Anyone regret buying games when you can download them?

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  1. PersonThatLikesGames

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    I’m glad I buy games since I do wanna support the devs and the company themselves if they wanna continue making games with all that money they have.
     
  2. GreyWolf

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    This right here. I do not understand why people buy a console then steal the games. It's pretty simple for me. Unless your game is overwhelmingly fantastic, if there is no demo I will probably not be interested. I will buy most Nintendo titles without trying them first but other than that you better get glowing reviews.
     
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  3. Saiyan Lusitano

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    The games I bought, I sold them because I didn't really play them at all and good timing, otherwise the price would have decreased.

    Still have 360, PS3, PS2 and PS1 games but none with a decent resale value so might as well keep it.
     
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  4. BORTZ

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    I actually regret buying games digitally on sale when I could have a nice plastic box with artwork.
     
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  5. linuxares

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    I got 1 game, I really, really reget buy. It was like 25 years ago. A freaking Star Wars game that was a sandbox more or less.
     
  6. Saiyan Lusitano

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    A pirated SW game?
     
  7. Minox

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    If you have the means to pay for games then I don't think that's anything to feel bad about. Rather, it's people who can afford games that to a certain degree offset the pirates who don't pay.
     
  8. bahamut920

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    Absolutely not. I buy any game I enjoyed playing. There are a few games I regret buying because I didn't enjoy them, but as long as I enjoy a game, I'm fine with spending money on it.
     
  9. Saiyan Lusitano

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    A game that isn't even worth pirating would be Fallout 76. lol

    On a more serious note, if I was a musician/actor/developer and people were stealing my content without paying, you bet I'd be annoyed and want something done against freeloaders.

    No wonder there's a lot who want stricter laws on copyright so that their content gets pirated less. But for those who know how to bypass, it's kind of irrelevant.
     
  10. Zense

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    I regret buying Kingdom Hearts 3D (physical). My only hope is that it selling badly will maken its value increase in 10 years... I guess I regret buying things when I see them decrease in price or get discounted shortly after.
     
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  11. Saiyan Lusitano

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    You fell for the "Nintendo games never lose their value." mentality. Only certain games are worth a lot while others, just an average amount and then the rest, hardly anything.

    I'm not into gaming much these days but glad I sold my games at a good time before the price plummeted further.
     
  12. Glyptofane

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    Not really. My Switch isn't even modded and I'll probably be sitting out this entire scene unless I buy a second one. I too bought almost every good exclusive Wii U game before the good methods finally rolled out. What I do for that and 3DS is just pirate the games I already own to save time fussing about with discs and carts.
     
  13. G0R3Z

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    I only pirate when it is a game that cannot be gotten legally, or is so incredibly and rare that most people will never get the chance to play it, let alone nintendo ever making it available. This is most SNES, or popular Gamecube games that have just accumulated such a cult following that they're so rare. £100+ for a nearly 20 year old game? No chance.

    I love the Switch, and have no intention of actually hacking it, unless it becomes an EOL product. But I buy all of my games now for modern consoles. I want to support developers, and I like having physical copies sitting on the shelf - They look nice.
     
  14. omegasoul6

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    I used to pirate when I was younger and had no money, now I buy games because I can afford to, and I understand the amount of work that's poured into making a game and I respect the developers.
     
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    I forgot
    As I've mentioned in every other piracy related thread like this, I almost always pirate a game to try them first before I buy them, so I don't end up wasting money on something I might not like. As such, I haven't regretted any of the games I've bought in the last 10+ years, since I already know that I like them. I don't have nearly enough disposable income to buy even 10% of all the games I'd like to try, but if I did I probably still wouldn't regret buying a game if I didn't end up liking it anyways.
     
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  16. Zense

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    Well, my regret isn't that it sunk in value but that I couldn't stand the game. Took me 3 years to finish it...
     
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  17. azoreseuropa

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    I prefer physical version for a collection so I don't like to downloading and streaming it anyway. Nah. I am not regret at all. I hate digital and downloading to streaming it.
     
  18. give_up

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    Apart from the feeling bad because you are not supporting the developers arguement i personally don't feel like the games i downloaded and pirated have the same value as games i bought. For example when i was 10, pokemon white 2 released and i instantly bought it with the little money i had at the time. Within i think 1 year i played over 500 hours and had so much fun, but if i had just pirated it i can assure that i wouldn't have spent so much time with the game.
     
  19. Ricken

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    If I don't know if I'll like a game I'll pirate it, and if I do like it I'll throw it onto a list of games to buy at some point
     
  20. Thunder Hawk

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    I regret buying games on console digitally when I could have bought the physical version. I won't make that mistake again.
     
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