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Title: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: salindrai on August 12, 2016, 05:49:19 am
I hear many gamers in Sri Lanka say they don't have money to buy games and the reason for playing cracked games. Yet have money for computer hardware, Sometimes expensive hardware but still use cracks. 

Any good hobby requires investment, through time or money. Gaming requires both.

Games don't have to be an expensive hobby if you don't want them to be. Armed with some simple information, you'll be able to save in no time. Want to pick up AAA releases for $20 to $45 off months before launch, or pick up hundreds of games for the price of two or three retail games, reducing your average cost per game from $60 to something closer to $2 or $3? It's totally possible, and anyone can do it. 

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So my fellow gamers be a true GAMER and save up money and buy your games. Cheap games are out there do your own research ask the community for help. Be genuine and help the developers it takes years and lot of hard work and commitment.

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Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Falcon_ on August 12, 2016, 07:45:25 am
This indeed is a true story.
Glad to see some people actually understanding the buried concept.
And them keys <3  ;D
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: SNapZ on August 12, 2016, 07:48:18 am
+rep good post bro
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 10:43:45 am
Good post. Some people say we are getting robbed from big companies and that's why they download pirated games. I do download pirated games and movies but at least I don't come up with bullshit excuses.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 11:31:51 am
if you don't complain even after being f***ed, nor realize it, nor call it bullshit, well, there is an industry for you, go make some more money  ;)

op, what about other top games WE WANT to play?
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 11:47:34 am
if you don't complain even after being f***ed, nor realize it, nor call it bullshit, well, there is an industry for you, go make some more money  ;)

op, what about other top games WE WANT to play?

There you go. One of the "some People" I talked about. Anyway why would I complain? I buy it coz it's worth the money I pay for. How would you call that being f***ed? Some logic you got there.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Binura on August 12, 2016, 11:54:40 am
Finally someone said it! Great post! (Y)

What most Sri Lankans don't understand is, developers don't make games for you to "just give it a try" and give a comment after like an hour or two. The entire experience is what they bundle for $50-60. If you say you don't have an income to pay that much for all the good games coming out, then don't play all at once. We're not meant to play all the big titles just as they are released because 1) buying a game means spending at least a week or two playing it like we did in the old days, 2) if you spend the full price, you will feel like playing it to cover your investment, 3) you will value and enjoy it more rather than trying a pirated version for an hour and saying "this is crap compared to Witcher 3" or so.

Wait for a while. Usually prices drop down to more than half in less than 3 months. If you are really hyped about a game, then save some cash and get it just as it is out ^^ Else, just wait till the price drops. The developers don't go through years of effort for you to pirate a game and give a vague comment :)

I support anti-piracy ;D
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 11:59:14 am
@truckerice, f*** off idiot , i am not going to try reason with retarded autistic kid. end of.

I support anti-piracy ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9heAwy-8N5c
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 12:17:54 pm
@truckerice, f*** off idiot , i am not going to try reason with retarded autistic kid. end of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9heAwy-8N5c

This. When you don't have a comeback coz you know u messed it up.
I can't believe I broke you. Mighty Silva has fallen.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 12:20:21 pm
This. When you don't have a comeback coz you know u messed it up.
I can't believe I broke you. Mighty Silva has fallen.
ahahaha, you WERE expecting a comeback then?  :D :D
you really think i can't fabricate a come back if i wanted  :P
enough with you , you are boring  :P
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 12:30:52 pm
ahahaha, you WERE expecting a comeback then?  :D :D
you really think i can't fabricate a come back if i wanted  :P
enough with you , you are boring  :P

"I agree"

Finally someone said it! Great post! (Y)

What most Sri Lankans don't understand is, developers don't make games for you to "just give it a try" and give a comment after like an hour or two. The entire experience is what they bundle for $50-60. If you say you don't have an income to pay that much for all the good games coming out, then don't play all at once. We're not meant to play all the big titles just as they are released because 1) buying a game means spending at least a week or two playing it like we did in the old days, 2) if you spend the full price, you will feel like playing it to cover your investment, 3) you will value and enjoy it more rather than trying a pirated version for an hour and saying "this is crap compared to Witcher 3" or so.

