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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if piracy actually helps sales rather than hurt it depending on the hoops to go through for each option

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >piracy actually helps sales
      It does. If the game doesn't suck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >piracy actually helps sales
      It does. If the game doesn't suck

      It's been known for 2 decade now that pirates buy more shit on average than the average consumer, because they have higher confidence in what they spend money on, and because they have far higher content literacy due to being able to go through so much content in any medium they pirate.
      All studies over the past 2 decades, which tried to disprove the above, failed and only proved opposite.
      So yes, he's right.
      Piracy is a service/access quality problem primarily; and as of more recent times a counter-misinformation (false advertisement and manipulated demos) and counter-company-malware problem (spyware and Denuvo) secondarily.

      You've never bought a car because you found out it was stolen in high numbers.
      You've never bought a good because it was looted from stores in high numbers.
      And you've never bought a game because you found out it was pirated.

      What a stupid idea. Steal what you want, but pretending some rando illegally downloading a game pushes sales is moronic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Steal what you want
        but its not stealing, the original is never taken away from the owner. Do you just not understand how copy paste works zoom zoom?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Way to completely avoid the point because I was correct and you're coping.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Your point was so paper-thin and poorly argued that he wanted to take the high road and still engage with some facet of your moronation beyond simply posting a funny reaction, like I will be doing.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >avoid the point
            Your point was based on the fact of stealing, which piracy is not, so your comparison is a false one.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nah, he is calling you out on your false equivalency. Piracy is very much different from stealing. Stealing removes the original, piracy copies it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You don't buy a game because you found out it was pirated, you buy a game because being pirated results in more people actually playing it and it being discussed more.

          theft is the intent to deprive someone of their property
          the theft would therefore only be the sale in this case
          if you have no opportunity to sell to someone, you arent stolen from.
          however if you generate more opportunities of sale from the thing you erroneously equate as theft then you're making it more popular.
          should you pirate indie games? no if you can buy it you should buy it.
          can you not responsibly afford it? yeah you should pirate it

          >avoid the point
          Your point was based on the fact of stealing, which piracy is not, so your comparison is a false one.

          Your anology does not work for digital media you moronic normalgay. In your sad excuse of an example it would result in people seeing a car they like and literally copying a clone into existence without the actual car changing properties. Cease to breath.

          Nah, he is calling you out on your false equivalency. Piracy is very much different from stealing. Stealing removes the original, piracy copies it.

          Check out this batch of dipshits pretending that because one form of theft is easy for them to do it's different from the rest. "I'd have to get off my ass for the other kinds, so it's totally different."

          It's a shame being stupid isn't painful, there's nothing to dissuade you from doing it otherwise.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous
          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >only insults
            >can't read
            >not a single argument
            I accept your concession.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, we are not pretending, its because its distinctly different. From a common sense perspective, and from a legal standpoint. Actually, nobody but the smoothest brain would equate the two.
            See, if I steal your starcraft brood war, that means you do not have starcraft brood war anymore. And that was very likely back in the day when physical media was a thing, and you could get your shit nicked in school. But if I pirate your copy of brood war... then look at that, you still have your brood war. And now you can play, and I can play. Amazing isn't it. Piracy literally created value out of thin air, while theft moved the value around.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Imagine a future where all goods could be replicated endlessly at no cost. Imagine superabundance where the click of a button could provide you any item your heart desired. I think about that sometimes. It terrifies me. We must prop up artificial scarcity, imaginary property and invented “ownership” to avoid this horrible fate for mankind.

              After all, if everyone can have anything they want, then how can I be richer than everyone else?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine how many shitskins there would be.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine owning no land because the population would quintuple in two decades.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the population would quintuple in two decades
                If resource abundance promotes reproduction, why do wealthy countries always have lower birth rates than third world shitholes?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Star Trek presented the idea as one of unification, happiness and freedom to explore all aspects of existence.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Isn't that what AI is doing?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, since AI doesn't produce physical goods and this universe is finite so there will never be true superabundance. We can get to an approximation with massive amounts of resources and an aversion to expanding our current population and territory, but humans don't behave like that.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Anti consumerism is worse than theft

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's stealing potential sales away, leading to dev companies getting paid less, leading to...huh? Game devs are getting laid off and the industry is in decline? I guess pirates were the problem everyone always knew they were despite their own denial of such facts.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >potential sales
            That's israelite talk

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >It's stealing potential sales away

            >a friend wants to buy a game
            >tell him it's shit and he should play Daughter of Serpents instead
            >we're pirating and stealing potential sales away

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Game devs are getting laid off and the industry is in decline?
            And that's a good thing. The industry needs a restart button.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You don't buy a game because you found out it was pirated, you buy a game because being pirated results in more people actually playing it and it being discussed more.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have literally bought several games I've pirated because I thought they were fun.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        theft is the intent to deprive someone of their property
        the theft would therefore only be the sale in this case
        if you have no opportunity to sell to someone, you arent stolen from.
        however if you generate more opportunities of sale from the thing you erroneously equate as theft then you're making it more popular.
        should you pirate indie games? no if you can buy it you should buy it.
        can you not responsibly afford it? yeah you should pirate it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your anology does not work for digital media you moronic normalgay. In your sad excuse of an example it would result in people seeing a car they like and literally copying a clone into existence without the actual car changing properties. Cease to breath.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        moron of the year award

