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05-02-2013, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by SolidSnakeUS View Post
Actually piracy was a huge thing for the 360. When it came to pirated games, the 360 version usually was the first out on the web by a good margin, even beating out PC games.
Right - and to clarify, I was talking about sheer volume. It was nothing to the tune of the original Xbox, which could be hacked via Savegames and the like. My understanding is that hacking a 360 today requires either hardware or flashing the drive, both of which would raise eyebrows for many gamers.

I never got the sense that piracy was a major issue for the 360.

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But yes, it is still very much punishing the paying customer, which is the clear majority.
That's exactly right. In a vacuum, I'm not pirating games. If Microsoft wants to punish me on behalf of those who do, then screw 'em. A PC with an Xbox controller running XBMC and Steam is almost certainly going to be superior to what MS puts out anyhow.

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