Wait for a while. Usually prices drop down to more than half in less than 3 months. If you are really hyped about a game, then save some cash and get it just as it is out ^^ Else, just wait till the price drops. The developers don't go through years of effort for you to pirate a game and give a vague comment :)

I support anti-piracy ;D

Well said. But most of the Sri Lankan's don't get this. Especially people like Silva. They think the world revolves around them.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 12:38:21 pm
"I agree"

Well said. But most of the Sri Lankan's don't get this. Especially people like Silva. They think the world revolves around them.
lol how can you possibly say that? nobody here in glk is that arrogant or stupid to think like the world revolves around them, no it's not 'But most of the Sri Lankan's don't get this' but rather like you don't get sri lankans. there are TONs of people who pirate games who are not in glk, don't you know that. know our country and economy better man. sigh. 
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Alucard on August 12, 2016, 12:42:37 pm

Be genuine and help the developers it takes years and lot of hard work and commitment.


This is what's wrong with the industry.
Help the developers.. Support the developers..
That's some bullshit.

Get into your heads that this is an industry. Where people advertise & sell their products to other people. And you call it as "help the developers or support the developers?"

That's like going to a supermarket and buy grocery and say to the cashier "Oh I'm paying you to help the farmer. To support your manager. Or I simply want to help poor you.."

When it all began, I don't remember games being this expensive. But with time it became like a secondary neccessity. And with that the industry was born. It's the same as any other kind of entertainment business.
Tell me now do all of you who "support anti-piracy of gaming" buy all your movies, tv shows and specially music as well? If not that's some hypocritical bullshit.

I don't see any harm of paying for a product. But the thing is we aren't used to pay that much when you could almost always get it for much much lesser through pirating. And the case for this is most of us don't see it is worth the price with the economy we are used to in Sri Lanka.

If steam would do better regional support and lower the prices according to the region and the supposed income rate then many people would simply buy it other than go through the hassle of pirating.

But I feel it's unfair to charge the same amount of money say from a Sri Lankan who generally earns Rs.30000-50000 per month and a person who lives in like UK or USA which has a higher income rate comapred to the likes of ours.

I've made up my mind to buy some games that I'd really like to play if I feel like it. But I don't do it to "Support or Help the Developers".
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 12:47:14 pm
lol how can you possibly say that? nobody here in glk is that arrogant or stupid to think like the world revolves around them, no it's not 'But most of the Sri Lankan's don't get this' but rather like you don't get sri lankans. there are TONs of people who pirate games who are not in glk, don't you know that. know our country and economy better man. sigh.

But there is YOU
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Lashan Wanniarachchi on August 12, 2016, 01:21:57 pm
Another thread (a rather important one) getting ruined by two arguing people.

As for the actual post, I don't buy games to necessarily support anyone or anything. And I never ask other people to buy legit games, I mean who am I to tell them how to spend their money? Personally I buy them if I really like them and/or want to play them online with friends. And most of the purchases I make are during sales. And I feel it's totally worth it.

For an example I played a pirated copy of Dark Souls 2 and I really loved it. After watching some youtube videos I saw how fun the online gameplay of that game can be. So after saving some money I bought Dark Souls 2 (remastered version) for 25$. Spend over 900 hours in it thanks to its really enjoyable online experience.

Bought Dark Souls 3 for 45$ and I've spent close to 300 hours in it. (still don't feel like stopping) It's absolutely worth it if you enjoy the online experience. Made a LOT of friends through Steam who enjoy these games like me. So for these two games alone I've spent 70$. That's close to 10k Sri Lankan rupees I believe. And I regret nothing. :)

If steam would do better regional support and lower the prices according to the region and the supposed income rate then many people would simply buy it other than go through the hassle of pirating.

But I feel it's unfair to charge the same amount of money say from a Sri Lankan who generally earns Rs.30000-50000 per month and a person who lives in like UK or USA which has a higher income rate comapred to the likes of ours.
Perfectly understandable. Prices are simply too high for an average Sri Lankan gamer. As a result I still play some pirated games (mostly ones that don't have an extensive multiplayer system).

