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Windows 7: Capcom delayed Street Fighter IV on PC because of piracy madness = FAIL

23 Feb 2009   #1
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 
Capcom delayed Street Fighter IV on PC because of piracy madness = FAIL



While the PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers were enjoying the long awaited release of Street Fighter IV, the PC gaming community fell victim to Capcom’s anti-piracy strategy. Capcom believes they can reduce piracy on the PC by releasing the PC version of the game months after the console. This policy has failed as it would seem.
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Entering “Street Fighter IV” into a torrent search engine results in numerous images of the 360’s Street Fighter IV disc with thousands of downloads already completed. To add insult to injury, some of these copies went up online before the game's launch date! Even though the anti-piracy tactic has failed, it seems like PC gamers must endure the wait a little while longer. If Best Buy's Pre Order page is correct that wait ends May 15th. For Capcom's sake they better hope that the hype of the game lasts till that point. I for one am interested. I wonder if they high piracy rate of the XBox 360 version of the game will result in a change in Capcom's policy on piracy? It should be obvious to them now that their piracy concerns should extend beyond the PC versions of their games.

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23 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Yeah! Count me in!

Goes to torrent to find a download jk <--- maybe

Thank you! Great article
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23 Feb 2009   #3
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

They should know by now that there is no way they will ever prevent piracy.... Delaying the game only pisses people off.

The majority of people (myself included thank you) purchase their games. True, lots of revenue is lost to pirates, but they may as well just try and sell as many as they can to supplement the losses from pirates.

Piracy is one of those things up there with taxes; they won't go away.

~Lordbob
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25 Feb 2009   #4
angryman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

too bad the folks who take advantage only end up slowing progress.
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