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What's your opinion on video game piracy?

#1Pokerkid777Posted 8/16/2014 11:46:52 PM
In terms of those who pirate, when in your opinion, do you think it is justified? - Results (583 votes)
It's never okay to pirate, no matter what
11.66% (68 votes)
68
It's only okay if it is impossible to get the game legally(not sold in your region, etc.)
23.16% (135 votes)
135
It's okay as long as the company is no longer profitting on said game. (retro games for example)
31.56% (184 votes)
184
It's perfectly okay to pirate if the game has intrusive drm that can make the game difficult to play or simply conflicts
15.78% (92 votes)
92
It's always okay. FREE GAMES
17.84% (104 votes)
104
This poll is now closed.
Well, what does the pc board think?
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#2ClashtonnPosted 8/16/2014 11:48:12 PM
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#3jessica73Posted 8/16/2014 11:54:28 PM
Ir reality I don't care and am the last option; don't really need to hear anyone justify it. But personal code is only for the middle three... or EA.
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 8/17/2014 12:03:51 AM
A bit of both options 2 and 3, mostly 3.
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#5ClouddxPosted 8/17/2014 12:12:25 AM
Never, there is no good reason to pirate a game. If a game is not sold in your region you can always get a copy imported.
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#6SpazH3dPosted 8/17/2014 12:15:48 AM
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#7Omnipotent_JmanPosted 8/17/2014 12:18:09 AM
- I'm with options 5 &4.

- No problems with it.
#8ShinkodenPosted 8/17/2014 12:41:27 AM
My opinion is I don't really care.

I don't do it now mainly because of steam and actually having money to purchase games at full price if I wanted.

Back in the day, the late 90s, I remember looking through all the porn like sites to find games many which were false. Downloading 30+ files one at a time at dial-up speeds. Getting disconnected during the day because of a phone call. Getting up late at night because my ISP did a reset every night. Using getright because losing a file at 99% was never fun.

You use to have to work for your free games unless these whipper-snapper pirates today.
#9ForeverZero2Posted 8/17/2014 12:50:58 AM
i remember rom sites with porn ads
#10Golden_GonadsPosted 8/17/2014 1:05:38 AM
Clouddx posted...
Never, there is no good reason to pirate a game. If a game is not sold in your region you can always get a copy imported.


And if a game has been out-of-print for 10 years, the publisher is bankrupt and the developer dead, and the only option is some greedy little sod on EBay selling second hand copies for hundreds of pounds/dollars, what then?