Gaming [Q] Why do people pirate?

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i pirate cause im not gonna spend 240 bucks IF IM LUCKY for a 2nd region console for exclusives

so all in all i do it for the region free

You could have waited for Smealum to release a region free exploit, or better - hackers could have dedicated their time to region free instead.
 
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I'll just leave this wonderful thread here http://gbatemp.net/threads/piracy-common-myths.344858/

Oh and that bit about piracy putting developers out of business? That's never happened, see: thread. So many falsities about piracy, the truth behind it, I recommend reading.
 

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What do you say to those who live in countries where games have exorbitant taxes, making games close to 100 dollars? "Deal with it and buy the games already"? Buying the games isn't always a reasonable option for certain countries.


What about the company who developed Cubic Ninja? They closed down AGES ago, reason being that they didn't have much business - piracy gives other companies less business too. Heck, probably the reason why Nintendo charge so much for titles is because they need to re-gain what was lost to piracy.

Read that thread, I posted it there, like, actually read the myths behind piracy. The prices are not due to piracy, the prices are due covering costs of development. Piracy never has and never will single-handledly killed a company. By making this thread, you really opened a can of worms. Piracy always has and always will be something people do for whatever reasons. Some countries, like Brazil, forced Nintendo to leave the market due to high tariffs, games are pricey as hell, do you really think people are going to pay full price for games over there?
 
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I get to try out games I don't deem worth the asking price.
Many times I end up buying the games I really like from pirating them, for example, layton and phoenix wright series.
 

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i mean its not really any of yourbusiness. but some people don't have a lot of money to buy these games they want to play
 

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I generally pay for what I like and have purchased almost all of my games with my own hard earned money, but I have to sell some games to pay my bills and i found myself wanting those games back, hence my reason for purchasing my gateway card. Regardless I always find that when I've purchased a game I try to get more of the value and playability out of it, also if I don't like a game which I haven't purchased (found in a special place on interweb) I know not to purchase it :)
 
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What do you say to those who live in countries where games have exorbitant taxes, making games close to 100 dollars? "Deal with it and buy the games already"? Buying the games isn't always a reasonable option for certain countries.


The link you provided states "Piracy isnt illegal" - don't know if anyone knows this, when you buy a game - you buy the right to play it, it doesn't mean that you actually own the right to the franchise. That's like saying "Oh yeah, now that I've purchased Pokemon - I'm gonna make copies and sell them for money" - which is in fact illegal. The thread that you linked me to it rather pathetic. How else do you think businesses afford better technology for research and such? Through the money gained by sold products.

What if EVERYONE pirated from Nintendo for example? How would you expect them to stay in business - cu'mon - explain it to me. How can they keep the servers running? How can they pay staff? Well? You buy a game to play it and to contribute to the developers - end of, if that wasn't the case, then why would businesses expect money at all? "They could just give everything away and magically get free energy and other resources".
 
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i mean its not really any of yourbusiness. but some people don't have a lot of money to buy these games they want to play

If people can't afford to play a game - then they shouldn't be playing them, but rather getting a decent job and save up for them. Do you see animals in the wild playing games? No - they have to spend their lives trying to survive - just like what honest people do, but working their ass off to earn money.
 

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If people can't afford to play a game - then they shouldn't be playing them, but rather getting a decent job and save up for them. Do you see animals in the wild playing games? No - they have to spend their lives trying to survive - just like what honest people do, but working their ass off to earn money.


Because people in all countries are immediately rich enough to spend money on all games, right??? It's not your right to dictate what people can and can't do. What we do is none of your business. Don't tell us that, "if you don't have money you shouldn't be playing games" bullshit, we get it, but you're not our leader and can't tell us what we should or shouldn't do, that's not your place to command. Go bitch about piracy somewhere else.
 

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Honestly, most of my pirating is to get around regionlocking issues, such as Senran Kagura 2 and most likely DeSu2:BreRe when released (EU is suffering), which of course I'll buy if they get released over here. Other times I'll pirate to try a game out. If I enjoy it, I'll buy it. If not, then I'll delete it, either way there's no loss to the developers. With prices for new games at 60-70 for 3ds games and 90+ for ps3/xbox games I'd rather know that I'm going to enjoy a game before I buy it than dropping cash on it and finding out I don't enjoy it.
 
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Because people in all countries are immediately rich enough to spend money on all games. It's not your right to dictate what people can and can't do. What we do is none of your damn business.

I'm not saying what they should or should not do - I'm expressing an opinion, while providing facts. You telling me, that you'd rather spend you life playing games? It's pretty stupid if your poor to say the least. If your poor, you should be more concerned about survival - heck, how did you buy the console if your poor? Pretty dumb investment.
 

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If people can't afford to play a game - then they shouldn't be playing them, but rather getting a decent job and save up for them. Do you see animals in the wild playing games? No - they have to spend their lives trying to survive - just like what honest people do, but working their ass off to earn money.

well i guess, but its their money and they can do whatever they want with it
1. using and installing gateway is relatively easy if you know what you are doing.
2. if you want to play online just get a .cia. only 3ds games i'd play online are smash and pokemon. i have smash on my wii u so i don't really need 3ds version. and i don't battle pokemon much
3. don't be an idiot and press random buttons when a popup comes. read it. if it asks to update just press no. no need to be dumb.
4. pirates are only about 7% of all games. so they still getting 93% of the profit from legit buyers
5. i am selfish. deal with it
6. data loss lol. just start a new game. its not that hard. so what if you lose a lvl 100 pokemon, big deal just hack it back in.


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