉̸͚̭̟̼̖̬͍͈̙̖̹̟̤̗͍͉̥ͅͅņ̴̘̟̺̑̍͒̂̂ͨͭ͌̅͋̅̋͋ͪͦ̈́̃́̕͡g̛̖̪̼̲͖̩̭̜̻̝̫ͣͪ̓̓̒̏̓̀͠͝ͅ ̶̡̛͚̟̥̪̰͖̰̭̳̩̇ͮͫ̓ͩ͋͑̒͗͘͜t͔̻̹̜̝͕̜̙̊̒ͥ͑ͭͨ̉͋͟o̵̙͕̰̻͚͖̞͔̪͊͌̾͗ͥ̃̒̀ͦ̈ͣͥͤ̃͌͛̊̕͢ ̀̈̽ͫ҉̣̭̭͉̞̖̦̙̗̘̠͍̟͇͕̰̠͕̀͟͡m̸̡͚̮̮̩̤̘̬͎̯̦̦͔̠̹͋̍ͨ̚ͅa̧̟̭̞̮͎͐ͪ̓̆̌̀͝k̴̵̡̙͇̜̲͍̰̩͙̖̝͇̽͗̾̍ͫ͌ͮͥͨ̽̐ͥͣ͊̔ͩ́̍̍̀͜e̺̦̼̞̤̪͙͓̝̺̠̤̦̖͉͎͕̞͐̇͛ͦͥ̈́̒́̽̕͞,̶̨̨̺͈̳̗͎̤̩̋̾͋ͣͤ̌ͮ̉ͦ̌̇̅̿̑͆ͬ̏̊̀͠ ̷̧̛̭̪͈̙̳̗̣̺͓͈̤̳̤̝̟̼̺̈́͆̏ͥ͊͠ͅͅa̶ͩ̔ͩ̉̋̈́͒͋̐͒̉͌͂͡͏̡̜̩̮̼̬̜͟n̡̧ͧ̋̉͂̇̽ͥͮ҉̭̟͍̼͈̕ď͔̦͖̙͙̥̹̟͓̙͔̳̳̽̑̽ͮ̿ͨ̄̓̌ͪ̓ͧ̀͜ͅͅ ̢̲̫̯̮͙͖̹͇̱̫͓ͭͫͦ̃̀̅̉ͦ̇͢͞ḅ̵̫͖̤̩̘͓̙̟̹̠͈̼̩͓̬̺͒͋̏͒ͨͦͥ̆̀́e͊̂͗̈̏̍̃̂̆̓̈̀͑́҉̢̛͓̹̖̥̦̻͔̪̘͢e̵̴͔̞̻͖̤̣̦ͭ̿͐̀ͬ͛̐̽͌ͩ͊̒ͬn̽̓̾̍̇̽̔͆̆͊͏̵̞̠̳͠ͅ ̷̷̺̳͙̟̳̳̹̎ͨ̏ͤ̔̋͌ͨ̿̎̎̓͢d̡͖͍̳̱̰̩̭̥̖͙͔̦̺͙̫̭̅̂ͥ́ͮ̒̌ͪͤ̀̄ͨ͒̅ͧ͟͡͠͠e̢̜̠̙͊̏ͩͤ̎̏ͣ̾͌͛͂̈́̋̐̚l̸̶͙̤̥̝̲͎̳̝͑̌͆̏͑̓̉͗̔͗̽̊͐̓͌̈́ͮ̀͡ͅͅa̢̖̯̺͚̳̥͚̹̮̼̰̻͉̹̝̻̱̬ͭ̇͛̿ͫͤ̈́̊̒ͤ̏͛̀ͬ͡y̆̃̒͛̐̈̉͑̿̐͂̓ͪ́̾͡͝͏̝̲͉̝̜̞̰͔̜̼̮͇͉̭̞͉̯͔̰͜͡eͦ͆̂ͣ̒ͪ͆̊̓̂̽ͭͪ̃̈҉̴͖̭͙͍̱͇̗̮̟ḓ̷̡̡̤͖̠̰̥̫̙̼̝̗̠͎͈̗̙͔̬ͫ̑̅͊ͫͫ̽̀͞ͅ

