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Poll Results: Do you pirate?

 
  • 5% (5)
    Yes, I'll never pay!
  • 22% (19)
    No, piracy is bad and should be done away with!
  • 52% (44)
    Yes, Im not spending 60$ to see if I like a game or not. Will buy it if I like it.
  • 19% (16)
    Other?
84 Total Votes  
post #11 of 86
I think most of the people who say they don't pirate are liars.
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post #12 of 86
When i see games, generally i -know- if im going to like it or not and will buy it without hesitation.

There are other games however that i sit on the fence about and "try" before considering buy.

STALKER is a great example of a game i "tried" fell in love with and bought smile.gif
post #13 of 86
Only pirate games that don't provide a demo...who wants to buy a game without trying it first!

Not sure how many PC demos they actually make but I will usually download the demo on PS3 and decide if I like then buy for PC.
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post #14 of 86
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Originally Posted by DAI_JAZZER View Post

some people have to pirate due to money issues and cant buy games off steam due to not having a credit card and due to the ocn rules i dont think anybody would what to admit to piracy

lolwut?? so people are REQUIRED to pirate a game because they don't have enough money? Well hell, in that case I guess I'm REQUIRED to rob a convience store because I don't have enough money to buy my 1/5 of vodka and my carton of smokes rolleyes.gif I think, perhaps, your logic is the worst I've seen in awhile. If you can't afford to game then don't, it's that simple. People don't HAVE to steal/pirate games because they don't have enough money.
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post #15 of 86
I personally have never pirated a PC game. I own more than 30 games on steam and a few on origin.

I pay most of the time full price. It's expensive, but nothing as bad as how expensive my entire PC was.

I have a good pc, and I support every dev out there for good reason.



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post #16 of 86
My take is a bit different. I'll buy the game if I like what I see and then I'll just use a crack to do away with their DRM.
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post #17 of 86
Not everyone can just go out and get a better job. Some live in very depressed areas with few jobs. If you are stuck with the only job you can get and trying to barely support your family, it's tough. Some of you people are making comments that I would expect from a spoon fed, spoiled child. I don't care how old you may be... If you can't understand that concept you're still an immature kid.

Edit: this is not in support of piracy, this is in response to the get a better job comments.
Edited by ramkatral - 11/28/11 at 8:50am
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post #18 of 86
It's a simple concept. If you can't afford something, then you can't afford something. Making the argument that someone should be allowed to steal something that is a luxury just because they don't have enough money to afford said luxury is just stupid. If you can't understand the concept of living within your means, then you're just some self-entitled schmuk who just helps to inflame these situations evey more. See, I can namecall and stereotype just as well as you... rolleyes.gif

::edit:: You know why I don't have my PC watercooled? Because I can't afford to spend 500+ bucks on a custom loop that I want. You know why I don't race/drift? Because I can't afford the car and the parts for it. You know why I don't mod computer cases? Because I can't afford to spend the time and money on such a hobby. See where I'm going? These things are all luxuries, and because these luxurious hobbies are outside of my income I don't partake in that hobby. Others here on the forum can do all of these things and more, because they have the cashflow to be able to do so. It's the concept of living within your means, and if you can't afford a luxury than you shouldn't have it, certainly shouldn't be stealing for it. My previous post was a bit rude, I apologize for coming across so harsh. But people that have this sense of entitlement irritate me greatly, and your generalizations and stereotyping rubbed me the wrong way, sorry for responding in such a sarcastic way.
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post #19 of 86
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Originally Posted by ramkatral View Post

Not everyone can just go out and get a better job. Some live in very depressed areas with few jobs. If you are stuck with the only job you can get and trying to barely support your family, it's tough. Some of you people are making comments that I would expect from a spoon fed, spoiled child. I don't care how old you may be... If you can't understand that concept you're still an immature kid.

This is the most mature comment I've seen so far. Not everyone understands the value of a dollar, there's more to life than computers and games. I myself have a mortgage and other payments to worry about each month and $60 can make or break me being able to afford my cable bill for the month. And getting a better job isn't as easy as people here are making it out to be.
post #20 of 86
You misunderstand me. I agree with you. If you can't afford it then you don't get it. I was just commenting to the "you can't afford 60$?? Haha get a better job lol" comments smile.gif
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