Why do you buy games?

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  1. ployermick
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    i was sitting near my friend as he saw my steam library. He asked me why do i buy games instead of pirating them, you still get the same product, right? I didn't even know how to answer this question.
    Can someone tell me why do most people buy games instead of pirating them?
     


  2. Dark_Ansem

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    First of all, piracy is illegal.

    Secondly, buying games means you support the developer.

    Third, sometimes piracy isn't even worth the hassle.
     
  3. ployermick
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    why isn't it worth sometimes?

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    also i don't think that most people care if its illegal or not
     
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  4. KapuDaKoopa

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    i dunno
    A lot of more recent games make it very difficult to pirate, and if it's not a well known game you have to hunt around for a version that works. You could also be downloading an outdated version of the game.
    There are just so many factors that could screw with your ability to play the game, and purchasing it removes most of those factors.
     
  5. LittleFlame

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    because I want my favourite devolpers to be able to keep making games, and I'm not entitled to these games, nobody is, if you want the games you gotta buy them, if you don't it's just morally wrong really
     
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    that is true, tho i think you could try to search a bit deeper to find that specific game, instead of paying 30$
     
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    To play them!!!!
    (looks at pile of games yet unplayed collecting dust)

    Erm... Well... To play them...... eventually?

    I don't give a fuck about piracy, money is not a problem.
    Whatever is more convenient and easy goes better, and it is good if whatever I do to get games helps the developer make more games like that one.
     
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    key word "favorite" what about non favorite developers? what if they were to make a good game
     
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    I forgot
    I buy games I like to support developers in the hopes they make more games I like.

    Y'know, like how every other profitable business on the planet works.
     
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    you still buy it because piracy is wrong
     
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    Cause piracy is wrong and I like a physical collection.
    Not to mention I like supporting developers to bring more and better games.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    wait for a steam sale and you can get it for 10 bucks or sometimes even less?
     
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    People argue all the time that piracy and stealing is not the same (and it is not),
    but in this overindustrialized overproducing world, if you went to your local supermarket and stole a piece of bread nobody will even notice probably.
    Then why don't you do that?
    Well... AFAIC social contract, and also it is inconvenient.

    We should have a social contract to buy fucking games also.
     
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    When you buy games it gives it more value because you, the purchaser/player, feel the need to justify that purchase. Theres only been a couple games I've payed for and spent less than an hour in. Its also good to think about where your game is coming from, support the developers that need it.

    Now there are plenty of benefits to pirating games, paying no cash being the obvious one. But there are plenty of disadvantages that people seem to look past pretty easy. First of all your game is not getting updated much, you probably are not playing online, and getting certain cracks to work can be a very stressful experience. So in the end you aren't really getting the same thing that everyone else payed for, most of the time.

    Personally, I pay for the games I like and can afford. There are certain games I never would've played without piracy and there are certain games I would never consider pirating, just preorder like everyone else because I know I will spend multiple hours in it.

    I will admit that ppl that brag about the piracy thing tend to get on my nerves. As if they feel like some kinda bigshot crime lord stealing digital games through an internet connection. It is illegal and ppl should be smarter about the way they talk about things. And it just makes you look dumb af.
     
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    Because I love to physically own my games.
     
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    cant you just burn a game on the disk?
     
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    Of course I can. It works. But it's ugly.
     
  18. LittleFlame

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    are you daft?
    How is that ANYTHING like owning the physical copy, you just have a shitty disc of a copied game now, wooptifuckingdoo, oh man I love all my printed out guidebooks and my printed out box art!
    that's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard
     
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    crap forgot about cases and manuals
     
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    Some say piracy is wrong but it feels so right, I encourage all to give it a go. You may come to like it.

    Anyway I mainly buy 360 games. They are about £2 each when I buy them as it seems nobody wants 360 games any more and let most of them go cheap. All you retro kiddies that look back to the 90s when the same thing happened for the 16 bit era stuff do take note.
    Writeable dual layer DVDs of quality worth speaking off are about £1 a pop these days, and while burners are slightly more reliable the failure rate is not insignificant, especially as I am sure manufacturers include motes of dust in them larger than anything else I see in day to day life. I also rarely have more than about 2 gigs of easily accessible space which conflicts a bit with the average 9 gigs + space needed for repair + all doubled for extraction you see there.

    Some might also say it allows me to take discs round my friend's house but frankly I would not be friends with anybody that only had a stock 360.

    On supporting devs then there are almost always more willing to take a chance and make something... I say having not had a rampart clone in years and space sims being thin on the ground. Oh well, at least we get to revisit world war 2.