I play PC games which i never buy, am i a pirate?

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#1  Edited By KazumaKiryu21
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I'm playing free games from Epic Store , currently downloaded Prey for free and enjoying it. I get all the free games they offer, i never buy games from Epic Store tho, only visit it for freebies.

Am i some kind of pirate?

Well?

P.S:

I buy from Steam and Microsoft Store only ( But bargain bin gamepass subscriptions, rental only ).

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#2 blaznwiipspman1  Online
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naw, you're a smart consumer

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#3 Archangel3371
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Honestly, do you really have to ask?

The answer is no obviously. 😅

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#4 Fedor  Online
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Never purchased a game on the Epic store but I have like 80 games in my library.

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#5 Eoten
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Well, I buy games I never play. My Steam library is full of backlogged shit I buy when on sale, and haven't gotten around to playing.

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#7 Ibacai
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Do you get the games illegally? There is your answer.

Thread done!

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#8 enzyme36
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Id rather pay on other platforms than have to download the EGS ... but good hustle you got in the OP and aint nothing wrong with that approach.

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#9 pyro1245
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Hahaha sure. "free"

Timcent thanks you for your contribution to the platform.

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#10 SolidGame_basic
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What are you, The Riddler?

If the developer has an agreement with the distributor, then it's all good.

But if you're literally just stealing than that's piracy lol

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#11  Edited By GirlUSoCrazy
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If you are obtaining copies in an unauthorized manner, you are a pirate. If you are obtaining copies in a manner above board, you are not a pirate.

Personally I was adding all those freebies to my library from Steam/GoG/Epic even though I wasn't playing them that way. Now I have a Steam Deck and I'm more inclined to play those. Also I have a family that's into games and they've added these games to their accounts as well for when they feel like getting into some more games.

I also grabbed the free games that were given away by Sony for the "Play At Home" program, and also the Lego Ninjago Movie game that was given away by WB/TT on all platforms.

In addition to DLC for various games, Sony also gave away:

  • Abzû
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Rez Infinite
  • Subnautica
  • The Witness
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Moss
  • Thumper
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Journey
  • Uncharted Nathan Drake Collection
  • Paper Beast
  • Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
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#12 adsparky
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Don't worry man, I've got you covered, i buy a lot of games I never play.

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#13  Edited By lamprey263
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If you pay for an NFT copy of SNES games, you're a sucker.

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#14  Edited By SOedipus
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Just a mooch.

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#15 R4gn4r0k
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I buy from Steam only.

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#16 deactivated-62852ef1135c6
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Um, no?

Personally I don't accept freebies from Epic. I won't even use their launcher. I buy everything, usually, but I do look for good discounts.

I'm obviously better than you.

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#17 GirlUSoCrazy
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@R4gn4r0k: On PC that's where my money goes because of official Linux support, TV mode support and controller navigation, and additionally the streamlining of community support options and mods. The whole ecosystem there is as good as you could hope for on PC.

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@girlusocrazy said:

@R4gn4r0k: On PC that's where my money goes because of official Linux support, TV mode support and controller navigation, and additionally the streamlining of community support options and mods. The whole ecosystem there is as good as you could hope for on PC.

For me I always liked Steam features. There's the workshop, the community pages and lets not forget the loyalty discounts:

Steam checks if you already own a game and you could get a remaster for dirt cheap, often free.

I don't want to have my games spread across multiple launchers. I don't mind having EA games on Origin or Ubisoft games on Uplay... But having more launchers for the sake of more launchers? No thanks.

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@R4gn4r0k: You don't use GoG?

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#20 KazumaKiryu21
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I've GOG and EPIC for freebies

I use gamepass when subscription gets dirtcheap

I used to buy on Origin, Uplay

Nowadays I only use Steam

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#21 Poarstman
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Well I think it would think it'd fit around the same gray area because if you're not redistributing it for the sake of making money off it ,you'd be fine

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#22 WitIsWisdom
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Claiming free games is a little different from pirating software or using key generators...

