Piracy helps to kill machines.....
ok, so people might think i'll buy a super wonderful console and get a load of games off my mate. this is a bad thing, publishers who lose money to piracy, will not produce titles for that console, take a look at the Dreamcast, a great piece of hardware, better than the PS2 is someways, but i died because piracy was huge on it... a real shame
sega now make more money by producing for other formats, at least we still get the "classic" sega games.
Piracy has 2 main forms....
... you buy/hire from a shop, and copy
... you copy from friend
... you download
... you buy from a dealer
... you buy from a market
both are wrong, and harm the game industry.