There is literally nothing wrong with piracy

There is literally nothing wrong with piracy

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Video games are NOT stars
    Replace the stars in your picture with lines of binary, as that's what video games really are

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dat don’t change anything tho

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Star=1
      No star=0

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retarded way of thinking. Developers are trying to sell an experience, and by copying the files of the game, you're taking that experience and denying hard working people the money they deserve to have for crafting that experience that you want to enjoy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >denying hard working people the money they deserve
      It's not like the individual devs who made the game in question get more money for every copy sold.
      I don't tip either.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They don't, but guess whose favorite game is not getting a sequel after not meeting the publisher's sales forecasts due to piracy.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >caring about the publisher

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          none, piracy has been factually proven to boost sales, but since it denies them control over you, the control freaks in big corpos don't like it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not meeting the publisher's sales forecasts due to piracy
          Pretty retarded of them to not take the existence of piracy into account when making sales forecasts, any publisher that retarded deserves to fail.
          >guess whose favorite game is not getting a sequel
          I prefer stand-alone OC games.
          Games becoming like TV and films where everything has to have sequels, prequels, spin-offs, reboots, adaptations into other media etc is the nightmare timeline.
          Fuck IPs.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Pretty retarded of them to not take the existence of piracy into account when making sales forecasts, any publisher that retarded deserves to fail.
            Worse still is that their entire business model is predicated on legal protections, in a free market they would be outcompeted by the pirate bay which releases the same product for $0

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nah man, you and the retards like you will buy all the costume dlcs and they'll be fine
          cp2077 did pretty fucking good if i'm not mistaken due to absolute retards like you you say "it's good enough for my money"
          absolute cuck unit

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >cp2077 did pretty fucking good if i'm not mistaken due to absolute retards like you you say "it's good enough for my money"
            is it not? Ganker collectively agreed cyberpunk has always been good after all after the anime

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Bloated company can't pay all of their useless middle management, HR staff and marketing teams while also funding the CEOs yacht so they need to sell 50 times more games than every game in the series so far combined
          Publishers are more likely to sabotage and fuck over the studios working for them so they can buy them out.

          thats fine because you actually made the bike yourself.
          piracy is different because you arent actually writing any code or making any assets, you are just taking what the dev made.

          I'm still just copying an example. If I write out every line of code by hand then does that mean I made it myself, does that make it better or worse than if I instruct a machine to perfectly recreate the bike I saw in the shop? Does the degree of automation really matter?

          >piratefags are once again pretending that anyone is talking about the multi billion dollar corporation

          I would still have to pay taxes and a storefront's cut. And usually the game will have DRM as well.
          Maybe if they had a donation link for an anonymous tax dodging cryptocurrency there would be a moral duty but as it stands the moral duty towards tax evasion outweighs it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ah yes, just look at games simply not selling or getting sequels because of piracy.

          After some games I wish the franchise would've died but sadly people buy more games too easily.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Like you get a say if a framchise should die.
            Thr entitlement from you is blowing me away.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              What entitlement? I simply said I rather see some franchises end than becoming what they are now. My weight is insignifant in that decision either way.
              Also mind you, I buy almost all games I play with only a few exceptions for older games. The franchises I had in mind were Paper Mario and Tales where I bought all the games that disappointed me. The only games I pirated from them were Tales of Destiny and Legendia cause they weren't even released here in Europe.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The devs get payed over the development period. No money taken from them

        So if developers did get paid a percentage over sells then would you be stealing?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It still wouldn't be stealing but I'd buy more games if that were the case.
          I'd still pirate successful games though because I'd rather support indies and struggling small-time devs.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dev studios use sales numbers in making contracts with publishers. With greater numbers on their previous games, they have a stronger position from which to negotiate.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some do, either because they own the studio or because there are incentive payments etc.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The devs get payed over the development period. No money taken from them

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what if a person would only play a certain game for free? what if he was never planning on buying it (no matter the reason)? what then? the developers aren't losing any money anyways

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't try to fuck me over as a consumer and I'll buy the game, otherwise you can fuck off and get dick

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I buy when I want to support the devs. I pirate when I don't want to support the devs. Simple as

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Here's my stance: If you pirate indie games with no intent to buy them later, have a nice day. If you're pirating a AAA game with no intention of buying it later, no big deal. big game corpos are sht, with some exceptions. I don't give a fuck if pissants like ActiBlizz or Ubisoft lose money.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If indie devs knew their fucking place and didn't try to charge twenty or more for their indie production values I wouldn't have to pirate from them.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          then just dont play the game?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            or just pirate it instead

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nope, gonna pirate, shoulda charged 5 bucks like your game was actually worth. Sometimes I want a burger rather than a fancy meal but I'm not paying fancy prices for the plain burger.

