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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?
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post #61 of 86
Only Ubisoft games I play are splinter cell and the assassins creed series other then that I really dont get any other
post #62 of 86
The logic is not flawed, if you steal something you take money away from the producer of the game because the product can no longer be sold. If you pirate it, you are getting a copy of the file, therefore the original can still be sold. I am not justifying anything it makes perfect sense.
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post #63 of 86
I purchase most games after watching several youtube gameplay videos to determine if I am interested enough to try it out. Steam is great for finding good games for a price that wont hurt my wallet. There are other games that look interesting and everything but $60 is a bit much to find out if I really dislike the game or not, if I end up do liking it then I will go for the purchase and hopefully get some nice DLC or online play. Really depends on the game and its online features.
    
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post #64 of 86
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Originally Posted by Psyren View Post

Oh look at you sticking it to the man. How dare ppl pay for work of 100's of ppl rolleyes.gif. Just because a game sucks doesn't justify the need to steal from the dev. Vote with your wallet, not this iEntitled attitude.
And lol at that "interest of big companies" comment. Those PC components you own, your flashy TV, that Windows you're running on your PC, the clothing you wear... You think that was some special gift just for you.
Children these days :/

By not buying the game, I do vote with my wallet. Piracy or not. By the sound of your post, did this "piracy" thing affect you? Are you a game developer who lost money to it?

I just hope that people will understand the importance of freedom on the internet and your own computer. The importance of not letting them decide how you use your computer. If they need to do that, then they're doing it wrong.

Do you know how much my internet/tv/phone cost per month? 150 canadian $. That's 3 AAA title per months. Maybe they should stop pirating my money each month while putting more and more limits and increasing cost from their almost monopoly?
post #65 of 86
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Originally Posted by DraXxus1549 View Post

The logic is not flawed, if you steal something you take money away from the producer of the game because the product can no longer be sold. If you pirate it, you are getting a copy of the file, therefore the original can still be sold. I am not justifying anything it makes perfect sense.



If you got it without paying for it you stole it, plain and simple. You can call it piracy or hopscotch or whatever you want. It is still stealing. Your trying to make piracy out as legitimate way to obtain a game and it isn't. No matter how you try to twist and turn it. rolleyes.gif
Edited by EVILNOK - 11/28/11 at 1:08pm
post #66 of 86
I have not pirated a PC game besides possibly some very hard to find ones from the DOS era. Even then though, they were probably freeware.
Console games? I usually "pirate" games that I had purchased years before. (Advance Wars, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance) to play on my homebrew PSP. It's just so much more convenient! I've already paid once for the software, so I don't really know if it would be a terrible thing to pirate for personal emulation.

For PC, I strictly support the titles. Partially because i'm too afraid to pirate, and also because steam is so cheap! (And GOOD!)
There are titles like Assassin's Creed II, which Ubi required you to stay online to play offline.. I don't have internet around the clock!
Of the incredibly few titles I would consider pirating, it's a Ubisoft title.
The pirated version is BETTER.... if the customer pays, the software is worse!

I am hoping developers realize that the inconvenience of some types of DRM make purchasing the game look like a mistake. I am afraid of running out of activations on many of my software because of being a system builder, and re-installing windows several times.

Steam FTW... PC FTW...
That said, i'm sure as hell not paying $50 for a full priced PC title unless it's REALLY designed for PC..
    
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post #67 of 86
I like to try games before I buy them (demos, etc.). If I enjoy a game I will buy it when I have the money, and I will encourage my friends to buy it. I don't think piracy results in many lost sales, just people getting a game that they normally wouldn't have bothered paying for anyways.
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post #68 of 86
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post

If you got it without paying for it you stole it, plain and simple. You can call it piracy or hopscotch or whatever you want. It is still stealing. Your trying to make piracy out as legitimate way to obtain a game and it isn't. No matter how you try to twist and turn it. rolleyes.gif

I am not trying to say that piracy is right, maybe my initial post was misleading. What I am trying to say is that piracy is different then theft, and it needs to be treated as such. For example charging people who have downloaded X number of songs millions of dollars because of the potential lost sales is ludicrous, something else needs to be done.
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post #69 of 86
IMO Piracy does hurt the gaming / music industry. However, the amount of damage caused by piracy is very difficult to determine.

1. It is impossible to say that a person who downloads a game would have never bought it. Yes, they may never buy it at $60, but what about in 8 months when it's $4.99 during a sale on Steam?

2. PC game piracy is more damaging to the industry then movie / music piracy. With music / movie piracy there is the possibility that the pirate would go see the sequel to the movie they downloaded in a theater, or to a concert of the artist of the music that they downloaded. The only way that piracy would work out well for the gaming industry is if the pirate bought a copy of the game they pirated, or they buy the sequel of the game they downloaded. Lets be frank, the majority of people who pirate a game are not going to go out and purchase a copy if they like it.

IMO this is why there is a lack of great single player games.


I find the argument that people are downloading it to try out the game to see if they will buy it to be quite a thin argument. Read some reviews, and go watch some gameplay videos from You Tube. If you still aren't sure you want to buy it after that then it's not worth buying. Or better yet, wait 6 months for it to show up in a major sale on Steam. Even if the game turns out to be crap you are not out much money, and you didn't have to break any copyright laws. thumb.gif
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post #70 of 86
I have pirated many things in the past and continue to do so, simply because I can.
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