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Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME....
01/05/11 07:59 PM


> > Everything pirated on either system was a title I never would
> > have bought otherwise.
>
> Given that it's not exactly hard or expensive to rent games (and there's GameFly for
> the agoraphobic) I fail to understand how that's any justification for piracy.

I'm obviously not relaying my points in the intended manner, but don't think I am ~justifying~ piracy in any form. I conceede that it's wrong, but at the same time so is how it's dealt with.

Gamefly wasn't around back in the PS1 days of bootstriping IIRC. Rentals WERE a pain, as they were never in stock. In my personal experience, any ilicit activity I have ever participated in on the gaming front falls into 2 categories:

1 - The game would have never recieved a dime from me otherwise.

2 - The game was so good it resulted in me putting forth money that would not have been seen otherwise.

Again, I'm not justifying. I'm stating fact, for my situation. If the rest of the country's moral compass isn't pointed in that direction, so be it. Do what you have to do to get paid. All I can say is that I HAVE specifically avoided titles I would have otherwise bought due to DRM hell or the like.

So that is it in a nutshell. In MY case, piracy led to sales, and attempting to stop piracy of a title prevented sales. Maybe I'm a minority, but I refuse to believe I'm alone here.

I'm not denying there is piracy. I'm just saying that the "It's going to happen, lets focus efforts elsewhere" attitude might do some good. Get paid for your work, but until I see a valid study otherwise I refuse to believe that the actual number of LOST sales is as large as it's made out to be. We keep getting fed the line that pirated game = lost sale. That just isn't true. Attempting to fix an issue that has yet to be properly quantified is a waste of development time and money IMO. Could windows XP arguably be the most pirated OS to date? Did Microsoft lose money on it? Maybe they did, I don't know. They still seem to be around though. Must be a reason somewhere for that.

I'm not a poor college student anymore, and I participate in your paycheck RB. What I will say is that I haven't found nearly as many reasons to participate in that payday as of late. It's not a testement to your code, production, etc...but there are not a whole lot of titles that interest me lately...sorry.

If the Wii has improved their online distribution they still may have a sale from me yet. I like the idea. It was an epic failure upon release, and a marketing failure that I don't know more about it now. They didn't lose a sale due to piracy here, they lost a sale because they sucked. I can say that for quite a bit these days.







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* So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Ziggy100 01/03/11 01:19 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Outrun2006  01/05/11 10:00 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... bdam  01/04/11 03:11 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Shoegazr  01/05/11 02:56 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Outrun2006  01/03/11 05:54 PM
. * Lotta work for what I see as little return..... (nt) mogli  01/04/11 12:04 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... italieAdministrator  01/03/11 11:55 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Moose  01/04/11 08:29 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... SmitdoggAdministrator  01/04/11 01:24 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... R. Belmont  01/04/11 01:22 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Malice  01/04/11 09:56 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Quantum Leaper  01/04/11 09:45 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... R. Belmont  01/04/11 10:39 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... AWJ  01/05/11 02:15 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... R. Belmont  01/05/11 05:53 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... ranger_lennier  01/06/11 05:34 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... italieAdministrator  01/05/11 08:40 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... R. Belmont  01/05/11 06:42 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... italieAdministrator  01/05/11 07:59 PM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Kitsune Sniper  01/05/11 08:48 PM
. * Newer games blow anyways.....but..... mogli  01/07/11 09:50 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Firehawke  01/05/11 05:34 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... jonwil  01/07/11 03:17 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Firehawke  01/07/11 03:24 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... italieAdministrator  01/05/11 09:04 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Naoki  01/05/11 11:25 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... Master O  01/04/11 03:21 AM
. * Re: So Sandy Bridge CPU's......Looks like more Awesomeness for MAME.... keshbach1  01/04/11 08:50 PM

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