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post #71 of 79 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 07:49 AM
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My viewpoint on this is it's a lose-lose regardless.

Door #1 is an industry heavily regulated and sanitized for the children

Door #2 is an industry where minimum effort/maximum profit rules.

Neither choice really gives room for good games, imo.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Blze001 View Post
My viewpoint on this is it's a lose-lose regardless.

Door #1 is an industry heavily regulated and sanitized for the children

Door #2 is an industry where minimum effort/maximum profit rules.

Neither choice really gives room for good games, imo.
Your second door is a given no matter what; it's been inevitable since gaming went mainstream. Good big-budget games are already as rare as hens teeth for the same reason that most big-budget movies range from terrible to mediocre.

Very little that appeals to as broad an audience as is required to rake in the kinds of money we are talking about can be anything other than a formulaic collection of elements designed to cater to the lowest common denominator.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Your second door is a given no matter what; it's been inevitable since gaming went mainstream. Good big-budget games are already as rare as hens teeth for the same reason that most big-budget movies range from terrible to mediocre.

Very little that appeals to as broad an audience as is required to rake in the kinds of money we are talking about can be anything other than a formulaic collection of elements designed to cater to the lowest common denominator.
I feel like Door #2 is a given thanks to future lobbyist. I'm not good with politics info and history but I've recently watched a few things about FDA and Food Supplements where lobbying wins to benefit of the sellers more.
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You should read up on the history of the FDA. When I was young I talked to people who were old. They all ate pure white bread only. Why? Because they lived in the time before there was an FDA and white bread was pure, clean, and safe bread. Dark bread was literally dirty bread with insect parts and rat feces in it. Dark bread could literally kill you, but if you were too poor to buy white bread you had no choice.


The term "let the buyer beware" had a different meaning back then. Then remember that the current government is all in for less regulations.

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You should read up on the history of the FDA. When I was young I talked to people who were old. They all ate pure white bread only. Why? Because they lived in the time before there was an FDA and white bread was pure, clean, and safe bread. Dark bread was literally dirty bread with insect parts and rat feces in it. Dark bread could literally kill you, but if you were too poor to buy white bread you had no choice.


The term "let the buyer beware" had a different meaning back then. Then remember that the current government is all in for less regulations.
Not sure what you mean by that exactly but it makes me think we still need forms of regulations.
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Not sure what you mean by that exactly but it makes me think we still need forms of regulations.
Most of our nations have very active FDA like entities, don't worry

Most americans 30 & under had to read a book/story ( the name escapes me ) about the obscene factory conditions back @ the turn of the century. It was a short read, even as a kid, if I remember correctly. You should check it out.

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My great grandfather was a Union organizer well over a century ago fighting for things like... the weekend. He had these big white scars on his arms from Union buster knives. The last time I walked the line in the 1980s one of our picketers was run down by an 18 wheeler driven by a strike breaker. Don't think for a second that the aristocracy wants you to be safe or have a living wage.


We need things like the FDA, OSHA, EPA, CDC to protect us from the aristocracy.

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