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Extra Credit took on the subject of piracy in this weeks episode.
I gotta say it was actually pretty good.
Extra Credit - Piracy
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Extra Credit took on the subject of piracy in this weeks episode.
I gotta say it was actually pretty good.
Extra Credit - Piracy
I took a look at it just for the funny pictures. :3
    
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all i gonna say is valid points on both sides
    
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This video was originally posted quite a while ago.

Anyway, I agree with the vast majority of it.
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Quite a while, as in sometime today?
Only thing I object to is thew hole oh you have this luxury item, you should have the money to buy games. I built my pc when I had the money to do such a thing, now I'm scraping the bottom of the money jar.
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I couldn't agree more with the point about giving people incentives to actually purchase the game. Who wants a game that's restricted by an always-on DRM when it's so easy to just pirate a DRM free version? Lots of companies are going the way of DLC, which can work, but not everyone cares about DLC, especially if it costs more money on top of the game. They really need to figure out a better way to attract people to buy.

And as for the point Eagle touched on that was mentioned in the video, I'm in the same boat. I got my computer when I had money (and during school). Now, I don't have money. I do like that there's more and more games that are doing the free-to-play option with micro-transactions. Look at LOTRO. They started making more money when they went to that model. Clearly it has something working for it.
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I agree with every point made.
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Good video. I totally agree with this guy about the game being over priced, not worth paying so much for and especially the DRM. Some game industries are just stupid. They think by making DRM they will stop piracy ? please.
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Quite a while, as in sometime today?
Unless I'm suffering a severe case of deja vu I could have sworn this exact video had been posted somewhere around a year ago.

I know the article it was based off of is two years old: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...o-Fight-Piracy

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Only thing I object to is thew hole oh you have this luxury item, you should have the money to buy games. I built my pc when I had the money to do such a thing, now I'm scraping the bottom of the money jar.
I agree. One thing does not imply the other. Also, value goes beyond what the target audience can affort.

Games are overpriced in general. Costs add up, and the most common price point for new, big name, titles is well outside the impulsive buy zone that game publishers should be aiming for.

I've spend about 150 dollars on GoG.com in the last year. This is double what I've spent on all other games. When it comes down to it, I look at anything over about 20 dollars very carefully, and more often than not, I come to the conclusion I can do without. At 10 dollars though, I'm likely to buy it even if it only barely catches my interest.
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The MVPMods community took MVP Baseball 05 to legendary status in its prime, yet companies haven't learned to tap their best resources: their own customers. Like the video said, if you limit what users can do, they'll find other ways of doing it anyhow. I still wait for the day that there's a fully moddable game that is encouraged and marketed by the company and its modders.
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