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Can you rationalize pirating if you already have a copy of the game for a different system?
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you can rationalize pirating however you like
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>he doesn't torrent entire console libraries

Morals are for fucking pussies
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The other system broke and I don't want to pay 3x the price of the game to repair or replace the system.
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>>323404046
i found a flash drive with literally every gbc rom on it at a con once
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>>323403835
>every game i downloaded for free were ones that i paid full price for close to their release date
>everyone assumes i just pirated them to be an asshole
feels bad man
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First off who gives a shit if you pirate secondly yeah you paid them for the product already.

You could argue you paid for one copy but digital release usually means you can have multiple installs, you're saying different systems but eh kinda arbitrary at that point.
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>>323404392
Just because I buy one ice cream and eat it outside entitles me to one inside also
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You can rationalize pirating by not giving a fuck since no one can stop you and you get free shit.
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>>323404519
apples and oranges. this fucking guy.

Just because I fucked your mom I get to fuck your sister because same family.
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>>323404519

>>>/fit/
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>>323403835
That seems fine to me honestly.
I don't pirate unless I absolutely have to due to games not being available here or absolutely offensive shit steam tries to pull sometimes.
But if you already own the game I really don't see it mattering.
I mean morally, legally it's still a no go as you only have the license to the game on whatever console you bought it for.
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>>323404519
Nigga that's taking more from them, false argument.

Though I do wanna point out that if you buy used you ain't entitled to shit.
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if you already paid for and own the game, then pirating it is fine imho
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>>323405009
seconded imhoawf
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>>323403835
thats how i started out
then i started pirating games with dead developers or which became free over time
then i decided to pirate games i didnt think were worth buying
then i started pirating games i would have bought, but didnt think the devleoper/publisher deserved my money
soon i only bought games from developers i especially thought deserved my money
now i pirate EVERYTHING, even stuff i dont want, and i dont give two shits about rationalizing it, i takes what i want and i wants what i take
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>>323405009
this tbqhwy (to be quite honest with you)
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>>323403835

Can you rationalize buying used/second hand games? Because that's literally worse than piracy, you're literally giving money to someone other than the developer and or publisher.
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>>323405009
I agree imhomffv (in my honest opinion my friend from v)
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>>323405317
Yeah. Fuck'em. You always should have the right to resell what you buy.
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>>323405581


I fucked your mother
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Yes. I honestly see nothing morally objectionable about pirating media that you:
have owned
do owned but is on another format
cannot own because its not available in your region
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>>323405785
Oh. I hope you intend to be a grown up and seal the deal with marriage then, like a responsible adult.
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No you can't justify stealing.
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>>323405983
both
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>>323405317
Yes because a large part of the agree market value of consumer media is the longstanding implicit value in its ownership as a thing that can be resold. Once that value is lost the original worth of it is much less. Thats why things like digital streaming of movies and music is much much cheaper than buying a physical copy.

Of course that doesn't really apply to video games, but thats because video games have the worst consumer base who have absolutely no self respect or ideals of consumer rights.
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option 1) spend 10-60 bucks buying a game

option 2) download it for free

how do you compete with option 2? I've been pirating for well over a decade and I just don't see any reason not to.
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>>323404519
just because i bought a towel i should be able to dry myself with it in the bath, and outside near the pool
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>mfw more than 2K arcade games with unlimited coins installed

Piracy can be pretty gud yo, you don't find many of the arcade cabinets of those games nowadays. Or arcades for that matter ;_;
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>>323406073
but this thread isn't about stealing. have you tried reading, anon? you know, with your eyes, where you see words and then understand them. it doesn't seem like you did that here.
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>>323403835
Technically you aren't compensating the team responsible for porting it to the other console, so it's not entirely ethical. But really no one is going to give a fuck at that point.
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>>323404046
>Morals are for fucking pussies

Unfortunately thats true, just look at history. The more brutal a country the more successful it is

>mongols rape and pillage constantly and develop a massive empire
>Viking culture develops brutish xenophobes that attack and kill on sight for sport
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>>323406838
And those cultures were ended because of the lack of morals they had.

There has to be a balance, we need tinkerers and soldiers for a country to evolve and maintain itself.
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>>323406408
We're talking about owning two towels. You're not taking your bath towel outside lol.

Why do people feel the need to justify piracy? I pirate movies I don't own all the time, it's bad, I recognize that. Pirating games is bad unless you already own that specific copy. Why can't everyone get over this. Would you really not pirate games if someone could change your mind about it being wrong lol?
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>>323404519
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>>323406771
>game gets ported to new platform post-launch
>buy new port
>pirate existing versions
there, you supported development for the platform you chose first
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>>323403967
Piracy equal theft

Doesn't get more clean cut than that.


The only difference is if a pirate goes 'deal with it' and doesn't care that they steal game. Or they become giant faggots and create a wheel of excuses to try to absolve the fact they are stealing.
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>>323407130
nobody is defending piracy, his logic was just flawed, you retarded sack of worthless shit, die and never come back to this realm you waste of time european loser
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>>323407251
>creating a copy of something = stealing it

retard alert
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>>323406234
its more like
option 1
>pay $15-80 base for every single game you want for the rest of your life
>pay $10-600 for dlc
>get any game at launch or wait for price reductions after a year or so
>small chance of base prices increasing over time
>large chance of dlc amount increasing over time
option 2:
>get every single game you want for free and all dlc ever made for it for free for the rest of your life
>have to wait 1 week-year after a launch to get game
>.1% chance if youre not careful of youre computer getting completely fucked
>.01% chance if youre not careful of getting sued at least $80,000
>.0001% if youre not careful of getting sent to prison and getting anally ravaged for years and possibly shanked to death
option 2 still sounds pretty good desu, but those odds are extremely generous when it comes to video games. movies and porn? not such good odds
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>>323407060
It's only a matter of time before the current most powerful cultures are torn down and replaced, just like many before us
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>>323407878
That's undeniable, but looking at our current culture and the ones of the past, ours was the one who lasted the most.
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>>323407358
Pretty much this, its like going into a store and making a perfect copy of a diamond ring while the store keeps the original, the store loses out on its profits though

Such are the ways of the virtual world, its a shame we can't do the same in real life with food and important resources but its not like peple wouldn't jew out and start charging people money for copied food
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Can someone link me to the 3ds downgrade thing that everyone was excited about
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>>323403835
>Legally
It's still wrong
>Morally
It's not wrong at all
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>>323406771
>you aren't compensating the team responsible for porting it to the other console
Fuck those guys. It's usually some work for hire third party with no stake in the product's success.
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>>323404519
>food analogy
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>>323404519
What if I told you that you bought the ice cream and you want to eat it inside but the owner tells you that you must pay again to eat a copy of your ice-cream inside?
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>>323404519
i would download ice cream
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