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I pirate a game, I like the game, I talk positively about the game here on Ganker, other people buy the game, I buy the next game of the same developer because I liked his previous one. Sometimes I even buy games I already pirated and played.
        The only reason I gave From Software so much money is because I pirated the first Dark Souls. The only reason I gave Capcom so much money is because I pirated Monster Hunter World. The only reason I gave SEGA so much money is because I pirated Yakuza 0.

        But I guess this "positive loop" only works if the game is good. I pirated Tomb Raider 2013, I thought it was shit, I didn't give a shit about the sequels. I may have bought the game on sale some time later, just to try it out. So in this case Square "lost" money because of piracy, I guess.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have bought a car because other people said this is the best car
        You have bought a good because other people told you it was good
        And you have bought a game because other people told you it was good

        If you screamed at these people demanding to know how they know the quality of things, you would be insane
        t. citation needed

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If buying isn't owning pirating isn't stealing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >you wouldn't steal something that everyone else want's
        >you wouldn't steal something that everyone around you knows is worth taking

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You've never bought a car because you found out it was stolen in high numbers.
        I own a car because I need a car not for entertainment
        >You've never bought a good because it was looted from stores in high numbers.
        Uhhh. Sure?
        >And you've never bought a game because you found out it was pirated.
        Also wrong. I have done it this year even with bakery girl
        >What a stupid idea. Steal what you want, but pretending some rando illegally downloading a game pushes sales is moronic
        Half true. Piracy isn't theft but do whatever you want who cares

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I pirated games mainly because I only play old games that are impossible to find in stores (like No one lives forever, abandonware). And even if I find a game I want to play in a store in generally a random company that bought the rights to a game and is only making profit from it. They have nothing to do with the original creators so I don't give a frick about them.
        I don't pirate indie games unless I find out they are expensive as frick.
        I normally don't give a frick about pirating games, it was the standard in my country when I was a kid and teenager, it was almost impossible to find original games where I live.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Piracy isn't theft.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unironically, have a nice day. You are a israelite. You serve the israelites. You are cancer. We do not need or want you. Copyright is an abomination and so are you.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          holy shit

          but this also happens because his book was good

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ALSO his publishers forced him to go back on this a few years ago on twitter and he actually did because he's a spineless britoid. Utterly disgusting israelitery.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but pretending some rando illegally downloading a game pushes sales is moronic.
        It does, and companies tried to disprove it and instead proved otherwise.
        Exposure is marketing. Exposure of good products however, is not only marketing, but then translates to word of mouth and us ordinary users constantly making threads on it and domino effect, organically rather than the shill method we saw with nu-Saints Row and Forspoken. See for example how Minecraft started off, in good partial credit among others, thanks to this place specifically.
        All academia and documentation shows you are wrong, and everyone who has spent time on the Internet for the past 20 years intrinsically knows it by 20 years of general data experience.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/clFQON2.jpeg

      Is he right?

      Piracy benefits indies but hurts AAA titles that live and die on day 1 sales.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it sounds more like AAA hurts video games by making them live or die on day 1 sales

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if piracy actually helps sales rather than hurt it
      It does, the EU even did a big study after film studios asked them to do crack down on piracy, when they found out pirates buy more media they demanded the EU shut it down and never talk about it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        BTFO by science. isn't their goal to have people buy more media? you'd think they would change their stance instead of suppressing it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy doesn't help, but the world is one giant grift, so it is hard to blame people.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        NOT SO FAST!!!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Would be better using Kamui instead of Amaterasu

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've bought games I've pirates because I liked them enough. That's what got me to get Baba is You, Bug Fables, and some other fun indies.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        none of those indie games are fun, they are the definition of indie shit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Better than Triple A. I'm not spending money on a $69.99 game + DLC + Battle Pass + Cosmetics + Tip.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've never paid more than 40 dollars for a videogame.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ive purchased quite a few games because i pirated them. If they are good then ill snag it, if its shit then ill give it a few hours to see if it gets better. 2 hours isnt enough time for me to decide to return it or not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Yeah I wouldn't be surprised if piracy actually helps sales rather than hurt

      I don't know of you can find a study about this but all my friends growing up played the shit out of diablo 2, nobe of them bought the game, 20 years later, most of them are still die hard blizzard fans, like blizzard could announce wow 2 or d5 and these people would pay 200$ and not ask a single question

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only time I ever play for games is after I've pirated it and want to buy it for my friends so they can enjoy the experience.
      Make of that what you will

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >trannita
    ULTRASHILL is the worst newblood game out there to this day

