why do you pirate?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xalphax, Apr 21, 2008.

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why do you pirate?

  1. because i dont want to spend money

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  2. all my friends are doing it, peer pressure

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  3. its convenient, i dont have to leave the house etc.

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  4. i dont pirate

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  5. i dont know any better

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  6. because a pirate is free!

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Apr 21, 2008

why do you pirate? by xalphax at 8:51 PM (9,358 Views / 0 Likes) 143 replies

  1. xalphax
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    why do you pirate stuff?
     


  2. Bob Evil

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    I have been pirating for 25 or so years ... if I like something, I buy the original ... if I buy the original, I pass the pirate copy onto a friend or acquaintance ...


    EDIT : That 'im chinese' thing could be perceived as racist ...
     
  3. Salamantis

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    Because I can.
     
  4. jumpman17

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    Because college is expensive. I still try to buy as many games as I can though.
     
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    None of the above, I just don't feel like spending more than something is worth. I do think it's worth SOMETHING, why I actually buy stuff once in awhile.
     
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    Test Driving. Demos are nt reliable, look at Metal Gear Solid 2, Demo was fucking awesome, game loved the cock and not in the good way
     
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    well, i've been doing this for almost 20 years now...
    when i really cared for a game, i bought it. so my collection is quite big.
    some stuff i just wanna play a little or test or like but not enough to spend money on.
    and it is fun to play around with the possibilities, too.
     
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    I've always heard that it's almost impossible to get non-pirated games in China. In that sense, "I'm Chinese" is a perfectly legitimate poll option, though "I live in China, I can't buy legit game paks" would probably have been a better way to phrase it.

    Oh, And I pirate because I just don't know any better.
     
  9. ItsMetaKnight

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    I don't pirate.
     
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    I think there's only 2 reasons:
    1. You can't afford to buy games.
    2. You can afford to buy games but just don't want to.
     
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    i´ve heard its almost impossible to get original games in brasil because they´re so damn expensive (i might be wrong though)

    here in mexico you wouldnt believe how many people have all original stuff

    because its considered to be a very pirate country but from the experience i have its

    90% pirate music , 95% pirate movies but surprisingly like 30% pirate games.

    that maybe because the winning console in mexico its the xbox 360. and microsoft has the same prices
    in the US and here.

    nintendo games are cheap in here but the wii console has the 200% price.

    sony games are very very expensive in here... so in mexico its xbox or wii.

    last gen the ps2 was strong but the xbox was stronger.
     
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    There's never as many people pirating, in any given country, as you might think there would be ...
     
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    sorry for the china option, i did not want it to be seen racist way.
     
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    I'm a cheap stingy bastard.
     
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    I just rarely pirate and if mostly games and movies that are not available here.

    and if there is a game available here as well i sometimes load the game to see if its any good.

    There are several games where i got part 1 and or 2 and thaught "yay part 3 is out i need to buy it" and than after some minutes of play "woa this game is the worst ever [​IMG]V"

    thats why i don't like to buy without trying before
     
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    1: Testing it
    2: Play it quick just because i'm not really interested in it, but want to complete it for the sake of it all...
    3: I'm a cheap bastard who lives in sweden where a DS game costs around $89.
     
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    I'm on an insanely tight budget.
     
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    I spend a lot on games and consoles and bandwidth etc. Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft etc get plenty of my income already. I wouldn't have a PSP if I couldn't use homebrew on it. Also I use the internets and the games being played and talked about are US/JAP etc and I can't still be keen to play it 6 months later when they decide to release in NZ.
     
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    i totally agree
     
  20. cheesyPOOF5

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    It really depends on what I pirate. In the case of music, almost all the music I listen to is from a completely different hemisphere. It would be impossible to legally get most of it here, even iTunes only has the super mainstream stuff. In the case of movies and games, I originally did it to play classic games I didn't have consoles for, and I developed a habit I can't seem to break. [​IMG]
     

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