Why did emulation become normalized when it's killing devs and glorified theft?

Why did emulation become normalized when it's killing devs and glorified theft?

Just because a game has been out for a decade or two doesn't mean the creators aren't entitled to what they are due.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everytime you make this thread I will download 5 ROM games

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just tried Pokemon Crown, shit was more cash than anything gamefuck can formulate

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Woah that looks cool

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That looks seriously good

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    gay

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cool opinion bro
    now blow it out your ass

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    murder and thievery are cool and if you disagree you are gay

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the point of buying an old game? The people originally working on it don't work there anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not just that, but even if they did still work there no one but the person selling the game gets any money.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The creators were paid years ago. Create a fair royalty system. I’m not donating to the shareholders yacht fund for no good reason.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I pay my student debt. So should you. It's only fair.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is not the same thing and you know it. arguing from a point of dishonesty will do you no favores.
      education is not something that should be optional or have gatekeepers.
      imagine telling someone that their dreams shouldn't matter so long as it doesn't meet some arbitrary quota of "value".
      emulation is not gatekept by old white men.
      fuck off.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imagine telling someone that their favorite games shouldn't matter so long as they don’t meet some arbitrary quota of "value” so they’re forced to pay hundreds to even thousands of dollars for an ever increasingly rare physical copy that’s been out of production for 30 years when they could instead download a digital copy for free, hurting literally no one

        compare that with you, demanding human labor from others like it’s your right to enslave them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >education is not something that should be optional or have gatekeepers
        on the contrary, higher education is for people with aspirations to achieve academically and should be gatekept from all kinds of dumbasses forcing their way through with diversity quotas, attending courses on worthless humanity majors and finally people who are better suited for more technical fields but refuse to admit it because society brainwashed everyone to think Uni is the only option
        >imagine telling someone that their dreams shouldn't matter so long as it doesn't meet some arbitrary quota of "value"
        it's not arbitrary
        over here college and Uni is free (and I do mean, no strings attached free, from courses to textbooks) so long as you score above average on nationals
        you can't believe the filth this attracts and how they make their way out in society having learned nothing
        there are underachievers across the board and there is no way to stop them from leaching "education" gibs indefinitely since the student status is not made to expire unless they graduate

        and as a sidenote, why the fuck are all art majors smokers with red hair, piercings and Guevara t-shirts?
        do normal people not want to engage with art any more?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao looks like you just learned your useless degree can't net you a job.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it literally is the same thing
        in both cases you are paying for information
        >but but labor has intrinsic value
        nope
        not how economies work
        you don't deserve money just because you "worked hard"

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t. can't get a job because of my feminist dance theory degree

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >education is not something that should be optional or have gatekeepers.
        Non whites and women should not be allowed to be educated

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >education is not something that should be optional or have gatekeepers.
        lol

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulators and emulation is not illegal.
    The creation of illegal rom images is.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gee, I don't know. Why did gayry become normalized in vidya when it's killing kids and glorifying pedophilia?
    Now if you excuse me, I'm gonna download a whole gig of NES roms to spite you.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the fuck up boot licker.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Agreed if it's for current gen. Nobody gives a shit if you emulate gba games.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of video games aren't even available for purchase anymore, of course with more popular franchises you have compilations from time to time, or just the individual installments released in online stores, but for anything slighty more obscure, or with licenses from the time that have expired today... you can't purchase it anywhere nowadays. All you can do besides emulating it is getting it used, but in that case the developers who worked on it aren't getting payed anyway.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Odds are the game will be in the used market that the devs will never get a penny from to begin with, so that line of argumentation is bullshit.
    If they want to profit from their old titles, port it to modern systems.
    Also it's copyright infringement, not theft, which has much more severe sentencing and fines attached to it if someone is taken to court over it.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    fuck off spongebob you burgerflippermoron I WILL emulate, and I WILL play all those games I missed out on, and you CANNOT stop me

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What games are you going to play Emu bros?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You tell me. Ideas? I have 16,000 games to pick from here.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        SRW OGs, it's pure ludokino

