Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

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Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#1 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:51 pm

How do you feel about burning Dreamcast games? I personally feel that it's justified since you aren't supporting the developer by buying a physical copy or burning one. I don't really want to spend $50 on Shenmue or Power Stone 2 when I can get it free on the interwebs. Sure if it's like <$20 I'd buy it but when it get's up to $40-$50 I get hesitant. I know it's frowned upon by hardcore collectors, but I just don't know how to feel about it. What do you think?

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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#2 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:27 am

It is no different than watching a movie on ebay or downloading a torrent > something that everybody does

Personally I do not have copied DC games, coz that is what I collect, on the other hand I have a comp full of emulators for old systems and home computers :p
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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#3 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:21 pm

With DC games nowadays 1) I'm not supporting the developer one way or another, there are effectively no new non-indie games for the DC, 2) I'll burn a foreign game to play since importing is time-consuming and expensive (depending on the game).

I'm trying for a complete US collection, but I'm not going to pay the outrageous prices for something like a Japanese copy of Border Down or Rainbow Cotton.

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Post#4 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:00 am

I support it because none of these games are even made anymore and if u find them most likely cost more than the system itself... Seriously in Detroit anything Dreamcast related is damn near impossible to find

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Post#5 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:42 pm

chiefninethree wrote:I support it because none of these games are even made anymore and if u find them most likely cost more than the system itself... Seriously in Detroit anything Dreamcast related is damn near impossible to find

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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#6 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:04 pm

I feel like in a non-commercial sense the lack of copy protection is better for the system historically, and a lot of the reason there's as big of a fanbase as there is. It allows players to play homebrew without any modification, which brew makes a cool experience for whatever platform. It allows more people to enjoy that otherwise wouldn't have. Sega CD for example would be a hunk of garbage if you had to pay $70 for a good game, opposed to burning a good one. It lets people years from now when the original 'legit' games start to degrade to still experience otherwise worthless or very expensive hardware

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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:39 pm

mazonemayu wrote:Personally I do not have copied DC games, coz that is what I collect, on the other hand I have a comp full of emulators for old systems and home computers :p


But do you burn any of the leaked games or homebrew?

Being the only console that can play standalone Half-Life mods as if they were retail games is a huge plus for me. :mrgreen:
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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#8 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:53 pm

Also I really really think that pirated games are overblown as a reason for the DC's death. CD burners weren't nearly as common, nor was high speed internet.

Plus which system in the 6th gen still gets games? Only the DC.

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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#9 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:51 am

The GC is still online, too. :P
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Re: Dreamcast Game Burning "Ethical"?

Post#10 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:32 am

Anthony817 wrote:
But do you burn any of the leaked games or homebrew?



only leaked games, the only reason for it that they can't be bought
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