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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 02:17:53 pm »
But there is YOU
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #17 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?
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #18 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
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« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #20 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.


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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #23 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

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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #27 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)

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Re: Buy Video Games With Very Little Money
« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2016, 08:23:34 am »
This is basically what gaming has become :(

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« Reply #29 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.
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