But most people using emulators don't own the games. That's the entire point. Nobody is saying you in particular are pirating anything, nor anybody else owning the games. Maybe it's just a matter of personal experience. If you hang out online with a lot of emulation-fans who get their copies to just paly the game they bought with better resolution or other nice additions you could easily get annoyed at people saying emulators are enabling piracy. As someone who knows 15+ people in real life that use emulators and not a owned a single game they played through said emulators nor had any Nintendo console since the SNES, I see people who go online and act like emulation is this totally legal thing that people totally use in legal ways being disingenuous as fuck. Yes, it's in itself not illegal. No, most people don't buy their games before they use an emulator to play it.