This morning on Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Wocalax ponders which is worse: Stealing video games or buying them secondhand.
Is buying used games just as bad as pirating? Is it worse?
Now this might seem preposterous to some of you, but think about it: when you buy a used game from Game Stop you not only rob everyone who actually was involved in the creation of that game, but you give Game Stop more money so they can continue to do it and get better at it. All a pirate does is the robbing part.
My 2 cents: Both are bad. I don't like to pirate games and doubt I ever will but I used to buy used games a decent amount. Not anymore. Well at least that's the plan. I can't wait for the day I can buy all games straight from the developer with no stores and publishers getting in the way.
I'm not saying go pirate games if you buy used games: just throwing out a discussion to talk about.
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