ARRRGHHH!!! Pirates suck. 28 replies

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#1 10 years ago

The gaming world has been in turmoil for years because of piracy on computer games. People copy those god damn torrents to websites and make things worse for the rest of us. Game prices are larger than they need to be because of the stupid DRM. It's like that evil teacher at school who punished everyone along with troublemaker because of the "peer pressure". I heard Spore was going to have to check its registration every three days to make sure. Of course, they changed it. Look at Bioshock. Another great game ruined because of this draconian DRM system. People, if you say NO to piracy you're helping everyone else. I mean, dudes, prices are ridiculous already. Why make them worse?




Jetfreak

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#2 10 years ago

It can't be helped, people just take advantge of it to earn $$$$. Piracy is actually very common here in Asia. To make it worse, most of the gaming population here actually prefers buying the pirated stuff. Kinda bad really.




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#3 10 years ago

One problem is that in many cases it is BETTER to get the pirated version of a game. This is because of all the hassles that a legit customer has to go through to even start their game. Find the CD key, type in the 30 digit CD key, install the game, have it verify the files, have it call home to the developer's servers, wait for the game to validate, wait again because the servers are crap and the validation didnt work, then play.

Dont forget that you HAVE to leave the CD in the drive, so if you have other games, you need to pull the other CD out and dig out the game CD you want and then put it in, also give it about a minute to read the CD.

Oh I almost forgot, many copy protections also have side effects, like disabling cd drives, hard drives, cd burning software, cd emulation software (even if its not even being used for the game).

If you download it via bittorrent, all the crap is stripped from the game, so you can just install it and play it.




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#4 10 years ago

So you pirate video games because of the copy protection put in place to stop pirating of video games... I think I missed the... um... intelligence in that.

Generally I don't care about pirating of music, because the artists tend to make most of their money through live shows and merchandise, and studies have said that illegal downloading of music tends to actually INCREASE the revenue of artists and record companies. But for game developers that is all they've got. there are no live performances or extra merchandise. They sell the game, that's it, nothing else. If you download an illegal copy of it, they get absolutely nothing out of it.




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#5 10 years ago

Steam has remodeled the way in which games are played and purchased the fact that you can't play source games illegally (not on the internet anyway) and they are also relatively cheap, means its a win win situation for all involved, there's no real reason for anyone to want to have a pirated version of their games. If you want a computer game you only really have to pay $10




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#6 10 years ago
AfterburnerGenerally I don't care about pirating of music, because the artists tend to make most of their money through live shows and merchandise, and studies have said that illegal downloading of music tends to actually INCREASE the revenue of artists and record companies.

I would really like to see a trustworthy source implying how illegal downloading increases the revenues of artists and record companies.

If that would be the case artists and record companies wouldn't be talking so much and so openly against piratism.




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#7 10 years ago

Steam is a brilliant client, and given the low prices and how difficult it makes piracy, it makes a win-win situation for all but the most diehard of pirates.

I can't see anything wrong with pirating "abandonware" or old games, so I don't think all pirates suck.

If that would be the case artists and record companies wouldn't be talking so much and so openly against piratism.

The reason they rant about it so much is that they want to create the impression that every instance of piracy is a "lost sale". It isn't.

That said, piracy does harm sales, but I think the industry needs to adapt to new technologies like BitTorrent rather than trying to regulate the Internet and sue people en masse.




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#8 10 years ago
how difficult it makes piracy

LOL thats funny as shit.




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#9 10 years ago

Pirates,lol,When I saw the title I thought you meant pirates going around on boats with wooden legs,hooks as hands.




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#10 10 years ago
Mihail;4433715LOL thats funny as shit.

Why? :Puzzled: