I am only saying this to put out the other side of the story. Even though the games are worth $20-$30 or whatever, and they should cost that, it takes most likely takes 10 cents to make another copy of it. I don't think taking 20 or 10 or 5 of each is right but taking one of each.....not that bad. Lode Runner was a code after all. (One that I still did not get.) They (microsoft) are the ones that say it is worth 800 msp or $10. I see your reasoning and totally agree with it. The people that took excessive amount of them are greedy and all that, but, the people who took one or one of each, if they had good intentions,(For the kid, could not afford, gift) then it is not so bad.
((P.S I still wish I had got Lode runner))
(((P.P.S I would ,and this is not Sarcastic I swear, to hear your responce)))
"Could not afford it" is not a good reason for taking something. I can't afford a new car; it doesn't mean that it's okay for me to go steal one. It's also not okay if I steal the car just so I can give it to someone for their birthday. If you can't afford to get a game for yourself or your kid, you're supposed to wait until you can
afford it. Owning a luxury item is a privilege, not a right. You're not entitled to something just because you want it. Sometimes, we just have to go without. That's something a lot of people don't seem to realize.
It's true that it costs very little to print copies of a game, but that doesn't change their value. It doesn't cost much to print money either. So, does that make it okay to rob the U.S. Mint? Why is it more acceptable to steal video games? When we start justifying theft, where do we draw the line?
For the record, I'm not riding on a moral high horse here; I'm not free from guilt. I do, however, acknowledge that what I have done is wrong and I don't try to justify it. Whether it's stealing food for my family, hijacking a vehicle, or tricking a company into giving me games for free, I'm not going to pretend that I'm justified in doing so.
Off topic: I commend you for your use of "PPS". It's so rare to see people actually do that properly. I'll never understand what makes people think that "PSS" is acceptable.