Re: Buying games is a waste of money,Why should we buy when we can download for free from the intern
your comment was a much needed full stop to this thread, but sorry for bumping it..
I buy games when i have money, and i pirate when i dont. And as a seasoned gamer, i play 3-4 new games every month, and maybe 10 games over a vacation period. Being unemployed, purchasing every game is unrealistic.
So, is it justified that i pirate games when i cannot afford it?
When i pirate, the publisher doesnt lose money actually. They lose money only when i was willing to pay, but decided not to.
Age of Empires II, during its popularity, cost Rs2599. I still remember. It was back in 2001 or something. AOE II Multiplayer tourneys were a rage in Delhi back then.
Rs 2599 is extremely expensive even a decade later. We loved the game, but no way would we spend Rs 2599 . Rs2000 was our friggin monthly pocket money.
But thanks to piracy, we could appreciate the technological prowess of the gaming industry, and praise Microsoft as a company for being such a diverse corporation and in giving quality products, a laurel which was a luxury to them thanks to their crappy Windows Me and Windows 2000. Microsoft groomed the generation for a step up in gaming, as most of the adopters were from Mario/Contra background.
I feel piracy helped the gaming industry grow. if there was no piracy, gaming would have been limited to the elite rich class and confined to developed nations like US,UK,Japan,S.Korea etc
If a rich kid pirates game, its not nice
If a poor kid living under lower-medium class society pirates game, its fine.
Thats my verdict.