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My, there's quite the anti-piracy crusade that has formed here - some of you guys should just chill, on both sides. Seriously.

Ah, and the fact that people can pirate games doesn't mean that they will and never buy the game. I'll openly admit to downloading Starcraft II to try it out (frankly, I REALLY dsiliked SC1), and then bought it. Same with a huge bunch of PS2 games that I liked, and really, it's because I appreciate the stuff I payed and worked for much more - the experiences, the memories, the art, the manual, everything. The fact that people are downloading games doesn't mean that they will never buy them, in fact, lots beside myself do. Many of you are just taking it too far with over-generalizations. If they want to support the dev, they will. If they don't, they'll find any way to avoid spending money.

Lastly, it is as said before, not theft be definition, even if it seems like it. The video makes good points... until that comes up. And it's also not at all funny, I don't see the kick people get frm this guy.



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Dinomax said:

""But but but ITS SHARING!""

If your so caring about sharing, why don't you share some money to the people who did the work...

""But but but, my poorly drawn chart and cartoons say other wise!""

Going to video store, or rent store-  said store BUYS the game and then PAYS fee's for you to rent it.  Developer still profits.

Buying used games-  Game needs to be BOUGHT first before it becomes used.  Money goes towards the game shop which keeps it open to *gasp* get more games.  Developer still profits.

Flash games- Ad revenue is made based on the amount of views said game gets.  Developer still profits.

Piracy- Game gets ""leaked"" (stolen).  Mass torrent.  Developer makes no money whatsoever.

""BUT BUT BUT, I'm trying the game first then I will buy!""

No you won't.  The majority of people who steal don't buy the game.  House of the Dead Overkill says hello.

""But but but, I'm helping the developer by giving there game attention!""

Yeah your helping them all right.  I'm sure your going to chip in when they can't afford to make games anymore, help pay there rent, food, etc.  I mean you already show such sharing and generosity towards the developer by paying for there games....Wait a minute.

""But but but the publisher is evvvvvvvvvil""

So evil in fact they pay MILLIONS OF DOLLARS for these games to be made, those BASTARDS!  Which you steal....

""But but but your sig and avartar are pirated!""

Yes because pirated images are exactly the same as taking a 60 million dollar product, putting it on bittorent and not paying a cent.  When most images here are actually publicy released by the developer for free mass distrubtion.

Yep totally the same argument. 

 

 

Good post!!!!



 

Xen said:

My, there's quite the anti-piracy crusade that has formed here - some of you guys should just chill, on both sides. Seriously.

Ah, and the fact that people can pirate games doesn't mean that they will and never buy the game. I'll openly admit to downloading Starcraft II to try it out (frankly, I REALLY dsiliked SC1), and then bought it. Same with a huge bunch of PS2 games that I liked, and really, it's because I appreciate the stuff I payed and worked for much more - the experiences, the memories, the art, the manual, everything. The fact that people are downloading games doesn't mean that they will never buy them, in fact, lots beside myself do. Many of you are just taking it too far with over-generalizations. If they want to support the dev, they will. If they don't, they'll find any way to avoid spending money.

Lastly, it is as said before, not theft be definition, even if it seems like it. The video makes good points... until that comes up. And it's also not at all funny, I don't see the kick people get frm this guy.

Yep, that's what I did too (bolded). I would never have bought it otherwise since I didn't like SC1



I won't ever not even in one thousand years with 100% accuracy of 100% chance admit that I'm a pirate. Never.



Above: still the best game of the year.

That so funny that Jim Sterling, who plays free games for a living, blames somebody else for playing games for free.

And he is given special treatments by the industry, who regularly sends him goodies or whatever.

Just because he has a big mouth and a tribune does not give him credit for giving lessons.



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Beuli2 said:

I won't ever not even in one thousand years with 100% accuracy of 100% chance admit that I'm a pirate. Never.


At least your dog admits it proudly!



pezus said:
Beuli2 said:

I won't ever not even in one thousand years with 100% accuracy of 100% chance admit that I'm a pirate. Never.


At least your dog admits it proudly!

Who?



Above: still the best game of the year.

been stealing shit from people since I was a kid, money, girl friends, softwares, hardwares, fucking pieces of nail or screws from home depot or lowes, movies, music, tv series.... and a lot more. so the fuck what? let me know when members from my family are getting hit by cars because of it.



The plea to get pirates to admit their thieves seems about as likely as developers admitting they make shitty games instead of the end all be all game of this generation.

For me my views are a little complex but it works, right now I'm more focused on buying a game means you own that game instead of some license for it, where the publishers are lord and master over it... and I find that terrible, having that sort of power in the hands of conglomerates, once that is changed back to you actually owning the game, I'll focus my efforts on telling people they can't pirate (since right now they're pirating something no one truly owns!) just my two cents.



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Carl2291 said:

"Because you should be paying for it you dumb cunt"

I have a new found respect for Jim Sterling. This video is amazing.

 

By the way. Anyone make out the music in the background? I recognise it but... It escapes me.

I believe it's the music for Tantulus or maybe even the music with the jesters. I'll look it up.

 

If anything else, I have more respect for Jim due to his taste in music. FFIX FTW!

Edit: Indeed. It was the jester's theme.



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