A pledge to no longer pirate!

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by thejakal, May 10, 2010.

May 10, 2010

A pledge to no longer pirate! by thejakal at 3:10 AM (3,387 Views / 0 Likes) 32 replies

  1. thejakal
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    An anonymous post on a forum is the closest I'll come to a confession. But I'll admit it - I've had a number of DS flash carts, currently an Acekard 2i, and I have used them to illegally download copies of several games. At first, it was because I was strapped for cash. But it turned into a habit, and it was just too easy to download games instead of buying the carts. Now my Acekard has dozens of games, some of which I've spent several hours enjoying, and I didn't pay for most of them. I've even recommended flash carts to at least 2 others who I know no longer buy DS games.

    Recently, a friend of mine took a job in Europe (I'm in the US). He plays DS, and we talk occasionally. I know his anecdotes may not be the truth, but as he describes it, DS piracy there is at a laughably high rate. In all of the EU market, games sell maybe 10% of what they do in the US. Publishers have all but given up on making a profit there. And the types of games that are the most pirated? Final Fantasy 4, The World Ends With You, Knights in the Nightmare, etc. - 3rd party games that don't have the history of Nintendo's characters to make them well known.

    Well, I like those kinds of games. But the publishers don't know, because I've downloaded most of them instead of buying them. So, in this public forum, I will admit that I have a problem downloading games, and that I am making a resolution. From now on, I will purchase ALL my games. I will NOT use ROMS to "try out" a game to see if I like it. I will purge my Acekard of any game I don't legally own. I will purchase any game I downloaded that I spent more than an hour playing.

    All in all, it won't be cheap. But it's right.

    I'm not a shill for the industry, or trying to start a revolution, or trying to paint this site/forum as a den of piracy. But I'm hoping now that I put this out there, it will keep me honest in the future.
     


  2. Mages4ever

    Member Mages4ever GBAtemp Fan

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    Ehh I'm not gonna piss on you like that.

    I'm glad you're going to support the original publishers.
    However, people pirate for many reasons (Ie. Cost, Availability, Ease)
    But if you can afford it, by all means, Kudos to you.
     
  3. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Woo! One less pirate in the world!

    I agree with everything that you've said...except that trying out games isn't really bad when you're on a budget. If you're on a serious budget, you want to know what you're spending your scarcely found free money on - and the only games that have that notoriety are...well, 2d Mario platformers.

    Yeah, it'll be expensive, but you'll play less games, and just play those games to their fullest, instead of just finishing the story and deleting.

    High-five!
     
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    Welcome to the confession booth, my dear boy.

    Nothing can save your soul, however.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. BoxShot

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    That's nice. [​IMG]

    I'm still on a very small budget so I can't afford to do this.
     
  6. Dangy

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

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    If I was a publisher I would go to (instert popular ROM site) and sort by downloads; and check how many downloads my game has.
     
  7. Arp1

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    But you could always look at reviews before you try it.
     
  8. Helix94

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    GASP! [​IMG]
     
  9. DeMoN

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    You monster! How could you do such a thing? [​IMG]
     
  10. Mages4ever

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    You have to wonder though. I'm sure everyone has pirated at least one thing in their life.
    (Cracked software, roms, hell, even an MP3.)
     
  11. monkat

    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    Reviewers don't have your taste in games, and may stress different things about the games, so they will look at things from an angle that you would not care about!
     
  12. jurassicplayer

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    Psh, I could care less about reviews. I look at the small introduction that goes with the game (to know what the story is) and the gameplay. After that, I say "yay or nay".

    -edit-
    I think everyone does this anyways...although suikoden english dub is an exception to this rule...the english dub was so cruelly horrid =D
     
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    made me laugh but anyways
    don't do it, waste of money

    here's a better pledge, pledge not to play games anymore
    or how about use pledge on your furniture to make it smell nice

    that wasn't funny [​IMG]
     
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    I'm a monster. [​IMG]
    Ive done things like that too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    review is no compare to actually playing it
    otherwise no one is buying anything after watching zero punctuation's reviews.
     
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    More power to you.
     
  17. Saddamsdevil

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    I agree to not pirating. Just steal games the old fashioned way, stick them under your coat and walk out.

    Seriously though, I only buy games which I have tested and approved, and my standards are pretty high.

    Piracy FTW
     
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    I'd rather end my life than stop pirating, you bastard
     
  19. Infinite Zero

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    hey. Who are you referring to as "BASTARD?"
     
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    Don't listen to yuyuyup. He's a snappy little dick. [​IMG]
     

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