do you pirate?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by BORTZ, Feb 9, 2008.

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do you pirate?

  1. no way! i always buy my games.

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  2. i buy more than i pirate.

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  3. its about half and half.

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  4. i pirate more than i buy.

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  5. Screw nintendo! piracy rules!

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Feb 9, 2008

do you pirate? by BORTZ at 2:45 PM (6,347 Views / 0 Likes) 70 replies

  1. BORTZ
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    just wondering about the users of gbatemp. thats all.
     


  2. Salamantis

    Member Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Game piracy?

    Nintendo DS: I pirate more than I buy, but I STILL do buy.
    Nintendo Wii: I have more bought games then pirated games, but I STILL do pirate.
     
  3. Rayder

    Former Staff Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    ARRR matey! [​IMG]


    I used to buy DS/GBA games, then I got my flashcarts.

    I used to buy PC games until I got burnt by that Starforce virus....er....I mean "copy-protection".

    I don't "buy" any of them anymore. [​IMG]
     
  4. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

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    I have pirated about every game I ever played [​IMG]
    But when a game really satisfies me, like Mario Kart DS, I buy it.
    Same for PC games.
    I have played the whole Call of Duty series illegally, and bought them all because I loved it.
     
  5. paul1991

    Banned paul1991 Banned

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    I dont have and wont get a wii modchip.
    I own 20 DS games, but I pirate all my DS and GBA games now.
    I dont play computer games, but I have a burnt copy of the Neverhood.
     
  6. xcalibur

    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

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    I've pirated on the PS1 and the DS.
    I have a lot more games for my PS2 and NGC though.

    I buy more than I pirate.
     
  7. CockroachMan

    Member CockroachMan Scribbling around GBATemp's kitchen.

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    Indeed.. I get more games on the Internet than I buy then.. I bought 2 games when I bought my DS.. and 3 Wii games when I bought it.. but I'm waiting for D2CPro to mod it..

    I work with programming so I fell a little bad about it.. but the prices of games in Brazil are way too high! A new Wii game here is usually more than 200 bucks.. if the prices were reasonable I would buy all my games..
     
  8. laminaatplaat

    Member laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    official games vs not so official

    0 vs. ??? DS
    13 vs. 30 Gamecube
    15 vs. 0 GBA
    ?? vs. ?? PC (but last few years alot of pirate, epic games I sitll buy [​IMG]
     
  9. dakeyras

    Member dakeyras GBAtemp Regular

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    Hmmm. If I look at how many decent games I own, and how many decent games I (in the hypothetical case I pirate of course cause I don't cause I'm a good law abiding citizen) pirated..I'd say it's about even. I'm not gonna count the crap games, cause seriously, noone deserves money for those period so I refuse to call that pirating.

    If nintendo would actually make this kind of crap affordable in europe like it is in the states, makes every game available everywhere at the same time and stops the shovelware, I'd have no reason to download anything.
     
  10. fischju

    Member fischju Rehabilitated Jaywalker

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    Quick! Somebody vote for half and half so its 1 3 5 7 9!
     
  11. TaMs

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    Hm if i've modchip on some console i won't buy games for it. But if i don't have one i'll, buy games for it.
     
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    i buy the ones i like, as that are not many, i think i pirate more than i buy.


    YARR.
     
  13. scubersteve

    scubersteve Newbie

    PC: Buy to play online
    DS: Pirate. I have 5 bought games, but I didn't personally buy them.
    PSP: Pirate, buy games that were too big for mem stick ( I only had 1 gig, when I had a PSP)
    GBA: buying all the way.
     
  14. Linkiboy

    Member Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

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    I have about 11 legit DS games, and about ~150 pirated.
    I have over 20 real GBA games, and downloaded a little less than that
    I have many PC games, and few pirated PC games
    All legit 'cube, wii, ps2, and 360
     
  15. DjoeN

    Member DjoeN Captain Haddock!

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    I never say ahoy
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    I don't like fish for food
    I don't like Johnny Depp
    I don't like Orlando Bloom

    But

    I do like Keira Knightley

    EDIT: I loved: The Secret of Monkey Island games [​IMG]
     
  16. Corizzle

    Newcomer Corizzle Advanced Member

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    Basically, I buy any game that I would have originally bought before a flash cart. I only use my flash cart to try out obscure games, imports that would be impossible for me to get without paying an arm and a lag, and games I know will be crappy but still want to play them. All of my console games are bought and I don't have a game worthy PC so not much there either

    I buy a whole heck of a lot more then I pirate, probably 10-1 at least
     
  17. Jdbye

    Suspended Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    Consoles, as much as possible. PC, not really. Music/Videos, yes.
    I haven't had the possibility of pirating games on consoles for that long though.
    I got a GBA-only flashcart after the DS came out (before DSL) and that was the first time I had the chance to pirate games on a console, other than emulators.

    By the time I got a DS flashcart, I already had 12 DS games, and I still have all of them, although I should sell them while I still can, I need the money [​IMG]
     
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    Member Triforce GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Member azotyp GBAtemp Maniac

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    Member Agjsdfd My title

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    I try to avoid. Hmm.. lets say half and half.
     

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