1. Stwert

    Stwert GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    It’s a subject that will rage on forever no doubt. I don’t think it can be justified for anyone but I know first-hand how it feels when your a one-man development team and there are a couple hundred thousand more people playing your game, than there are bought it.

    But I’ve never bothered trying to prevent it, the way I see it, those people would never have bought the game anyway. That’s generally how it goes.
     
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  2. depaul

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    It's a fallacy IMHO. That's how everyone is convincing themselves it's ok to pirate.

    People wanting to play a game should naturally pay for it or else leave it alone, unless developers accept to work full-time without a salary!

    A simple example out of my head : When you buy a car (the console), you need to pay for an annual insurance (the software).
    Do you drive without insurance saying "I wasn't going to drive anyway?!!"
     
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  3. TastyPa1n

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    I buy games to support the developers and pay them respect for the games, also buying games means that you will have latest updated
     
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    Exactly, it takes a lot of effort to develop a game from scratch and it's essential to support developers.
     
  5. Boesy

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    I've been gaming on PS2 and 3DS both consoles which I just downloaded the games and stored in a USB/SD, just so much more convenient.

    I have been buying games although it's usually go resell them.
     
  6. Boesy

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    The only way to support developers is if the customer buys directly through a retailer or a digital store, otherwise they don't get anything from the marketplace sellers.

    I currently live in two countries where they used the PAL system and I hate that the PAL versions were generally slower, so I refuse to buy old PAL games unless they have a resale value.

    Example of a game being allowed down:

     
  7. Taleweaver

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    Erm...is this a joke post? PAL 50 has been discontinued since the dreamcast days (so basically last century). If that's your excuse not to buy games, then you're seriously reaching for straws.
     
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  8. AlbertoGreen

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    To Support Devs obviously. You should support them as they work hard to create a single game.
     
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