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's the other devs gayging the game up
      hakita is a straightforward gamer man. i feel bad for him honestly

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if he was a real biological male he would not let some trannies affect his games public view, but he seems to not care and probably is even embracing it
        too bad i guess

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >if he was a real biological male he would not let some trannies affect his games public view, but he seems to not care and probably is even embracing it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            and this is a bad thing, he should strive to do better or else he is a brimmy troon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't know
        he is heavily into BL, and he has been even before becoming surrounded by mentally ill people so it's all on him.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >he has a fetish
          Pot, meet kettle

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what the frick is BL?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Borderlands series

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Black Legs

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Boy's Love, yaoi

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      objectively false, amid evil is a fricking brainless and visually painful game

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope.
    Video games are a luxury good, not a basic need. You aren't entitled to a luxury if you can't afford it. Nonwhites are unable to comprehend this.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not even people who pay for things are entitled to them. That goes to giga-brained understanders and noticers (who usually pirate). You have to have a greater than room temperature IQ for media to even be worth consuming. Paygays are definitively not in this category and thus do not even deserve the goods they buy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >brownoid still doesn't understand
        I accept your concession

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Too obvious, you will never be /misc/

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I accept your concession

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You say that but your giga-brained pirates are always downloading and bragging about playing the worst AAA corporate slop around.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nonwhites
      >all the whitest europeans i know pirate this shit
      Burgerland moment

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >slavs
        >white
        Go die on a trench homosexual

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >projecting

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't use words you don't know the meaning of. It makes you look really stupid.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I meant nordic frickers but im pretty sure the average slav is whiter then what the average amerimutt has.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hey, don't you have another couple billion dollars of "military aid" to earn for me, ameritard?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So I pay taxes for foreigners to come get free shit I can't get for free, but pirating video games is where I should draw the line?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and in a fair society where everyone has to pay there way sure. but i watch as immigrants come in plop out 8 kids and get more money than scientists, i watch as junkies and alcoholics get free accommodation, fast track health care extra money because it's viewed as a "mental illness". i watch as politicians create laws that benifit them and their speed run towards retirement. i watch as banks rob you with interest just so you can buy a house (and end up paying 3 times the value to them). i will go to the foodbanks despite being a scientist with a mortgage, i will make use of charities to get furniture and other shit for free or a significantly reduced cost. i will sneak onto busses using a bus ticket that i bought 2 years ago and have been using every time i use it for the past 2 years. these are services free to the absolute dregs of society and yet the working man, the educated man has to pay top rate for all of these. here you are no better off being a full time skilled worker than if you are a junkie. if anything i'm more deserving of it than junkies and lay abouts.

      and i will 100% pirate your game. you may be happy owning nothing and spending your paycheck on shit Black folk get for free. but i won't. I WILL SUCCEED AND YOU CANNOT STOP ME homosexual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      piracy was invented by whites and for whites

      you think hispanics could afford PCs back then? You're making third world sound way more organized and intelligent than they actually are, anon.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank god this moron logic isn’t commonplace, civilization wouldn’t exist if everyone was as moronic as you. People like you used to get wiped out through natural selection but thanks to people that are smart enough to acquire resources you live in a cushy society that accommodates morons like you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If buying isn't owning then piracy isn't stealing.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      funny, $60 videogames are cheaper that drugs (meth, heroine, beer, etc). Videogames cant turn people into skeletons with sores on their body.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      5/10 bait

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    indie developer when you buy his game
    omg thanks you owo
    indie developer when you pirate his game
    kill kill kill i will dox you kill die die murder cancel

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Anon when he doesn't read
      >
      The guy is literally saying "I'd prefer you buy it but eh"

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heavy's voice: No!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I kneel...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Neither XSEED Games or Isaac Todd will ever, ever recover from this. It's a moment that will live in their heads forever. Whenever they feel they have been wronged, purple Mario might flash in their mind.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's 21 years old now

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Anything interesting about his life

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            He got arrested for CP

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I actually asked this dude if he bought the game years later.
        He didn't. He spent the money on other games instead lmao

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I pirate then buy games as any self respecting adult. I did not buy Xseed SK goyslop. It was a mediocre as fun game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This made me laugh so hard. This homie is telling him "DO NO PIRATE" and he pirated XD

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >random 14 year old b***h with this much power
        Based.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the killer of xseed and senran kagura

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        based policeman mario

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If every pirate was like this they wouldn't be as annoying to talk to. No preaching "muh games preservation," no lies about "try and buy," no morality delusions like "but muh games companies and the le israelites," just a pure desire to play a game and the willingness to obtain it with paying.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, imagine caring about anything.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The problem for your moronic ass is that it is literally morally fine in every way to agree with all of those points *and* still have a pure desire to pirate and get free shit. 99% of all people you meet need to save money and still want to participate in the consumption of media. It's not fricking rocket science. The ONLY reason we need to have any discussion of morality is because lizard-bugmen who make a shit ton of money owning an IP pay middle managers to produce content to try and convince normies why "YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR" which is so moronic it's been a meme for decades and everyone intuitively understands why.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If every pirate was like this they wouldn't be as annoying to talk to. No preaching "muh games preservation," no lies about "try and buy," no morality delusions like "but muh games companies and the le israelites," just a pure desire to play a game and the willingness to obtain it with paying.