Atleast some of the sales are at reasonable prices. Another tip if you want to buy a game from Steam, is to add it to your wishlist. You'll be notified if the price of that game drops thanks to a sale.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 02:17:53 pm
But there is YOU
No I am not, if you certainly believe if there is someone, sorry again, it's not even you. mentally disabled are not qualified for arrogant and stupid.   
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: wald on August 12, 2016, 02:40:02 pm
Another thread (a rather important one) getting ruined by two arguing people.

As for the actual post, I don't buy games to necessarily support anyone or anything. And I never ask other people to buy legit games, I mean who am I to tell them how to spend their money? Personally I buy them if I really like them and/or want to play them online with friends. And most of the purchases I make are during sales. And I feel it's totally worth it.

For an example I played a pirated copy of Dark Souls 2 and I really loved it. After watching some youtube videos I saw how fun the online gameplay of that game can be. So after saving some money I bought Dark Souls 2 (remastered version) for 25$. Spend over 900 hours in it thanks to its really enjoyable online experience.

Bought Dark Souls 3 for 45$ and I've spent close to 300 hours in it. (still don't feel like stopping) It's absolutely worth it if you enjoy the online experience. Made a LOT of friends through Steam who enjoy these games like me. So for these two games alone I've spent 70$. That's close to 10k Sri Lankan rupees I believe. And I regret nothing. :)
Perfectly understandable. Prices are simply too high for an average Sri Lankan gamer. As a result I still play some pirated games (mostly ones that don't have an extensive multiplayer system).

Atleast some of the sales are at reasonable prices. Another tip if you want to buy a game from Steam, is to add it to your wishlist. You'll be notified if the price of that game drops thanks to a sale.
Egg sack Lee
There should be a reason for us Sri Lankans to spend 50-60$ for a game which you can get for free
In this case it's the multiplayer experience
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 04:14:32 pm
Also you can use a service like Origin Access. If you can pay for Dialog/ Peo TV why can't you pay for something like Origin Access?
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: csm1o1 on August 12, 2016, 04:39:13 pm
jst be careful what you are buying in any on line site/store. cos i'm my experience certain games are not worth a cent. those games must be played as pirated stuff if you realy wanted and then discard.

ill give you one example:-  Farcry 2
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 05:26:23 pm
Also you can use a service like Origin Access. If you can pay for Dialog/ Peo TV why can't you pay for something like Origin Access?
because they can't be torrent'd you halfbaked.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: ALCH3MIST on August 12, 2016, 06:08:28 pm
Silva, STFU.
@OP, make a post listing out all the sites and services people can and should follow for these discounts etc and I'll sticky it.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 12, 2016, 06:19:08 pm
There are somethings called "Reasons".

1. This is Sri Lanka, Most people who play games don't have a lot of money, in other words, they are not rich noobs who support anti piracy.

2. To legally buy a game you must go online, Must have an internet connection with at least 30GB (most current games are bigger than this) data to download it or buy disks from Ebay, etc.

3. To do that you must have a Commercial or HSBC Visa debit card or a Credit card which most of them don't have.

4. We play most games just to experience the story. Eg:- RotTR, Witcher 3, GTA, AC,.

5. Most of these popular titles doesn't offer a good multiplayer gameplay.

I also don't buy a game if it doesn't have a good multiplayer gameplay. Pirated BF3,4 HL for the story. Then bought bf 3,4 for MP. I might buy bf1 and maybe GR wildlands because they have an awesome multiplayer. It's the only reason.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 12, 2016, 06:22:44 pm
at least someone is talking without bias,

and alchemist, you should do you duty without bias.
what?, did he cry pmming you, why can't you see his replies?
well if you replied after seeing them
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 12, 2016, 06:28:51 pm
at least someone is talking without bias,

and alchemist, you should do you duty without bias.
what?, did he cry pmming you, why can't you see his replies?
well if you replied after seeing them

Welcome to the GLK bro. People here don't like open minded people. lmao. Most of people here want others to follow their ideas. Kind of a crazy old minded society here.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Lashan Wanniarachchi on August 12, 2016, 08:10:14 pm
2. To legally buy a game you must go online, Must have an internet connection with at least 30GB (most current games are bigger than this) data to download it or buy disks from Ebay, etc.
Dialog kbb or night time packages are very good alternatives for downloading the games for a very low cost. Then you can use your normal internet connection to play those game online.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: unix on August 12, 2016, 11:21:29 pm
There are somethings called "Reasons".

