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Which is worse on game creators: buying a used game or illegally pirating a game
Pirating, because when you pirate a game, I'm assuming you also pirate any and all DLC you want for it. If you buy a game used, the developers still get the money from any DLC you might buy.
Buying a used game from a company that resells the original game developers' game with no profit earned by the original game developers at least helps the business in question, which begs competition. For example, GameStop and Best Buy.
While pirating a game neither supports the game developers nor any business, thereby hurting both of them. Oh, and it's breaking the law.
Garfield64 posted...... as I do not "pirate" my self.
If you get modded it was some other douche not me XD.
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Online passes mean the majority of modern games require purchase regardless for full functionality. Beyond that DLC ensures that many gamers end up paying for content regardless of whether they bought new or used. Pirated games generally aren't compatible with DLC (especially on consoles) and thusly provide less opportunity for the developer to make money.
Your logic here would make more sense several years ago, but now developers are more able to make money off of used games regardless of whether it's as good for them as buying new. Either way, buying used games isn't a crime and stealing games is. Developers would definitely prefer you buy used to stealing their games outright.
Neither, unless the game is pretty new. Game creators mostly only care about launch sales.
Pirating, since buying used is still showing the developer that you support their game ie own a copy of it.
Only idiots preach that buying used isn't supporting them.
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Vergil92 posted...This is starting to feel like a self reassurance topic >.>
I read the posts in the topic and that is what it sounds like to me as well.I have bought used games before and I didn't feel bad but.usually it was months after the game came out.
I used to care but now I take a pill for that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KaOrSuWZeM
thesnoopmeister posted...Garfield64 posted...
Your logic is exceptionally poor.
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thesnoopmeister posted...Vergil92 posted...This is starting to feel like a self reassurance topic >.>
Agreed. I believe TC, even though he claims he doesn't pirate games, in fact does pirate games; therefore, he is trying to and subsequently failing at convincing us that buying games used is worse than pirating games, thus reassuring himself that he is doing right. Lol
how about if the person that pirates the game and never intended to spend money it to begin with, but finds the game great and decides to buy it?
Do people actually believe that reasoning?
You know, because someone who pirates games, people who don't and won't pay anything towards games, will suddenly want to pay full price for games even more so than people that pay for games, but might wait for an used copy.
That's not true, if they love the game after buying it used if there is a sequel there is a higher chance of them buying it new than someone who pirated the game.
I can't take your last sentence seriously.
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