PIRACY BAD. We get it.
But I’m a sucker for the older games, and unless there’s a remaster like Day of the Tentacle, or some other classic games ported to current-gen systems then I think that actually, piracy is the only way of making sure older brilliant games aren’t lost forever.
So, I’m promoting piracy as a method of keeping older games live for newer generations.
For me, it’s a massive nostalgia thing as I’m knocking on a bit and games like Ghouls and Ghosts, Chuckie Egg, Repton, Dragons Breath and other commodore Amiga Classics I’ve downloaded via… unethical means and got on an emulator on my system should be kept alive.
If any of you have watched the movie Ready Player One and got all the old game references then you’ll get where I’m coming from. My kids still give me a good ribbing for ACTUALLY PLAYING all the games that are counted as OLD in that movie.
So a couple of questions. When does piracy become ok? When does Nintendo,Sega or whoever give up defending something and it becomes abandonware? What’s your stance on piracy?