            Agreed with both of these guys. You can call pirates annoying all you want, but they're not the ones bankrolling billions of "YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR" commercials and trying to lobby congress to arrest little Timmy for watching a youtube video of copyrighted content.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          idk why these arguments piss you off so much. some people do it, some don't, but when your dealing with teacher's pet bootlicking mostly nintendo fans for some reason that laugh whenever a piracy site gets shut down, you work with what you can

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What if I do try and buy though?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I pirate games because they are 1s and 0s. It doesn't make sense to spend money on something that you cannot touch. It's the same reason why I haven't been to a strip club since my first time because the novelty wore off.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        that wall
        at least he was not larping about being poor

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pirates senran kagura
        >franchise dies

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ><Heavy's voice> NO!
        there will never be a post on the internet as powerful as this

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What a homosexual

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pirates senran kagura
        >franchise dies

        How sell a videogame where you have naked 16-years-old girl in transformation scenes ? Senran Kagura cant exist in ps5

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There is no nudity in SK, they don't have any genitalia they are all Barbie dolls so they can never be nude.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Heavy's Voice: NO!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
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        Anonymous
  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yep. Let's be honest. You would totally download a car if it was possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why not? That'd be great. Are you saying you're opposed to copying someone's car design?

      Ah yes, because the EU really likes piracy. Clearly they would not publish a study where they concluded it did harm sales to help encourage piracy.

      I am morally justified - no, OBLIGATED to pirate your game if
      >it sells more than 1 million copies
      >it is developed/published by a publicly owned corporation
      >the developer is an annoying homosexual

      Number three seems like a given with the second these days.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sure pirate indie games if you want, i dont give a shit. i pirate too

    t. indie dev

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It you pirate indie games but pay for AAA slop you're a homosexual

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Culture
    It's a fricking video game

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thats what culture is moron

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Kek I'm sorry but even poojeets have more culture than you sitting in your basement alone playing with your toys.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

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  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, unambiguously, and if you disagree you're probably autistic

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone who plays troonykill should 41% themselves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's been known for 2 decade now that pirates buy more shit on average than the average consumer
      Literally no proof, talking out your ass

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's been known for 2 decade now that pirates buy more shit on average than the average consumer, because they have higher confidence in what they spend money on, and because they have far higher content literacy due to being able to go through so much content in any medium they pirate.
    All studies over the past 2 decades, which tried to disprove the above, failed and only proved opposite.
    So yes, he's right.
    Piracy is a service/access quality problem primarily; and as of more recent times a counter-misinformation (false advertisement and manipulated demos) and counter-company-malware problem (spyware and Denuvo) secondarily.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is true. I will often pay for games if i pirate them and end up feeling like they deserve my money. But there are so many games that end up feeling like a rip off that I basically use pirating as a way to fully test games beyond the 2 hour limit that steam gives you. Theres a lot of stinkers out there that are either completely over priced for what they offer or not worth anything .But some games? Some games are so good I buy multiple copies just to support the developers even after playing hundreds of hours on pirated versions.

      Recently just purchased the Yakuza jrpg because it was on sale after playing the pirated version because it was good, but i didnt feel like it deserved its full $90 CAD price tag.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Piracy is a service/access quality problem primarily
      this
      make your game have a localized price in brazil and now you have a brazilian cult to your name

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That has always been the case. It literally is buzz marketing. People who pirate games would have never touched those games in the first place. Completely removing piracy would have a negative effect on sales, since publicity would go down due to fewer people engaging in active conversations. See how expensive marketing got over the last 10 years? It's no coincidence.
    >crack arrives on day one or even earlier
    >pirates talk about it
    >pirates show gameplay videos
    >normalgays get interested
    >they buy it
    >???
    >profits
    Accounting could literally post it under marketing expenses.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is all true but convincing israeli shareholders on the board of directors of this is another thing entirely. They'd rather poz a game's performance (both technically and monetarily) by attaching denuvo to it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >People who pirate games would have never touched those games in the first place.
      not true, I pirate all my games (indie or AAA), and I would have paid for them I couldn't pirate
      I literally never pay for vidya unless there's no other option but to buy
      stop trying to make it "justified", you moralgays

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I literally never pay for vidya unless there's no other option
        Calling someone a moralgay while you yourself have no standards and self esteem is quite something.
        I simply won't buy a game that I can't pirate or get at a 75 % discount with every DLC, season pass and update included, which will only happen after a couple of years. Therefore I don't touch it and deem it shit by default, because when the first impression doesn't cut it, it's not worth buying at full price in the first place.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Calling someone a moralgay while you yourself have no standards and self esteem is quite something.
          ok?
          I'm not over here trying to make myself look like a good person for pirating by pretending that it actually helps games or that I'm doing it for a good cause lmao
          I simply won't pay for something I can get for free
          yes I know I'm a cheap bastard

