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KLAMarine said:
Nautilus said:
One of these days Im going to make a thread defending piracy and why its not a bad thing, though also not necessarily a good thing, and just watch as the thread burns in the fires of hell from all these users who are bent on getting rid of these filthy pirates.

Ill do that while I drink me bottle of rum, mateys.

Why wait? Why isn't piracy a bad thing?

Just to give you a fast and small answer, being introduced to long standing franchises by playing their old games.I know I have been introduced to many suchg franchises through emulation of old consoles, or even somewhat new consoles, which DS was back in the day.And given this exposure, go on to actually buy a new entry when it is released, due to a number of reasonsw.In my case, due to actually having money to buy games.

Anyways, Ill make a thread about it one of these days.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

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contestgamer said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

No dictionary on the planet agrees with you. You are redefining the word to suit your own opinion, instead of letting the factual definition of the word stand for itself. 

You want to put people in prison for downloading pirated games lol. If it was up to you a third of the planet would be in prison just on tormenting allow, let alone the other 70% there for jaywalking, which btw is also illegal.

Just the ones that host the pirate sites, crack systems, and create emulators for current gen systems, while taking donations off patreon. 



JRPGfan said:
KLAMarine said:

Doesn't have to be that extreme. A citation + cost of pirated software sounds more reasonable.

By the way, I'm still looking for a plumber to install a sink in my home. When are you getting here?

Same thing though.... the costs of figouring out who pirates and the legal costs of fileing all these suits would cost more than they make selling the games.
Thats why these anti pirate groups, dispite sueing people for millions (when they occasionally do so) all opperate at a loss.

Scale that up, to go after everyone? it would probably cost more than the gameing industry makes all together.
So why even bother? right now, its just a scare tactic, they throw money out the window to catch a few, in hopes of scareing the many.

Its not something thats posible on a bigger scale (its not economically feasible).

You make a valid point that going after pirates might not be cost effective.

Nautilus said:
KLAMarine said:

Why wait? Why isn't piracy a bad thing?

Just to give you a fast and small answer, being introduced to long standing franchises by playing their old games.I know I have been introduced to many suchg franchises through emulation of old consoles, or even somewhat new consoles, which DS was back in the day.And given this exposure, go on to actually buy a new entry when it is released, due to a number of reasonsw.In my case, due to actually having money to buy games.

Anyways, Ill make a thread about it one of these days.

I'll still argue piracy is overall a bad thing since it allows new game's sales to be undermined. Introducing old games to new gamers is perfectly doable via let's plays and such.



Cerebralbore101 said:

Just the ones that host the pirate sites, crack systems, and create emulators for current gen systems, while taking donations off patreon. 

Woah, that's going overboard ... 

Creating an emulator for current gen systems is unrelated to piracy and it doesn't break copyright law either too ... 



Finally, as somebody who has spent $400 on Switch games and has no intentions to pirate, I am excited for some homebrew functionality. Can't wait to play older PSP, DS, 3DS, Wii, N64, etc games on my Switch and also use my Switch to stream PC and PS4 games.

Last edited by sc94597 - on 28 April 2018