Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Questions?, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Questions?

    Questions? New Member

    I want to play games but i dont know if this is legal please help!
  2. Devon

    Devon Active Member

    Yes, playing video games is indeed legal.
  3. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    providing you're not under the age displayed on the cover.

    downloading roms is not legal.
  4. rukia3

    rukia3 New Member

    That was a good one :)
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    But making and uploading roms is legal?
  5. Seph

    Seph Administrator

    Provided you don't share the files with anyone then yes. Distribution is not legal, creating a backup and storing it online solely for your own usage is.
  6. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    Making ROM Hacks on the other hand falls under the "gray" area. It is considered illegal by some game companies *cough* Square-Enix *cough* but is acknowledged by others, say with Nintendo with the many Super Mario World hacks all over the net. They acknowledge them as much as they even made a "pow block rush" stage in "New Super Mario Wii U" as well as a stage that kinda looked like a "Kaizo Trap" but never was.

    Using emulators are legal too.
  7. Loonylion

    Loonylion Administrator Staff Member

    making is legal, uploading is not. While uploading is technically legal if no-one but yourself has access to it, the assumption would be made that you uploaded it for the purpose of distribution, which is not legal.
  8. athemoe

    athemoe Active Member

    Downloading games is legal in Belgium, uploading on the other hand isn't.
  9. 2DamCerius

    2DamCerius Member

    This sounds a little too borderline type of material for me.
  10. Seph

    Seph Administrator

    Nothing borderline about it. It's like downloading music or anything else that normally costs money, it's illegal in most countries.
  11. rukia3

    rukia3 New Member

    Of course I do this only for me ;)
  12. Seph

    Seph Administrator

  13. necr0

    necr0 Active Member

    Well, downloading isn't illegal in Australia apparently.
  14. mds64

    mds64 New Member

    My brother got hit for downloading 2 call of duty games...

    I call false, not that I care, 'STRALYA MATE
  15. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    Those fall under "Warez" NOT "ROMs" though :p

    And really!? Getting caught for downloading a crappy game like CoD ROFLMAO~!
  16. necr0

    necr0 Active Member

    This is my beauty:


    Random games, movies, TV shows. Got a full collection of EUR region 3DS and NDS releases.
    Never being caught.
  17. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    Thanks to Steam and their sales I no longer pirate PC games :)

    My only problem now is, there aren't that many Steam Wallet code vendors in this country and I refuse to do online banking.

  18. necr0

    necr0 Active Member

    Problem is, with Australia, all of our internet is bad.
    So Steam is kind of useless, at a peak of 100 kb/s. :p (I'm the exception, with average 70 mb/s speeds on Steam).

    I have tried to do the Humble Bundle and stuff though. So I've got a big collection now of about 50 games.
  19. Cahos Rahne Veloza

    Cahos Rahne Veloza Active Member

    You think that's bad?

    I only get 90+kbps whenever I download games from Steam. That is of course because I only have a 1mbps internet connection. I really wish my ISP would offer their 3mbps package bundled with their landline + internet bundle for cheaper prices.
  20. necr0

    necr0 Active Member

    Where are you? The moon?

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