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FuseBlues

FuseBlues

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FuseBlues

#1

FuseBlues commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

@Action51 "I think the point both you and @DarkKirby aren't getting is that you are not entitled to free content just because it's easier to steal digitally and you believe it's overpriced."

I suspect we're actually talking about slightly different things here. I don't think either of us was suggesting it is either ethical or legal that people breach copyright. However, one needs to look at what works in deterring piracy, and as an industry what is the most effective way of tackling it. And piracy to a large degree is demonstrably a service issue, and when attempts have been made through punitive means, they have usually failed.

The most effective way of tackling the problem (and, yes, it is a problem) has been overwhelmingly shown to be by changing a business model. It's not a question of morality - it's a question looking objectively at how the business can survive and thrive.

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#2

FuseBlues commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

@Action51 "If a company doesn't want their trademarks ripped off, they should make ideas and products so ugly and unworkable that no one wants to steal them?"

That is almost exactly the opposite of what @DarkKirby said. The key issue is that piracy is, for the most part, a service issue. It's been demonstrated by business models such as Steam and iTunes - especially where the music industry responded (eventually) effectively to Napster with quick, convenient and user-friendly digital music.

Of course there are always people who will pirate stuff - just as there are always people who will steal from shops or mug people. However, for the most part it's about adapting a business model to make paying the easier and more worthwhile thing to do.

See a more erudite version here: http://games-beta.slashdot.org/story/11/11/25/2217247/valves-gabe-newell-on-piracy-its-not-a-pricing-problem

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#5

FuseBlues commented on UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Downl...:

"UK Government Effectively Decriminalises Download Piracy,"

Nonsense. It did nothing of the sort. What they did was (rightly) decide that the ISP wasn't responsible for the actions of their users. It was a stupid, unworkable idea made by old people who fundamentally don't understand the internet.

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#6

FuseBlues commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

It's a weird suggestion, that doesn't seem to understand the general demographic of last gen console owners. I'd expect the amount of people who owned a Wii but no 360 or PS3 that are now interested in a next gen console is VERY small indeed.

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#13

FuseBlues commented on PDP Confirms the GameCube-Inspired Wired Fight...:

@MuchoMochi
1) True - but the article does make clear.... ish. Sort of. A bit.
2) Nope. I'm a bit twitchy about this, as my partner has OCD, and it's nothing like people's assumptions (obsessions and compulsions are almost always unrelated). Sounds like OCPD. I'm a proper killjoy about this, and for that I apologise, but OCD is a very distressing condition that people trivialise by perpetuating the misunderstanding that it has anything to do with order or suchlike.
3) The internet is awesome. I was going to post a picture of Jeremy Beadle, but wasn't sure that would translate generations or nationalities.

As a side note, why is there not actual wired GC controller for WiiU (SSB branded if necessary). Sometimes I think Nintendo just don't want money.

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#15

FuseBlues commented on Nintendo Was Dead To Us Very Quickly, States E...:

Some interesting comments about ME3.

My wife and I played and LOVED the Mass Effect trilogy on Xbox 360. If EA had brought out the trilogy on WiiU, we'd have purchased it again for the gamepad functionality. Instead they put out the third part of a trilogy, and then grumbled that no-one bought it. sigh