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Is there really nothing stopping people from pirating PC games?

#211ReiShingami1Posted 2/28/2014 8:55:33 AM
I was pirating in my younger days, but now i always buy the games. Basically learned it from PS3 where i couldn't pirate and had to buy them.

Only games i "pirate" now, are old games that aren't on market now, like games from PS1, GBC, GBA and other old systems.
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#212therickmu25Posted 2/28/2014 8:59:52 AM
To answer TC. Yea there's basically nothing stopping us.
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#213KHWyvernPosted 2/28/2014 9:15:57 AM
PraetorXyn posted...
DRM does nothing more then inconvenience paying customers.

Pirates will crack the DRM out anyway, and that just leaves it there to piss off those of us who buy it.

This isn't solely a pirate thing either. Before digital distribution became a thing I would ALWAYS download a NoCD crack so I didn't have to keep the damn disc in the drive.


This. All DRM is is a HUGE nuisance to the paying customer, and it doesn't work anyways, so why, jsut why?
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#214GamerKid22Posted 2/28/2014 9:16:49 AM
Most people who pirate games are the same people who wonder why a certain game they enjoyed didn't get a sequel. AKA cheap morons.
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#215DerPancakePosted 2/28/2014 9:24:06 AM
I used to pirate games, but now I'm a law abiding citizen.

btw my most pirated game was Age of Empires 2, which I downloaded like over 30 times and many years later I finally purchased the game, now that Ensemble Studios is dead...lol, probably my fault.
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#216DarthStojPosted 2/28/2014 9:33:22 AM
Unreasonable prices, or piracy...

Chicken, or the egg...

This is a circular argument, and circular arguments lead us nowhere.
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#217heyjeyXYPosted 2/28/2014 9:58:52 AM
Boge posted...
32x2z posted...
A lot of people pirate games but only for that to serve as a demo to them. If they like it they go out and buy it or if they don't they delete it.


I agree with this. Obviously not everyone does this, but there are people that do. Also, by doing this, it can sell a game to someone that wasn't planning on buying it. They think it's just a mediocre game. So they pirate it and try it just out of curiosity, and it turns out awesome. So they purchase it.

For this reason, I hate that people call it stealing, or that developers consider it a loss when some of those resulted in a sale. I think people just like to wine about stuff. I mean, the video gaming industry is as big as it's ever been. They're making more money than they ever have even with more and more talks of piracy. Go figure.



This this.
im in this category.. at least once when i actually pirated Skyrim.. then i got hooked into it and decided to buy it cause it was sooo worth it.

Other than that a lot of games arent worth the 60$ price... im looking at you Lighthing Returns.. waste of money
#218Worknofun370Posted 2/28/2014 10:01:41 AM
heyjeyXY posted...



This this.
im in this category.. at least once when i actually pirated Skyrim.. then i got hooked into it and decided to buy it cause it was sooo worth it.

Other than that a lot of games arent worth the 60$ price... im looking at you Lighthing Returns.. waste of money



This is why I love GameFAQs so much. Jokes everywhere, and most people don't even know they're giving one.

"YES! This! I did this one time with one of the greatest games ever so clearly it's the reason people pirate!"
#219guruofguru64Posted 2/28/2014 10:05:04 AM
Like the MW2 accolade. "Unstoppable"
#220GtuansdiammPosted 2/28/2014 10:31:26 AM
TurboAE86 posted...
if i would never buy it anyway, who do it hurt?

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