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm more a fan of the SRWs with licensed robots.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm going to emulate ps2 persona 3 and 4 despite owning them and a ps2 because they look like shit on my TV

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unleashed because it's fun

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have that on RPCS3, but it just goes to the loading screen and nothing beyond that. Any tips?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Change your settings to this if you haven't, it works
          To enable debug go to GuiConfigs in your rpcs3 directory and open CurrentSettings.ini, find and change showDebugTab=false line to =true, it prevents the game from randomly crashing
          Some werehog stages are laggier compare to console version and Eggmanland struggles to run at 30fps, other than that the performance is slightly better than on ps3 depending on your CPU

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Playing Ace Combat X right this second, because the HD texture pack is fucking kickass

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Biometal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mario Lottery

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I've been thinking about revisiting Pokemon Mystery Dungeon.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I hope fire emblem engage will be emulatable day one

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't go wrong with the classics

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >got this game to work with a solid framerate and clear visuals that aren't cloudy as shit (the mountain levels were pretty bad for that.)
      >now I just need to get a decent controller to make it sing because my current keybinds lack the ability for me to use a camera
      I'm just glad I get to play this shit again because my copy on disk is beyond fucked and the PS2 doesn't turn on anymore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just started Firefighter FD 18, it's cool

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      played metroid dread and had a blast

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm playing God of War for the first time, and damn this shit is annoying. How even the smallest, most weak enemy can make this big gray Spartan Bastard flinch so fucking much mid combos?? It makes my blood boil

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just wait until you get to the balancing sections or the escape from Tartarus portion. Shit is like pulling teeth with how stringent it is.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The usual.
      God, I suck at IA licenses.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the game where each manufacturer had their own theme song
        Kino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5h5e4PBQHU&list=PL6fdh8WzGCvTIIN35COsvufN-7y8Dk7kr&index=4

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    90% of the time the creators who are entitled to your money for making those games are not getting your money. Especially not 10 years later. Where's Chadow when you need him?

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't think the creators get a cent off of these new collections

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If it’s normalised to the point where even companies are using it for game compilations or virtual consoles services, than you lost, companies are at the point of agreeing that emulation and emulators can benefit them financially and prolong a game’s longevity substantially
    >but muh real hardware, I got to play super bing bing wahoo world on a real Super Nintendo and CRT
    Don’t give a fuck, all of that shit, your consoles, your games, your CRTs, or whatever will die even if you take the utmost care of your equipment. Hell, certain consoles or arcade boards like the Famicom Disk System are designed to be ticking timebombs. Then what? You are just going to refuse to play those games ever again if emulation or piracy is the only means of playing them?

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And if the developers want to give me a way to play the game they developed on the original hardware without having to either pay x1.5 - x2 the price of the game from when it released or getting really lucky at a garage sale, I will support them.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reddit template image with a bad opinion attached
    OP is an NPC bootlicker retard that has no idea how abandonware works or a scalper trying to justify their hoarding, no in between.

    I'm very sure people selling older games that aren't in any store anymore on ebay are totally giving money to the original devs.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m not sure but I used to collect old games but not anymore I got bored it once I heard they sold flash carts

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This falseflag post was made by an emulation supporter to cause controversy. Nobody gives a fuck if you pirate. Stop having this massive persecution complex

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eat shit and die corpo moron, i hope your company dies and you starve on the street.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just downloaded 1000 copies of Mario Kart Super Circuit for you OP, Nintendo is going fucking DOWN

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Just because a game has been out for a decade or two doesn't mean the creators aren't entitled to what they are due.
    >doesn't mean the creators aren't entitled to what they are due.
    >aren't entitled to what they are due.
    >entitled to what they are due
    >entitled to what
    >entitled to
    >entitled

    'Entitled' according to whom? You? Them? God? Who is this authority that decides who is entitled to whose money and how much over the replication of a pattern of 1's and 0's on a given hard drive?

