Why do you pirate?

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  1. strata8
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    I recall seeing a topic almost exactly like this a while ago, but I can't seem to find it, so I'll just post this up.

    Why do you pirate games/applications? Is it due to money? Laziness?

    Personally, I only pirate DS games due to the absurd price of games here in Australia. Occasionally, I'll buy a game that I think is worth it (Mario Kart DS, Metroid Prime, Animal Crossing, etc, and [in the future] Scribblenauts). If I had the money, then I wouldn't pirate at all. Period.
     


  2. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    I pirate for the lulz.
     
  3. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    Hi strata itsa me from rumble Brawler! and I pirate cos I liek downloding mudkipz and gamez and movies and some more! [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. elimist

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    Most things are overpriced like heck and i would never PAY for a 5 minute game
     
  5. Tokiopop

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    If I don't have the money, I pirate programs. DS games I pirtate, and if I think they're worth buying I buy them, if I think they're okay but not worth paying £30 for, I don't buy them.

    PC games I never pirate, I just buy them from Steam or Game, but I like Game more because you don't have to wait for the downloads [​IMG] And sometimes things are just stupidly expensive, but I couldn't pirate my MacBook so I bought it.
     
  6. deathfisaro

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    Just because it's so convenient.
    Waiting a month for my pre-ordered game to arrive from Japan v.s. 2 minute-download.
    Or a trip to the store (which takes 2+ hours without taking shopping time into account) v.s. 30 minutes doing other things while burning a DL DVD.

    If companies don't want people to pirate, they can spend more money on anti-piracy. So I intend to send out a message, something like "You didn't spend enough money on anti-piracy so you're losing money now. If you don't like this, spend more money on anti-piracy. That's business."
     
  7. Chaos Punk

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    Cuz I'm broke as hell, lol.
     
  8. Midna

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    Because it's cheaper? What other reason could there possibly be?
     
  9. jesuschristmonke

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    Because maritime security in international waters if lax at best and a good pirate gets the best cargo.
     
  10. DarkLG

    DarkLG Wow One Shiny Ribbon!!!!

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    I do it for fun [​IMG]
     
  11. DeMoN

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    Negative on that. Lots of pirates get killed. There was a fairly recent story about these four pirates who all got BOOM! Headshot by Navy snipers.
     
  12. Memoir

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    Prices go up, sales go down. I pirate because I can. There's always a a few words that come to mind. It's not illegal if you don't get caught. [​IMG]
     
  13. air2004

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    I was the one who started the pole on piracy .....and the one that won was , if I had to pay for it I wouldn't buy it
     
  14. Bridgy84

    Bridgy84 Yub Nub

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    Well other than the fact i am poor i really like having all my games on one cart as i only pirate hand helds. I don't see having like 15 little carts with me at all times as being portable ya know!
     
  15. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    this.
     
  16. PettingZoo

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    That's why I started doing it, I have around 30+ DS Games that I have and now I think I have done my part I deserve to pirate. Anyway I also did it because carrying all those games around I dropped lots of them on the train one time (Luckily I picked them all up). Another reason is because sometimes the games I want aren't in store or haven't come out in Australia yet. Though from time to time if a game is really decent I will buy it.
     
  17. jesuschristmonke

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    Yeah, that was after a series of high profile heists that got an American crew held, of course that will get the perps shot.

    Hundreds of these happen without incident.
     
  18. Alato

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    Well, I used to go to Wal-Mart, go to the DS section and just look through the glass and pick a few games I wanted to have, or at least play.
    I also wished that there was some system like a DS where it just has a bunch of games and you can pick which one you want to play.
    I also wished I could play music and videos on my DS(had heard of some things that could do it, like the Max Media Dock, but they were too expensive. Did consider saving for it, though).

    Then I stumbled on info about the M3, did a lot of research, and ended up buying an M3 Simply, which was the best choice at the time. All those dreams came true. :]

    I'm by no means wealthy, at all(hard to find a job at my age, and my parents certainly don't have a lot of money). So, I pirate DS games. Still own a few though.

    Also, I don't pirate games on actual television consoles, as long as they're not a decade old.
     
  19. r9delta

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    Because I'd rather spend my money on more important shit. Of course that doesn't always apply because I still buy a lot of games too, I'd just rather know for sure beforehand that they're good ones. Keep in mind I'm not saying it's an excuse for my pirating either. I really don't care to be quite blunt.
     
  20. iPikachu

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    because i don't want to waste money on the games that i play only once a week.

    also, for teh lulz.