Tanukitsune (tanukitsune) wrote,
Tanukitsune
tanukitsune

  • Mood:

Stop asking me!

I'm sick of tired of this!

I really hate it when someone I've never heard of, just pops up in a chat program or pesters me in priavte messageing in a forum, JUST to ask me if I would give him a copy of one of my games...

It's happened way too many times, maybe I mention I have and old rare game in a gaming forum, or maybe they just visit my online collection list, and then they just come up and ask my to make a "back up" and give it to them...

I AM a collector, and I don't condone piracy, even though I have option but to ignore it since everybody I know downloads games illegally, even though some people try to hide it, I usually CAN tell when someone downloads games instead of buying them...

I spent a lot of time and possibly a lot of money on most of my old and rare games, do you I think I'm just going to give a copy? To a STRANGER?

I know that saying this won't help since the people who do this don't know me, or care at all, I just had to get it off my chest...

Don't ask me about abandonware sites either...

Too many people take the term lightly and take advantage of it...

A games is only legal abandonware when it has been completely abandoned, hence the name, by the company, if the company still sells it, even though it's 15 years old, or if they still give tech support for it, they have NOT abandoned it!

Also if a company is dead, and nobody holds the rights for the games, it IS legal, although I'd look for it on Ebay first...

Too many confuse abandonware with freeware, if a company releases one of it's old games for free, it's not abandoned! It's on their site for God's sake! It's FREEWARE! It's also freeware, when an old game is the site of the original programmer...

I really hate it when and old school game forum is filled with people who keep asking:

-"Is this game abandonware yet? I think it should! Link, please? K luv, bubye!"

The again, this suits me fine, the more people who download old games instead of buying them the less people will try to outbid me on a old game in an Ebay auction...
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 4 comments