With the recent Podtoid
going into detail about favorite video game characters, spoiler freaks be damned, I began to wonder... what if the only options are to pirate a game to play it, or never play the game ever?
Of late, I felt forced to pirate a game that was released in this winter's Christmas Chlusterfuck. The pressure from this is due to constant game discussion for games I haven't played, and disparaging glances from fellow gamers, usually shaking their heads slowly, staring at me in amazement..., "You haven't play what?
" My options were simple. Pirate the game, or don't play it ever:
I don't have the money to buy any new games. I purchased the Orange Box this past holiday season because it was obviously the best choice for anyone with a crippling monetary supply.
Other significant titles I have to miss out on, and I refuse to excuse myself from spoiler discussion.
I appreciate the concerns of the seemingly ailing industry, I owe you my dollars-vote for the game you made, I know this. I delayed immediately obtaining the game for that very reason. But now I am facing being completely left behind. More games will come and bury this delicious crop, and my quest for moral virtue costs me what could be the gaming experience of a lifetime! Buying used is just the same as piracy in my book. The creators get nothing, and the money goes to a company who can't even hire a salesperson who has an idea what DX10 is.
So I have your game, guys, I'm sorry. I'm going to play it, and hopefully enjoy it. I do this only so I don't have to turn in my gamer badge, ok?
Finally, I pose the question to you, community, is there ever justified piracy? If so, is there correlation with the spoiler discussion time period?