Help me understand the mindset of the sort of person who pays for emulation.

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    • #437854
      Anonymous
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      Help me understand the mindset of the sort of person who pays for emulation.

    • #437855
      Anonymous
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      >mind
      there’s your problem

    • #437856
      Anonymous
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      Because piracy is illegal and you shouldn’t do it.

      • #437879
        Anonymous
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        Corporate greed is worse. Pirating 20 year old games isn’t hurting anyone. It’s bad for consumers to emulate, but Nintendo does it and makes consumers pay $50 for it. And it’s rental. How’s that fair? Because it’s "legal" ?

        • #437882
          Anonymous
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          >It’s bad for consumers to emulate

          • #437883
            Anonymous
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            It’s not when Nintendo loves practicing shitty business practices. Man thinks pirating is bad when Nintendo charges for $50 rental rims, and the roms are better on illegal emulators.

            • #437884
              Anonymous
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              >you’re just renting it!
              For a fucking year, don’t forget that part.

              • #437885
                Anonymous
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                OR i could just download it and keep it forever.

                • #437888
                  Anonymous
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                  That isn’t a business practice, that’s you pirating it. They’re not going to tell you to pirate, that’s fucking stupid.

                  • #437892
                    Anonymous
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                    Ofc not. People pirate, because Nintendo can’t get their shit together in the first place.

                    • #437903
                      Anonymous
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                      No anon, people pirate because they poor as fuck or just want it for free despite having the money.

                      Don’t act like people do it out of some moral principle.

                      • #437908
                        Anonymous
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                        Not them, but I absolutely do not doubt some people do it out of moral principle, they are just the vast minority, probably.

              • #437887
                Anonymous
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                And yet owning a physical copy of OoT’s remake is cheaper than renting the original for a whole year.

                • #437889
                  Anonymous
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                  Good thing you’re renting more than just Ocarina of Time.

        • #437899
          Anonymous
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          Communist

          • #437904
            Anonymous
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            Implying stealing from a billion dollar company is bad if they only care about emptying our wallets.

            • #437905
              Anonymous
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              Sounds downright kosher

    • #437857
      Anonymous
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      Its official. Speedrunners follow this in their own rules that are as arbiturary as anything, so autism too, I guess.

    • #437858
      Anonymous
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      Everything depends on service. If someone feels like it’s more convenient to pay, they will. I’m not retarded and I can just fire up m64p to play N64 games so Nintendo’s service gives me no advantage whatsoever, but retards who can’t use emulators will pay for ease of use, even if Nintendo’s offer is actually more limiting in the end.

    • #437859
      Anonymous
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      it’s legal

    • #437860
      Anonymous
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      mario if he real

    • #437861
      Anonymous
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      >playing retro games on flat screen
      oh no no no

      • #437924
        Anonymous
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        That’s a caveman’s perspective. OLED with blackframe insertion dabs on CRTs you clown ass esl motherfucker

    • #437862
      Anonymous
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      >hey it’s me, mario

    • #437863
      Anonymous
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      I am not paying twice for games I bought brand new 15 years ago

    • #437864
      Anonymous
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      Because they realize that people working in their freetime to preserve old games deserve it more than money grabbing publishers?

    • #437865
      Anonymous
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      I’ll never understand why obese people have this stand, like, stand up correctly you fucker you’ll look taller and healthier.

      • #437867
        Anonymous
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        It’s not unique to fat people

      • #437909
        Anonymous
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        crouching and sitting often

    • #437866
      Anonymous
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      I want to play a game starring this dude, he’s pure soul

      • #437869
        Anonymous
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        Bro that’s Mario

        • #437871
          Anonymous
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          The guy from the Super Show?

    • #437868
      Anonymous
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      OP, you ever heard of emulation fatgue? It’s a real think. You have access to all this free shit, but you get burnout and never play any of them.

      • #437870
        Anonymous
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        Nah, my problem is that a select few games are sapping up all my time. FTL and Creeper World and TF2 won’t let me play anything else.

    • #437872
      Anonymous
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      JUST MUST CONSOOOOOM

      • #437874
        Anonymous
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        Is there a pirate edit for this already?

        • #437896
          Anonymous
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          good luck pirating food

          • #437923
            Anonymous
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            Steal food or go dumpster diving.

          • #437926
            Anonymous
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            >he doesn’t know

      • #437876
        Anonymous
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        Did Hulu increase prices? I hardly ever use it

      • #437878
        Anonymous
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        >Thread got pruned by the jannies so he has to do shit like this
        Are shitposters mentally ill?

      • #437894
        Anonymous
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        You can’t afford all that? Do you not have a job?

        • #437906
          Anonymous
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          >not being one of the many consumerist cattle means you’re poor

        • #437910
          Anonymous
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          Do you spend money on streaming services that there’s not enough hours in the day to watch?

