"Game preservation" is a buzzterm for people desperate to place themselves in an ethical light to justify emulators because they know that t...

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulators are legal means to enable legal owners to play their games. Emulators being used for piracy is an inevitable side-effect.
    >OP = homosexual
    Many such cases.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Precisely what you said before yuzu died

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yuzu Black folk were literal morons who thought they could get away with not doing the song and dance of "don't use are emulator for pirating wink blink"
        every other emulator (including ryujinx) is doing fine

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Japanese company being a homosexual
        >many such cases
        They don't know how to handle the modern world, because they don't live in 2024. They eternally live in 1980.
        It'll be a few more decades before enough of the Boomers and Gen-Xers die off, and only then will there be a chance for any improvements.
        Until then, just expect Japanese companies to be homosexuals.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >going to take the bait with a sage
    Do you have any idea how many TV shows are lost to time? Try finding the original episodes of "The Daleks' Master Plan" serial. Oh wait, they were lost to time because the British Broadcasting Corporation fumbled everything and lost the original tapes. Were it not for a bunch of autists with the audio versions of the episodes they would have been lost entirely.

    have a nice day you fricking Black person

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tv show vs tangible object

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tv show
        >fancy information
        >video game
        >also fancy information

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh nevermind you have autism. This is my last reply to you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >media vs media
        Fricking moronic autistic homosexual.

        Piracy hurts the whole video games industry

        Nope.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >tv show vs tangible object

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >software
        >tangible object
        How do you live being this moronic?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy hurts the whole video games industry

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wish it did.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >tv show vs tangible object

        >Black folk not knowing how many old games only being able to be remastered/remade because someone dumped the rom
        just a reminder that until the mid 2000s every company just deleted everything after a game was made

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Media preservation is a thing. You aren't doing jack shit to help its cause. using "game preservation" as a justification for anything you and other pirates on Ganker is virtue signaling.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *do

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good.
        I'm going to set a up a bot that downloads and re-seeds the same video game so they lose billions of dollars

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh I'm sure me downloading some random arcade game that never got an American release is hurting the game industry so much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >because the British Broadcasting Corporation fumbled everything and lost the original tapes.
      They didn't fumble, they literally taped over them. It was their policy of reusing tapes, because at that time there was no notion of rebroadcasting a serial or that anyone would possibly want to see a TV broadcast again.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    True. Actual game preservation is preserving original hardware, software, and displays.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This edit needs the man to be colored brown, bald surrounded by literal shit.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pirating games for discontinued consoles is preservation, pirating current-gen games is being a thieving subhuman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah. We should ask the big corporation when it's a good time to preserve their stuff.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    does shit like this happen in any other medium?

    Are there movies that the world forgot about because they were only on VHS?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I remember when an female actor made some homosexual talking points on twitter about how shows shouldn't be pirated even it resulted in them being lost.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imagine corporations having the power to produce absolute trash and then afterward they memory hole it and pretend it never existed and anybody who said it was bad is treated as crazy and is also demanded to produce evidence that they can no longer access.

        Good thing they would never do that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nearly all broadcast media before home VCRs

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    guys I turned on my old switch for the first time in a few months, it made me update then it shut down
    now after I turn it on, the nintendo logo appears for a second then the screen turns off
    then I have to hold the power button for 15 seconds to get it to turn off and try again, and the same thing happens
    what the hell do I do bros?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nvm I fixed it, had to install atmosphere again
      nintendo forcing me into piracy again

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Aren't video games shit now? Shouldn't you be grateful that someone would eat your shit even if it is stolen? You're just looking for excuses as to why buying and renting video games is a justified humiliation ritual at this point.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    palworld really broke tendies huh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah that image was made after them getting bombarded by the
      >leave the multibillion dollar company alone
      pic when palworld threads flooded the catalog

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I can't buy something for a fair price I'm going to steal it, I don't need any justification besides "go frick yourself".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"go frick yourself".
      Eventually that attitude is going to lead to them coming to your house and sodomising you. They're unable to do it right, right now. But if you sit on your arse and don't pay attention, they're going to frick you, Citizen 00143454B.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it wrong to buy a game, and then enjoy a copy of it on your PC with an emulator? They got their money, I don't feel like spending tons of money renovating an old SNES. If you think that's wrong, then offer a better service. Hell, I've even bought SNES games when the companies rightfully brought them to a modern storefront, like the sega megadrive collection. 10 bucks for 50 games, and it made me feel morally right.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ok vegan

