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Discussion in 'TechSpot News and Comments' started by Emil, Nov 9, 2010.
The fact that people have still been using LimeWire up until shutdown is hilarious.
Sadly... I have bought games but only multiplayers, the ones you can squish every cent (In my case chilean peso) out of fun (Which I do download a... mmm... "demo"), but I would never consider buying a single player game, for that I have minesweeper and freecell.
How would you consider buying a $50-$60 game where you play alone, have no multiplayer whatsoever, and end up trashing to play counter-strike 1.6?
While I'm against piracy, I love it how these guys flaunt it in the edition's name.
There are quite a few answers to that.
First of all, for some people it's not a huge amount of money. Many people regularly pay this for a meal at a restaurant, or to see a ballgame, or several times that to see their beloved singer perform. So they're willing to pay a huge sum for a couple of hours of entertainment but not $50-60 for quite a lot of hours of a game's campaign?
Even if you can justly say that you're not buying the games because you can't afford them, that's still not a reason to pirate it. Make do with the games that you like (such as multiplayer) or those that cost less. It's possible to have quite a bit of fun with games that cost little or nothing.
And lastly, the $50-60 price is only for people who need to play the game when it comes out. Wait a little and the price will drop.
Limewire SUCKS. I know so many people that used their paid service and still got loads of infections. Better to leave it dead.
Limewire is not worth to resurrect. It's full of crap. There are far superior programs to use. So this is ridiculous
Hi there, I am a guest here ....I read alot of comments on how laughable it is to still use limewire..
I am not very good with Comps, and dont spend much time on them but I like finding old music that isnt available any longer. I used Limewire because it had the music and it was on my computer since I bought it. I dont mind paying for music or even a monthly service (provided it has what I am looking for.
Can you (in the know) fellows suggest some better sites to use for music downloads.???
I never got a virus from LimeWire and have used it for years. While I get the issue the MPAA or the record industry has with file sharing, often, I use limewire to find a song for my kid, like "Witch Doctor" because she heard the version on the Chipmunks. I'm not buying a CD of "Witch Doctor" for her to hear. I'm not buying a version of most of the songs I play for her or listen to once. Also, many of the songs I've d/l I owned on tape or record. In the other instance, I've used it to listen to songs by artists I heard a snippet from.
Limewire hasn't cost anyone any money from me. If I couldn't get it free, I don't get it. I bought the U2 CDs that come out. My kid has the DVDs for just about every Disney movie that comes out. We rent Star Wars from the library for a $1.
For the artists, it might be better free. The music gets out, they tour. Skip the record company contract.
This seems to be more about sticking it to the man.
Anyone with any brains dumped limewire years ago.
Only noobs use it.
A couple of sites I find great for music.
You can't download from them, but they're free, legal and should have what you want.
Now that is just funny!!! But saw it coming
Those pesky pirates are hard to keep at bay aren't they?
Agreed, but it just adds another way to get a virus/trojan. Sure people will still get them from stupid browsing, but this is just another avenue for infection.
Well the illegal method would be bit-torrent. Basicly sites like btjunkie, mininova, and the piratebay. Use Utorrent as a client as well. The advantage is that you will be able to download entire collections in one go. The drawback is that bit-torrent uses extremely high amounts of bandwidth because of the number of connects. It also needs tools like Winrar. And it takes time.
The legal method I am looking into at the moment is Zune Pass. It seems kinda like a netflix for music. Monthly fees and access to their library type deal.
I am not good at explaining things so you may want to do independent research.
thanks I'll look into those places...
First thing I thought of reading this was -
On another note - its not Limewirethats full of virus's its the files you download. And its not rocket science to spot the virus files. As cryptopsy said - .exe file and 16kb - come on.
I will admit I used Limewire in the past, and through a bit of intelligence and an anti-virus I don't believe I have ever gotten a virus from a file I d/l via Limewire
What about BearShare???..says its legal downloads?
The article states that Limewire itself came with spyware and malware. Yes you can get more by naively downloading viruses, but the client itself has been improved by removing the unpleasantness.
BearShare also uses the gnutella network. Depending on your country of residence, if Limewire is illegal there, BearShare should be too.
I support downloading games, music and movies. Why? Let's take a very well known actor who has made several movies but I will concentrate on a particular trilogy of his. He starred in the original movie followed by the sequel. He said he would not do a third (ie: a trilogy) but he was convinced to do so. How? He was paid an obscene US$60,000,000 and it took only 5 months out of his time to do the film. I don't care who you are, nobody deserves to be paid that amount of money for only 5 months work. Now don't give me any flack that actors work long hours from early morning to late. So does a factory or road worker and they only earn a measly $500.00 or so a week. Then we go to see the movie at the cinema and are charged $15.00 followed by $20.00 - $40.00 for the DVD/Bluray which only costs a relatively minimal amount to produce but the royalties go to the film-makers, film-studios and sometimes to the actors as well. I understand that it cost huge amounts of money to develop, produce and market games, films and music etc but at the end of the day, after all the expenses have been paid, many film-makers, actors, singers etc are multi-multi-millionaires who lead lavish lifestyles that 98% of the world's population can only dream about. Pay all these people a normal wage, charge us only a few dollars to see a movie or concert or to buy a CD/DVD game and then I would support anti-piracy.
Man I remember the days I had Limewire running all day long. I downloaded way too much. Now I use all legal sources. I wish I could use these services, but with my kids I'm trying to protect my kids and my family from any legal bullshit.