My motivations for why I feel the way I do about games, and why I hate things like “esports” and any type of social justice….
So, I’ll discuss piracy and the “damage” it actually does.
You know… these kids don’t even remember..
Games used to be budget friendly…
Games used to have “Greatest Hits” versions. Much like Nintendo’s selects, except LESS SELECTIVE, and more free/open. $19.99 for any “greatest hits” PS2 game you see. Big AAA titles, on a budget. THIS CURBS PIRACY. MORE SELECTS, WHY AREN’T POKEMON NINTENDO SELECTS?
Here’s my story and the unfolding of my conflicting morals. I know piracy is theft, but it’s hardly a theft compared. I also think about how one can gain profits, and how I wouldn’t be stealing in any way, if publishers genuinely wanted my petty money.
I grew to be indifferent when I had no “next-gen” consoles, and that I never would. I never expected to have a PS3 and be a part of the final years of it. The same with the 3DS, on top of that being hacked, and the fact every game I pirate tends to be a shitty piece o’ budget crap that wastes my time, and the fact I force myself to trudge through it.
Plus, one of the few actual purchases, Pokemon Sun, ended up being shallow and meaningless. I’m still ticked off, I wanted an “end all” version like how Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire is…. I didn’t get a DS until what, three years ago? We played Black/White together since I got an Acekard. Like I’m supporting gamestop scalping it at $30+…
People also forget this… if I wait 3 years and buy a game on sale at $9.99 from it’s original, let’s say, $39.99, who does the money go to and how does it actually help?
If I buy a NES, WHO GETS THE MONEY? Nintendo does not get the money.
“Stealing is stealing.”
Um, excuse me? People make arguments like “stealing is still wrong” and even used a car reference. That doesn’t work. A car was stolen in this household.
That car far exceeds any mount of “harmful piracy”. If even the used value was a minimum $2,400, on top of maintenance and repairs, it’d at least be a minimum of $5,000 – INCLUDING INSURANCE.
By blaming piracy, you’re comparing a $50 POSSIBLE NON PURCHASE, to a legitimate loss of $5,000.
I will NOT buy most games I touched, and I’ll gladly delete all save data and any records I have of those games I didn’t like. You want a game I’ll buy? Give me the level of care that Trails has provided.