We would like to inform you about our action, that started recently due to the statement of Polish department of Microsoft, responsible for promotion of Xbox 360 in Poland.
We have started a project called “Nie sprzedaję wybrakowanego produktu – nie kradnę (I don’t sell partially functional product – I don’t steal from my customers)”, which was a reaction to an action started by Polish Microsoft. Our project was originally meant to be an answer to the action organized by Polish department of Microsoft, which was against hard-modding of the consoles and the piracy. Because one of the representatives of Microsoft advised, that the main reason for a LIVE subscription being unavailable in Poland is due to a piracy, we’ve decided to react. Now we are planning to start an international project called “We want LIVE”.
As the users of the original versions of the games for Xbox 360 console, we didn’t like the fact, that somebody was insinuating that because Polish gamers use illegal software, there will be no LIVE available for us. We do not agree with suggestions, that that is the case. We do not believe that the Polish gamers are responsible for lack of LIVE in Poland. We think, that after few years of waiting for the start of that service in our country, after dozens of promises
saying “wait one more month” – the time we’ve given is over. And that’s mostly thanks to the words of Mr Kuba Mirski.
We do want to make clear one more thing – we do not sympathize with piracy. As the users of original copies of the games we think it’s wrong and want to say that we are definitely against it. We do not want to advise anybody about advantages of one console over another as well. You might be able to find there some warm words about Sony Computer Entertainment Poland, which showed, that if you want – there’s nothing that can stop you from giving a network service similiar to the one that the rest of the world receives. Even if you are a big corporation.
What we want is to show the problem, that really exists. The issue that is ignored by the decidents of the Polish department of Microsoft. We would like to get answers for few questions, that no one in Polish game industry wanted to ask. Wanted or could.
Please remember, that this action is completely private initiative, and please treat it as it is.
What about you guys? Do you have problems with XboX Live/Games For Windows Live?
I hope they will bring Live to Poland thanks to this :-)