Originally Posted by pash1k;12318166
I've asked you to get off your high horse before. Or was it another high minded, "I'm smarter than everyone here" OCN member? Regardless, personally, I don't think I'm fighting the system. I know that my opinion counts for nothing with Sony or with the courts, or with the government. However, don't tell me that you are so in love with Sony that you honestly don't care that they are requesting so much information from YouTube about something relatively trivial (that video didn't even have any actual info in it, just a showcasing). Don't tell me that you have no problems with the fact that money buys this much power in a country that spouts a ridiculous amount of "liberties." Honestly, if you are that deep in Sony's pockets, I doubt that I can connect with you, as one human being with another.
Then tell us, how does structured capitalism work? Enlighten me, since you're so smart.
Oh really? PC gaming is dying, is it? How quaint. You believe that PS3 has better games than the PC? Have you heard of the indie scene? Have you visited this page recently http://store.steampowered.com/genre/Indie/?snr=1_4_4__12?
Show me PS3 or Xbox titles that have as much innovation, creativity, and straight up fun as Super Meat Boy, Braid, Penumbra, World of Goo, VVVVVV, Sam & Max, Magicka. Some of those have made it to the consoles, however the PC is the home platform for those games. The console users are too busy waiting for the next killzone/cod/bioshock/.
I'm not on a high horse. Nor do I believe I am smarter than everyone. It is a matter of being logical. When I first heard about Sony asking for the IPs, I even felt it was too far. That is beyond the distance I seen Sony going for this case. Though, just think about it... It wouldn't make any sense for them to "expand" their case to bystanders watching videos. Logically, they are doing something specific, they just need a wider domain to look for it. Still, it seems a little rash for them to do such, but the people here are blowing it way out of proportion.
As for capitalism, it can only work when people don't believe everything should be free lookingatsocialist. What is the purpose of spending all that time and money on a console, selling it at a loss just to profit from game sales when the security is breached to a point those sales will inevitably fall from piracy? People on this forum seem to believe pirating something isn't theft. They seem to believe that if they pirate it, they had no intention of buying it, so it isn't a lost sale. News flash, you are still in possession of content illegally obtained that isn't owned by you. The stuff Sony offers to the public, like consoles, is a luxury, not a right. Most of you wouldn't care if Sony discontinued production simply because you are all PC elitist. Most of you are sour and jealous that consoles get the priority of real devs and you get shafted.
Lets take an example. There are some ok B movies out there that go straight to DVD, but then there are the fully funded and catered big screen movies that stay in theaters for months and gets released 6+ months later. People want those big movies, not the vastly produced B movies. So yeah, indie games are good, but they can never stand up to "big screen" games. Between VVVVVV and Killzone, it will be Killzone. Between WaDF and Uncharted, it will be Uncharted. Not to mention, I never said PC gaming is dying, it is going stale. Smart phones and social networks get more exclusive game devotion than the PC.
Way off topic.
Sony has pushed their bounds, but they aren't stealing your identities. People are blowing this out of proportion. I'm really excited to see how the whole case turns out.