The somewhat long (but allegedly worth reading) tale of how a humble, rickety PS3 fat taught me about my responsibility toward the gaming community, and radically changed my outlook on piracy for the better.
The Piracy in the Phillipines is mind boggling. Even the malls there sell pirated games.
DbD Sir? lol
when i went last 2007 i was at the mall somewhere in metro-manila and they got hacking station for psp
It was on CNN when they busted a lot of pirated goods and fake merchandise. Truckloads of stuff were taken. But that was a year or so ago.
this is so true! and im from Philippines!
make that most of South-east Asia except maybe just Singapore! games, except for the PS3, are too cheap here! (you know why)
The Philippines is good when it comes to pirated stuff but China is better. I can go to the main electronics area and walk right up to over 50 shops and have an xbox 360, wii, psp, or nds setup to play pirated games. (I know psp and nds doesn't require hardware modding, just custom firmware, or a cartridge. And they always have giant folders (one for each system) set right up on the counter of all the pirated games they sell. Just take a pick. Oh and just to say, you can buy a DVD here for around $0.57 (the lowest I have seen in Shanghai, 4 RMB each).
reform that pirate and do a red forman on his @ss.
good article ps3 has done that too my friends as well pirates to legits
with only few originals like shadow of colossus,ico,re4... u get the pic, about 10 originals and 250 pirates. now im on ps3, only originals baby ,20 and counting
The more income the games companies get, the better the games get, and the greater variety we, as gamers, get to choose from. Games companies are choking left and right these days. Even if pirates are not the major cause, additional income will keep console gaming strong into the next gen. Yes I want more games with frickin huge budgets, because they're amazing experiences. I understand that games are "expensive" to some people who prefer to waste their money on, say pro sports games tickets and movies, but gaming is also my hobby, and I understand that without the support of the many, pretty soon everyone is playing Wii shovelware. I'll gladly pay for good gaming -- if it wasn't an experience I enjoyed, I wouldn't be gaming in the first place. Pirates are just hurting the games industry, which, hour-for-hour, just really isn't very expensive at all. They suck.
DONT SHOOT ME, BUT I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT PIRATING IS... is it like bootleg games?
Where's my gun?
My friend is a big PC gamer who used to pirate all of his games. I remember the first time me and him played Little Big Planet, and the guilt that immediately came over him, while playing that incredibly precious gem that only comes around once in a blue moon. For a brief moment of time, I watched a corrupted, shallow, complete joke of a gamer transform into a child at heart, while playing the most magical game of this generation.
mmm lbp fun game. lbp converted one of my friends to get a ps3 and buy legit games was a 360 pirate but rachet and clank did the other
actually paying for things makes you have respect for your purchase. how can you respect or appreciate something that you burn to a dvr, rush through then toss in a binder somewhere. you get out what you put in. if all games are to you is free code available online, then don't expect to get much out of the artistry of it. maybe i simply have a romanticised view but nobody truly appreciates shit they get for free.
If he could've pirated on the ps3 he would've?
I see a different side to the article. What it told me is in the Philippines piracy is insanely high, so games companies decided to try to fight it by releasing games in the Philippines for a fraction of the cost of other countries. Sounds great, but what I then think (and this is tongue-in-cheek humor so don't get irate) we should pirate MORE, let's copy more games. In time the games companies will do what they did in the Philippines and we'll finally see lower prices for our games ... I mean, so far nothing [legal] we have tried to get companies to lower prices of games has worked. All joking aside, I agree with what Software_Lover said, if the guy could have gotten pirate games for the PS3 I'm sure he would still be a pirate.
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