Originally Posted by stevorkz
I understand what you are saying. But if your "solution" to the theory you state is to pirate games until the industry implodes, (which is what is currently happening), then it just seems like an excuse to not pay for games.
Bottom line and what im trying to say is : No matter what noble cause or ulterior motive one may have for piracy, the facts are that it is hurting what we love : Video Games
No more off topic for me. Turning into a piracy thread
Dude - this whole scene pirates. The kind of 'piracy' the end-users are involved in is nothing compared to the more serious offenses that remain 'private' for a long time.
Bottom line - IDGAF about some fatcat publisher/manager being able to pay for his hookers and his penthouse suite while the average coder/designer gets treated like dog****.
Your 'videogame industry' is the biggest tech sweatshop of the 21st industry - it's a crappy industry and it doesn't deserve any support - it doesn't treat its workers with any respect, it doesn't treat talent with any respect - it no longer turns out any good games - and it's also become anti-consumer (online passes, DRM, all sorts of stupid ****).
So **** your 'addiction' to videogames - I put workers' rights first - and for those 'rights' to ever turn around, big fatcat executives have to feel the pain.
If you were actually educated and had a brain, you would have seen real 'developers' from videogame companies like Rockstar posting on Gamasutra that WISHED the game (Red Dead Redemption) would be pirated to hell - 'piracy' hurts nobody oher than a bunch of PR executives that have the majority of stock options in 'first day sales' - your average coder/programmer never sees a penny from that.
You're deluded, misguided and full of propaganda - lay off the industry koolaid - it isn't real and you're a sucker for a couple of big PR managers that don't care about games to begin with.
And I'll say it again -
PIRACY IS PRESERVATION.
Without piracy, you would not even have a ROM to run on any emulator. Without piracy, there would be no point to PS3 CFW - don't let anybody else kid you - not a single user would be bothering with CFW right now if it weren't for the ability to play backups. IDGAF what everybody says - everybody wants to play this BS game of 'lie to yourself' - I don't - I see it like it is and I tell it like it is.