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are people who tells poorgays that have no access to legal means of buying to go frick themselves too
      >you're not entitled to entertainment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm not gonna be the guy who justifies pirating modern games for free, that aren't even a year old, but if you do legally purchase them, then you should have the right to enjoy them. Whether the law agrees or not, you exchanged money to enjoy their product.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        nintendo is not entitled to my money

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Trolling or not, go frick yourself

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you first

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They don't need your money.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is Ganker the only board that has a problem with piracy?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BecauseGanker is the only board where pirates are elitist idpol schizos

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >taking an ideological stance to spite random anonymous people you will never meet
        metnal illness

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah it's crazy how only the pirates on Ganker do this. Oh you were talking about me? You must be one of the idpol elitists I was talking about.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You said that Ganker was the only board against piracy because "pirates are elitist idpol schizos". Do you not know what that means?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Are you asking me to finish your argument for you?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it's crazy how only the pirates on Ganker do this. Oh you were talking about me? You must be one of the idpol elitists I was talking about.

        In English ESL israelite.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That was English, ESL israelite.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No it wasn't.

            Are you asking me to finish your argument for you?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It was.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Agree to disagree.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Israel is not a legitimate state.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                True. All Abrahamist nations should be nuked into oblivion.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What does an illegitimate state that single handedly ruins video games have to do with Abrahamists?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                A lot.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Video games don't deserve to die for whatever your sake is.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >if you dont agree with my moral stances on playing toys you will doom this industry
                Exhibit 972 for why pirates are hated on Ganker

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >you will
                No. You are. Start WW3 and see what happens.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Exhibit 973

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What? Too scared to start WW3 and see what would happen when video games are dead to your cause? Lol.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Sure.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm trans if that matters

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're just some useful moron and you don't matter.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hating poorgays is not elitist. I just really hate moralgays.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >implying the current distribution of wealth is immoral by default and people who is at disadvantage of it is innocent by convenience

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      does shit like this happen in any other medium?

      Are there movies that the world forgot about because they were only on VHS?

      https://arch.b4k.co/v/search/image/Sw4nCfzGDQ85e0czJQ3krw/
      https://arch.b4k.co/v/search/image/6mxinlZgFujOJDlQMT5-Yw/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What a soulless thing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          But enough about PC elitists.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ganker i filled with corporated bootlickers.
      They think Gabe is "his friend":

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Consoles are for tech illiterates and give people massive sunk cost. They literally have to buy in just to play the games, so they make that a part of their identity and go all in.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a joy in buying a game and having it in your mists, putting it into a console, and playing it, putting it away on a shelf, and just seeing your physical collection. Ganker happens to be poor and will not experience this joy, I do not hold any animosity over them.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they are means to play games how you please, including in better quality
    if you as a gamer only care about consuming as the company presents it then you're a problem

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  16. 3 weeks ago
    sage

    You're moronic. Your thread is shit. Your opinions are dogshit. Everyone from far right to troons agrees software is meant to be free. You should feel bad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even the reasonable people who think you should pay for software will argue that products should not be temporary licensed services. You can't take away my game just because I didn't abide by some invisible EULA that you enforced on purchase.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >calling people "unreasonable" for not playing games the exact same way she does.
        And you wonder why pirates on Ganker are hated.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're welcome to play games however you want. Just don't play lawyerball and expect people to blindly dicksuck IP.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >You're welcome to play games however you want
            Until three seconds from now in a different thread where I'm called a "paypig" for playing a video game.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm sorry if people call you a paypig. I don't participate in that, and i will gladly condemn them for such.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Thanks for understanding why pirates are only hated on Ganker