            >your honor, if the carpenter I stole from didn't overcharge for his products, I would just have bought that table.

            I wouldn't steal from a furniture maker, because they're not faggy hipster assholes high on their own farts.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >your honor, if the carpenter I stole from didn't overcharge for his products, I would just have bought that table.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Carpenters are pro-piracy

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That was a miracle, and he died for it. Also, you're not Jesus don't use his name in vain.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >That was a miracle
                Being able to get video games for free is also miraculous when you think about it.
                >and he died for it
                Pretty sure he quite famously died for another reason.
                >you're not Jesus
                Never claimed to be.
                >don't use his name in vain
                Jesus wasn't his name and I didn't even say it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >if the carpenter I copied from
            FTFY

            unauthorized sharing is criminal, I know

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          20 dollars for a 10-15 hour game isn't bad. I do get annoyed when a game that's like 2 hours is priced that high, but something like Hades or Shovel Knight being priced a bit high makes sense.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Games are priced by budget and resulting production values. That was the whole point of the minor league baseball single-A, double-A or triple-A terminology. A game is lumped in others that share the same production quality and they share the same price point, like minor league ball teams that have the same budget for players can play about as well on average and ask for more or less for tickets than worse or better teams. Indies shouldn't be asking for more than 10, 15 tops and I don't care how much fun your game is or how many hours I will play, it looks like shit and we pay for production values.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              maybe you buy games to look at nice shiny graphics, but i buy them based on how many hours id get out of the game, how much i'm interested in the concept or gameplay, or if im a fan of a certain series. that last one is why ive bought every Gal Gun game at their full retail price.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But I play all kinds of games anon, from big and shiny to small and humble. I expect different experiences out of the different kinds of games and different prices to go along with that. You can do as you please but you're part of a hobby that unanimously calls things AAA, AA and indie to separate them by their production values.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Film is similar with the categories, and you still pay the same price for a ticket to an indie film that you would for a high budget hollywood flick. it's all about the experience and what it means to you. if the experience is worth the asking price, whats the issue?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah you do often still pay the same price in film but you don't in vidya, you never have. 60 for AAA, 20-40 for AA, under 20 for single A, this was always the case and it still remains the case, whether jumped-up indie devs like it or not.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Wasn't No Man's Sky an indie that was 60 bucks? Granted it was fucking awful at launch but it's worth the price now, is it not? at least by your own standards. Games shouldn't expect to be priced at a certain point just based on whether theyre AAA, AA, or indie. it should be about the quality of the game and the content. like come on, are you gonna sit here and tell me something like Fallout 76 was worth its price? or Sonic Forces?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                NMS charged too much but I'd say it was closer to AA values but honestly I've only seen screenshots or webms. I didn't buy that shit because they wanted 60, just like I wouldn't buy and indie for 25 so my price autism actually saved me there.
                Content is too amorphous to judge prices by, production values are readily visible and generally agreed upon by all. Nobody says undertale looks as good as any AAA from when it released.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      As socialism points out - From those that have to those that want.

      They can still sell that experience to those that want to afford it, while we make copies. No one who wishes to pay for it will miss out on the opportunity as many copies exist.

      You should maybe get an economic education.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me u don’t know anything about devving without telling me u don’t know anything about devving.
      Games, like cinema, are developed under a set budget, which is spent any way the lead director(s) choose to handle it, how much should be spent on what. All their underling devs were already paid prior to any title’s release. When it’s time to sell copies, that’s the big lead(s) tryna make back their budget as well as some profit.
      Any damage done from piracy hurts the big leads directly and from there we can debate who’s deserving of it and who isn’t. These devs are not ur friends, therefore I think it’s justified what some of us choose to do at our end. Many devs have adapted shadier and shadier practices over the years and that’s not gonna go away. It isn’t cool to simp for a company when they only see u as a wallet to pry open like goatse, cuz at the end of the day that’s literally what each and every one of us are, wallets with legs.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >i-i-it's not stealing! im just making a copy, its not not theft! the developers don't lose anything!!!
    why can't pirates just own the fact that they're getting the game for free rather than make up stupid bullshit like this?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >own the fact that they're getting the game for free
      If that were the question then the answer would be yes. However, the question is "is it theft" and the answer is "no."

