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Which is worse on game creators: buying a used game or illegally pirating a game

#1Garfield64Posted 11/11/2012 2:22:55 AM(edited)
Decide which is worse - Results (1695 votes)
Buying a used game, thus spending money, but none of it goes to the game's devolopment.
28.85% (489 votes)
489
Pirating a game, spending no money, but getting game for free against the law.
71.15% (1206 votes)
1206
This poll is now closed.
In my personal opinion I feel buying a used game is worse. Because you could of stole the old used game and then spent the money on a new game.

So when you buy the game used you're literally taking money out of the market that would have went to support game development. While when you pirate no money that would have went to a game's development is lost.

So Discuss ^_^
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#2thesnoopmeisterPosted 11/11/2012 2:24:11 AM
I voted for the illegal option.
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#3Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 2:26:08 AM(edited)
Please do not forget what the question is asking.

Which is "which is worse on game creators." Not which one is ethically worse.

So when you're saying pirating is worse you're saying a victimless crime is worse then a crime with a victim.
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#4badboyPosted 11/11/2012 2:25:37 AM
pirating because now they charge for online pass, dlc, and other things
#5supermoc10Posted 11/11/2012 2:26:00 AM
I think pirating is worse because sometimes, when someone buys a used game, if he enjoys it, he'll buy the sequel new.
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#6Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 2:26:40 AM
supermoc10 posted...
I think pirating is worse because sometimes, when someone buys a used game, if he enjoys it, he'll buy the sequel new.


This happens with pirating to. Especially when it comes to colt classics.
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#7thesnoopmeisterPosted 11/11/2012 2:27:45 AM
Garfield64 posted...

So when you're saying pirating is worse you're saying a victimless crime is worse then a crime with a victim.


No I'm not.....?
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#8Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 11/11/2012 2:29:02 AM
thesnoopmeister posted...
Garfield64 posted...

So when you're saying pirating is worse you're saying a victimless crime is worse then a crime with a victim.


No I'm not.....?


Buying used takes money out of gaming market that could of went to a real game developer instead of some scum sucking company taking advantage of game makers.

While pirating takes nothing from any game company other then spreading the word of its product to more people.
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#9thesnoopmeisterPosted 11/11/2012 2:31:11 AM
Garfield64 posted...
thesnoopmeister posted...
Garfield64 posted...

So when you're saying pirating is worse you're saying a victimless crime is worse then a crime with a victim.


No I'm not.....?


Buying used takes money out of gaming market that could of went to a real game developer instead of some scum sucking company taking advantage of game makers.

While pirating takes nothing from any game company other then spreading the word of its product to more people.


Okay.
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#10IcrushlilpeoplePosted 11/11/2012 2:33:30 AM
Garfield64 posted...
thesnoopmeister posted...
Garfield64 posted...

So when you're saying pirating is worse you're saying a victimless crime is worse then a crime with a victim.


No I'm not.....?


Buying used takes money out of gaming market that could of went to a real game developer instead of some scum sucking company taking advantage of game makers.

While pirating takes nothing from any game company other then spreading the word of its product to more people.


lol How does Pirating take nothing from the game companies?
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