      • 3 weeks ago
        sage

        I don't think piracy is unreasonable in many cases, as the person who created the software would not lose anything from an individual using his or her software besides a potential "sale." Copyright laws are nonsense in the digital era. AI will prove me right in <10 years (and already is, frankly). Nothing is "yours." You compiled it using someone else's compiler, someone else's architectural design, someone else's algorithms, someone else's... so on. Even Bach and Mozart are terribly unoriginal. Why is 75 years the standard for everything in an era where we obsolete games and tools within months? Just doesn't make any sense. Things move too fast now, hard to keep up. Zero logical reason why no one should not be able to tinker with 2nd gen console ROMs and freely redistribute decompilations, hacks, sprites, so on, for a real world example. No one is profiting off them anymore. SEGA is the only company that willingly chose to list their ROMs for sale to end users and even then they are all up on vimm and everywhere else on the net, why, because it's just bits. Information wants to be free

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care. Not shartmerican.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >oh boohoo my piracy is moral
    Pirating is obviously illegal and I don't give a shit. I will still do until the day i die.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >conflating morality and legality

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If I want to play the Bravely Second demo and enjoy what could have been, I genuinely cannot unless I emulate.
    If I want to play Spirit Hunters Inc. or the Denpa Man series in a 3DS, I genuinely fricking cannot unless I emulate. There's thousands of games like those, where the emulation autists were the ONLY ONES who can even allow me to play them because the companies fricking died, or IP law prevents it from being rereleased, or they just don't fricking want to do it.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >villainous profit stealing
    >profit

    can't steal what is already stolen. profit is just the money that should be going to the employees for doing the work

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >someone made this image, quite possibly unironically

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't give a frick about game preservation. I will pirate.
    I have the money, but I will NOT spend it on videogames.
    I will not pay for emulators. I will not pay for big company service.
    I will pirate everything. I wil own everything.
    And I will be happy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they made the mistake of making it so nothing can be owned. if nothing can be owned, then nothing can be stolen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wil own everything.
      Nothing actually.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Everything I bought.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    average deckie btw

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you are right, when one lies about what they are doing they lose the moral highground.
    we should be honest: information should be free; hack the planet

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yet another case of the idiot consumer incapable of thinking about future even in a short 10 year time frame. It really is quite sad.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    piracy is a privilege and not a human right lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      sage

      Literal bootlicker

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I own emulated copies of the entire Zelda franchise, through every single console, including every single spinoff from Hyrule Warriors to Crossbow Training. I don’t even play them.
    It's about sending a message.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy has been determined to increase sales and profits for corporations every time this has been studied

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it hasn't

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the nfo said i should buy the game so i did
    (づ ̄ 3 ̄)づ

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game preservation per se makes sense but yeah absolutely nobody cares about it besides 15 trannies, everyone else just uses it as an excuse to pirate
    I have nothing against piracy since I do it myself from time to time, but I'll be honest and admit I just don't want to pay for shit, and if I get caught it's my fault, people grabbing on any slippery slope they can find to have the moral high ground are pathetic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The problem is that some of us do want to support the devs, but also want the QOL additions that emulation can bring. Can I not buy a copy of Ocarina of Time, so I can then enjoy it on PC with a bunch of romhacks and special content like randomizers? I hate this zero sum game of "if you pirate, you never pay for your games". That's silly, and you know it.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, game preservation is what people do when giant greedy corporate stupid fricking companies won't.

    Them not giving customers what they want is also the reason they're all going bankrupt.

    You and they will learn the hard way.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no quarrels with people who emulate even if it's pure piracy.
    It's the homosexuals that post threads about their Steam Deck loaded with nothing but stolen Nintendo games like they're some super rebel badass when in reality they're nothing more than a obese brown person. Shut the frick up no one cares.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully the gaming industry collapses soon and everyone can focus on their backlogs

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >You're a fat loser if you defend company
    >Nuh uh YOU'RE a fat loser if you attack company
    Compelling arguments

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >buy game
    >make copy of game
    >give to someone else
    >they play the game
    >this is somehow immoral

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >buy legit game (GTA SA for PC)
      >friend says he wants to make a copy
      >lend game to friend
      >2 weeks later
      >he has a copy and a crack
      >i got a completely useless scratched DVD back
      good times