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You are not representative of the whole

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              no one is representative of the whole you fricking moron, every person is different, they all have different motivations.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Then why are you inserting yourself in the discussion?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That is how the majority of pirates are.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                source?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm not over here trying to make myself look like a good person for pirating by pretending that it actually helps games or that I'm doing it for a good cause
            I'm not doing that either, moron. I simply state facts companies try to hide in order to gain more power through laws you dimwit. Or do you think there is a harmless reason to why copyright laws have been the only laws to get fiercer, surpassing even child porn laws?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bro, I pirated most of the games I now own before buying them. Fricking hell shit like factorio, system shock, mirrors edge, beyond good and evil. If we go back to the days of a younger me, even worse, commandoes, doom, quake, duke 3d... all that shit was unobtainium here, so I had to pirate it. Or get it from some shady dude selling discs. Once I got a job with a disposable income, I pretty much bought the originals of all those games. Since they brought me so much joy, I just wanted to have them...
      Oh frick, that explains a lot actually. No wonder they are fighting against piracy so hard. There is no ownership anymore. I gladly forked over cash for the games I pirated because there was value in doing so. But nowdays I get a worse game instead. I bought a uplay game, and ended up playing the pirated version because uplay had more issues.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Studios need the money right at the time the game launches, if they can get it before as a pre-order, better.
        They cannot wait for poorgays to grow up, get a job and enough money to start spending backwards.
        The investors are looking at the sales performance for launch day, nothing else.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >here is the plan: we let people pirate games now, BUT we will have generated enough good will that in 4-10 years a small percentage of these people will purchase the games (not at full price of course but who cares about that)

        where can I find investors to sign up for this winning strategy?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just find an investor that has a brain and isn't chasing fictional dragons, that or just get your consumers to invest via crowdsourcing. Oh right but then we wouldn't be able to bloat the budget to twice its size so a do nothing israelite who isn't involved can embezzle the majority of the budget.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >People who pirate games would have never touched those games in the first place.
      Woefully untrue, I pirate tons of shit I would have paid for otherwise.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're not representative of the whole

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do white people really have a search bar on they taskbar?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >video-game
    >culture

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can an indie dev really cry about digital piracy when they themselves have probably engaged in it just as much as any other person?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That’s basically exactly what he said

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Something tells me israelites don't like being wrong.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the title is very different to the first bit of text

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >anon can't read
        and water is wet

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >doesn't harm (definitive)
          >possibly because (vague)
          Ironic that your greentext applies to you.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's the second sentence dumbass. Your words were explicitly about the first even if you're too stupid to realize it.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ESL here and hory shit, you are dumb
            Definitive because everyone know what they did, vague is because reason for their action is unknown and up for discussion

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They are referring to two different things,
            The first statement "doesn't harm" is referring to the results of the study.
            The second statement "possibly because" is referring to the reason why the study was suppressed.

            There is no conflict here.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            fricking moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the people who suppressed that study were probably the same folk who banned the EU flag at the Eurovision last month.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The last several times I paid full price for a game I got ripped off.
    Yo ho me hardies.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. Being poor is a symptom of being stupid. Stupid people can't appreciate culture - hence why they have their own culture; the difference between high culture and low culture.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I learned the hard way after purchasing Minecraft before b1.8, Diablo 3 on release and DayZ.

    Frick 'em, not paying for your EA bullshit.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /v/edditors spend a lot of money on games, I don't know why they pretend to be pirates kek

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would an artist charge people money to experience their art? That sorta' sounds antithetical to the point of art.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pirate shit to act as an extended demo for myself, and if i like the game, then i will buy it. Loved stalker and a few other games so i bought it; thought fallout 4 was fricking BOOOORING so i didn't buy it.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I;m an East Yuropoor, so like everyone here I always try (torrent) before I buy.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why gacha won tbh, that's where all of the real audience went and all the real devs too. I gotta laugh at you guys gloating over pirating the same slop over and over kek

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This is why gacha won tbh
      Yes. Positive word of mouth is free advertising. Minecraft would've never taken off if it wasn't free in the beginning. If there's a means to eventually take money, products that don't suck will gain popularity and profit

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buying the game means they are more likely to make a sequel. And since sequels are almost always worse than the first game I am doing the world a favor by not buying it.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not against piracy cause I definitely did that for dozens of NES and SNES games as a kid from a site called Cherryroms way back, I mean in 2000, 2001. And I still do every now and then. I pay for games more out of convenience and I got money and want to make sure developers feel rewarded for great work. That’s just me. I also agree that piracy is a service issue, but I’m also old enough to not be naive that any amount of video, free demos, and so on will ever be enough - if someone wants to pirate a game, they will. And that’s fine, but they need to stop acting like they’re gonna change their habits otherwise. You’re gonna pirate the game no matter what, don’t sugarcoat it, just fricking do it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Part of why I pirate is because I don;t want to support most devs. Why would you want to support ActiBlizz, EA, SquareEnix, Crapcom, Konami etc?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >SquareEnix
        this piece of shit company will never get another cent out of me

