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If there are literally no other means to acquiring games, and if Digital download is the only way to go, then I am sure it will be cheaper. If not, then I might end up pulling a 'Noman Kaapie'.
1. Price is a concern but not because of the reasons you stated. The actual costs of making and distributing a game is probably around R5 per game, so saying digital has to be cheaper because of costs is just counter to the facts.
The argument you should be focusing on when it comes to digital is COMPETITION, once everything goes digital Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo become the sole avenues to purchase games on their hardware. That is a huge, huge issue since they can effectively charge what they want and negate many market forces which drive the costs of games down over their lifespan. The control platform holders have over game prices is already a problem, even with disc based games, just look at how long it takes console games to lower their price compared to PC games, so digital will just make this so much worse.
2. Boohoo, it's an entertainment product, not a commodity, so I don't believe you should have the right for resale BUT I really don't care enough to go into that argument again, so I'll just say you could argue against this point.
3.This is another big issue and it's an issue with very little supporting legislation so it's very much a grey area when it comes to the law. Exactly how people treat your digital purchases also varies from store to store, company to company. Companies like EA and Microsoft seem to be very happy with just completely banning you from your entire account and all your paid for games, where guys like Valve treat that far more seriously and very rarely issue account bans. Even still though, they all reserve the right to revoke your access at any time, which in my opinion is complete bullshit. Even if you do something legitimately bad like hacking a game or cheating or whatever I still don't see how that can warrant them negating all the games you have bought.
As I said though, this is a very grey area and at the moment the power is all in the hands of the platforms BUT it will be interesting to see if their assumed powers will actually hold up once someone puts a serious challenge in a court of law.
Why did you delete your post? I thought it was very well written.
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Ha, you did it again!
EDIT: An opinion piece like the one you posted encourages debate, you should expect competing arguments. You remind me of the character Colonel Cathcart from Catch 22, life as a series of feathers in your cap and black eyes. It's not personal, if anything the fact that your post generated thoughtful responses is a compliment.
Last edited by KenMasters; 05-06-2012 at 10:36 AM.
Goodness F*$k you are annoying. You completely miss the point of a discussion forum, TO DISCUSS THINGS. If the only reason you make posts is to have someone stroke your **** and give you a thumbs up then maybe you should just go to Teazers.
The topic is interesting and pretty relevant to us gamers hence why we decided to contribute but if you can't be mature enough to convict to your opinions or to respect the differing opinions of others then why should we bother to take the time and effort to engage with you in discussion.
Sad I missed CDaddy's opinions yet again because he's too sensitive about having them contested.
In light of not having anything to work with, I'll simply say WAIT AND SEE before jumping to any conclusions.
You're an admin, you should be able to view each edit of a post. Unless that's a tool restricted to super admins?
Originally Posted by SauRoN
looked like an interesting discussion from the title...
my main worry is bandwidth and cost. being stuck on 3G I may end up on my own little island of despair, oh wait...
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