Originally Posted by akromatic
well it is correct, it doesnt matter if you spend 1000s of hours to make something or 1 hour, crap is crap, what is sellable is sellable. if it isnt sellable it doesnt matter how much money or time you spend because you wont be paid for crap. if you made something it doesnt automagically equate to sales.
owner ship and property should be treated as such and it doesnt matter if its physical or not. IPs are sold the same way. its the greedy publishers are trying to push a new "lease" model to consumers and you are spreading your butt cheeks to receive it. it doesnt have to be different to a physical sale.
infinate lifespan? are you kidding yourself? games and services have a finite life span. the last version of COD dies the moment the new one is released. services and playerbase gets cut along with it. gran turismo 5 has its services cut to make way for GT6. battlefield 2 and 1942 is long dead. infact these current digital model has a far less lifespan to a physical sale in the good ol days. once steam stops hosting the game it is dead. however back in the days you can still install the game that is on a CD any time you want and still enjoy it as though it is new. goods produced are not copied when resold (piracy is another argument). it is only the same condition because you are getting the copy from the host rather then the reseller.
your failure to see past yourself and your greed baffles me, if you enjoy buying first hand then its up to you, stop trying to preach and enforce your ideas on others. And yes i'm ok spending time to contribute to the community, credit is given where credit is due. its not a waste of time when i bank in into self satisfaction and appreciation.
try convince that to open source devs and linux community, donor ware and honor based system is there for a reason. guys who make great software like adblock gets money and survive while offering a freeware with an honor system where you pay what you think its worth. same goes with humble indie bundle which are DRM free and open to piracy
My greed? What on earth, we've been over this. YOU are the one who's greedy, wanting to resell your games to recoup some of the money you spent instead of doing what's good and healthy for the industry, support those who made the games...but, according to you and many others 'they've made their money/when is enough enough' etc etc
And no, physical and digital are different, that's why they're treated differently, period. It's been proven that it's necessary to treat them differently and that's why they are.
And stop acting like making a crap game won't sell and a good game will sell. If it's crap then you can't resell it, if it's good then you can resell it....your argument here fails on every level.
You have a fantastic outlook on things, lets screw over those who put in all the work so I can make a few pennies back on my purchase.