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I support SquareEnix because no other developer I know of, for any genre, does an anthology series like Final Fantasy, and I actually had so much fun with VII Rebirth that it’s competing for my favorite in the series, the combat was a rush, definitely better than XVI, which I also beat 100%. Most of the time I wouldn’t give a shit if a series died, especially because now there’s fans that pick up the slack, like with Mega Man. I just played a fantastic fan game demo and I hope it gets finished next year. There isn’t anything like that for Final Fantasy or Castlevania, though, so losing those stings.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes. piracy is good.
    people who couldn't buy it get to play
    people that wouldn't have bought it otherwise get to play
    people that were going to buy it go and buy it, especially with the ease of services like steam and gog

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This, if I like the game I pirated. I'll talk positively. It's like a free ad for the publisher.

    Publishers give free codes and games to reviewers. How am I different?

    I pirated P5R because I hate Denuvo. And I spread good words about that game, and nintendo in general

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is the single best protection against anticonsumer practices.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Agreed. Never give indie developer any money.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any homosexual dev that releases a game in early access will not get my money.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. It's the biggest cancer on gaming in the past decade.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Indie games deserved to be pirated.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I get the feeling half the posters in this thread didn't even read the OP. The gamedev was advocating for piracy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      THEY SUPPORT PIRACY??? BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED BASED

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      First day? Nobody read OP because OP is homosexual, always

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's right but he's also cringe for retweeting the guy who is clearly mocking him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      but like, he doesn't even believe what he's saying. if he did the game would be free...

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't even have games I want to pirate nowadays. everything is so uninteresting.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pirate games but dropped $150 on Marvel Snap cosmetics yesterday.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Decently sane approach. Better than sperging about muh pircay at least.

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why don't devs make inhouse anti piracy methods to frick with people, like not being able to glide in pirated version of Batman AA or that pink unkillable scorpion man in serious Sam 3?

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Notice that all great games don't have denuvo while flops come with Denuvo day 1. Nintendo doesnt need Denuvo, because they know their games are great.
    You think they care if someone pirate their game?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You think they care if someone pirate their game?
      Uh, yes?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nintendo
      >caring for piracy
      Nah,

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2/10 a little too on the nose there anon
      this has potential though, try again

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is just a more annoying Free-To-Play option. All games should be F2P.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to get on twitter and shit talk devs but I calleed someone a gay once and now they want my phone number. never gonna happen

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    can't play online on a pirated copy. maybe you can in some cases but it doesn't seem to be worth the trouble. thankfully, all multiplayer games made today are total dogshit

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t support indie games because most of them are lefties.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the only game that had a troony in it I liked was tevi, and though I really liked it, I should've just fricking pirated it because of how israeli they got with rabi ribi dlc

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      98% of all games are made by leftists moron, the only outliers being shit like ethnic cleansing or cuck simulator

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FNAF, the worldwide renowned game series beloved by billions, is made by a former SS youth member who was funding electrocution execution chairs for LGBTQ+ folks.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          tpbp

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ultratroony

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You steal profits from every pirated copy, either degenerates like you don't understand it, or they understand that they are pretending. If everyone who stopped the game would pay for it instead, the creator would have a full profit.

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure. Loads of bands outside the US attribute their success to piracy and word of mouth. Only morons think they can squeeze money out of people that have none or never had the intent to spend it in the first place. But most pirate gay's like myself. The older crowd at least recognize you need buyers to exist otherwise these products wouldn't exist period. This is why the always morally correct to pirate nintendo games gay's are moronic. I'm always fascinated by vocal pirate gay's since they're wholly responsible for things like gog-games being deleted from existence and this also applies to fan projects. In short shut the frick up.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pirate ALL GAMES I don't discriminate.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I kinda wanted to play tekken 8 but it doesn't even seem worth a pirate. There's a lot of games I don't even care to spend the time it takes to download and install

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw i'm so primed to dismiss and shit on the opinions of twitter gays that even this completely reasonable opinion that i agree with is setting me off

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >love indie game
    >approaching 500 hours in
    >bought it for every available console
    >download steamunlocked version
    >burn to dozens of cdrs and leave them in thrift stores
    >: )

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    reminder that ULTRAKILL has official buttplug support

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it ain't worth buying then it ain't worth playing. Do something else with your limited time on this earth.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I pirated Disco Elysium, liked it, then bought it. I actually as a joke DM'd the developers just fully admitting that - saying I initially pirated their game because I had no idea what it was from the jump, got captivated, and appreciated it. They were very normal about it. Anyone with a brain has this mentality, anyone who has put some actual though and considered their own experiences buying not just games, but anything in the modern day, should have this perspective. Only lizard people stockholder bugmen think otherwise. In an age where you cannot easily borrow, rent, or demo games, it's what they are asking for.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      did they respond to you? post it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unfortunately that twitter account was banned for UNRELATED posts with a firearm that were reported for "intimidation", and I can't find any screenshots I may have taken of the interaction. I posted a picture of a Steam purchase confirmation and they said something like "Thank you we really appreciate your support!". For all I know in all probability it was just some schmuck hired to run the twitter with no idea about the game itself, but it is not hard to imagine that they have a very similar attitude as the Ultrakill guy. Pic unrelated.