1. This is Sri Lanka, Most people who play games don't have a lot of money, in other words, they are not rich noobs who support anti piracy.
Game companies make games for people who can buy. Not for people who can't afford and but has the need. Game industry is not a dansala.

2. To legally buy a game you must go online, Must have an internet connection with at least 30GB (most current games are bigger than this) data to download it or buy disks from Ebay, etc.
Simply what Lashan said. KBB for the win!

3. To do that you must have a Commercial or HSBC Visa debit card or a Credit card which most of them don't have.
Only valid point you have! I don't have a card myself but when I want I buy from my friend's card. Still this is a very much valid point.

4. We play most games just to experience the story. Eg:- RotTR, Witcher 3, GTA, AC,.
Again.. Games industry is not bound to give people free experience. They do work for their money. Just because you are not ready to pay you don't have the right to play it for free.

5. Most of these popular titles doesn't offer a good multiplayer gameplay.
Games are not all about multiplayer. So as you state all single players should be free. News flash.. It's a business.

I also don't buy a game if it doesn't have a good multiplayer gameplay. Pirated BF3,4 HL for the story. Then bought bf 3,4 for MP. I might buy bf1 and maybe GR wildlands because they have an awesome multiplayer. It's the only reason.
Again not sure if you know.. single player games do need people to make. So they have to get paid too.


Just like any other business this is a business too..

You like the experience of Vodka. Then you pay for the damn Vodka. Just because you are broke, you don't steal vodka. You have to buy the damn vodka.

As salindrai said if gaming is a hobby of yours like everything else is there you have to invest on it.

Sure there are so many kids who have no money to spend. They can't ask their parents since in SL average pay of a Sri Lankan is more or less around 30K afaik. So WTF pirate the shit out it IDC.

You get paid a low salary or you have so much responsibilities that you have to fulfill you can't pay for games? So WTF pirate the shit out it IDC.

BUT most importantly, don't make your reasons sound like it's not your side, but you are doing it bcs lack of multiplayer, that game devs are shit, they make same shit all over, they charge so much 60USD aint worth it so imma pirate it.  Bull crap reasons.

And then again I never paid full price for a game ever. You can get them for way cheaper prices from other games sales right. You wanna play it right at when released? Then pay up! I mean WTF they can charge whatever the hell they want. But learn patience and wait for it to hit sales and play. Or sites like g2a offers very nice prices even at launch.

Most of us have pirated games a hell lot including me. But blaming on companies ain't the right way.

There are so many poor people in streets. Lets say you open a bakery. You sell one bread for 60 rupees. But your bread is crap and only weighs 200 grams. Would you sell it for 30 rupees? And would you tolerate poor people stealing your bread? That counter with toffee bottles that prevent you reaching bread bucket in bakery is Denuvo right now. Lay your arms on it and get your bread by paying that price :P

Game industry ain't your dansala. Remember that always. And rather than saying "we poor" always, get your shit together and do something to make money. Or at least just shut up screaming you are poor and you pirate stuff because company is trying to milk all cash and shit.

What I'm saying is pirate games if you don't have the money for it. Sure life is so bloody complicated. But they don't make them to you to experience it for free. They need to make money. As much as possible..

And what Alchemist said. Bloody true. When only you pay for a game you understand the true value of your money.

And lastly Silva. Please get your attitude correct. If you go through most recent posts, you can see you are the person who always made this a worse place. We had a very peaceful forum before. Stop ruining threads. It's people like you that we don't see nice members popping on threads anymore. Please behave yourself. This is gamer.lk. Don't bring trash forum behavior here.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 12, 2016, 11:46:28 pm

Most of us have pirated games a hell lot including me. But blaming on companies ain't the right way.

