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Last time I checked, PC games default around $60 at release (considerably higher than in years past).
That would be incorrect if you account for inflation. I was paying $50 for PC games 20 years ago, which is worth about $85 today.

Game prices as a whole have generally fallen over time.
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I usually start the movie when I go to sleep, then I get home from school 16hours later, and that way I only have to sit through half of it.
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Well if you already paid for the movie I wouldnt feel too bad about downloading it as well.
I own 2 copies of crysis 1 and I prefer to torrent and crack it, Installing from cd sucks -.-. and the multi player never worked due to an "update error" after applying the update I still couldn't play so I said f it and torrented.
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I thought this was going to be something about how usually games are bug ridden and people who first buy them are punished like that or have drm.

The example they use works to I guess, only you can delete intro videos.
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What I hate is that they advertise the Blu-ray format... on Blu-ray. Seriously aren't you preaching tho the choire? The people who own that Blu-ray disc have already given you thier money and given into the format change. The ones who are watching it at a friends house or have pirated it or something are already going to "expierience the difference!!!"

What are these advertisements for Blu-ray on a Blu-ray movie going to accomplish!!! Why do they make me watch these inane trailers...
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE!!!
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post #46 of 116
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This gives me an idea. Would anyone buy a blu ray system that bypasses all these intros and skips directly to menu/main movie itself?
I have a feeling that would be impossible, because I imagine to get licensed as a Blu-Ray device would require said device honoring all the firmware/software flags for being unskippable/PUO's etc.
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I own 2 copies of crysis 1 and I prefer to torrent and crack it, Installing from cd sucks -.-. and the multi player never worked due to an "update error" after applying the update I still couldn't play so I said f it and torrented.
Ditto but the games in question here are:
Shogo - Mobile Armor Division (AKA Shogo - MAD)
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I own 2 copies of crysis 1 and I prefer to torrent and crack it, Installing from cd sucks -.-. and the multi player never worked due to an "update error" after applying the update I still couldn't play so I said f it and torrented.
Same here. And ive had to crack some of my legally purchased games because of the install limit bs.
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For the sake of having a copy I still buy blu ray movies and PS3/360 games.
I just get them new or close to new and I don't pay much for them.

eBay..paypal...how I love thee.
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I don't want to install the game, or an update

Obviously this guy wants buggy released games. Even if the released product was buggy, at least give us the option to not have a buggy game.

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I don't want to input a stack of codes

You don't have to. In fact, just click start and you're good to go. However, this isn't the point he is trying to get. In fact, he is complaining that their is locked content in the released game.

I don't agree with the locked content that is already on the disk.

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I don't want to watch an unskippable trailer for your next game

This has gone on for awhile. When did this guy start gaming? He is making it sound like its a "big unknown".

Though it was always a nice feature that developers would allow.

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I don't want to make a new account for your online service

Usually you don't. Most of the time, it isn't their online service. However, you should have a unique name if you want to keep your stats.

CS and all the other classic games didn't require this. It was nice. But some games you are required to and for good reason. Heck, sometimes I wish you only had 1 possible name per account. Freakin smurfs on CoH. xD
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I just want to play the damned thing

You can play it.


Frankly, this guy is just looking for hits. :/

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Originally Posted by Darkapoc View Post
I own 2 copies of crysis 1 and I prefer to torrent and crack it, Installing from cd sucks -.-. and the multi player never worked due to an "update error" after applying the update I still couldn't play so I said f it and torrented.
You can't be serious.... If it was a bad install, it would be easier to spend 30 minutes fixing it rather then 20 hours to download.
Edited by Domino - 4/12/11 at 4:45pm
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