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Piracy doesn't have a significant impact on sales if there is no underlying service problem.
      Bloated copyright law fucking up public domain does more quantifiable harm than piracy does.

      >Go through bikeshop, test-ride a bike, I like it but I don't buy it
      >Order frame, shifters, handlebar, tires, etc
      >Put together a copy of the bike and ride it without paying the bikeshop
      Is this somehow wrong?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thats fine because you actually made the bike yourself.
        piracy is different because you arent actually writing any code or making any assets, you are just taking what the dev made.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i'll do it anyway

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >piracy is different because you arent actually writing any code or making any assets, you are just taking what the dev made.
          So its wrong not because of the consequences to the devs (none), but because it's easier. antipiratefags are pathetic

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you are paying for the time and effort put into the game, not the game itself.
            by pirating you are saying you dont care if the dev used up all his free time for the last few years to make an enjoyable game. you just want free shit.
            which id be perfectly fine with vidya pirates if you could just admit that you're thieves and own it. thats what all the other pirates do. but you gays feel the need to "justify" stealing.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you feel the need to justify yourself. Just pirate and shut up.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The copied bike is actually superior because it doesn't have DRM

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't there a version of this that starts with the shop owner making copies of his own bike to sell and then the guy comes in to make his own copy of the copy?
      Wouldn't that be a little more honest to what is actually happening?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This would only be a problem for the bike salesman if every consumer did it.
      Also a more accurate version would be somebody buying one of the infinite copies of the bike and then making infinite copies of it available for free.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >my behaviour isn't problematic because not everyone is doing it
        Isn't that the mindset of a societal leech?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How'd you reach that conclusion?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i bet ubisoft made that image and started sharing it anonymously across your favorite subredit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone in the world gets a free bicycle
      >antipiratefags genuinely think this is a bad thing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >buying nike from competing store is virtually piracy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      now post the rest of the comic

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the original bike has an extra device that fucks with speed and performance but the copied version does not

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the copied version is harder to pedal because it's secretly mining bitcoin

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i've never encountered this, you should be more discerning about the places you pirate from

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i get all my pirated stuff by going to youtube and searching "how to pirate game" and then watch the video and click on the links

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >have magical powers that can make literally anything, for free
      >say this is a bad thing because le smol bean business owners wont make money now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fixed

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This doesn't work with physicals since making another bike still requires raw materials and work to put it together, but it works exactly like this with software.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If magic was real we wouldn't need retail or wageslavery like this at all

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the equivalent would be the pirate running his bicycle inside his room since pirates usually can't play online

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isnt this every leftist dream? Less cars and more bike riding people?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is dishonorable. The pirate pays with integrity instead of cash.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just say you pirate because you want to play games for free and don't want to pay shit, it's the simple.
    These cringe mental gymnastics only show that you know pirating is wrong but you're a slimy worm who needs to delude themselves into thinking otherwise.
    It also shows you never did anything meaningful since you don't know how annoying it is to put effort on a project only for some fag who did jack shit ask you to let him copy it.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do piratefags live in denial.
    you stole it. You wanted free vidya. Nobody cares. Sitting there and pretending to justify it looks worse.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I pay for most of my games but in principle I am pro piracy as I don't believe intellectual property is a legitimate concept

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's because i hate centrists like you
      if someone is doing something for the money why should i care if i pirate?
      i work so that i have money for basic shit and not die, they make games so that they can drive a ferrari
      greed should be punished by an equal evil evil that is theoretically not theft but rather death by decapitation
      sadly i don't have a guillotine so the only thing i can do is take my free copy of vidya i like and fuck off
      i care not for piracy, i care for the absolute retards in these threads that are defending corporations like they are their mothers
      absolute pigs, i play vidya for free and your ass will finance the next big thing that i'll also play for free
      i buy when i need the online features of a game or when i can't wait for the crack
      money isn't the issue, i just don't give a fuck fr fr bitch boi

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You type like a third worlder, nobody cares if your kind pirate games

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          sorry for not bothering about the structure of my post when replying to absolute neutral hippy gays does this bother you are you upset booy oh boy i just hope my phone fixes the errors beofore i click on post dont want to trigger you any more and who the fuck are you mr president for me to enought bother about the my grammar? loll

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they make games so that they can drive a ferrari
        soulless.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fundamental issue here is that people are trying to sell information which can be copied (almost) infinitely unlike energy which is finite
    Games shouldn't be sold, they should be founded
    A company publishes an idea of a game and people fund it. If they like the result, they will fund their next project. Notice if the game wasn't funded it wouldn't exist in the first place meaning when it comes out people already gave them the money they wanted (including all desired profits) and people playing it for free after the fact doesn't matter

