Do you pirate games?

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

  1. levi78574275

    levi78574275 MDL Novice

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    I was pretty desperate for video games, I didn’t have money or a credit card myself which meant I couldn’t buy games myself or online games myself. My parents also wanted me to focus on my studies, so I rarely got any games for birthdays, events and etc. My brothers were older, they taught me that you could Pirate games, I thought that this was one hell of a miracle. Downloading games, for free?! Amazing! Spectacular! But how naive I was, little did I know that people would be big assholes, putting viruses inside the Folders. Even then I didn’t stop, it was my best option at that time so I just learnt to remove them.

    Now I’m older I buy my own games, legally and safely. But it was a thrilling experience to be honest.
     
  2. Mohammed Naeem Uddin

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    I pirate a lot of single player story based games like the recent Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, i mostly test games and see if it is worth my time and may consider purchasing it. Pirating online games is just bothersome to deal with so I don't pirate them. I just keep it safe by downloading games I know that are good.
     
  3. CHEF-KOCH

    CHEF-KOCH MDL Expert

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    GOG and if it's not on GOG then I pirate every game I can get because why shouldn't I? DRM, tracking and spying...

    It's not that you can't buy the game and still pirate it because you dislike cancer platforms like Steam & Co.
     
  4. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Member

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    I buy all my games because I like the online experience. But I never buy them from retail shops or game platforms because there are cheaper alternatives.
     
  5. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    I’m gunna get back into pirating games. All be it PSX games, I got a PS Classic for crimbo. Hacked it already.

    It’s like the old days..
     
  6. Does downloading ROMs of games and playing them under emulators count as "pirating"? Just wondering, because I did this when I was younger (but mostly of retro stuff).
     
  7. CHEF-KOCH

    CHEF-KOCH MDL Expert

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    Yep, it does unless you have the legitimate hard copy of the game in your possession and even then you're "only" permitted to make a single copy for yourself (not for friends not to mirror them online).

    Playing the actual ROM in an emulator is not pirating, but how you got the ROM / BIOS file is "critical" because most people downloading the "ROM collections" from Google Drive etc which is pirating.
     
  8. Zoomerduck

    Zoomerduck MDL Novice

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    OF COURSE! And if i like it, I BUY IT!
     
  9. nikeswissha

    nikeswissha MDL Novice

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    I have a bunch of PS1/PS2/PS3 discs I am attempting to rip and preserve. Maybe 60+ copies easily.
     
  10. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

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    So PS3 games...

    I remember getting into hacking the PS3 until I go an email from Sony....That put me right off..

    Is there still a PS3 hacking scene ? Are you into PS3 hacking ? Please do tell if you are.

    I actually played the PS3 for the first time in, ohh years..Only have one game now, PGA Tour 09..
    Maybe it's time to get into hacking it...

    Dont play many games now, but PC game are the thing for me...
     
  11. westn

    westn MDL Novice

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    yes,is free
     
  12. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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  13. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Expert

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    Bat STILL broke :( But hims two old too play games o_O