Up until a few years ago, I used to be pro-piracy. I would simply say to myself "Why buy this game when I could simply just download it?". When I started investing my money into games, I realised that going out and buying a game feels much better than just downloading it from some P2P network. Eventually I started buying all my games, I stopped pirating completely. I didn't really have a view against piraters until I was at school the other day.
I pull out my DS and start playing Final Fantasy VI Advance. A game that I said "I'll just buy it later" and then never saw it ever again, I spent weeks looking for this game and eventually found it and bought it right away. A girl at my table then says to me "Oh, I have that" and I was interested on where she got it, so I asked her. She just simply said "Oh, I have it on my ROM Cart". I blew my temper there, I go searching for this game, and spend a significant amount of money on it, and somebody just goes out and simply downloads it.
Why am I rambling on? That's simple. I'm calling out for all your piraters to stop. Go out and buy the games you want, there is no excuse. Games arn't really all that expensive, I usually buy 2 a month, sometimes even more if I have some games to trade in. I also want these companies to stop making these mod chips and ROM carts, they should be charged with piracy or something, as they are encouraging the use of these devices.
I know how easy it is to go onto your favourite search engine and find the newest releases, but before you do that, think about all the people that worked on that game: programmers, graphic designers, music composers, package designers, the people that transport the games to your local store, and the regular joe who works at EB Games.