Pirating Epidemic?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by kevenka, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. kevenka
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    kevenka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    As you guys can apparently see...Gbatemp hacking community is growing(rather fast in the last year or so) Now...the problem is, you see 6-8 year old kids pirating...Companies are suffering huge amounts of deficits that they will need in making more (descent/good)games. My question is, do you guys support them when you play a really good game? such as TWEWY? or close future(chrono trigger)?
    I am just wondering b/c I have seen a 38% rise in gbatemp members from the USA while other countries are like in the 18% from this traffic statistic thing. It seems like this upsurge will only continue to rise...and if so, we have some obligation to support game developers within our community, no?
     


  2. 1NOOB

    1NOOB GBAtemp Fan

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    nop i stopped buying game after my n64 ... but i wouldnt buy any console if i had to buy games
     
  3. Forte Dante

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    Niches like this website still only make up a small community of people who are gamers. There are still thousands of people buying games.
     
  4. Maybe

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    [​IMG] hahaha i thought you were serious for a sec [​IMG]
     
  5. Dark

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    I still buy games. Only the games that I really want like crisis core and castlevania.
     
  6. kevenka
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    kevenka GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You thought it was bad? =/
    I thought that was probably one of the few games I really enjoyed. Next to Mario franchise and professor layton
     
  7. air2004

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    i support them and buy the org. if i like the game . this weekend i will be buying tales of symphonia
     
  8. Banger

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    I buy some I plan to go online with... Which is very few, if I could not "backup" (Yes pirate no need to decode my words) I would not play them nor would I own my DS or Wii. And nor would I need this powerful of a computer (it is a bit outdated now so meh) So the game industry is not losing any money due to me... But the game system developers made a few bucks... So no one is really out of any money because of me but the system and hardware makers made a bit because of my need for backing up.
     
  9. Maybe

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    Yes, I am also buying that. Lol game crazy called already but I've been busy with basketball to go pick it up -.-
     
  10. Dark

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    I'm planing to buy god of war CoO. I beat it and it was a cool game. [​IMG] Pirating is more fun bad [​IMG]
     
  11. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    Although I might buy my first DS game (though I will not play from it... and that game is chrono trigger)
     
  12. Dark

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    I do buy games on the PSN sometimes when I don't feel like stealing.
     
  13. sjones900

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    I don't pirate
     
  14. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Games are way to expensive for a teenager without a job who gets no allowance and lives with a single mother.
     
  15. Raika

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    Ima Pirate4Life. [​IMG]
     
  16. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

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    Start selling drugs... Not really do not do that.
     
  17. Joshunar

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    I'm planning on buying ff:cc because it doesn't work and i thought it would be a really fun game. I still buy console games though.
     
  18. Joshunar

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    But i blame it on the recession over here.
     
  19. granville

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    Same reason, same story for me. Except I do have a job (not trying to rub it in though).

    I'm certainly not condoning what I do. I'm just stating my reasons. And I usually buy the systems.

    Most games I've ever owned have been used anyways. The game companies wouldn't have gotten my money, so I guess buying used games is just as illegal when you think about it logically. I can't count the times I've seen the pack-in Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog with the words NOT FOR RESALE in a pawn shop.
     
  20. eltrut

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    from Wikipedia:
    Probably not a good statisic for those saying pirating isn't that big of a deal.

    Personally i do pirate most games but any good ones i buy afterwards.