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every day that a garden gnome is denied shekels is a good day. Down with the gnomish system

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Oh look, someone who doesn't understand the monetary system. Why the fuck should I care whether or not some garden gnome gets paid for the work of video game designers and artists? Fuck 'em.
    Though support small developers, because the money actually goes to the skilled individuals that make the games.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played Bomberman Hero on my poorly coded 64 emulator just to spite you

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'll buy old nintendo games if they are sold again by the company that made them.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is up with these awful reddit "memes" where it's just some mouthbreathers opinion on a white background?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they're called templates for a reason anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      some subreddits don't let you make anything other than image posts, so this is how people manage

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >emulation is killing the devs
    >not the shitty games they're making

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mfw downloading no intro sets

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I WILL pirate every possible game I can
    No, I'm not poor, in fact there is no debt in my immediate family circle
    I do because I can
    It's killing the industry? Ok? Not my problem?

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    supporting the industry hurts gaming

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't forget:
    We don't have God tier emulation because Nintentoddlers are holding us back.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Twitter

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      NINTENDOOOOOO DOOO SOMETHING!!!!!11

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I piss away my money so everyone else should be forced to

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know this is obviously bait, but there are people out there who truly think this way, and it makes me proud of my collection of roms I have.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >proud of a collection of literal freeware
      I hope I never have it as bad as you

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Seeing you were annoyed by my collection of "freeware," you are far worse.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I had to do this shit thing so now you have to do this shit thing, nobody after me should have it nicer they have to have it like I did
    American mentality

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I would buy the game if the company offered it!
    >entire library is digital on Steam or roms

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Emulate all the games you'll want to play. Then put the hard drives/SSDs inside a lead lined vault and bury it in preparation for the collapse alongside a piece of hardware that can run them. Viola, you will have the most successful bar/tavern/whatever after the inevitable collapse and people fix up basic electrical grids.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Any PS1 game recommendations?
    I never had one growing up (N64 myself) but I enjoyed MGS1, also is Final Fantasy 7 better to play this way?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ace Combat 2
      Ace Combat 3 JP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Parappa

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Twisted Metal World Tour
      >Treasures of the Deep
      >G-Police
      >Future Cop LAPD
      >Dune 2000 (House Ordos ftw)
      >Tai Fu Wrath of the Tiger
      >Tekken 1, 2 and 3
      >Syphon Filter
      >Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear
      >Lifeforce Tenka
      >Music for Playstation
      >The Unholy War
      That's all the stuff on my list from the PS1 gen. Got an assload more for PS2 if I can spare the space for it all.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not a single reddit bob shadow post
    This board used to be funny

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That anon doesn't post anymore because all his replies are of that video of the kid beating up a shadow the hedgehog plush.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those posts were never funny zoomer

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly nowadays there is no reason to pirate anyway. Most games due to be "live services" are abandonware. Completely fine to download. You have dumbfucks like Nintendo release a digital game just to put a time limit on it. Basically making the good 3D Mario games legit abandonware.

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't pay for my game and you shouldn't either. It's only fair.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    good morning sir

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good morning
      We are advocates for piracy
      Why do you think shilling for Epic exists
      It's like legal piracy
      Do the needful, dismantle capitalism

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The steam deck is so good for emulation bros. I'm having so much fun.

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did emulation become normalized
    lmao what? Get out of the fucking bubble that is Ganker and reddit. The average person doesn't even know how to torrent, let alone operate an emulator without succumbing to the "it's against the law" routine.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Uneducated nintenchud spotted

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want all modern game devs to die.

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes it does. Intellectual property is a scam and creators have zero natural right to own copyright once an initial fair compensation is earned.
    People have a right to consume the media of the past and it should not be controlled by corporations.
    No amount of shilling can truly run that out of the peoples' minds, hence why emulation is eternally normalized even in this anti-piracy age.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Creators are not entitled to rayalties at all.
    Only publisher gets the revenue.
    And If i buy used copy, it is same as emulation.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What if I can't buy the game anymore? Emulation is a necessity

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did emulation become normalized when it's killing devs and glorified theft?
    Because devs started to be real fuckin gays.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >you can't emulate games you legally own but would prefer to play with kb+m because... you just can't, okay?

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why can't companies re release games at a better price, of at all?