There are so many poor people in streets. Lets say you open a bakery. You sell one bread for 60 rupees. But your bread is crap and only weighs 200 grams. Would you sell it for 30 rupees? And would you tolerate poor people stealing your bread? That counter with toffee bottles that prevent you reaching bread bucket in bakery is Denuvo right now. Lay your arms on it and get your bread by paying that price :P

Game industry ain't your dansala. Remember that always. And rather than saying "we poor" always, get your shit together and do something to make money. Or at least just shut up screaming you are poor and you pirate stuff because company is trying to milk all cash and shit.

What I'm saying is pirate games if you don't have the money for it. Sure life is so bloody complicated. But they don't make them to you to experience it for free. They need to make money. As much as possible..


This. On point.

Apply this situation for yourself. If you have a business do you want to make profit or not? Do you like to see people using your stuff for free?
May be you don't have money but like unix said don't come up with bullshit excuses like "i'm pirating stuff coz Big companies are robbing us" and all that. It's a business where they want to make profit. If you can't afford the game just wait a while. Nothings gonna happen just coz you wait. On the plus side game will be more polished also.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: wald on August 12, 2016, 11:57:56 pm

There are so many poor people in streets. Lets say you open a bakery. You sell one bread for 60 rupees. But your bread is crap and only weighs 200 grams. Would you sell it for 30 rupees? And would you tolerate poor people stealing your bread? That counter with toffee bottles that prevent you reaching bread bucket in bakery is Denuvo right now. Lay your arms on it and get your bread by paying that price :P

Technically you have to sell the bread for Rs 30
If you want to sell your bread for Rs 60,it needs to be 450 grams

What I mean is there needs to be some regulation
If your game sucks you gotta sell it for lower
If you want to sell it for the standard price then it needs to be upto standards

Also....poor people aren't stealing your bread, they're taking it, making a copy and keeping it back
These poor people aren't your customers
Had they not pirated, they wouldn't have played at all
And you're not losing anything
It's just the poor people who are gaining

P.S : I'm not defending piracy, it's just that your example is pretty bad and I had to counter it (Y)

Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: malan on August 13, 2016, 08:23:34 am
This is basically what gaming has become :(

(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aZpDW90_700b_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: unix on August 13, 2016, 08:30:35 am
Technically you have to sell the bread for Rs 30
If you want to sell your bread for Rs 60,it needs to be 450 grams

What I mean is there needs to be some regulation
If your game sucks you gotta sell it for lower
If you want to sell it for the standard price then it needs to be upto standards

Also....poor people aren't stealing your bread, they're taking it, making a copy and keeping it back
These poor people aren't your customers
Had they not pirated, they wouldn't have played at all
And you're not losing anything
It's just the poor people who are gaining

P.S : I'm not defending piracy, it's just that your example is pretty bad and I had to counter it (Y)



Practically every damn bakery sells for 60. Even though it should be sold for 30. We can all scream for standards but you and I both know it ain't happening ever. Steam region prices thing is nice. But it aint for us even. So what to do?

By poor people I meant street beggars who might steal food. That actually happens. Thus you are correct they are not customers. huehuehue.

"Had they not pirated, they wouldn't have played at all"

Exactly... It's a business. Not your free joyride thing. Everything is evolved around money these days. Even if you like it or not.

This example isn't bad. It's just in your interpretation you always forget that game industry is a business, and it made for people who have money, not for joy riders. If you had no money can you buy bread? Nop. Would they give bread for free just because you don't have money? Nop. Your perspective ain't correct.

