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The Most Pirated Games of 2011

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  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    Today Kotaku is reporting the top 5 games pirated for major platforms this year according to TorrentFreak. As usual the PC platform is the most guilty almost doubling in pirated copies then its competitors.

    Some of the titles listed are not surprising but the lack of a certain title filled with dragon slaying is. Why Skyrim didn't make the top five is anyone's guess. Either Steam is in fact the most user friendly DRM or people just love Skyrim. Either way this is just a small glimpse into the world of pirated software.

    Top Five Pirated PC Games

    1. Crysis 2 (3,920,000) (March 2011)
    2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (3,650,000) (November 2011)
    3. Battlefield 3 (3,510,000) (October 2011)
    4. FIFA 12 (3,390,000) (September 2011)
    5. Portal 2 (3,240,000) (April 2011)

    Source: Kotaku
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
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    Funny, I didn't play any of these games this past year.
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    All of them suck except for BF3, so IDGAF.
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    You actually think that POS BF3 was better than Portal 2?:shadedshu

    Kind of expected when the publishers have to rely on easily breakable software DRM, when the consoles are using hardware based DRM. This will be used as another argument about how DRM does help reduce piracy, and stronger hardware DRM helps reduce it dramatically...
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    I played 3, 4 and 5 but except for 4 I don't really play them anymore.

    I rarely play BF3 multiplayer because my internet only becomes reliable around...well, right now. It's 2:30AM and not exactly a good time to play an FPS though. :laugh:
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    Only played BF 3 which I bought...
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    WTF how do they comme with those number? AND why the HELL would pppl "pirate" multiplayers oriented game (with almost no single player content) EX:2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 , Battlefield 3?? this make no sense.. lol
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    IM SORRY

    But where is Skyrim on that list???

    So you are telling me tha MW3 is better then Skyrim???
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I thought Crysis 2 single player was very good, and it did look very fine in DX11 mode.
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    No I think it says a lot on how great Skyrim is. People loved it so much they were willing to.....gasp.......pay for it. I dunno honestly.

    Will someone buy it for me? lol I WANNA PLAY IT SO BAD!

    Anyway this is the kinda crap why that junk bill SOPA gained ground.
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    Haven't played any of those and ain't gonna either. However, this list is kinda predictable. cod and bf and all other mediocre stuff is quite popular.

    Anyway I don't believe all those numbers and lists. These lists is just another reason for riaa mpaa or whatever theyr called to push their ridiculous laws so they could easily spy on people.
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    1. Crytek fucked us PC gamers over.
    2. To be expected.
    3. Release dates varied between countries despite the digital release. Most who pirated it, did so as they had a pre-order.
    4. No excuse
    5. No excuse
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    Either that or, well, look at the demographics of people that play shooters versus people that play RPGs.
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    I didnt miss it. IM BROKE. lol
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    Yeah. Portal 2 sucks and that's just my opinion. No need to rage for matters of taste.
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    People most pirated Crysis2 for 2 reasons
    1 - multiplayer sucks, no one gives a crap about it so y pay
    2 - its Crysis2 its cool and haz cool grafiks wit my GTX590 i will play on max settings cool!111
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    But on the internet, everything is free! FREE!!!!

    Good job MailMan, nice and simple. We don't need analysis and opinion, we have forum members for that. Keep up the good work! :toast:
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    yeah with an entire tessselated ocean under the city and unneeded tesselated barriers.
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    Mailman, well fancy you writing an article on piracy when you rail so much against posting about it! lol. :laugh:

    Anyway, I'm all for it, good article. :) Could have done with a bit of analysis in it...
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    I don't believe those numbers are accurate for a second.

    Torrents?

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    I Guess one of the is me :) Well if they make a good game i`ll buy it like BF3!
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    The bit above the floor still looked very pretty though.
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    Bought Crysis 2, Portal 2, and BF3, didn't touch MW3 or FIFA12 with a barge pole.
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    I'm surprised that Skyrim isn't on there, but I guess that is a good thing.
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    Me neither. I did (and still do in 2012) play World of Tanks though ... which is free, albeit torrent-able game :)

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