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Have you ever pirated anything?

Yes 124 73.37%
 
No 45 26.63%
 
Total:169

I don't understand it. And this includes everything. From PC games, to console games, to handheld, to music and movies. 

What's the big deal? Everybody (from this site at least) talks all high and mighty about "Oh piracy is terrible you aren't supporting the industry blah blah blah"

Oh please. 

With some things such as independent games/music; I can understand. Usually produced by a small amount of people they rely on sales to pay their bills. 

But for other things: mainstream music, movies, games ect. The stigma is silly. 

You can't sit there and tell me if I pirate the yearly Madden or Call of Duty game like that's actually going to make a difference. Or if I download Rihanna/Jay Z's new album. THOSE PEOPLE ARE RICH AS FUCK. 

These people are millionaires. Could I afford to pay for the 30+ GB of music on my computer? Um no. (However I do pay for Spotify because it's awesome)

What about Jailbreaking your Iphone? I would consider that piracy. Or modding any old console. Lke seriously. 

Some people act like it's the end of the world and the worst part is YOU PROBABLY HAVE DONE PIRACY AT LEAST ONCE.

Stop acting so high and mighty. Would the industry fail if everyone pirated things? Duh. Will that ever happen? No.

 

EDIT: Glad there is at least a discussion so far. I would like to clear up one issue. While I will emulate games, mod old consoles (Wii, Iphone, ect) I do not pirate new games. I buy all my Ps4 games (mostly digitally). I am not trying to excuse my pirating history. But I will say that I support my Ps4 and the video game industry as a whole. I never have any intention to buy/own any game/music/movie that I pirate. Just wanted to clear that up.



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You're right as a singular. But piracy is why some games do not come to PC, and why some games are always online.

An activity is inherently bad if done at mass would be detrimental.



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It's stealing.



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I know right! Pirating is hard work you know. We have to sail the 7 seas and fight giant tentacle monsters so they don't steal our hawt pirate babes. Come on guys!

But personally, I don't mind either way and I have a quite a few systems that are hacked. I still buy games for them though



             

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TheGoldenBoy said:
It's stealing.

I don't believe I need to explain to you why stealing is wrong.


You are the reason why the 1% laughs at people. 

If you want to fork over $15 for that new music album or movie to makes millionaires  more millions, have fun.



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You're stealing something which is illegal. Game publishers and devs aren't even making that much money these days so piracy will hurt them even more.

The movie, music, and TV industry get affected by piracy the most and they still don't know how to stop the problem.



    

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It dosent matter if the product you are pirating are rich and mighty, its still aganst the law.Just because it wont impact them personally dosent make it more right.
Dont get me wrong, I emulate games and download some musics.I personally think it should be allowed to emulate games that are at least 2 or 3 generations older, for 2 reasons:Its good for the companies, because it gives them more visibility for long running franchises.The more people that play these games, more popúlar they become.And second because wether you like it or not, videogame is a legacy of mankind, and like all artforms, it should be preserved.And so far, emulating/pirating games are the best way, wether because companies wont give a way to you experience old games, or just because some games are really obscure.
But i personally find your way of thinking wrong.



ps3-sales! said:
TheGoldenBoy said:
It's stealing.

I don't believe I need to explain to you why stealing is wrong.


You are the reason why the 1% laughs at people. 

If you want to fork over $15 for that new music album or movie to makes millionaires  more millions, have fun.


You're right. Go to walmart and steal a tv or anything you want, I mean who cares they make millions anyway.

Buncha suckers paying for things amiright?

Good thing most of society isn't this selfish.