How many of you ARE pirates?

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Apr 26, 2008
  1. TwinsanityNtranc
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    This is different to the other one.

    i want to know HOW MANY people actually pirate games or have pirated games, be honest!
     


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    Damn right I pirate. But then, most of it is game's I've already bought, so I don't feel half as guilty.

    Now, as for music? 95% of the stuff I get from LimeWire is music I own, but I'm too lazy to get a decent drive to rip it/decent ID3 tagging program.
     
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    My reason.

    I pirate games and movies occasionally it depends, right now i see pirating games is necessary because i am often unable to get any money for shite, and for the DS most DS games are craptastic dissapointing shovelware and are allways priced at their highest for DS games.

    and often suck balls

    so yeah, i often (well if i have the money i would) buy the DS games i really really like, and that i deem are worthy of my 60$ AUD because really, why not? it helps weed out good developers amongst the ones that are trying to get a quick buck for something they slaped together in 10 minutes.

    if i had a job i would be buying DS games i really like, but since i dont i will have to pirate games.
    i have a fair few real DS games so what i usually do is pirate games and still buy games at the same time so it balances out, i will buy as much as an average consumer and still pirate.

    i believe in supporting the development of games as much as any real gamer who cares.
    but we arent rich DX give us a Break you asshole retailers!
     
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    Not having money does not justify piracy.

    Anyways, I pirate.
     
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    I pirate ... but I do not try to fool myself, or others, with flimsy or bogus justifications ...
     
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    LOL! i don't care! XD
    i do half good and half bad i buy games and movies when i can, and usually its for the good ones.

    i hate bad games that are made to rip people off so i feel no remorse in pirating them and saving a good ammount of money.

    DO WHATCHA WANT CAUSE A PIRATE BE FREE! YOU ARE A PIRATE!



    as for old retro games it's not really stealing anymore, because their really old, you cannot buy them in retail anymore, you can get them from say EBgames or Gametraders or Ebay but non of the revenue is going to the developers and some of them don't even operate anymore.

    so buying it pre-owned or downloading makes no real difference.
    Abandonware boys!
     
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    Watch where you're wagging that finger! :-P XD
     
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    Seriously, who has the kind of money these days? The cost of living is going up.. If anything comes by as "free", I'm not gonna just pass it off. My brother and I own a DS and I really don't think my parents will ever consider buying two copies of a single game so we both can play (games like Pokemon, one account, one game, one person). In addition, I enjoy movies, a lot. I'm not gonna bust out 20 bucks everytime there's a new movie I want to watch. Sure it's wrong, but hey >.>
     
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    I'm not going to lie. I have some extra cash I could throw down to buy games. and I do when I really feel I should. They are available in my region and I don't really have an excuse for why I pirate.
    I'm a creature of habit and back in the day (when i was younger) I didn't have much income, or ability to go out and buy games. I've been pirating for a long damn time. I was downloading entire movies, shows and albums over a 56k modem (which only connected at 46k-ish anyway). Downloading over night was the only way to get anything done. And I thanked god for download que programs. Ever since I ripped the weezer Buddy Holly video from my windows 95 install disc (it was like 400+ megs and in AVI) I knew I was going to be addicted to media.

    Plus...everything is just a demo version to me. I barely ever finish a game, a movie or CD which I don't know I'm going to love anyway. And if I do I feel the need to buy it.
     
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    allot of media companies and such hate piracy and try to say all forms cause damage to developers and such, but really personal pirating isn't as damaging, especially if you still buy games as much as any other gamer.

    Game companies and movie producers are just pissed at personal piraters because thats 40$ less that they could potentially have gotten from them, their still getting plenty of money and are in no danger of losing money, their just pissed at potential money they cant get.

    so yeah thats why i pirate and buy i do both.
    the kind of pirating that DOES harm to movie companies and game developers is pirating movies and games by making copies and selling them and keeping the profit to yourself.

    that harms the industry directly.
    and i'm looking at you China....
    (most counterfeit stuff comes from there)
     
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    I am a Pirate LORD (that is when you say OSHI!)
     
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    Do whatcha want cuz a Pirate be free! YOU-ARE-A-PIRATE!

    Yarr Harr Fiddle didee! Being a Pirate is okay with me!
    download what ya want cuz a pirate be free!
    You play some Pirates!

    *looks at kid playing a DS with an R4*
    YOU ARE A PIRATE TOO!

    We got us a Link! (a link!)
    that leads us to a Torrent!
    That's oh Filled up with Roms! but then we need the Flashkey!
    first we download the Roms! and then we'll say Hooray!

    Yarr harr ho diddle dee! if you love to use M3
    then YOU! are a Pirate!

    Heey Hooo!
    Yarr Harr Fiddle didee! Being a Pirate is okay with me!
    download what ya want cuz a pirate be free!
    You play some Pirates!
     
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    LOL. I pirate PC games, GBA, and DS Roms. However, I always buy console games.
     
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    I pirate PSP and DS games because they are all Shovelware. I buy PC and Console games.
     
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    I'll probably modchip my Wii if i have the means to copy Wii games.

    when i do get a job i will be buying these games in actual copies.
    MK Wii, SSBB, Super Mario Galaxy
     
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    I pirate basically anything I can, simply because I do not have enough money to do otherwise. I buy games that I know I will get a lot out of, like Pokemon Diamond or SSBB, or games I simply cannot pirate like CSS (well you can pirate it but you can play on very few servers that way). I have a DS flashcart and a chipped Wii, so I pirate PC, Wii, DS and retro console games, plus music, programs, and porn. I have netflix so I don't really need to pirate movies.
     
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    ZOMG YOU PIRATE GAMES DATS STEALIN YOU KNOW IM GONNA GO TELL ON U!
     
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    There are two types of people.

    Those either two dumb to understand how to download, or too lazy to download.

    And those that know how to download, and not swimming in cash.

    My sister never downloads. She works in front of a computer, has no desire to be in front of one at home, and solves everything by throwing money at it.

    Myself, I know too much about the industry to feel entirely too sympathetic for it.
    I know we never needed 100 disc spindles of dvds, so why do they make them?
    I know we never needed a dvd burner that can burn a dvd in 20 minutes, so why make one that can do it in 10?
    I know we likely never needed a back up copy of anything so why make software that can make them?
    "Because someone would eventually make it" That too is just a justification.

    No I'm not "justifying" anything, stop claiming I am. There's a great big difference between a "justification" and simply not giving a damn. I simply don't give a damn.

    I'd rather be swimming in cash, but I'm not. But I also know the rich are just as likely to be thieving buggers. We all have are larcenous moments. I just don't do it with my taxes in off shore accounts.

    Asking us, how many of us are pirates, is really a pointless question.
    I have no intention of believing any of you are not.

    Ever made a photocopy? Busted. You're a pirate.
     
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    Im a pirate.
     
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    i pirate. r4 was the only reason i got a ds.
     

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