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >piracy is piracy
    Okay it's still bad

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's nothing wrong with pirating abandonware. Can you find any of the old Ace Combat games anywhere? How about the old mechwarrior games? Don't get me started on obscure Ps1 and Ps2 titles that you can't even buy on the playstation network, like SLAI, or steambot Chronicles. And for entire series like Dot Hack? Forget it.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Piracy is not theft
    And that's why it's covered under copyright law and not larceny.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >piratefags are once again pretending that anyone is talking about the multi billion dollar corporation

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >do you accept your moral duty
      no, you can have it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nooooo you have a heckin moral duty to consoom
      Nope
      >they're just a tiny smol dev with a shit business model that is predicated on legal protections
      I am just buying the product from a competitor who is giving the product away for free to sell adspace on their website, sorry

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody cares about your earthbound inspired shovelware

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the dev is indie, the money goes to those who made the game
      Are they a worker co-operative or would I be enriching one individual?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you are enriching the people that made the game, retard.
        what else would indie mean?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do the artists, composers etc get paid for every sale or did they work on commission?
          You never said it was an indie where single dev did literally everything by themselves.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you are enriching gnomish publishers that are happy to rip you off

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >le garden gnome
            so the vidya pirate fag is reduced to this, pathetic.
            and you wonder why Ganker laughs at you.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can't think of a better word for parasitic middleman that does fuck all. Can you?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >promoting a game to a MUCH wider audience that the indie dev couldnt even hope to get otherwise
                >"useless and parasitic"
                its a fair deal since the "middleman" is likely the reason for a majority of the indie's success.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >oy vey! it's hard work collecting all this money! I work up such a sweat """publishing""" digital copies!
                I'm sure you don't mind if I "publish" a copy for myself then :^)

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                thats not how it works. thats not how any of this works.
                >indie dev is struggling under the weight of the vast amount of shovelware on the steam
                >decides to find a publisher that can advertise the game for them to a wide audience
                >publisher agrees to help out the indie dev because they think its a good game that people will like
                >indie game's sales skyrocket, becoming many times more profitable even after publishing fees
                >publisher's gamble paid off and they earn a good chunk of money as well
                >customers get a game that they like and wouldnt have found otherwise
                everybody wins

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bro, these fucking studios are not "small indie devs". They could easily stand on their own but most of them are locked into contractual agreements or owned by the publisher. It's not "tiny indie devs just trying to get recognized". What fucking planet are you living on?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I check the devs political views then decide 🙂

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Moral Duty
      Does not exist

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i don't touch indie trash, i only play big studio games, and i pirate all of them. last i checked squeenix wasn't an indie studio.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If indie is like 5 bucks why not, I don't believe games should be more than 10, maximum 20 dollars, aaa devs nowadays just bloat their movies with rpg elements so paying 70$ for game where you just grind and walk&talk feels more justified
      Also, I buy some games to brag

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, I do intend to legally compensate the dev for a game I want. however, it's on the dev to MAKE THE GAME AVAILABLE. I have no reason to pay for a 500 dollar copy of Skies of Arcadia off of ebay, since Sega won't see a penny of that money. It'd be easier to just pirate it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck indie devs and their shitty pixel art game
      Game developing shouldnt even be a job. It just should be passion projects and hobbies. Want money, ask for donations.
      Also fuck garden gnomes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        FREE FREE FREE!
        I DESERVE EVERYTHING FOR FREE!
        DONATIONS? NO I WONT DONATE. SURELY PLENTY OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DONATED. I AM PLAYING FOR FREEEEEEEEE

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I DESERVE EVERYTHING FOR FREE!
          Yes? If I can get the same thing for free then why wouldnt I?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            a fool and his money are soon parted. you're speaking to a fool.
            penny pinching and getting free things is how rich people stay rich, while wasting money on inconsequential shit because "muh moral integrity" is how poor people stay poor.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is technically larceny which is, in fact, theft of service.
    Like sneaking into cinema without buying a ticket.
    It's easy to get away with and in the grand scheme of things nobody really cares when people do it at their own discretion.
    Everyone pirates something at some point like music or tv out of convenience.
    When you start trying to justify it and encouraging others to do so, you out yourself as seething poorfag who does this out of necessity.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Larceny laws in the United States have their roots in common law, pursuant to which larceny involves the trespassory taking (caption) and carrying away (asportation, removal) of the tangible personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of its possession. Larceny is now codified as a statutory crime in all U.S. jurisdictions.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, I meant arson.
        Always get them wrong.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hey everyone, piratechad here. Piracy is absolutely theft, I just don't care. I prefer to spend my money on things more practical than video games, like spiderman action figures and hotwheels.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nobody says this. its always
      >NOOOO ITS NOT LE HECKIN STEALING BECAUSE... UH... THE ORIGINAL VERSION IS STILL THERE. YEAH.
      >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DONT POINT OUT THAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE EXPERIENCE, TIME, EFFORT, AND KNOWLEDGE PUT INTO THE GAME NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
      >I WANT TO BE A CRIMINAL WITHOUT DEALING WITH THE MORAL WEIGHT WAAAAHHHHHHHHHH

