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Thread: PC Bargains
12-09-2013, 03:23 PM #9421
Or, if you can wait, it'll probably pop up in some Amazon bundle; more expensive on the whole, but will likely feature the Complete package and come with other games.
12-09-2013, 03:42 PM #9422
12-09-2013, 03:49 PM #9423Steam ID ; GFWL: alset85
12-09-2013, 04:00 PM #9424
Dishonored is 75% off on Nuuvem for the next 7 hours, and it seems there are plenty of other offers as well. The site is very slow, though.
12-09-2013, 04:52 PM #9425
12-09-2013, 04:58 PM #9426
Sharing a game you are not permitted to share? Nope, still piracy.
Edit: you aren't giving it away because a drm free copy persists on your humble account.
12-09-2013, 07:07 PM #9427
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Put simply, bundles are bundles - packs are packs - they are meant to stay together and belong to just one person(unless marked otherwise) - the person who bought them OR the person they were gifted to as a whole.
I realise people think they're being 'nice' by giving away duplicates and spares and unwanted DRM - but what they're doing is preventing future sales of that title as effectively - if not MORE effectively - than via conventional piracy (because the recipient believes they have a 'legal' copy and won't think to buy it - at least pirated copies are SOMETIMES bought thereafter).
12-09-2013, 07:13 PM #9428
That Activision is a joke unless you are really into overpriced Call of Duty games you cannot tell apart and shitty licensed games.
12-09-2013, 07:22 PM #9429
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Also Singularity isn't a bad shooter, its got and interesting mechanic involving time manipulation and a decent sci fi story to go with it. It was one of Raven software last games I believe. Again wait to see if it goes to 75% off.
12-09-2013, 10:03 PM #9430
DISCLAIMER: Totally aware I'm being a bit of a tool about this, but like all tools, I feel I have good reason. Nothing personal!
I can appreciate that you're making the argument on moral terms rather than legal ones, I just still don't agree. When I buy a game from Humble, I'm getting two copies of the game. If developers don't like that, they shouldn't participate, or they should get Humble to change how they sell things.
I've never given away keys myself, because I'm still not sure how I feel about the ethics of it (and I'll probably always err toward it being unethical). But I'd never call it piracy, because words mean things. And when huge corporate copyright holders wage holy wars to prop up obsolete profit models, it's important that they continue to mean things.
12-09-2013, 10:13 PM #9431"Halo is designed to make the player think "I look like that, I am macho sitting in my undies with my xbox""
12-09-2013, 11:25 PM #9432
The new tune that Humble has been playing about spare keys being personal and stuff, to my ears sounds just like the song of "we've gone from a couple guys who came up with a new idea, to a full-fledged business that must respond of every last cent to bean counters over at the VC that gave us monies".
13-09-2013, 02:54 AM #9433
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It's not a 'tune' - they get to make the rules, you get to abide by them. If you choose not to, you're the one who is morally wrong (and quite possibly legally wrong).
You seem to think having a 'code' gives you the right to do anything you like with it - but that code came with some conditions and ignoring those isn't really any different to ignoring the 'games from the Pirate Bay are not like games from a shop' rule.
I have some DRM-free games I've acquired more-than-once - can I just send the 'spare' executables to anyone I like? How does that person know I'm not just 'pirating the game for them??'
If you think of 'code' as 'game installer' does it become any clearer - because there's really no difference between those things.
and all this before we get into people who use a Steam Code for a game and then pass-on the Desura code (for the same game from the same bundle) to other people - which is REALLY taking the piss (and yet they'll defend it as 'legit'!!)
Last edited by trjp; 13-09-2013 at 02:56 AM.
13-09-2013, 04:04 AM #9434
If I've got spare codes, damn right I'm going to pass them along to someone who wants to play the videogame I've got a spare code for. I'll also play with matches if I want to, y'know?
The idea that passing something along I've paid for is even remotely morally similar to piracy is absurd. Sometimes I really do despair that we cultivate this idea that sharing things is bad.
Last edited by RobF; 13-09-2013 at 04:38 AM.Videogames, eh?
13-09-2013, 04:32 AM #9435
There's also no legal barrier (Humble asks you not to give away the keys, which is a bit silly since they're the ones who sold you two copies of the game, but they're free to ask). But who cares, since we're arguing this on moral grounds?
Last edited by GunnerMcCaffrey; 13-09-2013 at 05:56 AM.
13-09-2013, 07:46 AM #9436
13-09-2013, 09:55 AM #9437
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13-09-2013, 10:28 AM #9438
Talking to pirates is like talking to a wall. They refuse to acknowledge they are breaking the inherent agreement.
Key sharers are pirates who have have decided what they are doing is less immoral because they bought a 'spare key'.
But they didn't, and they won't be told, so let's just leave them to it .
Note: I have shared keys of games after bundles have ended when they were dupes, but I know I'm wrong for it, most people can't admit fault.
13-09-2013, 10:48 AM #9439
It's GOG's 5th birthday today and they will be giving away a free game later.
Edit: It's Stargunner. Yay?
Last edited by Anthile; 13-09-2013 at 11:38 AM.
13-09-2013, 11:41 AM #9440
Humble is selling you one product, a bundle of games, that you can redeem on Steam. They are trusting their customers not to give that product away while still keeping parts of it for themselves. That trust comes as part of the DRM-free ideal. Betraying someone's trust is morally wrong, so I don't do it. Simple as that.