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01-01-2013, 11:37 PM #21
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It's attack that which causes the problems - you're attacking a person's worldview - indeed the shared worldview of a community - it seldom ends well, you seldom achieve much!
For example, today someone challenged me over how much I value the companionship of my dog - they said it was a dumb animal which didn't offer me anything other than demanding my time and effort - that it was a 'security blanket' which walked by itself.
Now, I could easily have challenged their view in detail but instead I just waited until they went to pat her when I nudged her tail which results in her trying to bite anything nearby ;)
02-01-2013, 04:52 AM #22
William Burroughs told me--in a fever dream, obviously--that pirates helped to create modern democracy. Who knows what wonderful forms of governance are on the horizon thanks to the culture of file sharing?
02-01-2013, 05:07 AM #23
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02-01-2013, 07:22 AM #24
I can't help but feel there's this weird 'star wars' mentality going on in gaming culture (across the board) where in anyone 'big' is somehow The empire and anyone 'small' is somehow part of the rebel alliance, and that somehow the big guys are robbing everyone hook line and sinker (despite the fact that the credits on most AAA games are longer than those on films these days) and should be utterly despised where as it's free pass time to anyone out there whose the latter and that making them overnight millionaires is perfectly acceptable, and the validity of their works is beyond question (HLM & violence for instance).Why yes you're right I'm deliciously evil
Tradition is the tyranny of dead men
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*blush* I'm flattered by the attention boys, but please let's not make the thread about liddle old me
He who controls the Doge controls the universe
02-01-2013, 07:53 AM #25- If the sound of Samuel Barber's "Adagio For Strings" makes you think of Kharak burning instead of the Vietnamese jungle, most of your youth happened during the 90s. -
02-01-2013, 08:16 AM #26
Star Wars Episode 7: A Fish Too Far.
As you say, physical media isn't durable. Data dies hard on the internet, sometimes the only reason we've got old games is because they're being shared about and preserved online.
02-01-2013, 02:00 PM #27
Sales figures. Yes, one person doesn't make a difference. But, fortunately, nobody here is a unique snowflake. There are countless other people like us out there who will make similar decisions. So if you re-purchase Freespace every time you see it, sales figures and revenue will suggest "Hey, maybe we should make more Freespace-like games". And, you know, Freespace :p
Same thing with the mentality of "I wasn't going to buy it anyway". That may be true,or it may not. You don't know because you didn't truly make a decision. All you did was buy the top 50 euros of your wantlist and left piracy to pick up the slack.
As an example: A game like Space Rangers 2 vs a game like Freelancer. SR2 has the MUCH better value as it is very replayable with lots of different approaches and "non-linear" text adventures. But there are few rides in gaming more fun than Freelancer (the first time. After that much of the magic disappears). If I were looking for a game to buy, I would probably grab Freelancer. But, if I realized I might not be able to buy another game for a long time, I would grab SR2. Its Fun/Seconds for the first run is MUCH lower, but its levels of fun barely decay. Whereas Freelancer is REALLY fun at first, but decays rapidly on additional playthroughs (at least, for me).
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02-01-2013, 02:55 PM #28
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If I can find it new from the publisher, off to abandonware I go. Sad part in all this is the publishers easily overlook this market because it won't bring in hundreds of millions that a new Halo or CoD will bring in. They could easily get their money spent to put it up on digital (or let GOG do it) and have a easy revenue source for the many years to come.
02-01-2013, 02:57 PM #29
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02-01-2013, 03:11 PM #30
in my humble opinion, it doesn't matter if the game is in Humble Indie Bundle it still available in various torrent out there.
But props to those people out there to support HIB.