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Why do gamers look down on piracy but support buying used games?

#1LitCandlezPosted 2/17/2013 3:42:56 PM
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#2LotrMorgothPosted 2/17/2013 3:44:03 PM
not saying i agree; but piracy is unlawful distribution of content

used gaming is a market strategy for video game retailers

it's all about the money?
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#3Luthor_Posted 2/17/2013 3:44:48 PM
Beause its not the same thing.
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#4Link43130Posted 2/17/2013 3:46:37 PM
hypocrisy and nothing more
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#5CaseyJonezPosted 2/17/2013 3:46:41 PM
I dunno man, why do people get arrested for shoplifting but no one gives a s*** when someone buys something at a yard sale?
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#6LitCandlez(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2013 3:47:17 PM
Luthor_ posted...
Beause its not the same thing.


They are both ways to play a game without paying money to the publisher.
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#7all_that_juicePosted 2/17/2013 3:49:29 PM
Why does society look down on rape but support marriage? Why does society look down on pedophiles but support spanking children?
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#8TheRobPosted 2/17/2013 3:50:22 PM
LitCandlez posted...
Luthor_ posted...
Beause its not the same thing.


They are both ways to play a game without paying money to the publisher.


In the case of piracy, no one pays and no one gets paid.

With used games, you're still paying for the product.
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#9Link43130Posted 2/17/2013 3:52:13 PM
TheRob posted...
In the case of piracy, no one pays and no one gets paid.


The ISP gets paid.
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#10JKSonicPosted 2/17/2013 3:52:16 PM
Piracy - NObody buys it

Used - Somebody bought it at some point

Used has been a part of gaming from the very start. Garage sales and flea markets before gaming stores or Blockbuster... It's part of the culture as is borrowing games or taking games over to a friend's house or passing down games to somebody after you're finished.
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