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I pay for my games
    Sounds like a "you" problem.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulation is illegal, huh.
    Better hope you never bought a copy of an old game on a newer platform then, you disgusting bootlegger.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >bootlegger
      It's bootlicker, dumb ESL.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm a retard and you're smart, you should go to jail because it isn't fair

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only arguments I've seen against emulation that I feel are actually valid are people that argue for accuracy.
    Emulation only became a "Morale question" When Nintendo took an issue with it, and then suddenly ""people"" started pretending that it's a big deal.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate the recent trend of Twitter morons using every SpongeBob screenshot or reaction image and inserting some lame ass text acting like it's some gotchya trump card

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope the games market crashes

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're a crab in a bucket.

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulation is not illegal and devs don't even want it to be because they use it themselves to resell old games and other things
    In fact I have no doubt the revenue they get from doing so, while probably not that high overall, is still far far more than they would ever gain by outlawing emulation
    And of course devs that don't do this have no reason to care in the first place
    If devs really wanted to they could easily pursue legal action against emulator devs but they will never do it because it's simply not in their best interest in any way
    Emulation is a net positive for both the industry and the consumer it's that simple

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Redditbob

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      obsessed

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But Emulation isn't illegal?

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Emulation isn't illegal, piracy is.
    Find me a single example of someone being arrested for emulation, not piracy.

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you can prove the devs get royalties, they dont get shit for you buying the game so shut the fuck up you retarded corporate shill.

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    9.9999999999999999999999*/10 times the developers of those games are long gone or have already been paid handsomely when the game released.
    If you can argue what is morally wrong with the following uses of emulation, I'll stop
    >Historical preservation
    >Playing a game that you would literally have no other way of playing
    >Undercutting the retarded collector's market

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    With old games none of the people that worked on them even gets paid for them, it's all people that still hold the rights.

    Also it's mostly Nintendie corporate dicksuckers that make these arguments, make of that what you will.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >With old games none of the people that worked on them even gets paid for them, it's all people that still hold the rights.
      I'm kinda interested in seeing what the responses would be to someone willing to go back and play their old stuff. Games and IP that have been lying dormant for 25+ years it must illicit some kind of response out of the people who made them considering how small those teams were.

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i want fucking video games for free
      Leave those poor video games alone you sick fuck

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How can i steal something that is literally 1s and 0s on the screen and nothing physical lol

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have played and bought every video game so when the inevitable remake/remaster/rerelease comes out it’s already rightfully mine.

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did emulation become normalized when it's killing devs and glorified theft?
    Because its pushed by discord chuds who want people to bug test their shitty programs for free
    >Just because a game has been out for a decade or two doesn't mean the creators aren't entitled to what they are due.
    They already got what they were due when they sold the game to the person that ripped the rom. If its my game then that means I can copy it as much as I like.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Emulate Pokemon Blue
    >Gamefreak spontaneously combusts and everyone dies like KyoAni but deserved
    Don't threaten me with a good time.

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Begging the question

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >emulation killing devs
    90% of all devs I know pirate, hack their consoles and emulate
    source: 15+ years in the gaming industry and counting

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What devs have actually been hurt by piracy/emulation? Can you give an example? Reminder: the dev/company had to shut down BECAUSE of piracy.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It provably has never killed a single dev. I really want the corporate bootlicks off of this board.

  83. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Just because a game has been out for a decade or two doesn't mean the creators aren't entitled to what they are due.

    When you pull shit like p3p on steam for $20, when it's just an hd port, it deserves to be emulated.

  84. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I suck dick, so should you
    That's gonna be a yikes from me senpai

  85. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >if i put my opinion on a sign or have a character point to it that means it's completely immune from criticism
    I don't get this meme

  86. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are the Donkey Kong Country games worth playing these days?

  87. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >when it's killing devs and glorified theft?
    Lol. Lmao even.

  88. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Almost all if not all games older than 10 years are bought secondhand and thus no money from the transaction goes to the creators

  89. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Then don't pay for your games so it becomes fair.

  90. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Redditbob

    Shadow.png

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      KNEEL!

  91. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    t. Nintendo employee

  92. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Post the red bicycle meme

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the red bicycle meme

  93. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Choke on a dick and die, spongegay piece of shit.

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