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't companies sell old games anymore?
    There's emulators to help them to do it properly.
    They can just take an open source emulator, add their own copyright checker, and then sell the roms.
    That way, they can make million of dollars from the passive income every year.
    >But they don't want to release it on PC
    Then make a new handheld device.
    They already got the blueprint to make the original handheld, then they just need to make it able to connect to wifi & buy/download games online.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They don't need to. Piracy improves sales and profits of the games being pirated.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Piracy improves sales and profits of the games being pirated.
        How?
        They are not selling old games anymore.
        Explain how emulators allow their (not for sales) old games being sold better.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No it doesn't, stop stealing.

          https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/09/eu-study-finds-piracy-doesnt-hurt-game-sales-may-actually-help/

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm talking about old games that's not for sales anymore.
            Not new games, you fricking illiterate fricktard.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Emulators increase sales and profits for corporations. See Wii VC, Switch emulation sub

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Wow that one flawed study you're STILL clinging to

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it doesn't, stop stealing.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >delists original and shits out a "remaster"

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not piracy if you deleted it within 24 hours.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought the whole point of piracy is to keep stuff......

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tell it to the Judge

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Are you 15 or something?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No. Why are you interested in 15 year olds?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              No. You just sound like a teenage moron from twitter

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It wasn't a yes or no question. You just sound like someone with a dick up their ass.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Take your meds troony

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Oh shit he's referring to the playbook.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The what? Is the estrogen kicking in or something?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Anon is right. You can keep the games.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4 things.

    >I emulate because I am not a s8y tendie consoomer. Although I mostly emulate real games like PS2 games.

    >I definitely agree with game preservation being a meme, as buying isn’t preserving.

    >Nintendo makes nothing but remake-slop, so they deserve to lose 9 gorrilion snoybucks.

    >Because I want to keep my slice, being ethically is a meme as well.

    >I do agree that modern emulation, modding, and ROM hack devs can go shit a brick for trying to gain internet sui points and making all three normified.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like a homosexual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i can't afford nintendo games but still want to play them
      got you senpai

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        While I can, I won’t because like I said, I am not shilling out 70$ to play new bing wahoo HD.

        Nor am I going to shill out the cost of your funko pop collection to get a PS2 and God Hand. Also not any 70$ modern remake/remaster/port with DRM.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i'm jealous of others
          I got you senpai

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool blog. Do I now have to explain in great detail how I consume games and why, or am I not a massive homosexual?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>I definitely agree with game preservation being a meme, as buying isn’t preserving.
      Give that less then 30% of all games are accessible by legal means (excluding ridiculously overpriced collector markets), and sites are constantly been taken down, it absolutely isn't a meme.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I guess it's a bit facetious claiming you're preserving a game still on the shelves brand new, but long term yeah, without emulation there will be no way to still play these games without paying hundreds of dollars for bits of plastic that won't last forever in the first place. If anything it's kind of interesting how video game nerds are at the forefront when it comes to preservation, lord only knows how much television and film has been lost over the years.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >lord only knows how much television and film has been lost over the years
      you can't like this is a bad thing name 5 good movies and tv shows that got "lost"
      and for the love of god don't post the star wars cancer

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        75% of all silent films are lost.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >name 5 good movies and tv shows that got "lost"
          >75% of all silent films are lost
          you have no argument and you're wrong nothing of worth ever got lost in movies of tv shows you just need a scapegoat so you have a high moral ground

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            How the frick are you supposed to name good shows and movies that got lost? They're LOST. How am I supposed to judge something impossible to see? Of you want a list of some very likely to be good ones, I can give it you
            >The Mountain Eagle
            >London After Midnight
            >Lord Richard in the Pantry
            >Ragazzo
            >Romusha

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              If they were good, someone would've preserved them.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's not how anything works.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You admit things have been lost, then. How would you know if something lost is good or not, since it's gone. We have no idea what was in the library of Alexandria either, clearly it deserved to burn down.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Only roughly 200 out of over 500 Méliès films and 350 out of over 1,000 of Alice Guy's films survived to the modern day. Less then HALF of all fricking films made before 1950 can be watched at all. How many israeliteels are utterly gone? How many masterpieces vanished, anon?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You admit things have been lost, then. How would you know if something lost is good or not, since it's gone. We have no idea what was in the library of Alexandria either, clearly it deserved to burn down.