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is he right?
    Don't care and didn't ask. I'm going to pirate everything I want and when I want

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't do it anon, think of the stockholders

  58. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wanted to play Ultrakill, but the troony community completely turned me off from it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bought guilty gear strive because I wanted a fighting game. I now hate how israeli their season passed and ridiculous DLC's are about as much as the troony fanbase. not a great purchase. but I do have a fighting game I can play online and get matches so that's something I guess.... I guesss.....

  59. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean if he wants me to pirate his game, I'll do it. Doesn't mean I'll play it though

  60. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If every pirate vanished from the earth, which sector of society would suffer?

  61. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Word of mouth to this day is the surest way of marketing. That's why influencers get paid to endorse, their fans trust them enough that it's basically a friend recommending them something.
    Or a game that gets a meme made out of it like Forspoken is sure to fail because everyone only passes the word about the bad stuff around. Or that Morbius movie.
    I wouldn't be a fan of Anime or Japanese culture as a whole without piracy, how the frick am I supposed to get a hold of Elfen Lied in 2005?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Word of mouth to this day is the surest way of marketing.
      Do you honestly believe this with how much publishers pay to beam ads at you nonstop? Things just get meme'd into existence by ad campaigns. Look at XVI. Nobody has actually discussed that game in months. SE blew a fat wad on advertising and the game fizzled out as quickly as it came.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You wrote in your own post that normal ads didn't work in FFXVI's case because no one talked about it after the campaign ended. That is exactly my point, anon.
        When you look up the figures spent on advertisement and how many people actually click on those things you'd be shocked that this is still a thing at all on the internet.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's the opposite, what I meant was that I think it only sold as much as it did because of the ads. Without that, they wouldn't have gotten the "easy to swindle hypebeast" crowd to buy it. All that FOMO shit.

  62. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had virtually no money as a kid, no allowance, no gifts. I got bit of pocket money for doing chores, which was enough to buy an ice cream or a matchbox car once in a while. I wouldn't have been able experience a fraction of the games of my generation if it hadn't been for piracy. Once I did start making my own money though, I made sure to support the good games, and bought plenty of re-releases of older games I pirated. That's money the industry never would have seen otherwise. It might not be completely fair to the individual creators then and there, but it becomes more of a "pay it forward" thing, or an investment in their own future projects.

    I don't think you need to be so militant or black-or-white about it. If I buy a game, then I might well download the soundtrack without spending another €15 on iTunes or whatever. Pay for what you can, when you can.

  63. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Le sooper cool software piracy thred
    >gay in the OP is pirating Ultrakill and the dev is begging people to pirate his shit game
    I'd respect you guys more if you didn't play complete shittrash

  64. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am morally justified - no, OBLIGATED to pirate your game if
    >it sells more than 1 million copies
    >it is developed/published by a publicly owned corporation
    >the developer is an annoying homosexual

  65. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    New Blood Interactive is 100% based. Genuinely great people. They're constantly making fun of themselves.
    https://youtube.com/shorts/jS8R4UPI780
    https://youtube.com/shorts/hKPvyoYGJ-0
    https://youtube.com/shorts/3AHsaDzLle4
    https://youtube.com/shorts/HEQJFViM86g
    Honestly, I'm glad AAA is dying and studios like this are thriving.

  66. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Indie games are usually cheap, and it's worth helping to support any alternative to the mainstream industry. I don't really see why you would pirate them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To know what you're buying

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they might get hired or purchased by AAA homosexualry and then I will have helped that come about. Better to abstain from buying anything to hurry the crash along, just like the ET atari incident which led to the golden age of gaming with the rise of the NES. I will not settle for less. I will not participate in a cancer ridden industry. I will pirate your shit if I feel like it though, and only if I consider it worth buying will I spend money on it when it goes on sale for 50% off. Sorry, not sorry.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I don't really see why you would pirate them.
      1. Because I can
      2. Because indie turds are mostly experimental games. Because of this, the quality varies from product to product. I MUST pirate to filter the bad products out.
      3. Because most indie games overestimate the worth of their shit game. Some games sold for 10 bucks are actually only worth 5 bucks. Terraria is a good example, if your game is less impressive than Terraria, then I shouldn't have to pay you more than what I paid for Terraria.
      4. Sometimes the game might be good, but the devs are morons. I pirate out of spite.

  67. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He was right up until he said he created Ultra Kill, in which case he is now wrong.

  68. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its ok to pirate early access games.

