How can a company survive when 92 percent of its "customers" don't pay for its product? That's the question facing indie PC game developers in the age of BitTorrent. Jordan Deam speaks with four prominent indie game developers about the wholesale theft of their games - and how it might not be as terrible as it sounds.
Avast, Ye Mateys!
Piracy: carts and torrent(ial) seas abound.
Who are the pirates of the digital age? Are they the Jack Sparrows and Han Solos of the computer world, or is the reality something altogether less romantic? This is the story of a modern pirate, D-Man2010, and his modern take on flying the Jolly Roger.
Piracy in the U.S. and Europe usually takes place behind closed doors. But in Brazil, it's wide out in the open for everyone to see. Pedro Franco examines the state of the gaming economy in his home country and how the situation got to be so dire.
Martin Luther had his 95 Theses. Thomas Paine had Common Sense. But CheCalavera has something more ambitious in mind: the internet's definitive manifesto against draconian DRM.
Can you be addicted to piracy? Darren Sandbach was, and he's got the scars to prove it. Follow him on a journey from his first taste to hitting rock-bottom by getting banned from Xbox live.