Are you a pirate?

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by CleavesF, Jul 30, 2006.

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Are you a Pirate?

  1. Yes. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

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  2. No. I pay for everything.

    14 vote(s)
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  3. Maybe/Sometimes/I don't know

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  1. CleavesF

    CleavesF Master Guru

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    I selectively upgrade year to year. I basically never buy top of the line hardware anyone. I always buy midrange or lower high end. For videocards something in the 100-150 range or so. Usually I try to get a moddable videocard too if that's possible.

    As for games, I wait for the prices to go down. I mean c'mon... I don't need to play that badly to have to buy it for double the price. Once again my only exception is if I'm a fan of the series.
     
  2. Verga_del_Brujo

    Verga_del_Brujo Member

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    What's the use of paying when every server for online play around here is cracked? And besides they are very expensive, neither the stores have all the later games. So if you want to play you may use some "personal backup of an original game".:thumbup:
     
  3. zhackore

    zhackore Ancient Guru

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    I've always advocated for a 20-30 dollar price range for all games. I mean I would be a lot more satisfied to pick up 2-3 games at once. Rather than 1 game per 3 months.
     
  4. Freedom Eclipse

    Freedom Eclipse Maha Guru

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    Yo ho Ho & some1 scuttled my rum (the f**king bast*rds!!) OI!!!!COME BACK ERE WITH ME FRIKING PARROT!

    erm yeah... games in london...... = Frikin expensive its like 35UK/P.S when games are newly released.....Unless the games are multiplayer. id rather wait 7days to trickle it in & then play it. same goes for dvds & most of my music collection sadly....Why does london have to sell things at such retarded prices? its like they VAT the stuff then secrectly VAT it again another 5times before they sell it on....not to mention all the cash that gets taxed off us! yet things still have to be so god damn expensive! at times I work almost 60hrs a week only to get 3-400UK/Ps taxed :(
     

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    mauaus Master Guru

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    ROFL at your nick
    For the non spanish speakers it means : "The wizards dick"
     
  6. T1tan

    T1tan Ancient Guru

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    a pirate and a janissary!!! YO HO HO!!! YARRR MATY!!! WHERES MY BOOTY!
     
  7. Robbie Man

    Robbie Man Ancient Guru

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    Yo Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rum!!!! Argggg Maty!
     
  8. iseedeadpeople

    iseedeadpeople Master Guru

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  9. T1tan

    T1tan Ancient Guru

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    haha, im a buckaneer!
     
  10. Corrupt^

    Corrupt^ Ancient Guru

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    I usually download alot of stuff but if I really really really like it, I'll go out and buy it.
    A mp game you like is always better to have legal and a movie/music CD is always better quality if you go out and buy it.

    Btw, where's that rum?!
     

  11. DeatHRattlE

    DeatHRattlE Maha Guru

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    All you pirates better get your vitamin C.

    Otherwise you get scurvy.
     
  12. fajitasforme7

    fajitasforme7 Ancient Guru

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    i guess you could say i a average level pirate but i only suppose thats cause of where i live,india.....especially when games like oblivion came out and no1 had the real version,i had to turn to the pirated stuff.....plus its very hard to resist getting the same game for 1/10 the cost......but i get real ones for the really good games.....FEAR,BF2,FAR CRY and alot more.....enough said

    im a pirate and i want my jar of dirt!!!!!!!!
     
  13. compunut

    compunut Maha Guru

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    yeah here everything is so damn slow
    release of new hardware - new licensed games n stuff
     
  14. Hiro1000

    Hiro1000 Ancient Guru

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    I only buy things that gave me an experience nothing like I have ever felt.

    I own Homeworld series (1, cata, 2)
    X3
    Half Life 1 & 2 (Including CS and Css, lost coast, and Episode 1)
    Stronghold Series
    Bf1942 and Vietnam


    I use a lot of opensource/freeware programs, IE Firefox, Gaim, Azureus,

    I only pirate Windows, WInavi, and Photoshop.

    I am actually own a legal copy of Office (student and teacher edition)

    My belief is that If i make money with the software, then I should own the software. But I don't make money with any of it. Plus I don't work.
     
  15. exscalibur99

    exscalibur99 Master Guru

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    If it is a game.. I bought a game that has a replay ability value..
     

  16. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    you know I have to agree if you can afford a nice comp, freakin buy the game, for the love of god. I buy 90% of my games, if I dont buy them, guess what no one cares anyway these are games like

    Doom 1 and 2, Wolfinstien3D, Colonization, abdonware yall.
     
  17. Jason9875

    Jason9875 Master Guru

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    The only way to be able to play games at LAN partys is to pirate.

    I mean, we play such a HUGE variety of games, and some games simply aren't sold in stores anymore. At last count we have an easy 30 games we play. Do you seriously think that EVERYONE that comes to them, has all 30 games, and that if someone doesn't have game X we won't play it?
     
  18. scatman839

    scatman839 Ancient Guru

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    Around 80% of my games being bought.

    It's all the rather old games, hard to find ones that I get off the 'net.

    And of course, every one of my console games are the real thing.

    If it's a game from a very respectable developer, I go out and buy it, same thing for games that i'm waiting for.
     
  19. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon Ancient Guru

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    i had to vote maybe/sometimes. as others say..... if it's a game i really like, and want the multiplayer-ness of said game, i usually buy it. only reasons i download games are a) if no demo is present, b) if the demo flat out sucks *cough*Dark Messiah of Might and Magic*cough* and doesn't show enough of the game to sell me on it, or c) if i don't think the game was worth the $50 price tag it was released with.... which most games nowaday are (guess the "which most games nowaday are" could work in two ways there..... most games nowaday aren't worth the $50, and most games start out with a $50 tag)
     
  20. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    Well I buy games that I like and know about

    I bought Half Life 2 Limited Collectors Edition for $68 + Tax, COD2 Collectors Edition for $60, Medal of Honor Pacfic Assult Directors Cut for $50. Now other titles that I didnt pay so much for are GTAIII, GTAVC, GTASA, MOHAA, COD, BF:V, BF1942, and CnC Generals, these I bought when they went to the 20 dollar price mark, and games like CnC gold I paid the $50 bucks new in 1995 just to get it, i had to beg for weeks to get that one, cause a 50 dollar game in 95 would be like blowing 150 today for the same game.
     

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