Ok you want me to bring your exemple in consideration, fine.
Originally Posted by gilgamesh
I'm not so sure. While it is very unlikely for one single game, it can surely help raise the public attention for a certain franchise or company. (E.g. Larry 1 was heavily pirated, but that didn't hurt Sierra one bit imho.)
Of course it did hurt them, every game that gets pirated does hurt a company. It just didn't hurt them that much because the game was a good and well known (well rated from press, etc) game. So they still sold enough of it.
To say that pirated games do not hurt a company just because it doesn't hurt them "to much" is just wrong.
Now i'm up to dinner, cya ! (hope not in that thread)