- Oct 4, 2007
I'm pretty sure this has been covered. You've got this pie-in-the-sky belief that gaming is a "right", and that no one can "take that right away". No, it's a privilege. A privilege granted by paying for the games. I like eating hamburgers. If I show up at a fast food place without a dollar to pay for one, that's just me being dumb.Akai Shizuku said:Because I like games but don't have any money. The rich have enough restricted to their socioeconomic class as it is. Fuck the corporations. They're not making as much money as they would have without piracy but piracy will never drive them out of business.
To everyone saying that they're sure the developers would just want you playing: Don't pull this sort of thing out of your ass. I'm working to become a developer myself and I know I'd want my players to be rightful purchasers. I realize people like the South Park developers have a different mindset, but that's partially because they're already successful, and partially because they're different.
There are enough free PC games in existence that I see little to no reason for anyone to pick piracy just because they want to play the games everyone else is playing.
xemnahort: I think in general people have found video games to HURT their life issues more than help. Video games can be a great stress relief, but more often they turn out to be a distraction from far more important issues. How often do your clanmates post on your forum saying "Hey guys, I need to stop playing for a while to deal with some life stuff."