The Heavy Metal Matador (rydain) wrote,
The Heavy Metal Matador
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I see dumb people - overzealous anti-technology BS edition

What gives with the imbeciles who scream "OMFG u dirty pirate!1!!" when somebody talks about their PS2 HD Loader? In case you haven't heard of this gizmo: it allows you to copy your PS2 games onto a hard drive inside the console so you don't have to get a game disc out every time you want to play something. Instead, you just use the HD Loader disc and select the game from a menu. It significantly decreases loading times, allows you to conveniently choose between your most commonly played games, and is great for those of us with PS2's that don't like to boot blue-bottomed (CD format as opposed to DVD) games. Our console doesn't particularly care to load up Marvel vs. Capcom 2, so it will be great to get it to read it just once and then always be able to play it whenever we want to. (I should mention that we can't even get it on the hard drive using the HD Loader PS2 software, but it is possible to put the drive in a computer and load the game on there with the puter's higher-quality DVD drive. Isn't it nifty to know that you can probably find some way to play a game that your console won't boot?) Of course, not having to use the game disc also allows you to put it away for safe keeping, which is w00t if you're like us and have hard to find games that you want to take good care of (Fatal Frame, Disgaea, the aforementioned MvC2, which is evidently rare now). I'd wanted to copy these and use the copies and hide the originals, but now I don't have to bother.

Now, I'm quite aware that people can use this device illegally by, say, borrowing their friends' games and loading them up, but getting on some arbitrary HD Loader user's case without knowing what they do with it is like whining about the use of mp3 ripping software. OMG...I have grip on here and I used it to rip my favorite CD's to our private file server so I don't have to find the CD every time I want to listen to one song! OMFG IM STEELING!!!! ROFFLE WAFFLES!1!! If somebody admits to using the HD Loader to rip games they don't own, then pester them. Otherwise, shut the fuck up kthx.
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