[citation][nom]xerroz[/nom]Ok then I'll just let time pass so that Deus Ex HR goes down to $5 and then MAYBE I'll buy it but without trying it out first (by pirating) there's a high chance I won't buy it at all. Square Enix have said they will not be releasing a demo of this game so don't pull the "play the demo" counter argument. For some games, pirating is the only way to try-before-you-buy. Personally I refuse to waste my money on shitty games which is why I pirate games. I pirated Fallout 3 and completed it and after I did that I went and bought the game and all the DLC, in the next installment of the series (FNV) I bought it on the first day because I knew this game was gonna be worth every penny based on my experience with FO3 so there was no second thoughts. I have all the DLC for that as well. I pirated Oblivion, I bought it when I was half way into the game and now I bought Skyrim on first day because again, I knew it was good as I had already tried the previous game. I did the same with Mass Effect and I will most likely buy Mass Effect 3 first day or some short time later.What I'm trying to get at is that by pirating games you are able to see for yourself whether the game is worth the money or not, there's absolutely no point in paying $60 for some turd that you will either barely play or that it feels like a chore to finish just to get the most bang for your buck. In my case not only do they gain a sale for the current game but sales for any future game based on that franchise too.If a developer creates a quality game and repeatedly continues to do so, people will not pirate their games as much and a clear of example of this are Bethesda who are currently scoring big sales records on PC with Skyrim. When Fallout 4 comes the same will happen.[/citation]
The "I am going to pirate because a have no other way know what I am buying" mentality is completely invalid. The internet is covered with reviews, playthroughs, and trailers of gameplay. All of which are legal and easier to do than actually pirating the game. If you actually cared about the industry you would use one of the many methods out there for free, but instead you steal it and pretend that it is their fault for not serving you with a free demo.
Also the notion that a pirate will only pirate from developers that have no reputation is also obviously incorrect because MW3 is the second most pirated title and it is exactly the same as every other Modern Warfare title. There is no "new" or "untested" aspect to the game, people just want it for free.