What I'm saying is pirate all you want. Who cares really. But don't make yourself sound doing a good thing at least.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: unix on August 13, 2016, 08:31:46 am
This is basically what gaming has become :(

(http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aZpDW90_700b_v1.jpg)

Agreed. This is the case with almost every industry. So can you buy a Toyota corrolla now for the price of corolla in 1990s? Nop right :)
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 13, 2016, 08:38:55 am

What I'm saying is pirate all you want. Who cares really. But don't make yourself sound doing a good thing at least.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 13, 2016, 11:41:01 am
Okay, I read it all unix, if i am to reply fully it gonna take article form and current sociopolitical argument, so i cut it to the chase, if the game industry is not our dansala , WE ARE NOT MONKS either, we have desires and stuff, take your 'work harder and make more money' bullshit anywhere else, you talk like we are all sitting comfy and pirating games to save extra money that we already have?


you have enough money? go buy whatever you desire
i don't have enough money, i pirate. who f*** are you to tell me it's not dansal? well I TAKE.
don't advice on 'earning more money' like we are some idiots who don't know how to earn. dude go out and see some working people.

edit - also don't bring the bread story, a physical thing and a game copy are completely different things, don't bring the copyright, intellectual property and other neo bullshit. i mean seriously, what is the loss for them/ you if a copy of the game is being enjoyed by someone who can't really afford them, i mean seriously it's just electronic bits, people who can afford them gonna buy it anyway right? so what's the loss? answer is simple, all of you f***s are sadistic. take witcher 3 for example, isn't it a success despite being available drm free? didn't cdpr get their deserved profit?   

@truckericr
shutup. 
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: csm1o1 on August 13, 2016, 12:03:59 pm
this tread has become a pathetic arguments between certain individuals instead of being a proper way of informing people who like to get things done legitly in terms of buying games cheaply. wonder why we have mods in this forum?  (N)

here's all i know related to the thread
[1] please visit  the https://www.reddit.com/r/gamedeals daily as it seems to me the number 1 page where you can have the all the information related to various sales.

[2] get accounts in steam,origin, humble bundle, gog etc and subscribe to there emails (all free) so that i t will be your send sources of information.

[3] most of the top on line sites hold summer, Halloween and Christmas sales. watch out for them and get when the things that you need are in for cheap.

[4] create a amazone.com account with a American address. (pm me if you don't know how to do this)then you can get digital games via it when they are going for cheap as the offers are strictly for US only. (you may create multiple accounts to fit other regions as well  :)    )

so in order to perform the transactions you need a credit card that is either VISA or MASTER (dose not realy matter as to  what bank is providing it as long as it falls to either of the category)

create a paypal account (its free) and use it as the mediator where possible. (steam, gog, humble bundle GMG all support paypal but Origin still don't)

Finaly if you found out a crazy cheap deals pls post them on this forums thread related to it (http://gamer.lk/index.php/topic,19688.0.html) (Y)
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 13, 2016, 02:33:57 pm
Simply what Lashan said. KBB for the win!
So everyone must use dialog? You know damn well there are a lot of areas which doesn't even have 3G speeds.

BUT most importantly, don't make your reasons sound like it's not your side, but you are doing it bcs lack of multiplayer, that game devs are shit, they make same shit all over, they charge so much 60USD aint worth it so imma pirate it.  Bull crap reasons.
Don't make reasons sound like it's not my side? I explained damn well what are my reasons and what are others. You think I don't have a credit card? Money? Data? Dude I know how hard i make money. I am mainly a gambler, I goto casinos for most of my income, some days i lose, some days i win. Overall i win. Risk of losing becomes higher if you become greedy, I don't try to be a millionaire doing that. other permanent income comes from the internet. Actually from Idiot kids like you who click the wrong download button and download my adwares and so on. So I spend only on really good games. I don't want to waste money for some garbage. Just like u said "they charge so much 60USD aint worth it so imma pirate it" yeah i am doing it right now, No Man's Sky downloading right now because it's garbage, just want to confirm it. I bought 10 origin bf3 accounts for my friends and gave them for free just to have online company. And because it's an awesome MP game. And data is never a problem for me, I have 120GB "FREE" data.


I don't have a card myself but when I want I buy from my friend's card.

