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I refuse to use pirated versions of new games, but I will consistently download old ones because finding physical copies is impossible or insanely expensive. The most recent example is The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time. I loved this series growing up and still have I/II/III on CD. I always wanted the DVD version of the third installment but it was impossible to find anywhere at a reasonable price. So after DAYS of searching I finally found a relatively inactive torrent that had a copy and got it.

Sadly they did a Tenth Anniversary addition of that game but only for OS X. If they'd rerelease it for PC I'd buy it in a second and delete my copy.
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Originally Posted by Thingamajig View Post
What gets to me is that torrent sites are capitalizing on the popularity of piracy and the content they direct people to. And yet people still lap up the "OH PIRACY IS COOL INIT LUL" propaganda they spew.
Which ones? I routinely see something like "don't pirate gog games" or "don't pirate indie games, developers deserve the money". Actually, most people at torrent sites do buy stuff and those who don't either don't have the money or they're opposed to the product in some way (bad publisher, bad drm, bad support, etc.). You don't see many people saying something like "I have the money, I like the product, but I'm gonna pirate anyway".
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I think the point is you should be able to donate money to the developers a certain amount that you can afford. I think this would help. Say right now you can only afford 10 bucks well paypal that amount to whoever your stealing the game from and at least thats some help
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I think the point is you should be able to donate money to the developers a certain amount that you can afford. I think this would help. Say right now you can only afford 10 bucks well paypal that amount to whoever your stealing the game from and at least thats some help
Or save that $10 and keep saving intill you have enough and buy the game? I wanted Portal 2 but I knew I couldn't pay for it in one hit so I saved £5 a week and when the Preorder was up I had the cash and got it. Most game's you get plenty of notice of when it is going to be released.
Edited by Lee79 - 2/18/11 at 8:17am
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advocating piracy is against the rules of this site, regardless of your personal opinion of it.

similarly, please don't discuss infractions or warnings in public - direct questions to the person who issued them or to another mod.


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Originally Posted by mothrpe View Post
It's like how youtube hosts everything and makes money off of other peoples work with no permission.
Youtube made an agreement with the movie industry to compensate the owners in such cases. Hence some forums allow youtube links only.
As for piracy, the opposite is also true. You buy dozen of games yet hardly play them. I still have to play gabriel knight 1 fully.
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Since the release of a certain illegitimate BETA last week I was pleasantly surprised to see the amount of support for the developer and the condemning of the download in general across the many forums I frequent and lurk. I’d say its as high as 80% in support...
Let's see what happens when the full version gets released. inb4tehrazor1911!!11111! I won't pirate it but seeing that it will be $59.99 I won't buy it either until it gets to a steam sale.
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about the PC bc2 PC ownage, its because bc2 isnt a run and shoot like COD so that people on console didnt like it. i have a friend whos a COD fiend on console and he HATES bc2 cuz its harder for him to aim. lol.

but yea i used to "BORROW" my games off websites and i never bought them. but now i realized "borrowing" isnt gonna help developers develop new games better than the old ones and the multiplayer community in games just make it worth buying,still depends if its ur kind of game tho,so do research before you buy it. stop pre-ordering and then complaining
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Let's see what happens when the full version gets released. inb4tehrazor1911!!11111! I won't pirate it but seeing that it will be $59.99 I won't buy it either until it gets to a steam sale.
Are there certain people who just crack games? Would be nice if these people/groups didn't make cracks of great games from publishers who make an effort with the PC market such as the witcher 2, stalker and Crysis. I know it will never happen but still would be good
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I hate all people who decide to pirate for the PC.
I mean it is killing the industry, and for the people that don't go against the rules and pirate, the people who respect the developers are just outnumbered by pirates.

I don't hate pirates as people.. because people can change, I just ask that for the people that respect the developers of the video games we play and pay for a good quailty experience, to take advantage of the masses of money that people pay for good hardware to run the latest games, to get awful ports (Splinter Cell: Conviction etc..).

PC gaming is what I preffer to play my games on, but I have thought countless times not to support the PC gaming industry anymore and just play games on consoles.

C'mon guys, and I don't want to hear the excuse "Oh.. well I just download it to see if it runs, or if it's any good.".
Because when devs. see that the game is being downloaded and they are not being supported they don't just say "Wait, they are just using the full game as a demo. They'll probably go out and buy it this week."

Just stating my opinion.
I think you're a bit too one sided. If pirating weren't an option, we probably wouldn't have massive Steam blowout sales in the first place.

Developers should offer demo versions for their games, if they don't want us to pirate them to see if it's a worthwhile purchase. It's not hard to offer up online demos either, to really get people to bite.

The problem is, developers don't want to lose sales from people that would regret their purchase, either. Games that were totally bunk, like MoH, probably wouldn't have sold many copies on PC if people had known what they were buying.

Personally, I like what's happening on the PC market right now and I hope it forces developers to produce better games at reasonable prices.

And there will always be a PC gaming market. We, the people who are willing to pay, are always going to be here. When developers bring us a great product, they have our money, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. If they're upset because they can't release garbage and still see a big profit, that's just too ******* bad.
Edited by Mookster - 2/18/11 at 11:29am
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