Why Does Piracy In Video Games Exist?

I mean,i feel bad about the developers who really worked hard for the games but then instead of paying/buying the game for their hard work others just pirate it:(

7 Answers

  • 3 years ago

    There's a lot of people who can't afford games and so opt for pirated copies. Others are just into cracking games for the fun of it

  • 3 years ago

    Most gaming companies aren't going to try and spend money to stop it because a lot of the games being pirated are for old systems that aren't being manufactured anymore.

  • 3 years ago

    Piracy in general (not just in Video Games... as that's just the most modern media that's affected) is an age-old issue... pretty much going back to the written word & when books became easier to mass produce.

    The original author of said book tries to sell their copies legitimately. Pirates get a copy, make their own (ideally for a lot less than the original author) & attempts to sell their copies to make a quick buck at the expense of the original author or they don't respect the author to pay for their content.

    Regardless of whatever justification the pirate gives for their action (including unsanctioned demos), piracy is still an illegal act... which is why the ideal of copyright law came into being to provide protection for authors so they can make a living on their creative works during their life (prior to corporations twisting & corrupting said system to suit their own greedy desires).

  • 3 years ago

    You don't know the answer.

    Why do we have bank robbers.

    Why do we have shop lifters.

    Why do we have Ponzi schemes.

    Why do we have embezzlers.

    Why do we have napster before it went legit.

    Because everybody wants free stuff.

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  • 3 years ago

    Why does piracy of anything exist. Mostly because there are people who are not willing to pay for whatever it is and so they pirate it.

    There are exceptions to this though. For example: people who want to demo a game before paying.

  • 3 years ago

    Because people think that since it's digital, it's ok to copy it.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Because people want cheaper video games.

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