Do you pirate games?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by TKnuckles, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. TKnuckles

    TKnuckles MDL Junior Member

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    Be honest. Do you sometimes pirate your game? What are your reasons.
     
  2. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    oh yes.i do indeed. all it takes to look around in youtube, there is usually a key to be found. no need even to go to a warez site and download a keygen and rootkit.and i cant be bothered with getting a creditcard, just for games. usually they are not worth the time and trouble. and they get uninstalled democratically. q.e.d.:)
     
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  3. LoverOfLove

    LoverOfLove MDL Member

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    yes i do and i mainly get games from fitgirl repack. the reason for this is the game i like is too expensive for me and i cant get digital downloads for most games.
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Do I? Yes
    Reason? Because they're free
     
  5. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    I do to see if I like them, if I like them I buy them , I have all the older games like halflife, halflife 2, bioshock, bioshock 2, rage, real looking slot machines you play in a casino, bejeweled, yes I know there all old games but I have fun playing them . I have thrown out more games I don't enjoy so I don't buy them ! I try before I buy.
     
  6. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    Not anymore . Used to pirate PSX, PS2 and Xbox games. Stopped at 360 and PS3. If I remember rightly at the very beginning there wasn't any protection in PSX games.
    Can remember CDRWin and CloneCD were the tools to use.
     
  7. Ultimo10

    Ultimo10 MDL Junior Member

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    I don't play games now but when I did, yes I pirated some. Its because I'm poor and can't afford most of good games.
     
  8. 0691

    0691 MDL Novice

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  9. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #9 Mr.X, Jan 7, 2018
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    Honestly, isn't this thread very very useless?

    I mean if you learn 75%, so to speak, actually pirate or not their games, are you going to pirate yours or not too?
     
  10. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    oh no, mr.x, it is always nice to learn how other people handle that, i suppose it has to do with ethics, so we are ethical pirates really, and the likes of sony, sega, and m$ are the indignant victims.i happen to feel they make more than enough money as it is.they attack sites like the pirate bay, with the flimsy excuse that could have made even more money, if we were all good boys, and paying through the nose for legal software. i feel no sympathy for them whatsoever. it is a good thing that mdl keeps its nose clean regarding illegal software, or the powers that be would double their efforts to suppress what little freedom that we have on the www. freedom is useless if you do not exercise it, so lets by all means use it, i say.
     
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  11. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    To answer the OP's specific question, I don't pirate games because I don't play them.

    As a retired software developer, I have mixed feelings about piracy. But I don't criticize others for what they do.
    Maybe it's not true for games, but there are many free and open source apps that make pirating their commercial counterparts unnecessary.

    These days, I write free, open source apps. With "Open Source" being important, so that others can learn to create their own apps and possibly games.

    Give a man a fish, and all that jazz. :)
     
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  12. VDev

    VDev MDL Junior Member

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    I use Fitgirl or Mr. Dj repacks most of the times. If there's any sweet deal which is priced very low I'll buy them.
     
  13. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    I don't get time to play games :(
     
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  14. kpedersen

    kpedersen MDL Junior Member

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    I "pirate" them because it is the only way to get certain games DRM free!
     
  15. bear_aussie

    bear_aussie MDL Junior Member

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    of course

    cos im a cheap marsupial
     
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  16. Ocygord

    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    Haven't played a game since 2008.
     
  17. strai

    strai MDL Novice

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    I pirate games but with good intentions. I pirated ffix on the psp and fell in love with the game. Bought it on the PSN store later on and finished it. I bought L4D2 on steam but could not play offline so I installed a crack and played on non steam servers. I don't condone piracy but I hated how pirates had greater flexibility with games. I downloaded roms of games that I own on NES cartridges but I don't feel bad about it. I am not buying the game again to play on my wii :p
     
  18. softfinds

    softfinds MDL Novice

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    Yes, everybody do it and it is free.
     
  19. kbal

    kbal MDL Novice

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    Not anymore. I mostly play just multiplayer games so...
     
  20. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    I like developers who create games and software that you can use free to a certain point so that you can get to see if you can use it or its fun to play, if I think it works for me I will buy it, I have bought software and games that I gave away because after using it I found it was crap the adds for it was better then the software. today there is a bunch of useless software out there that wont let you return an opened package ! so yes I pirate software but I like to call it "software forced to be try and buy"