  69. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is galaxy brain take for an indie dev. You build good will in the community and it costs you nothing because your game will be pirated whether you virtue signal or not.

  70. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1. information should be free; we live in a fricked up world that serves merchants (not that merchants are bad inherently) and lack of information or misinformation is incredibly profitable to them.
    2. people should be able to survive, simply given food and shelter if they don't have access to it any other way. We don't live in that world: the merchants want everyone to live on the margins, they also want to make examples of those who don't constantly work so 99% of the value of their labor is stolen by the merchants. (this might SOUND like anti-Semitism but I really mean MERCHANTS, as in humans who's profession is buying and selling, which is a fine useful profession, the problem is they RULE THE WOLD UNQUESTIONINGLY, now I like kangaroos and think they are cute but you want to live in a world where all political decisions are made by guessing which direction they leap? That sounds like a fricking nightmare. Merchants are not politicians or scholars or even directly rule, the elected leaders simply watch them religiously and try to anticipate what the merchants want without even consulting them.) this eliminates community and fosters unhealthy levels of alienation so an extreme minority of humans can feel superior. There is more than enough to go around that the same humans can simply dress weird or act like c**ts but that's not enough: they want to make sue that other people suffer, otherwise they cannot be happy. These people need therapeutic help, they don't need political power.
    4. Games are just games, movies are simple entertainment, musicians (the people who spent existential internal drama to WRITE the stuff) want as many people as possible to enjoy their music. The problem is #2, it's expensive to spend all your time entertaining people when you're not growing your own food or working in a factory for wage. They are worried about when they're too old or if their next movie is a bomb. But we can simply take care of them as a community.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you know you could just simplify it by pointing to the tribal ethnic group that hates outsiders and seeks to corrupt them so they can't identify the cause of their suffering

  71. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, piracy of games is the only logical response to so few games allowing demos now. I pirate a game, play it for a couple hours, and if I like it I buy it on sale and transfer my saves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Last night, I saw a girl just like this, walking alone in a desolate street. She looked off, like her spirit has been sucked out of her body.

      I still wonder where was she going, there were no clubs or stores nearby, and its not a nice place to be at 1:30 AM. I was even attacked around that same time, in that same street, 2 weeks ago.

      Women really have no sense of self preservation.

  72. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ?si=8eXOCOciTWuNe-m8

  73. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if i made a game and even 1 person played it and had fun i would consider the game successful.

  74. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. The thing older corporate people don't want to accept is that there's no stopping piracy, period. On a long enough timeline, every anti-piracy measure gets circumvented. Being vocally okay with people pirating your product and just hoping they enjoy it does more good for your reputation than b***hing about something that's out of your control.

  75. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I bought D3 on release, got fricked and never payed $60+ dollars again. Don't understand why people keep throwing away money after they get fricked.

  76. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    americans don't know how it is like to have 45% income tax and then additional 23% VAT on top of that
    of course you can pay for games when you make 120k out of college and get taxed MAYBE 20%

  77. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >twitter screencap
    >"Is he right?"
    had to check, thought I was on /misc/ for a second

  78. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm glad to support your game with money, but if you're gonna pull BS about how the end user doesn't "own" their copy of the game, and that you deserve to rip it from me, then law be damned I'll take measures to stop you. Your rental only subscription based game will become my permanently owned and infinitely copied pirate version. And yes, it will be modified and romhacked to hell and back.

  79. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care if piracy helps or not.
    I'm still going to pirate sometimes and buy some others why not.

  80. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Culture

  81. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pirate game
    >Enjoy it
    >Talk shit about it 24/7 on Ganker to stop other people from getting it
    Checkmate indoid.

  82. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, word of mouth can be very massive. why do you think these dipshit ass AAA studios spend an assload on marketing?

  83. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care, shit on dev anyway

  84. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >piracy hurt sal-WHAT? THEY DON'T? QUICK, SHUT IT DOWN!

  85. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >erm, anti-consumer practices are bad and all, but pirates are kinda annoying sometimes, aren't they? Maybe they're just as bad as giant megacorporations.

  86. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's right but also still suck for good games

  87. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I know for a fact that I would not have ended up spending thousands of dollars on games, VNs and merch if I hadn't gotten into anime & manga via piracy and had a wide community of pirates building a community for it all and recommending stuff.

  88. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you can’t afford something, it’s perfectly reasonable to pirate it. If you can afford something, do buy it (unless it’s triple A. Always pirate triple A.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That remind me, Biden son (forgot his name) was paying for hookers with state money instead of his own. Lesson is, NEVER spend your money if you can avoid doing so.

  89. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I would never buy an Early Access game

  90. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >giving a justification for pirating
    >not just doing it
    lol
    lmao even

  91. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    correct
    I pirate every game but I'm good at shilling them if I loved them
    I've never directly given a cent to devs but I indirectly led to sales so they should thank me with more free games

  92. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy hurts sales when it's insanely easy to do, like with the Dreamcast, as long as you make pirates jump through enough hoops it's fine.

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