Games are a luxury, not a necessity.
[Edited by potato_chips, 12/30/2010 3:45:04 PM]
So you're saying that because I'm poor, because 75% of the world is poor, we're not allowed to play games?
As for paying for my own games, I'd love to do that but I'm still in high school though it is my last year. I'd like to work and go to college at the same time cause another paycheck would help my family a lot but I doubt that the college I want to go lets students to take only tests.
About programs/movies/dvds/tv shows and my OS, it's all available but the stores does the same thing I'm doing, they illegally download it and sell it to me for a fair price, now why would I buy an illegaly bought thing while I can illegally download it myself?
It is not right at all to do this but to me its the only right choice.
I don't like thieves and such and although games should be a luxury, it just doesn't feel right for me that one third of my pay should go to buying a game.
I'm not saying that game pirates are a lot like Jean Valjean, stealing to survive, but in a way a lot of people want to enjoy games and have a bit of luxury in their lives. Can't blame them. Every man wants to live better than the other guy.
I'll admit, my pop wasn't a guy who had a big company and was a genius entrepreneur, he was banking all his dreams on an another man's vision that proved to be just as fragile as the man.
Personally I would've loved it if my family had a business selling weapons. I mean what's better than helping the stupid find more ways to kill the stupid?
I really don't blame the pirates for the piracy of digital goods because the end user is the only person to be blamed.