          Who cares? We have modern movies that are 100 times better. Avengers: Infinity War is better than whatever stupid siilent movies were burned.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >false flag projecting
            man you discord trannies are really good

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >How many masterpieces vanished, anon?
          none since you couldn't even name one single movie or tv show you braindead troony

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yup. I said from the beginning emulation and piracy is a (lack of) money issue.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I guess it's a bit facetious claiming you're preserving a game still on the shelves brand new, but long term yeah

      Kind of, but not really. In order to actually preserve media it needs to be in the hands of many, many people. If only a few autists have it, it will still get lost to time. Essentially in order to truly preserve media, it needs to be in the hands of both those who care about preservation and in those who don't.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So why is it only these days that piracy, or at least emulation, is a big deal?
    I grew up pirating things left and right. PS1, PSP, PS2, GC, GBA, DC, you name it, if I could, I would've. I think it was like only during the Nintendo era of youtubers that it started to arise, and now with the switch you have "moral"gays defending against it to the death. Is this really cuz homies were upset that a rehash of a Zelda sequel got leaked?
    Seriously?
    I don't expect to have a serious conversation about this subject anymore on Ganker of all places because it's filled with disingenuous people who either
    >want the world to burn
    >want to spite obnoxious pirates
    >wants everyone to pay like they did (read: butthurt)
    And so on. The whole situation is just moronic.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because modern day pirates take a moral elitist stance. See

      BecauseGanker is the only board where pirates are elitist idpol schizos

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well if the devs or publishers are shit, and you're going to play their game it's better to pirate or at least wait for a sale so they don't get any/as much money.
        but if the devs/publishers are shit, why would you want to play their game in the first place?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Take your meds schizo

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing beats the playbook.

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    here's the (You) I know you wanted

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do mods put up with low quality threads like this daily?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why aren't mods deleting their own threads

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy of any software is completely legal in my country. Why should I care?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You shouldn't even if it's illegal. Pirate anything and everything you want.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Piratesnoys are the absolute worst.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm pirating shit right now, what're you gonna do about it little b***h boy. I'm pirating your very response

          >Piratesnoys are the absolute worst.
          I'll take that.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Morality isn’t real.

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How did Pal world steal profits?

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >image originally used to mock corporate bootlickers
    >the steam deck
    >fricking palworld
    shittiest bait I've ever seen and anyone entertaining this homosexual needs to be shot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's just a seething tendie upset about getting dunked on gen after gen

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So cute when the console babbies fling shit at each others poostations when none of their shitboxes ever have any worthwhile exclusives gen after gen. Outside of Ninja Gaiden 2 on the 360 but shits been emulatable for a few years now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a no u response to the
      >leave the multibillion dollar company alone
      pic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If that were true, what does Palworld have to do with Piracy? What does the Steam Deck have to do for that matter?
        It's literlaly just a shit-stirrer adding every trigger word for Ganker's autism into a pot. Destroy this shitty thread.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >what does Palworld have to do with Piracy?
          They stole from pokeymans
          >What does the Steam Deck have to do for that matter?
          They stole from the switch

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The pic was made when palworld threads flooded the catalog.

          Maybe the nintendies hate both that and emulators I guess

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who pirates and comes up with shitass arguments to fight gay moralgays instead of telling them to deal with it should consider suicide.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    !fart

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where do you guys find mods for ryujinx/yuzu?
    I've gotten a couple enhancements mods here and there just by searching but there isn't really a centralized place that has them all.
    Pic related so you read my post.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      yiff in hell furgay nobody spoonfeeding you shit.

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the Steam Deck® has anything to do with piracy?

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't need to justify what I do with my computer.
    It's insane that this copyright worship not only still exists, but only gets more zealous over time. Imagine if you told any programmer from the 70s-90s that things were like this on the consumer side.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >programmer from the 70s-90s
      Programmers from those days really, really hated the 'used gaming market'. Most copy-protection wasn't to stop piracy, it was to stop guys from installing a game to their PC and then selling the game used immediately afterwards. Everyone talks about piracy, but few people actually engaged in that behaviour; the entire war was to frick over the used market.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kek, I remember the decoder wheels they would sell with adventure games of those eras. I think Monkey Island 2 has a part where a character asks for a decoder on the wheel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It would feel good as a programmer knowing that copyright laws are still intact and supported by consumers. People who create fun things should be rewarded and have their works protected.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every game you like was made by someone who has broken copyright law. At the job Carmack and Romero had before starting id, Carmack threatened to quit merely because their boss mentioned he should patent something.
        Copyright law is fake, gay, and everyone knows it. Only people psychotically obsessed with wealth accumulation would suggest otherwise.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I disagree.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I will pirate your games
    You will do nothing
    Except maybe have a nice day

