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#2

BlackZero98 commented on Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy:

@arrmixer But the same could be said of video games, couldn't it? It's a video game, either you pay to play it or you don't?

But there sits that bin in the corner of the store nobody wants you to see............................

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#3

BlackZero98 commented on Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy:

@Raylax Piracy is not a promise to buy it, I don't understand where you got that. There is no promise to buy involved whatsoever- as far as I'm concerned, playing a pirated copy for a few minutes (or watching a few minutes of a movie, in your metaphor) is making a slightly more informed opinion as to whether or not you want the product.

Being as it is that piracy could be considered bending the rules, as far as I'm aware it's perfectly legal as long as you're not publicly distributing the content or attempting to sell it as your own; so if you just want a Mario & Luigi ROM for your GBA flashcart and you're not going to be a douchebag and try to sell it to anybody or say you made the game, you're perfectly A-OK. A more apt metaphor would be that you can walk into a DVD store and pick a free version of the movie out from a bin that's shoved into a dark corner of the store; the manager of the store and the director of the movie doesn't like that people pick it out from the free bin and can threaten to sue, but so long as you don't resell the movie or try to say you made it you're perfectly fine. I'll have to look up the specific law in question, I just remember the barest details of it at the present.

You seem to be attempting to make the point that pirates are spoiled children who bend the rules to suit themselves. Not so!

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#4

BlackZero98 commented on Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy:

Wow, Renegade Kid has absolutely no idea of what he's talking about.

When you think of piracy, you shouldn't think of it as lost sales or money you could have had, that's a stupid way to look at things and makes you sound like a weasely anti-piracy lawyer. Piracy has been around since the very earliest days of video gaming- and more than likely, since the very earliest days of recorded media. It is an inevitability, not a demon to be wiped out. He's wrong in the opinion that people who pirate don't ever buy; most people treat their pirated copy as a demo version, not as a full purchase-for-free. If they like it, they'll buy it. If your game is complete crap, though, they'll probably just delete the ROM. Very few people pirate games for keeps all the time, and Renegade Kid's weak threat to not develop for the system because of his paranoia that people aren't paying for his game is pathetic at best. Nevermind the hypocrisy; saying that you shouldn't ever play around in the 3DS' guts, then saying that the hackers of yesteryear did it and it's a great way to learn about the system you're mutilating? Hokay, Dr. Opinionchange!

In short, Renegade Kid, change your diaper, put on your big boy pants, and accept the fact that piracy will exist no matter what you do or how many Nerf guillotines you put over your development for a system in the event that someone sneaks a copy of your indie platformer. You sound like a child, and it's embarrassing to read through your crying about an issue that shouldn't even be taken into consideration when developing a video game. If anything, you should be PROUD that people are pirating your game! If they want to try it, the interest factor is there, isn't it?