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > YOU ARE PAYING FOR THE EXPERIENCE, TIME, EFFORT, AND KNOWLEDGE PUT INTO THE GAME
        Not my fault the devs put so much experience, time effort and knowledge into a product that can be copied for free, sounds like a bad business model that is predicated on illegitimate IP laws to stay afloat

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Do you seriously believe all vidya should be free? Are you actually this retarded?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Do you seriously believe all vidya should be free?
            No, the piratebay does, which is why they sell it for $0. I am merely buying it for $0, because it is the best deal for me

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            free for me

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >not my fault that the chef put so much time, effort, and knowledge into a meal that can be copied for only the price of the meat.
          >so thats why i should eat at this 5* restaurant for the price of a steak in walmart.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >competitor offers lower price ($0)
            >noooo youre literally FORCING this guy to lower his prices!!!! You are DEMANDING it!!!!!!!!
            lol no im just going to the competitor, seethe

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              and thats where this example doesnt work in your favor..
              in order to copy something like that irl you actually need to develop the skills needed to make the 5* meal, which costs time and money, so yes it would be fair
              meanwhile with vidya this changes due to how easy it is to copy something, being as easy as a few button presses. the "competitor" in this situation still didnt make the game, he just duplicated the files. he didnt need to develop any skills or spend any time.
              cope pirate.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >it's bad because...
                >it's le easy!
                So is having sex with your mom I dont see that becoming illegal any time soon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But he is saying it. I also say it when I buy recasts of warhammer forgeworld. Its IP theft but I dont care. I dont want to pay that much for one model so I dont

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hotwheels

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    True. So why make the thread?

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with off topic posting.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >don't mind me, just pirating some sex, spread your cheeks
    >if I like it maybe I'll pay you after, probably not though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      incorrect, in this instance you would be making a copy of a whore not test driving her

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is based. Copyright shouldn't apply to digital data in the first place. There are already enough games. The entire industry should burn. If every game studio went bankrupt, and the only new games were crowdfunded or made by hobbyists with no expectation of revenue, the world would be a better place. Same applies to film and television.
    >you just want free shit
    No, I don't even play modern games. They're not worth the time, let alone any amount of money.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      get murdered

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are these threads still a thing, by now everyone who has ever thought about the topic has already formed an opinion they're never gonna change

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who comes to this site to have their mind changed?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      For one I approve of vidya pirates if only because it encourages the growth of alternative funding sources, like gacha, F2P/freemium games, etc. and discourages old-fashioned game design.

      shitposting mainly

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most theft is really the same when you think about it

    >Go to supermarket
    >see shelf full of apples
    >steal an apple
    >there's still apples on the shelf
    >so you didn't really take anything

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can't possibly be this retarded and still think that you're smart.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do you like THING? Do you want creative individual and or company to continue making THING? Do you want there to be more THINGS or stuff of a similar appeal to THING?

    Do you want to be the kind of audience that companies go out off their way to appeal to? Do you want there to be more of the kind of stuff you like? then do the pragmatic thing and pay for it.

    If you pirate shit and every one like you also pirates the same shit then that shit isn't going to be worth making. Then the only shit that will be made will be the shit that appeals to people who pay for things, people you think are idiots.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i want the entire industry to collapse

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >do you like THING?
      yes
      >Do you want creative individual and or company to continue making THING? Do you want there to be more THINGS or stuff of a similar appeal to THING?
      No, I don't want derivative garbage similar to THING. I like THING and will keep playing THING, thanks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >yeah bro i want to play the same exact SINGULAR THING forever instead of playing THINGS that have similar mechanics to SINGULAR THING but are ultimately different enough to be a new experience

