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There’s not much to respect about a person that joyfully steals from others and in the case of gaming pirates, it’s downright unjustified. However, that doesn’t stop these self-entitled pariahs from trying to do so. Sure you heard all the excuses but let’s take a close look at their hypocrisy.
The first excuse always deals with pricing. Games are too expensive. Really? Didn’t you realize that before you bought the console? Most of the gaming world knew $59.99 would be the set price for new titles this generation but you decided to take the leap anyway. Either way, that’s two counts of ignorance against your intelligence.
Yes…games are expensive but you think paying $140 or more for a USB device that is no doubt going to be blocked is reasonable. What possible reason could there be to risk getting your $200 + console banned from Xbox Live or PSN?
You want to play PS2 games on your PS3. How about purchasing a new PS2 for $99 and then use the other $40 to buy used games? Better yet, buy a used PS2 and then get even more games for it.
Perhaps you don’t like taking discs out of your console repeatedly and the only reason for modding your console is for convenience. Now you’re a bad liar and a thief.
Still think games are too expensive? $140 will pay for a full year of Gamefly with a 1 Game subscription. Or you could rent over 20 games a year at your local Blockbuster or rental store. For around $140 you could buy Assassin’s Creed 2, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Infamous, and MAG on the PS3 through Gamefly or any combination of games at retailers like Best Buy, Gamestop, Target, Toys ‘R Us, or Walmart that sell used games. You can find tons of Xbox 360 games are practically priced low as well. Mass Effect 2 is just $21.00!
But pirates don’t really value games–they only value their own personal wealth. They would not like it if we took money from their paychecks or stole from their home but they are more than happy to throw away their reputation, morality, and any credibility just to rip a game.
If you are a pirate or know somebody who is, stop it. It doesn’t matter who is getting paid big bucks or who you think does not need the money. If you want to play the game, pay the fee. Stop being greedy. Stop making yourself look ignorant. Stealing from someone else so you can save money is just hypocritical and pointless.
Just stop…don’t be that gamer.