Grand Theft Auto V Anti-PC Petition Has 10,000 Signatures

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Grand Theft Auto V Anti-PC Petition Has 10,000 Signatures

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A petition to keep Grand Theft Auto V on consoles wants PC gamers to "stop stealing games."

Grand Theft Auto V will be releasing tomorrow on Xbox 360 and PS3 and, as of right now, PC gamers are something of an odd man out. With no PC version yet announced, hopeful fans have taken to the internet campaigns and petitions to convince the game's developers at Rockstar to invest in a port to computers. Change.org, for instance, is currently playing host to a pro-PC port petition that boasts more than 350,000 signatures. That's not the only petition on the website concerning the game, however. A second, aimed at keeping GTA V console exclusive, recently broke 10,000 signatures.

Started by one Trevor Phillips, the "Don't Make a PC Version of GTA V" petition was launched with the apparent goal of making "PC gamers learn their lesson" so they'll "stop stealing games." In other words, it's an anti-piracy petition. It, of course, ignores the fact that game piracy also happens on consoles and that reports of game piracy on PCs may be somewhat exaggerated.

Even if PC piracy were that bad however, we can't help but feel that Rockstar adopting this sort of policy would be akin to salting the garden to kill the weeds. Granted, a single glance at this petition gives us the impression that this was more an attempt at flame-baiting than anything serious, but still, 10,000 signatures? Really? It's a good thing the pro-PC petition is there to offer an overwhelming counterbalance. Our faith in humanity might have slipped some, otherwise.

Source: Change.org

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WOW! That is just a major dick move. I mean...wow! I'm just glad that the Pro-PC camp outnumbers the anti-PC camp 35:1. That...wow. As a console gamer, this disgusts me.

Yeah those Welfare leeches should get a job! They're taking money from decent working folk... Oh wait. Apparently people who watch Fox News still play videogames.

Yes, let the stupid gamers fight amongst themselves whilst the true master race pulls the strings on matters that are truly important.

Hmm, it may actually be beneficial to game companies to with-hold the release of the pc version until well after the console release of their games. I say this knowing full well that I'd much prefer to play GTA V on my pc than on any console.

So it's anti-piracy but GTA V was leaked on consoles.

No way it's serious, just flamebaiting.

This is absolutely ridiculous to laughable levels.

PC folks will get their GTA V games eventually. (Not that they were any good anyway.) and I'm willing to bet this "petition" is blatant trolling more than anything honestly serious.

It is just flamebait. The petition to also port it to the PC is nice but they'd have ported it there anyways.
They have done it time and time again: Release on consoles, then focus on a (good) PC port.
I think this is a better policy than doing a half-assed port.

You'd have to be quite the asshole to not want a bunch of people to enjoy a game just because of the platform they choose to play on.

That goes for PC players as well as console players.

Trolls are silly. That the Xbox version was pirated a gajillion times only makes this even funnier.

Yeah PC users are just pirates! To extend this even further, GTA CAN NO LONGER BE PRODUCED ON PC AND MACS! The security flaws are so apparent that the only safe way to make GTA is on stone tablets. Carefully inscribing each 0 and 1 into their surface to be decoded at a later time! Plus if any pirates stole the tablets they would never be able to decode it to release onto the filthy PC masses!

People must not have anything better to do if they want to make flame bait petition. Oh well : /

Obvious mudslinging counter argument: Stop buying used games.

As much as I love my console over PC, I'd say it's incredibly stupid to deny players a multiplatform strictly because you don't want them to or fears of piracy. Seriously Steam is pretty tight if you're the kind of person pidling about piracy.

StewShearer:

Started by one Trevor Phillips, the "Don't Make a PC Version of GTA V" petition was launched with the apparent goal of making "PC gamers learn their lesson" so they'll "stop stealing games." In other words, it's an anti-piracy petition.

I'm not sure that's actually what they're saying; from the sparse details, it reads more to me as "stop stealing games from consoles" as if console exclusivity is a right & PC gamers are "stealing" that from them

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The face of all who signed the petition

Its surprising how many signatures it has, since it is a major dick move. I don't have it for PC and probably never will get it for PC, but this is just silly, is this really a cause worth fight for? Do these people not have anything better to do?

I think I answered my own question.

What a bunch of disgusting trolls. That there is prickish elitism as it's finest. Everyone who signed that is an idiot.

But it shows why internet petitions aren't often viewed with any seriousness. Any dumbass goal will get dumbass people to sign it.

It's also quite amusing since a bunch of people on the XBOX360 got banned for pirating it and playing it early..

I literally don't understand the thought that goes into that. Like how do you come to that conclusion? Stop stealing games? Piracy aside, Consoles have exclusives too, which I would argue are more 'stealing' than making something available on MORE platforms...

Wha-I just...I don't understand.

The only possible reason this could make any sense is all the PC elitist crap console gamers who try to play an active role in discussion get. Which actually doesn't make sense, because for one, that isn't all PC gamers, why on earth would taking GTAV away change anything, and for another, yeah, that's totally how you stop people being dicks, by being even bigger dicks back.

And stealing games? Do you mean the amount of PC exclusives that have gained popularity? That's just the way it is, that stuff is more popular and easier to release on PCs, which considering the amount of crap PC gamers have to put up with is only fair. Or do you mean piracy? Because that never happens on consoles, right? Oh yes, what's the best way to stop people pirating gtav on PC? NOT LETTING THEM BUY GTAV! OF FUCKING COURSE!

Jesus christ. As a console gamer, I've had to put up with a lot of marks to our name. The attachment to the most annoying and vile parts of the core FPS fanbases. The assumptions made that we're not real gamers, or that we're stupid, but I didn't let it bother me too much.

