Shall I summerise:
Import games = Legal
Used games = Legal
Copied Games = Illegal
Rather than starting a "pirate games" flamebait, I think that's enough to summerise my points.
ok, i'll get the dc-x. actually I have bought 9 dc games ( original ).
I know better to believe someone from HK owns originals :P
You guys don't have to be such assholes about backups either. Each to their own. Theoretically if he were making backups why does it hurt you so much? I'd like to explore this if anyones interested in discussion.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Dreamcast. Why should I have to justify my position on buying games even if I were a fan? So I don't buy the games (well I have a dozen but thats nothing) whats the deal?
I'd advise people to make their own decisions and not be taken in by some message board peep's guilt trips or the game industry's propoganda.
Yeah I went out and murdered an old couple tonight.
My friends told me not to do it and said something about it being illegal, but what the hell. Who are they to tell me what is right? I figured that it wasn't realy hurting anyone because Hey they're old and no one will miss them anyway.
Am I right or am I right?
kyuusaku makes a good point that's what i want to say in my heart
Buying original games is now "game industry propoganda"?
You guys are either incredibly naive or incredibly stupid, kyuusaku really didn't make any good points unless your a person with no moral responsibility or thought.
Perhaps at the end of the day when people appreciate something they get sick of hearing others blatantly take the route that has already had consequences and forced Sega to abandon the DC.
If you honestly aren't a big fan then do yourself a favour and don't comment.
Your point is fine and valid. I along with prob everyone here at one time or another has had a copy of a game BUT we dont talk about it here... Thats what most of us are asking. . .
Originally Posted by Kyuusaku
Buying games isn't propoganda, nobody said it was.
What moral responsibility do I have? Either way, I would have bought my 12 games. Whether or not I copy games and play them once is no different then me borrowing a game from a friend, Sega sees none of my money. You aren't a spokesperson for Sega, how do you know piracy forced Sega to abandon the DC? It certainly couldn't have been because nobody liked the lineup; or that it was past its prime, 4 years after its release, and no 90% of the games didn't suck. Definately Sega could have competed with Squaresoft backed Sony if it hadn't been for those pirates.
Face it, Sega systems flop, there just wasn't enough support from developers. Even N64 had more games over approximately the same lifespan. I think a "true" fan wouldn't call the DC abandoned as of now anyways, afterall the occasional sim game is being released. My ideology is that if Sega/Nintendo/Sony had just stopped making games alltogether, there'd be less for me to collect... things are different now Segas out of the hardware game, get over it. Piracy is enevitable so its something you'll have to live with, you can engage in it or stay clear and clean.
Unfortunately I don't believe that is the case, Kron has another agenda as seen in his post.
Originally Posted by Paulo
Im just sick and tired of people coming up with every weak excuse under the sun to justify themselves pirating software.
I know many people who worked for legitimate developers who have gone out of business in the last 12 months due to this very issue, Its also begining to have a serious effect on certain genres slowly dieing as less importance is being put on them due to lack of interest at the retail sale point.
If people want to play a game (be it new or old) they should atleast make an effort to buy it. Unfortunately the majority of people seem to be lazy and take the easy way out to satisfy their greed.
Although I no longer copy games, I used to. Infact that is probably the reason I got into video games. Someone gave me a PS1 & I had just bought a CD burner. I dont think I would be interested in video games now if I hadnt downloaded loads of PS1 games a few years ago. I now buy all my games, although most are 2nd hand (I dont own any of the current consoles due to my PS1s both being stolen from me).
As for roms, I dont bother with them really, although I have a set of mame roms I have never used & also a few emulator / rom sets on the DC which again, I've never used.
Basically, I think that people who play copied games will probably one day start to buy them instead (as I did), or just give up on gaming altogether.