Anyone regret buying games when you can download them?

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  1. mohhaxs
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    I'm still new to the scene, but I found out that you can download 3ds and Wii u games about 2 months ago. I physically bought 20 3ds games (half which i didnt beat) and pretty much all the good games for wii u already. When I found out these games can be downloaded for free now, I feel bad because I could have saved hundreds of dollars. I cant even think of any games i would need to download because i already bought games that I wanted. Anyone else feel this way or is it just me?
     
  2. DinohScene

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    Piracy is wrong and illegal.
    Nothing to feel bad about supporting developers by purchasing games.
     
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  3. xpoverzion

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    No, because I don't buy consoles unless they can be hacked and pirated. This includes PC games as well;) This also includes movies, software, books, etc... I haven't paid for anything that is made from 1's and 0's in over 15 years.
     
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  4. SirNapkin1334

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    No. I am glad I bought all my games. I don't pirate anymore, and either way it was more of a way to play games that I didn't like as much, not enough to warrent buying them.
     
  5. Felivath

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    Based on the title of the thread, I wanted to come in here to say that I regret buying digitally, because I have several games that I played for a few hours then just didn't really feel it. So if I would've bought physical I could at least sell it or trade it for a return. As for the piracy part. I never really regret supporting a developer. I figure if they can get me excited enough to buy their product they deserve the money.
     
  6. Dreamhigh1708

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    I didn't think of piracy when I first read the title, since now people can buy digital copies through places like the Playstation Store and all. I wanted to see what people thought of digital copies (official ones) vs physical copies, because I'm curious about people's preference... But yeah that's not what it is about (guess I'll open a topic about it)
    I personally don't regret buying games I know I can get for free because I like owning a physical copy i can keep for a long time, but also I know I'm supporting a company (I play mostly localized game from japanese so I'm pretty convinced they really need the support)
     
  7. Bitchplease

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    There are some steam indie games i could have lived without :D
    But i prefer buying everything, no regrets here.
     
  8. Taleweaver

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    I honestly never had this happen to me. Being able to pirate a game is something i assume that can be done for most if not all games anyway. It's not that i never do it, but whenever i want to buy a game is because i want to buy a game.
     
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    If you mean in terms of piracy...then no. I find if I don't buy a game I never end up completing them.

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    Not to mention my backlog is already kinda huge. Adding more would be crazy.
     
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  10. raxadian

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    No.

    Buying games offline used to include a box for the game and a manual.

    It also made reselling the game as used a piece of cake.

    And it was also a way to keep the game in case something went wrong with your machine.
     
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  11. mariopepper

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    I think it does not matter. If you already bought a game, you should not regret because it was your decision, that's all
     
  12. leon315

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    MATES, if have a job then u should support ur favourite devs by buying their product. But sometimes, youtube's gameplay may not 100% convincing, then urge to try it 1st.
     
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  13. MythicalData

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    I think your money was well spent. It should be a give and take system either way. I get it, not everyone has money, whatcha gonna do, but when you can why not support them? a few hours of work to get so many hours back from a game is a great thing
     
  14. leon315

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    dude, all games can be cracked, lately the guy behind Denuvo cracking scene got arrested and i think the company made a very clear msg: crack Denuvo again and we will send u into jail.
    So Denuvo once again become world safest DRM, dude, all AAA+ titles use Denuvo and many games are like Overwatch or PUBG are online only, u can't pirate games on pc anymore.
     
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    I used to pirate a lot when I was still in high school and didn't make my own money, and was living with my parents. Had to go through them to buy anything, was easier to just pirate. Now that I have my own money and can use it as I please, I buy everything I actually intend to play. I might still pirate now and again to try things, but between library sharing among friends and discounts galore, I buy much more than I pirate. I already don't have enough time as-is for the things I buy, so there's no real reason for me to pirate or deal with that hassle. And online games exist, and I like playing them, so no way to pirate those.

    I can't be one to judge, but to those that pirate excessively, do support the games and developers you enjoy. Games are not a charity, neither is anything else digital, and you're not entitled to them for no cost.
     
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  16. PalomPorom

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    All the time. You do enjoy the game more when you pay for it though. I just hate to waste money on a game I only played for 10 minutes and got bored

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    It's drm that hurts performance. It needs to get cracked. Why pay for a game that runs better if you get it for free

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  18. DarthDub

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    I only regret digital purchases on consoles. Steam's fine.
     
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    I kinda regretted buying Smash for 3DS, since I had a hacked 3DS and could have just downloaded it, plus I ended up only playing the Wii U version anyway (which I also bought) so it felt like a waste of money. But generally I don't mind buying games.
     
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  20. leon315

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    The fact is afters decades of wild pirating on pc has discouraged so many publishers to port AAA games on pc, they simply had no other choice to pick DENUVO, after that famous cracker got SWATED AT HOME and sent to jail, no one 's going to release Denuvo cracks anymore.

    Dude, if you like that game, buy it to support developers!
     
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