    ̵̧̡̢̛̤̞̦̲͇͇̭͈̺̔̌̄̊̒ͦ͊́̓̈́s̢̤̬͚̪͎̺͓̠͖̦͑͒͌͌͊̽̊ͩ̌̊ͫ̽̀ͅo̢̧̜̺̮͚̖͓̜̫̫̹̟̩͚̪͔̩̘ͬ̄̑̓͐ͧ̾͗̽̀͘͞ͅ ̆̓̀ͮ̆̄̓ͮ̒ͭ͢͜͏̼̦̭̬̗̼͈͎̻̪͎̫̜̗̫͝͞ͅm̶̰̬̩̾̈́̀ͨͤͮ̑͌́̃ͥ̕͠a̴̴̫̱̖̫̯̰͕̼̯͉̠͕̳͍̭̾ͥ̿̍̇̓͂̓̽́ͩ͋̀n̴̛̘͈͖̩̝̖̣͚̻̫͔̣̪̙ͨ͐̈́̅ͩͨͮ̎̆̎̽͑̃̐̐ͅy̡͈̳͓̼͉̰͎̝̝̥̠̞̬̩͉ͬ̀̓͊̐̾͊͒̃̓ͨ͒͆͛͐͛ͨ̀̚̕͝ͅ ̀͊ͮͣ̍ͭ̚͏̛̭̩͇̤͉͇̯̜̱̞͘ţ̸̬̤̯̱͔͚͍͍̙͇ͯ̓ͩ͐ͣ͂ͭ͗̏͐̈́̑̋͑̒͋ͨ̐̚ͅi̎̅͒̿͋̇ͬ̓̂͆̇̈́́̄͏̵̛̘̜̗̗̬̞̟̪̻̭̭̣͓̺̕͠ͅm̸ͧ̾̔͑ͪ̆̒ͨ̆̀ͬ̾ͫ͏̘̠̝̭̺̜͉̪͙͍̤e̷ͮ͛̋ͮ̽̾̾̏ͪ̄̀̌ͮ̐́͞҉̦̘̝̬̠͙̜͚̦̥̫̖̟̕ͅs̵̸̙̟̲̪͇̪̙̳̱̤̦͂͆̆̈́͘.͊̆̇̍ͮ̏͜҉̸͙͉̹̘̤̟̜̳͉̼

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  • JT

    Denuvo and DRM would make the situation worse. Rise of the Tomb Raider has denuvo and it was the number one game torrent the day it was released. DRM encourages people to hack the game so they can prevent this malware from being installed. The PC market is so much larger than the console market that even if only 5% of PC players paid for the game, it would still exceed the revenue of console games.

    You can not stop pirates. Period. It takes far longer to develop anti-piracy programs than it does to crack them. Don’t waste your time. The best way to prevent piracy is to sell your game at market value.

  • Z̸̟͓̜̪͚̟̝̜͔͞à̤͚̕̕l͖

    I have been absolutely loving this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times.

  • Stormwatch

    Or maybe the game is just not that interesting. The trailer looked very dull.

  • Nick Gurse

    I’ve been having a blast with this game. The further I peel back the layers to its puzzles, the more I understand how it could have taken so long to make, and been delayed so many times

  • Johnathon

    I absolutely love Jonathan’s dick, peeling back it’s layers and understanding how LONG it is it and how much I could take, and why it has been cumming so many times

  • People pirating your game would not have bought it.
    It does however open up your game to a wider market of people that will: buy your game because they enjoyed it after they tried it OR spread word of mouth.

    I get why piracy pisses off devs, but it’s a fallacy to believe that piracy = sales losses.
    Most pirates would not be buying. A minority MAY have.
    Lots of extra people consuming media can also be a boon though. (game of thrones? Pirated to fuck, did pretty well)

    Personally, my steam library is too enormous to bother with piracy. My backlog of amazing games it too deep that I miss titles all the time I’d have pirated to try a decade or so ago.

  • I have been absolutely loving this onion. The further I peel back the
    layers to this onion, the more I understand how it could have taken so
    long to grow, and used in cooking so many times.

  • RuralScot

    But, didn’t he tell us not to buy his games?

  • Fenrir007

    “Seems like our game is the 1st most downloaded on a certain torrent site! I’m sure DRM would stop that!”

    Yeah, its not like pirates have been cracking DRM for ages. Depending on the DRM, its actually an encouragement to pirate it.

    As for the comments… All I can say is “lol”.

  • Sevuz

    Well they refuse to give people a *TRY BEFORE BUY* option. so yeah many people don’t blindly buy games 30-60$ but DL them and try them out first. But… if you like the game and play more than an hour or 2 you might as well lay down the money and pay for the game.

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