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Poll: Should CAGs be allowed to post reviews/impressions of pirated software? (1799 member(s) have cast votes)

Should CAGs be allowed to post reviews/impressions of pirated software?

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#631 crystalklear64

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 04:48 PM

Well, disappointing as expected, and I'm not talking about the results.

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#632 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:02 PM

Wow, surprised so few people voted.

#633 Strell

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 05:10 PM

"MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!"

Let's start banning them pirate ass sons of bitches right back to the communist countries they come from!


Hey, let's overreact much while we're at it.

I actually think ~1800 votes is quite a few, given the circumstances of this site. You have to remember probably 10k+ people are one-offs, either because they are spambots or people who forgot they signed up. Then there's the dupe accounts when someone forgot their password, or they tried to get around a ban, etc. And the people who stop coming to CAG altogether. So on so on.

It's hovering around...what, 5%? About as good as could be expected.


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#634 benjamouth

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:01 PM

I suppose this poll is as valid as any other, but I think a lot of people voted no on Piracy as opposed to no on the actual issue the poll was about.

I'd like to see a "Which damages the Videogames industry more, Piracy or 2nd hand game sales?" poll, but I wouldn't blame Cheapy for not doing that, with CAGs current sponsors and all.

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#635 botticus

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:36 PM

I suppose this poll is as valid as any other, but I think a lot of people voted no on Piracy as opposed to no on the actual issue the poll was about.

I'd like to see a "Which damages the Videogames industry more, Piracy or 2nd hand game sales?" poll, but I wouldn't blame Cheapy for not doing that, with CAGs current sponsors and all.

Well, I think a better question would be "Are used games as bad for the industry as piracy?" since I don't know that much of an argument could be made for it being worse. Would be a good debate though.

#636 Koggit

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 09:45 PM

ITT: Proof that democracy sucks

The real question is how does anyone intend to know whether or not someone pirated the game for their review?

#637 Moxio

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:19 AM

I know that I didn't vote because I thought the whole thing was stupid.

#638 Autumn Star

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:15 AM

ITT: Proof that democracy sucks

The real question is how does anyone intend to know whether or not someone pirated the game for their review?


Agreed completely.
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#639 bubbafett4hire

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 04:23 AM

ITT: Proof that democracy sucks

The real question is how does anyone intend to know whether or not someone pirated the game for their review?


i think they're going to use the same intel sources that Bush used when looking for those WMD's

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#640 RollingSkull

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:21 AM

i think they're going to use the same intel sources that Bush used when looking for those WMD's

The ones that also convinced many of the world's intelligence agencies and former President Bill Clinton?

#641 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 06:22 AM

The only thing worse than piracy discussions...political discussions. Help us, Lord...

#642 bubbafett4hire

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:38 PM

no not trying to get political i just feel that none of those presidential bastards are any good anyway you only get 1 year out of them weather they be Republican or Democrat

Year one they have to kiss ass and make photo shoots as well as settling in to there new job
Year Two they have a scandals to worry about
Year Three they finely get some real work done
Year Four They have to start re-election campaign

but like i said , he said , and has been said over and over again they will never know if its a pirated copy or not

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#643 refusedchaos

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 09:43 PM

huh, didnt even know this thread existed.....i would have voted Yes


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#644 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:57 PM

851 bans coming right up to solve this problem! :D


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#645 ratzombie

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:40 PM

And for good measure, ban the Tanuki.

#646 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:56 PM

I didn't vote yes, so that won't be necessary.


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#647 evyrew

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:34 AM

It is true that in most cases, we wouldn't know if someone was reviewing a pirated game or not... but it still doesn't justify the behavior. It's like saying it's okay to steal a car because you were going to write a review about it. This community is built around the central purpose of gamers who just want to save a few bucks. Condoning piracy removes the C from CAG.
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#648 Strell

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 01:34 AM

I didn't vote yes, so that won't be necessary.


Oh, I wouldn't go that far.


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#649 donkeydrop

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:24 AM

ITT: Proof that democracy sucks

The real question is how does anyone intend to know whether or not someone pirated the game for their review?


You just don't get it. The point is people want to get attention by posting about the game before it is even released. Why should a thief be allowed to do that? If you somehow got a legit copy before release date then post a photo; lots of sites do this.

#650 bubbafett4hire

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:30 AM

You just don't get it. The point is people want to get attention by posting about the game before it is even released. Why should a thief be allowed to do that? If you somehow got a legit copy before release date then post a photo; lots of sites do this.

a photo of the box or the receipt?

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#651 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:38 PM

a photo of the box or the receipt?


If this was the case, I'd say both, and maybe a piece of paper with your CAG user name on it for good measure.

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#652 ratzombie

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:58 PM

If this was the case, I'd say both, and maybe a piece of paper with your CAG user name on it for good measure.

As well as your dental records.

#653 crystalklear64

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:13 AM

Fingerprints.

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#654 Skylander7

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:58 PM

My review of Lego: Batman.

It is good. Batman is in it.

Oh wait, I can't post impressions of a game before release date without a receipt.. I swear, I swear, this eyepatch doesn't mean anything! I'm not worthy, I don't have your level of morality!!! Please don't swat at me with said interweb weaponry known as "banhammer."

#655 bigdaddybruce44

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:01 PM

My review of Lego: Batman.

It is good. Batman is in it.

Oh wait, I can't post impressions of a game before release date without a receipt.. I swear, I swear, this eyepatch doesn't mean anything! I'm not worthy, I don't have your level of morality!!! Please don't swat at me with said interweb weaponry known as "banhammer."


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#656 Koggit

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:48 PM

You just don't get it. The point is people want to get attention by posting about the game before it is even released. Why should a thief be allowed to do that? If you somehow got a legit copy before release date then post a photo; lots of sites do this.


Attention? They're getting attention?! DEAR GOD WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SO!! I didn't realize attention from users of a video game forum on the internet was at stake! This is far more serious than I could've ever imagined. You're right, we can't let those bastards get away with such a fantastic reward for their despicable actions! Batten down the hatches, boys! This here's a war worth fightin'! Sink the attention-plundering pirate scum!

#657 carpwrist

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:43 PM

Attention? They're getting attention?! DEAR GOD WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SO!! I didn't realize attention from users of a video game forum on the internet was at stake! This is far more serious than I could've ever imagined. You're right, we can't let those bastards get away with such a fantastic reward for their despicable actions! Batten down the hatches, boys! This here's a war worth fightin'! Sink the attention-plundering pirate scum!

lolz!
He does have a point, it is pretty unfair for software pirates to taunt their advantages, especially if they're immoral about it. However... yeth, this is a cereal matter, like Manbearpig.
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#658 crystalklear64

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:20 PM

Taunt their advantages?

So the real reason behind this is that people are jealous? good god..

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#659 ratzombie

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 01:38 PM

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