Brumbek wrote on Feb 13, 2016, 19:03:
Well, lots of players do buy it at release if the pirated copy works well. Case in point is the Call of Duty games, which these days are notorious for being horrible PC ports. Plenty pirate the game (offline play only of course), test it, then if it runs well, they buy it so they can play online.
Hahahahaha! You couldn't have given a more bullshit answer than CoD. The game engine is 7 years old, so of course it's going to run well.\\
Shorter Brumbek: "I'm allowed to drive the car off the lot for a week for free. A 30m test drive is not nearly enough to tell if it's a car I want to buy." Complete rationalization of illegal behavior. You're a sociopath.
I just think a lot of gamers aren't mature business-minded people. In business office settings it isn't uncommon to get a new printer/scanner/equipment and use it for a week or even a month before deciding on a final purchase decision.
The difference is you didn't illegally acquire the printer/scanner/equipment. The company lent it to you as a trial in hopes that you'd buy a whole bunch.
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”
― Charles Bukowski