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  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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  1. .::5pYd3r::.

    .::5pYd3r::. Viva La Pizza
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    Panzer Tactics, i agree with TrolleyDave. The stuff your posting just doesn't make any sense at all.
     
  2. Tikker

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    Personally, I view the downloading of roms as an extended demo

    growing up in the 80's I remember NES games costing upwards of $100, and sometimes, you'd spend your 100 bucks and get a complete shit game

    now, I'll download a game, play it for a bit, and if it's worthy, I'll go buy the commercial cart

    if not, the game hits the bit bucket, and no one is any wiser

    there's 2000+ DS titles, of which maybe 10-15 would be worth buying (imo)

    there's no way I would ever again pay full retail to try a game that might suck donkey balls that I couldn't return
     
  3. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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    yea, sounded like an Emo was posting that...[​IMG]

    kinda scary...
     
  4. nando

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    i pirate for the fun of it. i don't even play the games i pirate and i buy the games i do play.
     
  5. Extreme Coder

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    I pirate because I HAVE to, in order to play games.
    No DS games here locally -> I'm not going to import every frickin game from Play-Asia -> Only solution is to pirate.
     
  6. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human
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    TrolleyDave if you can't understand my posts, you're on your own. I said I CAN teach, I never said I was GOING to teach.

    I use proper English, and it only requires an ability to read English to comprehend my posts.

    Don't know how old you are (really) don't care either (genuinely). If you're still in school wake the hell up while in English class eh. If you're out of school, you might want to think about going back.
     
  7. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising
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    I'm old enough to know that you're talking pure crap. Hell I could fertilize a farm with your other post. I gotta admit though that I do need to go back to school, having been kicked out at 15. Still though my posts are more intelligible than yours.
     
  8. Hitto

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    You little pansy, spray paint cans are STOLEN, not BOUGHT.
    Kids like you fuck our reputation.
     
  9. Bob Evil

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    I lol'd ... I did ... no, really ...
     
  10. TrolleyDave

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    lmfao! Little bloody hooligan.... good on you! [​IMG]
     
  11. 754boy

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    I pirate because it save me a ton of cash. I have lots of bills to pay like rent, lights, truck, etc.....don't have much money to blow off, especially now with gas prices being outrageously high. Piracy allows me to still do what I love without having to file for bankruptcy, the prices of these games are going higher and higher. VERY few games are worth the money you pay for them IMO.
     
  12. Hitto

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    Hehe, I guess only the "really old guys" (read : over 16) around here will remember what I'm talking about!!

    /paris sous les bombes, paris sous les bombes...
     
  13. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising
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    Do you pay for the ones that you really like?
     
  14. omatic

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    You paid for the ability to send and retrieve data through your broadband connection, and for the ability to access newsgroups. However, you never paid for the right to use the data. When you buy a game you buy the right to use the data, whether you have the means to or not. While you haven't stolen anything, you HAVE deprived the original intellectual property holder of their right to collect dues for your use of their product. So, you're still in violation of international copyright laws.

    ...not that there's anything wrong with that. Unless you get caught.

    Anyway, it all boils down to a personal standard. If you can find these actions justifiable in your own mind, then that's the end of it. Since the start of college, and the end of my moneys, I've found I have a high tolerance for these kinds of things.
     
  15. Elrinth

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    I choose: its convenient, i dont have to leave the house etc.

    and that's one of the best reasons.. Atleast for us europeans who always (VERY VERY OFTEN) get our games later than the rest of the world.
    then u have all the nice homebrew, emulators among other things you can run cause u have it haxxored.
     
  16. leetdude_007

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    A convenient download service with reasonable prices will test your excuses! Bwa hahahahaha.
     
  17. TrolleyDave

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    You mean like the VC? hehe
     
  18. Zonix

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    That's why!

    I do it because I don't want to pay like 50€ for each game.
     
  19. Hitto

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    If I paid for a gun, wouldn't I be liable if something that lay outside the boundaries of the law had been committed? Would I have the right to say "not my problem, I didn't shoot people, the bullets just perforated their skin, ask the ammo salesman about this" ?

    I'm just playing devil's advocate, BTW.
     
  20. omatic

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    Oh, and I forgot one thing - convenience.

    All my games on one cart means no having to search for games scattered about my room, or hoping that I brought the right game(s) with me to a friend's house. It also means that I can back up my save files in the event that I happen to misplace a game, or if someone else would like to play the game, I can allow them to borrow my physical copy without losing the ability to play it myself, should I feel the need.

    I guess owning the game and having a data backup on an SD card in itself isn't piracy, but some like to define the act of downloading the data in the first place as piracy.
     
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