Originally Posted by the9quad Yeah because pirates never download games they would buy, and play them for free instead of paying for them.
I bet if grocery stores went on the honor system they'd make so much money!!! Car dealerships should do that too!! They all don't understand like you clearly do that people will pay for things if they can get away without paying for them...bunch of stupid business people aren't very trusting...
If you never intended to pay for it, you were never a potential sale in the first place. is it still stealing/ Of course. But what would you call someone who borrowed a DRM free version of a PC game or simply a xb or ps game? Are they pirates or lost sales?
Something i was thinking about the other day::
I skip throughout complete walkthroughs of new games that i may or may not buy and more often than not, ill end up just watching the entire playthough as the game turns out to be just another boring AAA or lazy indie title, but ill stick around for the story if its somewhat interesting. Now, that may not seem an issue at face value, nor be considered piracy, but when you take into account that i got to see what the game had to offer and all the hardwork that went into making it and all from start to finish, despite not paying for that game, I still got to "enjoy" it for free all the same,
Considering todays SP games (more so the AAA market ) are nothing but hand holding QTE based reskinned annual releases that are about as interactive and stimulating as the title screen of a bluray/dvd movie, Im not missing out on much and getting just as much out of that game as if i were the one pressing F to pay respect or dying through cheap insta-deaths in Outlast 2 (which is far more enjoyable to watch than play), all without the frustration of which that entails and enjoying the added bonus of being able to skip what would otherwise be an unskippable cutscene or segment of the game.
Would i count as a lost sale or a pirate, or is game piracy only something that occurs when complete game files have been obtained illegally? What if i download those files but never launch the game and instead choose to just watch the game in full on YT? I have the files, ive seen the game from start to finish, but does that make me guilt free since i wasnt the one in control of the protagonist?