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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
3 years ago#1
Many, many of the games that are now on GoG were for years FREELY downloadable on many different abandonware sites. They weren't being sold anymore, their studios had shutdown, there were no challenges to have them taken down. They were forgotten about by all but the fans who wanted just to play them.

Suddenly, those sites started linking you to GoG and they CHARGED you for them. But where did GoG get all of these many games? You trying to tell me they had ALL the originals, they scanned ALL those manuals, and THEY cracked them?

GoG got those games from pirates, just like the schoolkids did. Consider GoG's geographical location, also. Not exactly a rich area with a healthy respect for copyright....

Pirates made GoG possible.

User Info: KidInTheHall

KidInTheHall
3 years ago#2
You're a liar.
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User Info: Tyranius2

Tyranius2
3 years ago#3
I've been saying this for a couple of years now but people don't care
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#4
If by pirates you mean lawyers...
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User Info: Nenina

Nenina
3 years ago#5
I am error

User Info: HylianZ

HylianZ
3 years ago#6
Nenina posted...
I am error


Gotta love Zelda references. Lol.

Seriously though, where do you guys come up with this garbage? It's not like you have proof that GOG is conspiring with digital pirates...
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User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#7
GOG actually gets permission to sell the games from the Copyright Holders, presumably, those folk have archived games they also give to GOG. This is why NOLF is not for sale on GOG, nobody knows who owns it, so GOG can't sell it. Implying that GOG rips off abandonware sites is hilarious.
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User Info: Biglabron

Biglabron
3 years ago#8
Who knows, I just ,know when i tried to make a purchase from their website my bank blocked it. They were like "Yo this location is known for theft" please don't attempt to do this again.

Not that they said the site was bad, just the area.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#9
Realistically as long as they have permission to sell it the point of where they acquired the copies is moot.
Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.

User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#10
Biglabron posted...
Who knows, I just ,know when i tried to make a purchase from their website my bank blocked it. They were like "Yo this location is known for theft" please don't attempt to do this again.

Not that they said the site was bad, just the area.


I was unable to purchase a FFXIV subscription because my bank blocked it because theft, but I highly doubt Square Enix are thieves.
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