Saying that you should pirate the game just because it's broken at release is immature.
What? So I should sit on my hands until god knows when until they fix it? That's ludicrous.
Umm, yes? What entitles you to the digital version of the game?
I bought a game under implication that it would work. It does not. I am now going to acquire a version of the game that does work. Seems fair to me.
Or you could refund the non functioning copy and then pay for a legitimate copy.
Ok, you people are being ignorant. All the money goes to the same place, lets stop acting like returning a game and purchasing elsewhere makes any different.
This thread is embarrassing.
I'm not being ignorant. I'm just not being an asshole. The OP will end up having two copies of the game, when he only paid for one. They will most likely fix or patch a majority of the issues eventually but at that point the OP will still have his legitimate copy and one that he has pirated. I don't give a rats ass if he ends up pirating it or not, because I know a ton of people who pirate things anyways. But if you're not at least going to try and do the right things before pirating the game, then that's sort of a dick move. If I were OP I would try and return the game and purchase a legitimate digital copy. IF the game store did not accept the refund then I would consider other options.
You trying to rationalize when it's ok to pirate and when it's not goes against the whole bullshit idea that you're trying to promote.
If he buys the game he is entitled to play it, if it's not working then he has the right to get a working copy from wherever he pleases. They got their money, who gives a damn where the data comes from.