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy bad

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Either way at this point who cares? Pirates are going to be a thing of the past with Denuvo fucking them in the ass.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      piratefags only did this to themselves, perhaps if they had some standards and didnt pirate everything under the sun then companies wouldnt have fought back so hard.
      same is gunna happen with anticheat, the gays are going to make them far more intrusive than they currently are because of how cheaters are now sending a screen recording to another PC with the cheats on it and then sending the info to a spoofer back on the main pc.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        piracy doesn’t hurt sales
        anti-piracy measures hurt sales and consumers
        suck more corporate dick, gay

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cope post from a pirate poorfag who soon will not be able to pirate anymore LMFAO

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >don't mind me, I'll just be TORRENTING all the money in this register.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >somehow leaves with the same amount of money as the register
      >the register still has all the money it had before
      The cashier's face when

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Antipiratefags dont want a world where people can duplicate physical goods
      You are arguing against literal paradise that would solve almost every issue plaguing the world you dumb moron

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you woudn't pirate a car

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy has given us always online games and games with ingame cash shops. If people just rip off your game, you're gonna try to get money somehow and that bullshit is what they came up with.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not theft either when corporations spy on us and use our behavioral data for their needs.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God knows, and youll answere when fhe time comes.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >God giving me the knowledge and means to pirate games

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        of course. have you forgotten the part where he became flesh, and then pirated bread?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >using AI
      STOP PIRATING ART FROM INDIE ARTISTS REEEEEE

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I want to fuck that skeleton

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Games are expensive. I don't want to spend $60 only to be disappointed. I will pirate it first, and if I really like it, I will pay $60. And besides
    >buying a book and giving it to a friend is okay
    >buying a movie and giving it to a friend is okay
    >buying a game and giving it to a friend - WTF NO, THIS IS PIRACY, THIS IS ILLEGAL

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I will pirate it first, and if I really like it, I will pay $60.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Das rite. Same way I will buy a book/movie I really like.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not him but I do that and have done that for multiple games now
        >Loved castle crashers and gifted it to 3 friends
        >loved stardew valley and have gifted it to more than 10 friends
        >Gifted DRG to 3 friends
        Ive paid for games multiple times when I want more people who are on the fence to enjoy them. But at the same time, I pirate the shit out of every overpriced game I see.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've done that too. Loved Sonic Generations when i pirated it, bought it when I had money. Loved Ion Fury when I pirated it, bought it when I had money. People forget not every pirate stricly pirates their games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does anyone actually say giving a used game to a friend is piracy?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. Back in the analogue age companies constantly tried to push arse tarded crap like this. Movie studios and nintendo were notorious for it

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've heard of movie studios being against home video releases, because they saw every viewing of a movie beyond that first watch after buying it as lost sale. Nintendo though? I've never heard of them being against lending friends NES/SNES carts.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            They really hated blockbuster and rentals.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Pretty sure Nintendo tried to shut down rental and lost. None of them cared about loaning to a friend. That's law that has been set in stone since long before they even existed. Even if they wanted to entertain the possibility of getting that law overturned it's unenforceable anyway.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It wasn't the home market. It was the retarded laws movie studios tried to use to regulate it. I.E. - you CANNOT watch a movie you purchased or rented with people from outside of your home etc.

            Nintendo in the early days had a bunch of dumb shit regarding used games sales.

            None of these things ever worked.

            >omg FBI some kids are watching The Goonies in the classroom, why aren't you shooting them!

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I always wondered why movie studios hated oil rigs.

              And yes, you are a dirty pirate if you lend your blu-ray to a friend.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                An oil rig is not a residence. Where's the confusion?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know. What are you confused about?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They sound like these retards, like the weebs and furfags on DeviantART Instagram and more recently Twitter that u always find bitching about “art theft” bs just cuz u felt like downloading one of their (rarely) good pics and felt like reposting or using it as ur pfp

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That tiger looks like they're made to inflate.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I mean does anyone really think there's any harm done by stealing from big box stores? People equate piracy to theft, which isn't right since like the OP says piracy creates a duplicate, BUT regardless of the difference stealing from big companies harms nobody who doesn't deserve it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some people just apply morals to things that dont make any sense or strawman the shit out their arguments for reasons I dont understand.
      Like

      >your honor, if the carpenter I stole from didn't overcharge for his products, I would just have bought that table.

      Calling piracy theft again, when in his retarded strawman the carpenter would still have his table.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason why we have copyright/patents : ideas/creative work is valuable and requires time and effort. If it not rewarded, people do not invent things/create, which is a loss for society, because these things are valuable.

