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*Goes into game directory and deletes intro videos* Problem solved
then replace with the 3dfx one
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Oh lord.

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Thats sort of a necro post, but worth while that youtube video hilarious
    
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LOL. He was using XP in the video. And the only files that are that bad off are more than a month old. That's the one thing I think piracy has that is an internal killer. The good stuff is usually a flash in the pan and then gone.

That said with the US internet available to the consumer I'm still curious why they view it as a huge problem. US internet service is terribly slow for anything above a 1GB. Part of me thinks that's why it's the way it is; to deter piracy.

From the first post: Those ads are how they "pay/profit" from movies. Advertising is everywhere. If you really wanted to make a point about showing the pros of piracy you would just list the fact that with a pirated file you actually have control over it. There's no DRM or service you have to have to make it work.

I fear the cloud because of that lack of control.
     
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That said with the US internet available to the consumer I'm still curious why they view it as a huge problem. US internet service is terribly slow for anything above a 1GB. Part of me thinks that's why it's the way it is; to deter piracy.

From the first post: Those ads are how they "pay/profit" from movies. Advertising is everywhere. If you really wanted to make a point about showing the pros of piracy you would just list the fact that with a pirated file you actually have control over it. There's no DRM or service you have to have to make it work.

I fear the cloud because of that lack of control.
Terribly slow as in, it takes a terribly long? 30 minutes to dl a 700mb DVD quality movie? The issue with slow internet speeds in North America has always been about infrastructure and regulations that force ISP's to develop in remote farmlands.

And publishers and studios obviously don't respect the consumer when they already spent $20-$30 on a movie and they have to furthermore go through unskippable ads and self promotion.

I honestly forgot the last time I had to deal with unskipable ads, maybe a couple times at school when they had to show documentaries or films on DVD, but those are easily skipable with VLC and MPC, which for some reason my school adopted on all their computers last year.
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XBMC, Skip straight to DVD Menu
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Pure genius.
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this is finally adressed...
i hate paying for a bunch of bs
i have bought a few movies, that are STILL in their wrapping, because i have also downloaded them, and prefer to watch the nicer rip.. and it's much easier than ripping it myself.

that, and commercials on tv shows, comeon now.. i will pay a decent price for a couple channels, no commercials, and dvr.

edit:
my comment was related to the OPs image more than the article.
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The first thing I see on the source page is the guy whining about updates. You... Dont want... updates... and patches ? Im sorry, what would you rather do, play your game instantly with bugs that make you rage, or wait the 10 minutes to download and apply a patch that removes said bugs and get the raging done before starting. Im not even gonna read this article, stupid guy is stupid.
Gotta agree. Game wasn't shipped unfinished, bugs were found when 20,000 testers came online on release date.

1,00,000 lines of code = bugs.

Agree with some of the other parts of the article, but not going to rage about any of it really.

What gets me is a 5 dollar map pack/add on a month after the damn thing is released that splits the online players into the haves and have nots.
    
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I like how on the computer they go through great pains to make sure all logoing is missing, anything that could identify the OS or computer, but in the programs title bar it proudly states "BitTorrent"! Just so you know who's destroying and whatnot.
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