Well, ain't this explains it all? One who doesn't even have a god damn debit card. It takes 10 mins to fill a form and open an account in Commercial to get our hands on a Visa debit card, looks like i was explaining to a 12 year old rich brat who never even had a job. My bad. :D :D :D
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Arceus on August 13, 2016, 04:47:39 pm
People are so tense around here  :P
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: truckerice on August 13, 2016, 05:06:29 pm
What's up with you all? Why can't you argue about something without making it personal?
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Alucard on August 13, 2016, 09:40:50 pm
Well, ain't this explains it all? One who doesn't even have a god damn debit card. It takes 10 mins to fill a form and open an account in Commercial to get our hands on a Visa debit card, looks like i was explaining to a 12 year old rich brat who never even had a job. My bad. :D :D :D

He was a full grown man the last time I saw him  ;D
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: salindrai on August 13, 2016, 11:14:17 pm
1st of all i must thank all of you for your thoughtful comments on this post

And i must apologize if i have offended anyone in the community.

All i was doing was sharing my experience and thoughts on this matter.

I understand not all people can afford to buy games. But everyone can try.

if there's a will there's a way.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: ALCH3MIST on August 14, 2016, 10:22:39 am
@Silva - don't tell me how to do my job.
@all - game development is a business, whether you like it or now. Call of Duty MW2, for example, had a development budget of around $250 mill. Developers need to recover that money, make profits, pay employees, etc, etc. Piracy, whether you do it or not, is still theft. If you hate being called a thief, avoid it. Either way, deal with it.

Either way, remember that GLK is a public forum. If you post profane pictures, they will be removed.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: unix on August 14, 2016, 10:26:40 am
Well, ain't this explains it all? One who doesn't even have a god damn debit card. It takes 10 mins to fill a form and open an account in Commercial to get our hands on a Visa debit card, looks like i was explaining to a 12 year old rich brat who never even had a job. My bad. :D :D :D

I do have a debit card but unfortunately sampath bank so cant do internet stuff without a bloody credit card or a stupid web card. I don't need a damn credit card anyway since I don't deal with ebay stuff much. Since I'm having impulse buying behaviors it's much better paying cash to my friend and getting it done from him. :P :P

Sure 12 year old. huehuehue. Man I'd do anything to be a 12 year old again :D
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 14, 2016, 11:35:32 am
I do have a debit card but unfortunately sampath bank

Dhammika's crap bank. Don't get a credit card anyway, get a commercial debit card bro. Sometimes having a card which can pay online has a lot of benefits.  :)
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Alucard on August 14, 2016, 11:58:30 am
Lets cut to the chase guys.
Almost all of the AAA game producing companies (And others as well) make profits. That's why most of them announce their next project even before the complete the first one or soon as it was released sometimes. We rarely hear some company go bankrupt who's involved in this business. (And even if it did, it wouldn't be cause of the case of piracy but mainly the case of their product being not that good or poor business decisions) I'd assume most of them hit their expected profit margin within one or two weeks of the release.

And again let cut to the chase. Don't be such HYPOCRITES.
9 out of 10 guys here have pirated more games than they have purchased. The other would be people like lion kolla who buys games even though he wouldn't play many of them. And even then, his first line of business was selling pirated games.

You all talk about "It is theft, if you don't like it being call as theft, then buy the original. ?,, I support anti-piracy.."
But you forget that piracy is what got you into gaming in the first place.
And again you expect me to believe that all the movies you've watched, the tv shows, the softwares and the MUSIC haven't come from pircay AT ALL??
If they have, then you are a f***ing Hypocrite.

And by the way @Alchemist. Don't be such a douchebag. You do have authority. Then use it in the proper way. You don't have the right to tell people to stfu or be biased against some people. But you could use PROPER means to avoid what is not proper. Everybody's got to have an opinion and nothing wrong with sharing it.
Btw I'll tell you how to do your job. You have given a certain warning in the classified section to edit their advertisement accordingly & if not, you'll edit it yoursell within 72 hours of that warning.
And guess what? Almost 336 hours has passed after you issued that warning but you haven't put your "Authority" in to action.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 14, 2016, 12:03:33 pm
Lets cut to the chase guys.
Almost all of the AAA game producing companies (And others as well) make profits. That's why most of them announce their next project even before the complete the first one or soon as it was released sometimes. We rarely hear some company go bankrupt who's involved in this business. (And even if it did, it wouldn't be cause of the case of piracy but mainly the case of their product being not that good or poor business decisions) I'd assume most of them hit their expected profit margin within one or two weeks of the release.

