Was this the biggest casualty of Piracy

#1 Posted by matttty (83 posts) -

I remember everyone i knew had like 100 games, non of them paid for. What do you think? I never owned one but i remember it the Amiga folding.

#2 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

I have an Amiga 600 -and i swear i have a massive box of disks, i mean, thousands and none of them are paid for original, all blank 3 1/2 floppys lovingly dedicated by an anonymous donor

Amiga got raped but man as a kid i loved that machine
#3 Posted by MattyFTM (14370 posts) -

Yeah, I had an amiga as a kid, and although I had quite a few legit games, I had far more pirated games. I didn't even realize at the time.

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#4 Posted by StaticFalconar (4849 posts) -

No, the dreamcast was.


The dreamcast was the easy victom of piracy since it was released during a time when more people had the internet, and a simple disc swap made it so you can play all the game you wanted.

#5 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

I didnt pay for a game once when i had a amiga .... damn if id of known that this would fuck the company up :(

#6 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1184 posts) -
StaticFalconar said:
"No, the dreamcast was. The dreamcast was the easy victom of piracy since it was released during a time when more people had the internet, and a simple disc swap made it so you can play all the game you wanted."
Yea piracy killed the dreamcast because you didn't need a mod chip or any kind of modification and CD burners were becoming common. At the end of the dreamcast's life cycle they released a new version that couldn't read CD's but it was too late by that point.
#7 Edited by Alex_V (614 posts) -

Hard to answer.

But presumably piracy didn't harm Commodore itself, because nobody pirated the actual machine, which was what they sold. You could argue that they sold a lot more units because of piracy, rather than the opposite.

It was a very successful computer, it seems to me. Only died out when PCs clearly started to beat it in terms of technology. Possibly killed by the CD drive alone.

#8 Posted by HazBazz (1901 posts) -

yeah, i dont think any of my amiga games were legit

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