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Thoughts on pirating game that you bought for another platform?

09-03-2011, 01:53 PM
#1
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Thoughts on pirating game that you bought for another platform?

I already own many, many games for iOS, but because I switched to Android, I cannot play those games without buying them or playing the ad free ones.

While it is technically illegal, how would you feel, if say, I pirated games that I already own, just for another platform?

Note: I have not already started pirating games.

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09-03-2011, 03:07 PM
#2
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Originally Posted by fallenashes View Post
I already own many, many games for iOS, but because I switched to Android, I cannot play those games without buying them or playing the ad free ones.

While it is technically illegal, how would you feel, if say, I pirated games that I already own, just for another platform?

Note: I have not already started pirating games.
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09-03-2011, 03:58 PM
#3
I'm not here to pass judgment, one way or the other, but I'd like to offer some food for thought.

If you're considering pirating a game you already own for another platform, think about the fact that someone probably had to do a lot of work to port that code, to make numerous adjustments to adapt the game to a different platform, and so forth. In a sense, the people who are responsible for designing the game, writing the original code, and so on have "already been paid..." But whoever was responsible for actually creating the port has not.
09-04-2011, 03:51 AM
#4
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If you don't pay for your android game, why developper will port to this platform anymore ?
If you want more and better game, you should support the developper.
And honestly I understand that buing two times a 60$ game is expensif, but it's harder to believe that you can't afford spending the couple of buck for your android games.
09-04-2011, 04:41 AM
#5
If you buy a PS3 game, you also have a 360 game? is the same thing, but the price of mobile games is greatly more accessible, so buy it if you want the developer support it on your platform...

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09-04-2011, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Hercule View Post
If you don't pay for your android game, why developper will port to this platform anymore ?
If you want more and better game, you should support the developper.
And honestly I understand that buing two times a 60$ game is expensif, but it's harder to believe that you can't afford spending the couple of buck for your android games.
One reason a dev would port a game was to cater to those who only owned that platform (android), since, well, millions do. And another reason I am hesitating is that there are no android gift cards, and going through my frugal parents each time is a hassle. Apple is very smart to make gift cards accesssible. But excuses are excuses.

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09-04-2011, 07:02 PM
#7
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Originally Posted by TheDukester View Post
Oh, I will gleefully pass judgment ...

And here it is: there is a special circle of hell reserved for game pirates. There are no exceptions, and no excuses are allowed.
I dislike game pirates as much as the next guy, but no exceptions?

What if you paid for an iOS game that is no longer available, like say Stoneloops! of Jurassica and you no longer have it on you computer?

Would downloading a copy off a random website, still reserve you a special place in this circle of hell?

To me that is the only exception, at least that I can think of off the top of my head.
09-04-2011, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
I dislike game pirates as much as the next guy, but no exceptions?

What if you paid for an iOS game that is no longer available, like say Stoneloops! of Jurassica and you no longer have it on you computer?

Would downloading a copy off a random website, still reserve you a special place in this circle of hell?

To me that is the only exception, at least that I can think of off the top of my head.
you can still download it legally. just go to the purchased section of itunes and you can download any app you have, no matter if it was pulled.

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09-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by phattestfatty View Post
you can still download it legally. just go to the purchased section of itunes and you can download any app you have, no matter if it was pulled.
Really?

Well forget what I said then, I didn't know iTunes had this option.
09-04-2011, 08:35 PM
#10
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Originally Posted by S.I.D. CrAzY View Post
Really?

Well forget what I said then, I didn't know iTunes had this option.
yup, it's rather new. it came out when icloud was announced i think.

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