Ventura wrote on Nov 25, 2011, 05:09:
In this day and age, where games are like 10gig a pop, the "I can't afford it" pirates do amuse me. Can't afford to buy the games, but high-speed internet with no bandwidth caps, yeah they've got the money for that.
Erm no. Actually I partly agree with the first part of your post, there is no reason to buy a game youve already pirated unless it adds some functuality that is missing in the pirated version. Unless you want to reward the developer. I was wondering what the top sentence means, specifically the 10gig a pop part?? Flat rate internet is dirt cheap, and why would you condescendingly sneer on someone who downloads games and has no money??
I dont pirate games, but I used to buy them on discs from pirates when I was a kid (thats right, before piratebay) and used to play a shitload of them because I had time to waste and very little money. I guess you would incarcarate that 14 year old with serial rapists and murderers wouldnt you?
These days I buy all of my games, since there are so few really good ones to choose from that are worth buying and I want to reward the developers who go out of their way to develop a good game in this day and age of the quick "gaming" buck, I find that very easy and quite cheap.
Most of the games I do buy usually have some sort of mulitplayer component which is usually busted or non-existant in the pirated version. An exception to that is Skyrim. And that game sold 7 million copies so far. Not bad for a "single-player" game.
I guess what Im saying is that Im sick of asshole developers laying all the blame on PC pirates (as if console pirates were non existant) and even more sick of ignorant assholes equating piracy with theft.
I have a nifty blue line!