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I pretty much spent the weekend doing homework and watching JonTron videos. If you haven’t checked him out, please do. But while watching his DinoCity video, I found myself overcome with a wave of warm feelings of nostalgia. I really want to play this game again.
But I had given my Super Nintendo to my friend years ago, and I don’t think he has it anymore. So then I thought “Well I could just, like, pirate it. I mean, I owned them before.”
But is that morally right? These are games I was bought in the 90s, and are no longer distributed. Hell, some of the publishers don’t even exist anymore?
At the same time, I gave up my ownership of these games to my friend. Therefor I’m pretty much stealing what I’ve already given away.
And this all goes to a major question; When in internet piracy morally alright? Developers and their lawyers would say “Never”, but as consumerist and gamers, is it OK to relive an experience that we’ve enjoyed before?
I can see the logic easier for older games that we emulate and replay today, but for modern games, where are the pros? I’ve read the argument that gamers who pirate games, do so because they don’t like publishers, but want to experience the game. A more morally justified response is when a gamer pirates a game as a “demo” so that they can see if they want to spend the fifty-sixty bucks for a new game.
Either way, the reasoning behind it is rather lax.
I’m not saying pirating is right or wrong, I just want to hear arguments for pirating, as the cons against pirating are rather common sense.
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