Come to think of it, computer games have gotten a lot more affordable since the days of Nintendo and Atari. These days, you can simply pay a small downloading fee online, and you're good to go. A lot of companies even offer attractive discounts like PopCap Games coupons, which allow a consumer a special discounted price on their purchases when used.
However, if you're like me, you have found yourself thinking about why you have to pay for game time when a lot of people are boasting about being able to download the same game for free over the internet using certain peer to peer file sharing programs.
Hopefully you've come to the same conclusion as well. That it's only right to pay fees for the use of the game that someone else has conceptualized, developed, refined, and marketed. Admittedly, we know that software companies do make good money from these games, but the money they make is what they need to stay in business.
It's not like they picked up these games off the street, put them in a box and asked you to pay. Usually a single game may take a team of people years to develop, which translates into dozens of hundreds of manhours for the company. To the members of the team, what people are disrespectfully downloading online are the results of their long days (and a lot of time, nights as well) hard at work.
Now think for a minute. Would you want someone to do that to you?
Besides, the benefits of a game that you paid for are definitely worth it. There's better graphics, of course, which translates to better gameplay. There are also more challenges and levels, which you don't get on trial versions or free versions online that the manufactures offer. So essentially, you get all the bells and whistles, and to top it off, almost all good games have easter eggs that you can only unlock on a legally purchased version.
Also, think of it this way - the money you spend on a proper version of a game, bought from the manufacturer, goes a long way towards developing better games and refining the ones currently on the market.
I recently bought my niece and nephew the Chuzzle game, using a handy PopCap Games coupon code I found online. I have to admit, this game is addicting, and even more so with the loads of better challenges found on the version I bought from the company's website. We all spent hours on the computer, each trying to top everyone else's scores.
My nephew, however, has discovered the rest of PopCap's offerings, and has decided that he wants more! I'm not even going to think about going to a p2p site to download them. All I can say is that I'm lucky I know where to find more PopCap Games coupons!
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