I was encouraged, almost inspired to write this post thanks to Renaissance 2K
's post about game piracy. He made an excellent point about how Piracy is not about being rebellious but rather about getting "it" for free. I agree with this but I will also not be a hypocrite and say that it's not just wrong but those who perform game piracy should be <Insert derogative comments here>.
Fact of the matter is Those who decry Game piracy are nothing but a bunch of Hypocrites. Oh why? Because I will bet my last dollar that person doesn't have Hundreds of Megabytes (or EVEN Giga or Terra Bytes) of data that was acquired illegally. I am not just talking games but Movies, TV shows, Music Videos, MP3s (or whatever audio format you fancy), images, Porn (oh god each and everyone of them positively has this), ebooks, applications. I don't give a shit what these ppl say who decry Piracy (here or anywhere else) but EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM has performed an act of Piracy in their lives. Which makes them nothing but a pirate themselves. Any person Denying this is not only a hypocrite but a iiar. If you grew up during the early stages of the internet you are definitely guilty.
"Oh no I haven't this is all lies you spread *grumble mumble*"
Really? Remember napster or any other snazzy P2P app.... everyone here has used one at some point in their lives. Guess what? You got stains of Pirate Booty (Metaphorically speaking! Get ur mind out of the gutter kids!) on your hands.
However, putting all that aside, I too am not too much of a fan of game piracy. Especially when doing it to "the little Guy" and it is for that reason DRM was invented. Which I don't have a problem with because I would rather 1.) Not care or 2.) find a way to strip it from my purchased content. Especially that of iTunes.
Anyhow getting way off point here. Fact of the matter is everyone here has pirated at one point or another in their lives. Even if u copied a VHS tape, as obsolete as that may be now... that is still piracy. So if you have and you decry game piracy just know that you are no
ing better than those that do. So don't bitch about it. No matter how little or how much you have Pirated, it's still stealing and it's wrong. So don't point ur finger of judgement upon those that do unless you do that to yourself in the mirror first..... hypocrites.