Pirates Have It Easy

Game piracy protection sure is a bummer. I've had to resort to searching out pirate copy CD keys so that I can play my legitimately purchased copies of Warcraft II BattleNet edition, Starcraft 2 + Brood War, and Warcraft III. I believe that I stupidly threw away all of my game boxes and jewel cases from ages past, and thus have lost "legal" access to all of my old games that require keys.

Do I feel morally wrong? Not in the slightest. like I said, all of these copies are legitimately bought. I can provide pictures of them in my hand (and/or in my dvd drive right now, as the case permits) if need be. This situation has made me reflect on just how easy game pirates have it over the supporting customers. Any game is just a click and a brief (possibly) wait away for anyone who cares to download a game. For someone like me, who has just happened to loose an easily lost series of digits that allows access to something I paid for, I find it easy enough to do a quick search through torrent sites to come up with a working key to provide me access. Sure, I can't probably play online with this key, but I hardly want to.

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Posted by AndrewB

Game piracy protection sure is a bummer. I've had to resort to searching out pirate copy CD keys so that I can play my legitimately purchased copies of Warcraft II BattleNet edition, Starcraft 2 + Brood War, and Warcraft III. I believe that I stupidly threw away all of my game boxes and jewel cases from ages past, and thus have lost "legal" access to all of my old games that require keys.

Do I feel morally wrong? Not in the slightest. like I said, all of these copies are legitimately bought. I can provide pictures of them in my hand (and/or in my dvd drive right now, as the case permits) if need be. This situation has made me reflect on just how easy game pirates have it over the supporting customers. Any game is just a click and a brief (possibly) wait away for anyone who cares to download a game. For someone like me, who has just happened to loose an easily lost series of digits that allows access to something I paid for, I find it easy enough to do a quick search through torrent sites to come up with a working key to provide me access. Sure, I can't probably play online with this key, but I hardly want to.