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#23 glez13
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I have only bought like 3 games on EGS yet my library is like around 150 games. With GOG almost the same, only bought like 5 games yet my library has around 80 games. Even on Steam I must be at around 70 free games. Even stuff I hardly use like Origin and Ubisoft Connect have like a dozen free games each.

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#24  Edited By madrocketeer  Online
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Nah, you're not a pirate; Tim Sweeney just generously paid for your games for you with his Fortnite mega-bucks.

Saying "thank you" is optional.

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#25 KazumaKiryu21
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@fedor said:

Never purchased a game on the Epic store but I have like 80 games in my library.

Same lol

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#26 Kadin_Kai
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It’s a matter of time before the FBI knocks on the door.

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#27 sakaiXx
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U can't urself a thief if you never stolen anything.

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#28 lebanese_boy
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Lol of course not. I never bought anything on Epic, I just get the free games and while I didn't check I think my Epic library probably surpassed my 15+ years old Steam library in terms of size.

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#29 R4gn4r0k
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@wandering_halls said:

@R4gn4r0k: You don't use GoG?

Never felt the need, sorry.

I know it's DRM free but Steam is just very convenient.

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#30 Litchie
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I'm not sure how you can be that stupid, TC.

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#31 KazumaKiryu21
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@Litchie: Saying others are Stupid 🤣😂😅

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#33 Litchie
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@kazumakiryu21 said:

@Litchie: Saying others are Stupid 🤣😂😅

o...k.

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#34 KazumaKiryu21
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@Litchie: 🤜

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#35 Litchie
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@kazumakiryu21: 🤛

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#36 pmanden
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You need at least to buy a black hat, a sword and a ship before I will consider calling you a pirate.

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#37 R4gn4r0k
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@pmanden said:

You need at least to buy a black hat, a sword and a ship before I will consider calling you a pirate.

Reminds me of this brilliant episode:

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#38  Edited By SecretPolice
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If you're not playing Sea of mofo Thieves, you ain't no pirate. :P

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#39 Macutchi
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stopped reading at i play pc games. yes you're a pirate, like the rest of us them

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#40 GNS
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You're a lizard, Harry.

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#41 Lavamelon
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@fedor: if you want to keep getting free games, you need to buy some games from Epic too. They can’t afford to keep giving free games forever.

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#42 Fedor  Online
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@lavamelon: No, I'd rather not.

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#43 Jendeh
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Prey is such an awesome game. It took me completely by surprise. And no, I would say you are an intelligent consumer. I have stopped buying full priced games and am trying to wait until things are greatly reduced.

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#44 Lavamelon
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@fedor: Then don’t blame me if Epic stops giving out free games due to people taking advantage of them. They can’t continue like this forever.

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#45 Fedor  Online
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@lavamelon: You can put the blame on me.

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#46 blueinheaven
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You claim to be a PC gamer, you also claim not to know what piracy is. Are you stupid? Or just pretending to be?

Well?

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#47 Fedor  Online
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Borderlands 3 free on EPIC right now btw.

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#48 neatfeatguy
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@fedor said:

Borderlands 3 free on EPIC right now btw.

It's pretty crappy, when compared to even Borderlands Pre-Sequel and I didn't really like the pre-sequel. The game was way too easy and the only way to make it challenging is to beat the game (story wasn't very good) so you can play it on a higher difficulty. I've already been through the game and wasn't impressed, I'm not going to spend time replaying a game I didn't enjoy just so it can be a challenge.

Oh well. Life goes on. I guess if anyone has been on the fence about getting the game, getting a free copy off EGS might be the way to go.

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#49 jaydan
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You sir, are a pirate.

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#50 R4gn4r0k
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@neatfeatguy said:
@fedor said:

Borderlands 3 free on EPIC right now btw.

It's pretty crappy, when compared to even Borderlands Pre-Sequel and I didn't really like the pre-sequel. The game was way too easy and the only way to make it challenging is to beat the game (story wasn't very good) so you can play it on a higher difficulty. I've already been through the game and wasn't impressed, I'm not going to spend time replaying a game I didn't enjoy just so it can be a challenge.

Oh well. Life goes on. I guess if anyone has been on the fence about getting the game, getting a free copy off EGS might be the way to go.

Does it get better in coop?