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Old 04-29-2013, 09:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Simple question. Have you (or do you) pirate video games instead of paying for them? Don't want to turn this thread into a judgefest. Just curious as to why some people do this. Personally I find it alright to do this for games that are not in print anymore and not being sold new in stores (basically anything pre-PS3/Wii/360) or that have not been localized ever in your region. Roms are keeping the retro titles alive. The publishers/developers are not getting any of the money on used games. So why not? Before a few weeks ago, the ONLY way to "legally" play Earthbound was to spend more than $200. $200 that Nintendo will never see.

Oh and the new Sim City game. I hope everyone pirates it and gets around the DRM and online only shit so EA can suck a fat one.

Plus pirating can be fun. For example:

IGN - Eight of the Most Hilarious Anti-Piracy Measures in Video Games
IGN - The Best Anti-Piracy Measure Ever
Cracked - 6 Hilarious Ways Game Designers Are Screwing With Pirates

But then again, if nobody pays for anything and all we do is play for "free", is this the future?



Your 7 year old is going to want to keep playing immediately, so of course "Pay $100 Now" is going to be an easy decision.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Have you ever pirated a video game?

A few times. Only for Fallout 3, New Vegas, Age of Empires III, and Diablo II though.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What would you have used back in 2000 for Diablo 2? mIRC? Not saying you did it then, but man, the torrent/p2p/downloading era has advanced so much in the last 10 years.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, I have. All my Dreamcast games are pirated to be honest. I bought a Dreamcast off of Craigslist last summer. It came with no games or a VMU. I found a second controller with a VMU at a local Flea Market soon after buying it. For games I bought a stack of blank CDs and burn't various games onto them.
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I have downloaded a lot of early Nintendo console roms, but mostly for games I actually own. I had a cracked Minecraft account for awhile but I recently bought a legit account. Downloaded a FPR rom but couldn't get it to work. Games I have straight up pirated would be Age of Mythology and most of the games on my iPod/iPhone.
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Yes. I usually try before I buy.
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Default Re: Have you ever pirated a video game?

I pirate every game EA releases and I want to play. Not on Steam = no buy.
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What about GOG.com?
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What about GOG.com?
I don't really like having my games scattered through the internet, and GOG's patching isn't really..developer friendly. I don't use it, but I don't pirate the games in there either.
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That made no sense.
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