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Postby mehrdad » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:50 am

Sorry but im just telling you that IV should of gone more secure....

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Postby Montyphy » Sat Sep 23, 2006 1:51 am

Are you stupid? Dont link to pirated software, especially if its IVs software
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Postby jrbreen » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:39 am

Montyphy wrote:Are you stupid?

I think that's one question that went without asking...
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Postby Phelanpt » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:37 am

estel wrote:<snip> - ultimately, software privacy is a crime. <snip>

I think you meant piracy, unless you were making a case for Open Source software. :wink:

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Phelanpt wrote:The things you find on the internet...

Quite humerous, that is. :lol:

Thanks. I guess mehrdad didn't get it, though.
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Postby KingAl » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:18 am

NeoThermic wrote: Review 1 is build N (where N is a real number), ...

!!Algebra overload!!
And here I was thinking the review copy was v. (SQRT -1)
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Postby DancingOmelette » Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:19 am

IV should have done a Valve with the reviewers - don't send them any review code, because they can't be trusted. If they want to see it, bring them to the IV offices and let them play it there. The only way you can stop the game being leaked is to make sure you don't give it to anyone who might leak it.

Also, if you have to give out review code, give out slightly different builds to each reviewer, so you can trace which of them leaked it.
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Postby Rkiver » Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:28 am

Actually with certain publishers whos morals regarding piracy and leaking cannot be questioned IV went to them and showed them the game. The response was quite fun, people dribbling with sheer gaming joy I believe was a quote I saw from Ross Atherton, editor of PC Gamer Magazine (UK edition obviously).

However the time taken to visit every reviewer would mean Defcon would never get finished, and all of IVs money would be used up, hence sending a review version around the internet to reviewers. Unfortunately certain online review sites have a less the savoury reputation, and hence the leak.

Piracy happens, it cannot be stopped, trying to is futile. However some of the checks designed to stop piracy just frustrate gamers, so Introversion are smart in how they deal with it.
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Postby svack » Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:09 am

Piracy happens, not really much you can do about it, sure you can trhow in counter measures, but thats only gonna stop some people, and if its a beta, people really wont stick with it as it will most likely be missing features, so its not too bad

and I know many people who pirate games, play them, then buy them if they like it.
illegal, but they do end up paying for them in the end

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