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Why do people compare used games to piracy?.

#1harcoreblazerPosted 4/29/2013 8:27:06 AM
Piracy is copying a game and selling it or uploading it to a torrent site, used game sale you are just buying a game from another person basically who already bought it original, no copy paste or anything.

Seems ridiculous that they do it but well, it's your opinion.
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#2LetiumtidePosted 4/29/2013 8:29:39 AM
Well, there is always one thing that tends to break that debate, and that's if you buy a used game (lets say it's actually a relatively recent release so it's still worth money) you can take that game and put it towards a new game if you really wanted to and many people do.

Used games can be part of the cycle, pirated games cannot. Debate over.
#3chiefofsb78Posted 4/29/2013 8:30:59 AM
Because the devs doesnt gets paid for neither and its killing gaming
#4DarkSymbiotePosted 4/29/2013 8:31:07 AM
Even in the case of piracy it's basically copying one bought game. Either way the company makes less money. They are similar but not quite. Piracy is a PC issue regardless of game quality while used games isn't a big deal if company would put out good games.
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#5lambchipsPosted 4/29/2013 8:32:58 AM
money from used games dont go to developers, so its a lost sale

pirated games are games people get for free, so no money would have gone to the developers in the first place
^ also some pirates never intended to invest in the product in the first place, so even if these guys didnt pirate they would have bought the game anyway

piracy= more people get to play the game because people that dont intend on buying will still be able to play

used= the people that are buying intended to spend money but dont want to give developers the money

also developers are just using piracy and used game as an excuse because they are not meeting CoD sales
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#6leon_trunksPosted 4/29/2013 8:33:41 AM
Because buying used games is a way of pirating a game while preserving your conscience.
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#7LetiumtidePosted 4/29/2013 8:33:52 AM
It's not killing gaming.

Many other industries have used products, hell most people by used cars, you don't see like Ford trying to stop people from buying used cars. It's just a part of the industry. Gaming devs and companies are using this argument to sway users, but really they're just suffering the same economic woes as everybody else and decided that they wanted to go after used games as an excuse. The gaming market was fine back in the day, it's fine today, they're just using it as a strawman argument.
#8PhaseSlaethePosted 4/29/2013 8:36:42 AM
Money from new games doesn't go to the developers either.

The devs get paid BEFORE the game is even on the way to the stores.

Publishers get their money from the stores for the amount of copies they order.

And since there aren't enough people buying used, used causes NO HARM.
#9Caer_DeathPosted 4/29/2013 8:37:28 AM
Because they lack the mechanism to understand that the game has ALREADY BEEN BOUGHT.

Developers are funded by publishers. If they're good at what they do, they can turn a profit. If they're bad at what they do, they should stop blaming the customer for not liking the product and go bankrupt for all I care.
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#10chiefofsb78Posted 4/29/2013 8:37:32 AM
Letiumtide posted...
It's not killing gaming.

Many other industries have used products, hell most people by used cars, you don't see like Ford trying to stop people from buying used cars. It's just a part of the industry. Gaming devs and companies are using this argument to sway users, but really they're just suffering the same economic woes as everybody else and decided that they wanted to go after used games as an excuse. The gaming market was fine back in the day, it's fine today, they're just using it as a strawman argument.


Its not killing gaming tell that to the devs that go out of business every year and you cant compare cars to $60 games cars are way over priced car companies are getting way more than enough money so they dont care about used care sales