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Federal law literally states that once I buy a game, movie, some music etc that I'm literally within my legal right to make as many backup copies as I want, emulator or not.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eh game preservation is fine. But what yuzu devs were doing, of locking their emulator build that could run totk behind a paywall then bragging in their discord that it could play totk a week before street release date, was kinda dumb. They deserved everything that was coming to them. It would be like if someone made a PS5 emulator and not so subtly implying it could run final fantasy rebirth before that game released. Sony would probably come down on them harder than Nintendo.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulate games

    Boot up my pc to download some roms

    Play the game on my pc

    Laugh as the tendie seethes

    Work out my anti Nintendo bias just to troll them (Not even emulating slop except for the lulz)

    Watch as 100 more emulation sites spawn after Nintendo destroys 1

    Save cash on not buying the remakeasterport slop with drm and esg shit.

    Same for scalped shit and Nintendo and Microsoft’s goypass

    Laugh as AAA devs profits die down (still not buying indie slop though).

    Still kick the Yuzu devs in the shin for making emulation paywalled and in the sights of normies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You forgot: "Go on the internet to posture elitism anonymously"

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >paywalled

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Posts like this just solidify that PC vegans and snoys are the single biggest cancer to this site and hobby. How moronic idiots haven't been mass banned at this point is beyond me

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Game preservation is a real thing and a real concern, gaming is very much in that early to mid 20th century period cinema was in, where preservation was dire and not on anyone's mind, so many films from the time have been lost and materials related to them lost as well. Preserving of games, development materials, promotional materials, builds, etc is terrible even into the 21st century, there's games only twenty years old that have had their source code lost or major , impacting how they've been preserved. The 90s and before are even worse. There's some groups dedicated to collecting, cataloguing and digitizing as much development material for games as they can find, tracking it down usually from ex-developers here and there is scattered and often full of holes.
    For example, Baldur's Gate 1, one of the most important RPGs of the 90s, had much of its development data lost somewhere in the rights shuffle from Black Isle going belly up, and the sole remaining copy of the materials was on a harddrive one former developer happened to have, and then that harddrive was ruined in a flood in his garage. So that data is lost forever, and as a result, there was no true remaster of the backgrounds, models and sprites for the game possible, they remain stuck in that low resolution of 1998, despite the original models used to create the backgrounds and sprites being made at a high resolution and scaled down. The "Enhanced Edition" from Beamdog had to make do with up rezzing what was there and porting it to the updated engine from BGII, not unlike the widescreen mods fans had made, but it's not a real remaster. Something similar happened to REmake, whose prerendered backgrounds were lost and couldn't be remastered properly, just blown up and sharpened in the 2015 HD release. That's a 2002 game, not a 1982 game.

    With all that said, it has frick all to do with emulators in use by the public and people grabbing ROMs are doing so for themselves and no one else.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think team ninja lost ninja gaiden black and II thats why they had to use the sigma versions for the collection

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do not care, I will consume all media for free and keep my money.

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    DRM controlling what software can execute on a machine or what machine the software can execute on is immoral and should be forbidden by law.

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ok but you still can't prove it wrong.
    your only argument is "sure without piracy loads of important and wonderful games would be unplayable but I dislike pirates so much that I'm willing to betray one of the most fundamental mandates of humanity in order to mildly inconvenience them".

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Prove what wrong? Nobody thinks actual game preservation should be abandoned.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I just like free shit

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People can pirate if they want, but if you haven't noticed, those groups typically tend to remain relatively quiet and don't go about trying to attract large amounts of attention. Video games is one of those places that doesn't do such things as a majority. People just have to boast and brag about getting current gen games for free and then get surprised and angry that countermeasures keep getting made.

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminder that japs do zero preservation and some japanese flip phone games are already lost media.

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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