Piracy is not something new in the realm of digital objects. Practical and easy to excuse that objects that do not have physical form are a lot of “stolen” and the results of “stolen” traded. Video games are no exception. Cheap is the reason some connoisseurs of pirated games because of the high price of video games out there.
But, did you know that instead of getting profit, playing pirated games also gives you a lot of problems. What are the problems? Maybe our list can give you an idea of the extent of the problem that could have occurred if you were still stubborn to play it.
Disclaimer: We do not support piracy at all because it harms many parties. In addition, it’s only natural that if people sell goods / entertainment, those who want to enjoy it must pay a sum of money.
- It Can Be Dangerous Malware
Quiet is silent but causes problems, that’s malware. As much as you trust the website, what else is downloading via torrent. It is very likely that your PC is infected with dangerous malware. I didn’t say “for sure” but “it just works”. Because malware is totally different from what looks like or not. Moreover, there is a new type of malware called ransomware, just pressing the download button can be problematic. Cases like bitcoin miner malware also happened in the past because someone downloaded a pirated version of Watch Dogs. Make the victim PC used for remote mining by the offender.
- Losing the ability to go online
Weve not a secret anymore if playing pirated games can not be online. But not just playing online, but the ability to be online can also be a threat. Especially you who play pirated games on the console. Microsoft with the Xbox 360, for example, eventually banned nearly one million players thanks to them trying to modify the console to be able to play pirated games. This is written in the rules and with the consequence that they will be banned from their device too. PlayStation also does the same thing.
- Can’t Play the Game If You Have Connected to the Internet (Only Console)
This only happens at consoles. If you buy a pirated console, for example a pirated PS4. Then clearly the seller will say to play it without an internet connection, both cable and wifi. This is because you will not be able to play the game if you have connected to the internet. Thanks to PlayStation, it immediately detects that the game you have is not yours, so they lock it.
- Cannot Use a Controller (PC Only)
Not all of it, but pirated groups like CODEX will not be able to connect the controller to the PC for some games they have hijacked from Steam. Some cases that I found myself in the darkside forum are complicated to run the controller well for their “work”. Forcing them to have to do other ways so they can use it well. But it’s complicated. Once again I say “not everything” but most likely there is.
- Cannot Complete Mission
If installing Denuvo and protection can still be broken, then the only way for developers to prevent you from playing pirated games is to stop you in the game. Batman Arkham Asylum, for example, will not allow Batman to use his grappling hook and even though it can be used, he will be thrown elsewhere. There are still many ways for developers to provide a deterrent effect.
- Not Getting the Latest Updates
The update is the most important part in the game, because with the update some of the bugs that you find in version 1.0 will be fixed in version 1.1 and so on. If you decide to play pirated games, you won’t get an update that will generally make your gaming experience better.
- May be caught in a criminal case
This was also triggered thanks to the community’s indifference to it. Quite often a lot of chatter from those who say, “It’s just a game” and so on. Consider the things that are actually big, trivial. Remember, the game isn’t as trivial as expected. Some of you just throw a tantrum if someone spreads out there is no source, say help and so on.
The game is the same time too, you plow like the game, you copy the copyright. If you want, the government can actually enforce the law. So they will easily find you and ensnare the existing articles.
- Waste (for those of you who like to buy pirated games)
This is for you whose internet is slow and only has money to buy pirated games. The price is not uncommon even more expensive than the original game. Just imagine if you buy a lot, waste. Instead of buying a DVD but the game is helping, it’s better to buy the game directly. Now there is a discount event. If you don’t have money, you can anticipate when the discount applies. In addition, payment media is also easy, there are also local stores that sell the game directly, which is guaranteed ori.
That’s 8 problems that can occur if you buy, play, or even download pirated games. This article was made for remembering. Well not everything can happen really, but of the eight possibilities, it can just happen. Either because of his careless room or maybe because of other factors. So, as much as possible stay away from pirated. Patience first until the money collected. This struggle is indeed hard, even for those who already have their own income but still like playing games.