But on this day, I am truly ashamed to be a console gamer. The fact that 10,000 of our number signed to stop fellow gamers enjoying what they want to is just depressing.

StewShearer:
Our faith in humanity might have slipped some, otherwise.

I solve this problem by simply having no faith in humanity. Suddenly this whole thing is just funny.

Zombie_Moogle:

StewShearer:

Started by one Trevor Phillips, the "Don't Make a PC Version of GTA V" petition was launched with the apparent goal of making "PC gamers learn their lesson" so they'll "stop stealing games." In other words, it's an anti-piracy petition.

I'm not sure that's actually what they're saying; from the sparse details, it reads more to me as "stop stealing games from consoles" as if console exclusivity is a right & PC gamers are "stealing" that from them

Exactly, because we all know that consoles existed years before the first PC game was made! /sarcasm

JakobBloch:
Obvious mudslinging counter argument: Stop buying used games.

Hahahaha! Good comeback!

But seriously why are we bothering with a petition created by trolls ignoring the fact that GTA has already been pirated ?

I'm going to pirate a copy of that petition, just to hear their squeals of agony. Yessssss, your tears of anguish sustain me!

Disclaimer edit: I am, of course, joking. Please don't miss that fact and apply the banhammer. I'm proud of my clean record. :'(

I may be buying this on console, but I do not support these assholes in any way. Everybody should be able to play this game.

Objective figures? Piracy is near 2,000,000% We have data from such objective sources as CD PRojekt already!

erttheking:
WOW! That is just a major dick move. I mean...wow! I'm just glad that the Pro-PC camp outnumbers the anti-PC camp 35:1. That...wow. As a console gamer, this disgusts me.

Assuming you take the petition seriously.

Also, have you seen the petition? There's a lot of "signatures" from people who signed to ask for a PC release or to flame console gamers.

Xan Krieger:
So it's anti-piracy but GTA V was leaked on consoles.

No way it's serious, just flamebaiting.

But piracy on consoles is lower. Piracy on PCs is 47,000,000,000%! Consoles only get what? A million bans each year for this? Advantage, console.

Jamous:
I literally don't understand the thought that goes into that. Like how do you come to that conclusion? Stop stealing games? Piracy aside, Consoles have exclusives too, which I would argue are more 'stealing' than making something available on MORE platforms...

Exclusives aren't piracy, which is what the petition has an issue with (and the article covers that). As piracy is at 28,000,000,000,00,000% and rising, you can see their concern. Rockstar nearly went bankrupt from porting GTA IV, and not a single person paid for it[1].

[1] I hope to God I've made this absurd enough nobody takes it seriously, but this is the internet, so I'm adding this disclaimer

It's ironic that those people who signed the petition probably calls PC gamers "elitist".

Meh, who cares. I think it's funny if it's talking about piracy because I can't remember the last time I saw a major console release that wasn't leaked well in advance and pirated like mad. I also feel that the petition is not an anti-piracy petition because that literally doesn't make sense. Why would they identify a single game if they were talking about overall piracy, rather than some kind of misguided idea that GTA belongs on consoles as it was first a PC game. All but two of the total ten games have been multiplatform. All well, there is no accounting for taste I suppose.

So that's why the console version of GTA V got leaked four days early, because PC gamers pirate.

Well that explains everything!

I don't really see how they intend to actually do anything with this, I just have to ask the question; why do they even bother?

I don't think I need to elaborate, the entire thing just stinks of stupid.

10,000 babies don't want to share their rattle.

I have both a PS3 and a PC, that being said, those ten thousands of people are fucking idiots.

Lightknight:
Hmm, it may actually be beneficial to game companies to with-hold the release of the pc version until well after the console release of their games. I say this knowing full well that I'd much prefer to play GTA V on my pc than on any console.

The only reason to withhold release to one medium is where you want to keep the price high.

See on a PC they'd have to worry about how their prices look next to say SR4 and Payday2 and the like. They'd likely have to cut down their pricing to remain competitive. Now if you see two viable versions of the same game with say a $10 price difference you will of course buy the cheaper one.

In short Rockstar wants to charge premium dollars for the game while it can and the only way it can do that is by releasing it on mediums where the consumer won't question the premium pricing.

rofltehcat:
It is just flamebait. The petition to also port it to the PC is nice but they'd have ported it there anyways.
They have done it time and time again: Release on consoles, then focus on a (good) PC port.
I think this is a better policy than doing a half-assed port.

Well, there's Red Dead Redemption. It's one of Rockstar's greatest games and we never saw it on PC. I've never really heard a great explanation why. It would have been guarenteed to make money.

But, yeah, I think those days are behind us and GTAV will eventually be out on PC. Maybe it will even be ported well.

Longstreet:
So that's why the console version of GTA V got leaked four days early, because PC gamers pirate.

Well that explains everything!

Of course it does! How can you pirate a game for an Xbox, without downloading files onto your PC? Huh?! Case closed!

In all seriousness though, Rockstar are not stupid guys. They'll release PC version in 3-6 months with better graphics, or something.

"i hate when good games get ruined due to pirating, support the industry you love" -douglas thompson. When has piracy ruined a game. Actually ruined the experience for others, like my sitting down to play a game that I bought and said to myself, bloody hell all this piracy has taken all the fun I would have had out of this game, I will never buy another rockstar game because someone pirated this game. Also, I have pirated game, as well as spending an exorbitant amount of money on games, so no, my having pirated that game once has not stopped me from spending about 2,000 dollars on the industry on steam. I have even later bought games I once pirated because it was on sale and I thought it was fun enough to have around in the event I might want to play it again.

Fanboyism at it's finest.
Anyone who signed this petition is simply retarded.

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