Do any of you feel bad when you don't buy the game?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by soliunasm, Mar 7, 2008.

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Do you feel bad pirating and not buying?

  1. Yes. I want to support the teams if I like the game.

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  2. Somewhat. It doesn't really matter to me. If I have the money, I'll get it.

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  3. Not at all. I don't have the money to actually buy the games.

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  1. soliunasm
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    soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

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    As stated, do any of you actually feel bad for not being able to buy the game you are pirating?
    I make it my duty to purchase the game I have pirated if I like it because:
    A. I want to support the company/dev team.
    B. If it's a good game, you should absolutely pay for it.
     


  2. Tenshigure

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    I'll agree with you on the sentiment that if I like the game, I will buy it. Typically the only games I will pirate (for a short period) is only the games that I have no ability to obtain quickly and want to "try before I buy".

    For example, Osu! Tatake! Ouendan! was one of those games that, while it looked good, I wanted to make sure it was worth the purchase (yes, it is).
     
  3. CockroachMan

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    I feel bad cause I know how hard it is to make a game.. well.. I only made Flash games, but those are already hard to make.. I imagine how much work takes to make a "big" game.. :/

    I pirate most of my games cause they're way too expensive over here.. been trying to buy more though..
     
  4. kallekall

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    I feel bad for some games. But I often buy the game I want after a while. Even though I got I chipped Wii a actually own more games that I have bought then I have burned.

    But I think the companies put in to much limitations in the game. Even though I in some cases see why they have to. But that does not mean that I accept that they do it.

    Edit: spelling...
     
  5. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    Free better than pay. 'Nuff said.
     
  6. Armadillo

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    Nope , don't feel bad.
     
  7. Salamantis

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    I am not really a 'gamer'. I hardly play games and when I do just for a short while and NEVER finish any games. I do have the money to pay for them, but I don't want to since it's something really that I don't care about.
     
  8. WeaponXxX

    WeaponXxX Too F'in Blonde

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    Only a fool would part way with money he doesn't need to.
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    Oh and I am not voting as none of the choices apply to me. I pirate because I can, not cause I can't afford not to
     
  9. moozxy

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    Nah, if I went out and bought every game I play it'd cost a fortune, it's thanks to pirating that I've been able to have the full gaming experience on the respective handheld/console. That being said, I do buy games I really really like partly to support the gaming team, but more because I like to have the hard genuine copy of things.
     
  10. azotyp

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    I dont feel bad about not buying a game, but when I launched soma bringer in jap version to check is it good I felt bad about it (but not as a pirate way , but as "what I am doing spoiling my game experience when they will someday make ebglish version").
     
  11. Sonicslasher

    Sonicslasher In Law we trust.

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    ARRGH!!!!

    off topic: we need a pirate smiley.
     
  12. Sinkhead

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    An option that shows my feelings isn't here. I do feel bad about pirating, but I can't afford to buy the games.
     
  13. Westside

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    I only feel bad if the game is good. I often end up buying the game it self.

    When I played Halo on my xbox, I was glad that I downloaded it first before following the hype and buying it.
     
  14. Regiiko

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    Where's the "I don't give a fuck, x corporation has shitty customer support?" option? D:
     
  15. Ace Gunman

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    I don't feel bad because I buy all of the games I really want to support. Any other games I download I don't consider buy-worthy to begin with.
     
  16. JPH

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    Nope.

    I'm a heartless soul with no remorse for stealing games. [​IMG]
     
  17. 2dere

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    I'm poor, thats why I got my flash card. I'll buy games if I can get 'em for cheap, or if I can see me spending more than twenty hours on. But half the time, they take months to come out down here. If like a game enough I'll buy it, but I don't usually end up playing a game enough to warrant a purchase so why feel guilty about playing a pirated game for two hours?
     
  18. Pulka

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    I can't buy an iMac AND games ,can I?
     
  19. Doggy124

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    Where is an option for "Happy" ?

    I do feel happy because I save more money.
     
  20. NeSchn

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    I only pirate DS games because its the easiest. Otherwise I buy all my other games.