    That's why you can't just copy the invention of someone and sell it (theoretically). You need enough reward prospects to invest your time or money. If you don't want to give superior rewards to people who produce superior effort at the cost of their well being, you are unfair and a fucking commie.

    At some point you start thinking that it becomes bad for society as people are hoarding stuff, but thats why copyright etc have an expiration date.Now you might think that these copyrights last too long, which I'd potentially agree with.

    Stop paying people for their work, and they stop working. Buy for the good games, pirate goyslop.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You believe that the reward for the work and the cost of a copy need to be intrinsically linked, but that is not the case. People can be compensated for their work and then the product, which can after all be infinitely copied, can be freely distributed. You furthermore also believe that the drive to create is linked to the reward, but this is also not the case. That is evident from the many passion projects that exist, even just within video games. Finally, you assume that trading video game copies as commodities will ensure a fair reward, a greater reward for greater work, but in fact the sales of a video game are not directly correlated to the amount of work put in or the salary paid to the developers. And even if it is one man sustaining himself by the sales of his video game, there is a disconnect. Can you honestly tell me Minecraft had billions worth of effort put into it?

      A planned economy would ensure fair compensation for labour, and abundance for all.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The reward and the work is certainly linked. Not all high budget games sell for a lot, and not all indie games sell for little, but there is certainly a relationship between budget and sales overall. Most classics that people like were high budget productions (mario64, FF7, OoT, WoW, MGS, Smash Melee, Resident evil etc etc)

        >You furthermore also believe that the drive to create is linked to the reward
        A lot of people handle business to get very important resources that make the world run out of greed. The more effort required, the less you ll see people do things out of charity. In fact most of the time a game is good, it is because they were trying to make it. Look at Nintendo, they were trying to make it during the SNES/ N64 period, and they made some of the best games unrivaled to this day. Now that they are successful, they rest and milk their reputation by producing blanc cheap shit. Often times game devs will do their best to make a great game that will become successful, then the owner will sell the studio to a corp and then the games will become trash. Trying to make it seems to be an important factor. Translate this to patents for inventions and you would limit innovation. Because some people are not motivated by monetary reward, doesn't mean that some other people arn't, and you have to take the world in account. Look at Music, when people used to buy music, a lot of good mainsteam shit was produced. Now that people do not buy music anymore, most of the mainstream stuff is trash. Because people do not want to invest years of their life mastering their craft for such an uncertain reward.

        >the sales of a video game are not directly correlated to the amount of work
        Indeed, it is correlated to the quality, compared to other games. If you worked 20 years on your game but it sucks, its gonna bomb.

        You think the idea of selling Minecraft did not motive his maker to work harder?
        >A planned economy
        You're not an all knowing God.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > You think the idea of selling Minecraft did not motive his maker to work harder?
          Where Minecraft 2 at chud?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know? cuz he's a fucking billionaire and he doesn't give a shit about making games anymore?
            Or maybe I'm wrong, we need a planned economy and Notch wasn't motivated by greed, so now he's making Minecraft 2 secretly in his James Bond basement under his mansion between an orgy and a line of coke.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You furthermore also believe that the drive to create is linked to the reward
        creation is the reward. BUT, a game is a very complex thing in nature.
        >four fields of art (ability to write, ability to draw for textures, ability to make 3d models or animate 2d textures, ability to make music)
        >inherent sense of general game design. such as good game flow, mechanics, and level design.
        >the ability to code
        >a vast time investment if the game is going to not just be some short minigame that you play in a single 1 hour sitting and never touch again
        a good game will be a massive strain on a small group or single person that still has to manage their regular lives as they need to develop multiple skills and then produce whats needed to complete the game.
        if there isnt even a chance at a monetary reward then there is no incentive for people to try and make the passion project they have always wanted to make, because it will only put far more stress on themselves.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Majority of game devs are leftists, so morally speaking it's fine, as they believe in working for free/giving away their work for free.

    It's still a crime though. However, isn't it a crime to abide by the laws of fascist system?

    I mostly just pirate indie games anyway since no copyright protection and less effort is put in to making them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >less effort is put into making them
      Ah yes, Cuphead's hand drawn visuals and tight gameplay with a development time of 8 years clearly doesn't have as much effort put into it as the latest Ubisoft copy/paste open world game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It doesn't. Just look at the amount of assets generated for Ubishit Volume 2876. It's not even a competition.

        It doesn't matter anyway. I don't support capitalism/fascism. Why should they get paid to make things I want. If they keep being greedy, the government should step in and place price controls on the industry and workers. Cut retail price of say a 60 dollar game to 10 dollars and cap artists/writers/coders salaries to 85% less of what they are taking now.

