I think I may have undone their entire propaganda effort.

Discussion in 'Video Games & Weeaboo Shit' started by Baya Rae 4900, Dec 23, 2011.

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They dun goof'd?

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  2. No. We must welcome our new gaming conglomerate overlords and not think on this lest we anger them.

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    You know how the gaming industry shills say that those pirating shit are stealing because they're not paying the developers/producers of the games? Well... if you buy second hand from a retailer you're also not paying the developers/producers yet that won't land you in prison. So... yeah.

    In fact buying second hand from retailers might be considered worse since you're using money, which you would otherwise spend on things like new games, on games that only benefit the retailer whereas with piracy you don't spend any money (apart from whatever your internet costs) which means you have money to spend on new games, if you choose to do so.
     
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    You're a little late to the prom. ;) But you're on the right prom, and that's what counts.

    In the 90s the music industry was bitching about second-hand record stores and wanted to ban them. However, that inept attempt failed.

    If the gaming industry doesn't want a huge backlash, they should consider their games as books. A book may have many readers and owners. But a book can only have one owner or one reader at a time. Anyone who has browsed at second-hand bookstore or the Salvation Army can tell that you can make marvelous finds. And society is simply better because of this. And richer, because let's say that you right now can afford the latest book of a series. And you want to read the books in order and don't want to settle for some paperback issue. So you buy a used copy of the first book. If you doesn't like the book, well that's your loss, but at least you lost just a little money. If you like it, then you're "part of the club" and will probably buy the rest of the series hardcover and new.

    Of course, making old computer games run on Windows 7 can be a real chore. But that question is moot for consoles. And you can play 30-35 year old console games like nobody's business. But if the gaming industry are going to have their way, no-one can "return to the roots".

    So if the gaming industry are going to have the cake and eat it, then every game ever published must be available on some kind of Steam.