If they couldn’t pirate, and they still wanted to play the game, then they’d have to buy it. The possibility exists that maybe they wouldn’t want to play it enough to justify the pricetag or maybe they’d wait for reviews/sales before either paying or losing interest.
I’m sorry but this is NOT a good thing to advertise if you are trying to support the PCMR as a kind group. The extreme number of slurs and insults in that video can only serve to reinforce the (sometimes justified) opinion that PCMR members are elitist and snobbish towards those outside their group, while only adding hatred for use of derogatory terms. The overuse of the term “fag” jumped out at me the most.
Not a fan of how /v/ supported torrenting so much. Edit: now that my score went from 10 to -1, I will say that as a person who has relatives in the music industry you can justify piracy saying “I pirate so I can decide whether to actually buy it”, but it is obvious the vast majority pirate games and music and movies never intend to buy it, and the reaction I hate the most is when they say they played it and is glad they didn’t buy it. Read some reviews, watch a video of the gameplay, encouraging piracy is supporting the vast majority of people who don’t want to pay for games. All my emulated games I have a physical copy on a shelf. I have not emulated what I haven’t bought.
never intending to buy” doesn’t mean they never intended to play, just that they always intended to pirate.
The pro-piracy argument is that a majority of those on the fence would lose interest and never pay up, but even then there’s the small number of people who would pay which constitutes some lost revenue. Of course the anti-piracy argument is that the number of people who would pay (if piracy wasn’t an option) is enough that lost revenue is significant. Unfortunately it’s not easy to get good data one way or the other.