        Until then I'll pirate, thanks.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I do buy my games, mostly are all on sale anyhow, but id buy new releases if:
    1:theyre good and woke free
    2:My money actually votes for new instalments.

    Its rarely the case now. I dont pirate anything new let alone buy because theyre mostly garbage anyhow. Only thing i pirate now are old games because fuck price gougers. 80$ for Spiderman shattered dimension?

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There exists other crimes. Murder isn't theft either, but that does not mean its ok.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should bring back demos so people can try before they buy rather than pirate before they buy.

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is great but only the nu-gays that are corporate cocksuckers think otherwise.

    >tfw Ganker taught me about DS flash arts and nodding my Wii and other consoles
    >used to just blatantly post links to pirated games all the time
    >now the mods are no fun allowed gays and the posters are corporate cocksuckers

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >piracy is not theft
    No shit.

    Video games are the result of labor. The intention is for compensation to be provided in return for enjoying the fruits of that labor. Pirating video games is essentially compelling someone to do labor for you without providing compensation. The word for that is not theft. It's enslavement. Pirates are literally modern day slave masters and for that reason I believe pirates should receive the exact same penalty that a slave master would get, i.e. up to 10 years imprisonment per offense as well as having to provide restitution.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Labourers are already paid when the game is made. Try again.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So what you are saying is that you essentially took out a loan from whoever paid the laborers' wages for you and when you pirate you are refusing to pay back money you owe.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No. I'm saying the labourers already got paid. So no one is being enslaved.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >the labourers already got paid
            Not by the magic wage fairies. Someone covered for you. You owe them now.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looting is ok too

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We are only naught but humble pirates, there are worse cybercrimes that actually hurt people like hacking into someone’s bank account or sex trafficking, but no let’s pick on the naught but humble pirates who just simply felt like not paying a dime for shit to some asinine studio which prob did the bare minimum to earn it anyway

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hacking into someone's bank account doesn't mess with some corpo's bottom line though, just a hapless serf who can't do much about it, and the general enjoyers of sex trafficking are politicians and other leaders, so going after either of those will never happen. piracy potentially hurts big conglomerates, and this is the only reason they go after it. they must show the masses who's the lord and who's the slave in the relationship.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ur definitely that weirdo that’s into femdom and getting pegged, definitely can’t relate.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          nope. i prefer to cover hot girls with cum.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only pirate small indie games

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If there's nothing wrong with it why can't you shut up about it?
    What drives you to seek confirmation over and over again?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because the vidya pirate fags are actually normalfags that are trying to justify theft.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        please wont SOMEONE think of the multimillion dollar company?!

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >implying anyone is talking about multimillion dollar companies

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yous

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >WAAAAAH! PIRACY IS STEALING!!!
    1) It isn't
    2) Not my problem anyway. Get a better business model

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    product can be sold again

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I still can't get over that several major corporations openly supported domestic terrorism

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's so funny that corporations are always so careful about their press releases but then they have any old retard saying any old retarded shit on social media in their name.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To all haters, some of us that pirate actually still buy the game afterwards, think of making a copy as if getting a free demo, which are barely around anymore. Devs prob stopped making demos cuz they don’t want customers seeing how shit their release actually is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >sheeeeeeeeeeit bro some of us that finesse dem jordans go back the store and buy 'em I'm finna get me a free demo

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Piracy is the reason why most PC single player game with multiplayer features shoved up the ass. Developers want to incentivize legit game owners with online benefits.

    Try playing Death Stranding in offline mode and you'll realize just how much more shitty experience the game is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >buy a game
      >say a "slur" in multiplayer
      >get the ownership of my copy revoked per terms of use
      >don't get my money back
      Fuck this industry, I pirate everything.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't understand why they ban from the game. Shouldn't they just ban people from the chat?

        How or/and why the fuck do they ban people from using the product they paid for?

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    YOU WOULDN'T SHOOT A POLICEMAN

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Copying isn’t theft

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      indeed, it's copyright infringement. doesn't make it good though.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    antipiratefags must think star trek is a horrific dystopia because they have replicators

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >pirate game
    >save money for maccies
    >get fat
    >sleep
    >force government to accelerate UBI implementation
    you're welcome for freeing you from the yoke of labour

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when matter is shared it is divided
    >when mind is shared it is multiplied
    >do not call it "piracy"
    >call it "back up media preservation"
    >bump

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly. Abandonware exists.

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