What? You are downloading something rather than buying it, which means they lose a sale. Of course they lose money.Same here. Why can't i download something which i probably wouldn't buy in the first place? Companies won't loose anything
that's exactly what i've been saying,,,,,,,,:w00t::w00t::w00t:
games like this where you can play offline completely and not need to log online to enjoy it will always be pirated like crazy, sucks yeah.Even though I pirate most things, things like this still sadden me
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What? You are downloading something rather than buying it, which means they lose a sale. Of course they lose money.
This assumes the flawed premise that every pirated download is a lost sale. It isn't. Do you think all the thirteen-year-old kids who pirate Photoshop were really ever going to buy it in the first place? Would you even want to play certain games if you couldn't get them free? I'm not saying tat piracy is justifiable, but it doesn't necessarily mean lost sales.I don't think that you can genuinely say that you wouldn't have bought it as you have no proof of it.
Ultimately piracy affects everyone through market devaluation. It may only be a minuscule amount but when it's done many times that is quite a large amount of profit lost for the companies.
And saying "I pirate because I don't like spending my money on things that I can get for free" is a bold claim. I can get anything for free, doesn't make it right.
No it isn't. For example, I don't play games at all, but I pirated Left 4 Dead because everyone said it was so good. If it wasn't free, I wouldn't have gone out and bought it. A lost sale? Nope.That flawed premise might apply to professional software but when it comes to gaming it's a whole different story.
I can tell you with 99,5% certainty that if a kid didn't know he could get a certain game pirated, he would have to buy it at least to try it - he could second-hand sell it after, doesn't matter - so yes a downloaded game is a lost sale.
So you can't say that people will buy the game in the first place.I used pirate stuff too but I always buy a game when it is good but I haven't pirated anything in years curiously - due to the decline in quality of games I'd say (only platform I don't pirate is the PSP - and I actually buy my games - only one I own besides the PC).
Just because you wouldn't, don't assume other wouldn't also. My idea was an hypothesis and just that. Each individual has his own mind and conscience and you can never generalize when it comes to piracy, no matter how good your arguments might be.
I said 99.5% but I was talking out of the side of my arse. Obviously you cannot tell what other people will/won't do...