      • #437911
        Anonymous
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        I don’t understand the person on the right, I don’t value anything that is digital only, like ever. Its not real. At least the person on the left is only involved with one worthless rental service.

      • #437912
        Anonymous
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        the kick in the nuts is nintendo online is fucking atrocious and previously console-to-console in some games aka no servers even being fucking used.

      • #437921
        Anonymous
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        >taxes and bills way at the back
        Filthy nerds

    • #437873
      Anonymous
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      A better question is understanding the mindset of somebody that feigns ignorance as to why anybody would pay to have old games on their Switch. Nobody was shouting "just emulate it!" for the Wii Virtual Console like they are now with the Switch.

      • #437881
        Anonymous
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        A lot more third worlders on Ganker compared to the Wii era. Most of the current console war shitposters come from South America.

      • #437916
        Anonymous
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        Because virtual console is a one-and-done purchase, you keep the games forever

    • #437875
      Anonymous
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      Nintendo ambassadors yes that is a real thing

    • #437877
      Anonymous
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      Nothing to understand really. They are exactly the uninformed, inexperienced consumers they appear to be. Capitalism would not work if your common citizen were not braindead with their money.

    • #437880
      Anonymous
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      Does launchbox count as paying for emulation? I haven’t, but the longer I go with an outdated pirated version the closer I get.

    • #437886
      Anonymous
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      the new mario movie is looking good

    • #437890
      Anonymous
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      I’m an idiot and setting up emulators to run properly without crashing or glitches and setting up the controls and dealing with plugins frustrates me. I’d rather just pay the money and play a nearly perfect emulation from bed on my Switch. Yes I know I’m retarded but there we are.

    • #437891
      Anonymous
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      You see the
      >Zoomers don’t understand file systems
      Article that was going around? Do you think these people can load a ROM into an emulator?

      • #437893
        Anonymous
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        Zoomers don’t understand filesystems because they don’t actually have any incentive to, they don’t *have* to. It’s on the same level as that webm of a young child trying to use a device with buttons as a touch-device and being confused, it’s a software generational gap and they’re on a completely different wavelength with completely different requirements. If they had a reason to learn and use filesystems they’d be able to with no problem.

        You, however, are straight delusional if you think a drag-and-drop menu is outside the scope of a slack-jawed retard, let alone a zoomer.

      • #437895
        Anonymous
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        Licking Nintendo’s boots is easier for them.

    • #437898
      Anonymous
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      >Snoys poorfag seethes about it
      >I pay it to spite them
      Whatcha going to do it about snoynegro? Get mad about it?

    • #437900
      Anonymous
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      im not poor

      • #437907
        Anonymous
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        why pay money when you could pay zero money?
        especially when zero money gets you a higher quality experience than if you had payed money.

    • #437902
      Anonymous
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      This guy is either a megachad or a serial killer

    • #437913
      Anonymous
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      Piracy is a service problem. People that aren’t poorfags or 3rd worlders are more than willing to pay for ports and emulation on modern consoles provided the service (games) are fair and equitable. For example, plenty of people bought the 4 Konami compilations because they’re all priced fairly, or were handled by a competent developer (M2). People bought the Mega Man Legacy Collection for the same reasons. People begrudgingly bought SM3DAS because of FOMO. People typically pirate Nintendo’s shit because Nintendo has ass history of NOT porting their most sought after games on modern platforms, charging an unreasonable amount for them, or outright refusing to localize them in the case of MOTHER 3 to the point where it’s become a meme acknowledged by Reggie himself.

      tl;dr: People pay for emulation when it’s convenient, and pirate when left with no choice.

    • #437914
      Anonymous
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      They have a job, disposable income and no time to hunt for ROMs or set up emulators in their PCs. They just want to turn on their console and play.

      Help me understand the mindset of the sort of person who uses emulation. Are they NEETs that stay in front of their PCs all day?

      • #437915
        Anonymous
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        I don’t know having a job meant you don’t have 10 seconds to spare googling "______ rom"

      • #437918
        Anonymous
        Guest

        why would i spend money when i can get it for free and with better experience? my hard earned money better spend making me more money

      • #437919
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I emulated Dread because I’m a cheap fuck and wanted to save a few dollars for other games.

      • #437922
        Anonymous
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        (you)

    • #437917
      Anonymous
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      Dunno man. Ask the clowns who buy those mister/fpga things lmao.

    • #437920
      Anonymous
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      why do pirate-bros feel the need to come up with all these convoluted excuses to nab free shit?
      you don’t get any cool points for sticking it to the man.
      just be honest, and say you don’t give a fuck and you’re cheaping out.

    • #437925
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I actually feel bad for this guy

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