Forbes contributor advocates pirating a game instead of paying for it

By: Jeff Rivera

Forbes contributor advocates pirating a game instead of paying for it

Nightmare Busters was a game that was slated for release on the Super Nintendo, but it never saw release. The game had been completed, but the publisher never chose to release the game for reasons unknown. ROM files of the game leaked out onto the Internet, making it available for use with emulators. By most accounts, the game is quite fun, but no official version of the game ever existed.

Fast forward to 2013 and Super Fighter Team is taking it upon themselves to see the game published and released with a limited run of 600 copies. The game will carry a $60 price tag, roughly what it would have sold for back in the early 1990s, and on par with what modern games cost today.

In order to secure a copy, you'll need to preorder the game, but an article on Forbes.com suggests a different route. Erik Kain, a contributor to Forbes.com posted an article about the game's release and rather than simply directing interested parties to preorder the game, he advised that they download the ROM and play it on an emulator instead. His justification? It's free to do so. Wow.

Since the article is sure to cause an uproar and it's sure to get pulled, I've included a screenshot below (click to enlarge) and highlighted the offending text. The article can be found at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/01/27/new-super-nintendo-game-nightmare-busters-isnt-exactly-new/

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So there you have it. If you don't want to pay the asking price, just steal it instead! Great advice, Erik. I'm thinking that I should have just copied the entirety of your article and posted it everywhere so that we don't have to give Forbes.com ad clicks, but I don't feel quite right doing so.

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