And again let cut to the chase. Don't be such HYPOCRITES.
9 out of 10 guys here have pirated more games than they have purchased. The other would be people like lion kolla who buys games even though he wouldn't play many of them. And even then, his first line of business was selling pirated games.

You all talk about "It is theft, if you don't like it being call as theft, then buy the original. ?,, I support anti-piracy.."
But you forget that piracy is what got you into gaming in the first place.
And again you expect me to believe that all the movies you've watched, the tv shows, the softwares and the MUSIC haven't come from pircay AT ALL??
If they have, then you are a f***ing Hypocrite.

And buy the way @Alchemist. Don't be such a douchebag. You do have authority. Then use it in the proper way. You don't have the right to tell people to stfu or be biased against some people. But you could use PROPER means to avoid what is not proper. Everybody's got to have an opinion and nothing wrong with sharing it.
Btw I'll tell you how to do your job. You have given a certain warning in the classified section to edit their advertisement accordingly & if not, you'll edit it yoursell within 72 hours of that warning.
And guess what? Almost 336 hours has passed after you issued that warning but you haven't put your "Authority" in to action.

Damn son. This deserves a +1. Everything on point, unbiased. Couldn't have said it better myself.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: ALCH3MIST on August 14, 2016, 01:23:07 pm
Quote
And by the way @Alchemist. Don't be such a douchebag. You do have authority. Then use it in the proper way. You don't have the right to tell people to stfu or be biased against some people. But you could use PROPER means to avoid what is not proper. Everybody's got to have an opinion and nothing wrong with sharing it.
Btw I'll tell you how to do your job. You have given a certain warning in the classified section to edit their advertisement accordingly & if not, you'll edit it yoursell within 72 hours of that warning.
And guess what? Almost 336 hours has passed after you issued that warning but you haven't put your "Authority" in to action.

You believe everyone has the right to share an opinion? Then I have the right to share my opinion of Silva and his incessant flame-bait trolling. This belief of yours cuts both ways, padawan.

As for the topic: Thank you for pointing out that oversight on my part - the topic in question has now been modified.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: ramishka on August 14, 2016, 01:27:32 pm
Couple of sites I use to find lower priced games :

https://isthereanydeal.com
https://www.g2a.com/

Also steam sales and I use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.onsen.gamedealsv1 Android app to find game deals on PS4 store.

I have two main problems with todays games :
1. Paid DLC. Especially selling parts which should have been made into the base games as DLC.
2. Pricing inconsistencies. i.e. Steam prices for RU/ Ukrain are around 2000LKR per game. This should be the case with SL as well but we still get the US store pricing.

By the way, the moment you pirate a game, there is pretty much no excuse for it.
You can say you did it to stick it against the big corporations.
You can say you did it to stand against DRM.
You can say you did it because you did not have a credit card.
You can say you did it because you had no money.
You can say a thousand other things, but none of these are excuses.

If you pirated a game, you pirated a game. No matter what the reasons are, you used someone elses intellectual property without their consent. Just don't try to whitewash that or mask that as an act of heroism, liberation or revolution.

Then there is the other side of the coin. I have seen many people (i.e. most FOSS enthusiasts) frowning when someone uses pirated copies of Windows. Then there are some who raise their eyebrows if someone else pirates a game or mods a console. Well most of the people who do this are not exactly the white knights they think they are. You can't be watching downloaded TV shows/ movies and then frown at software piracy. And no one gives you the morale superiority to tell others how to live their lives.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: Silva on August 14, 2016, 02:20:42 pm
@insanity, alucard

don't waste energy.
Title: Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
Post by: INSANITY on August 15, 2016, 02:55:12 pm
@insanity, alucard

don't waste energy.

Understood Comrade. Let's live to fight another day. ;D