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News Comments > Call of Duty Demo Open Letter
201. Re: Welcome to a Free Market Aug 28, 2003, 21:27 Morgan19
 
Payment = payment (money), services, trades, goods, or whatever form of compensation you'd want to include apart form something being given for free.

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200. Re: Welcome to a Free Market Aug 28, 2003, 21:25 Morgan19
 
Is this something you know for a fact? If so, may I ask how?

Oh please, you're a grown man, you know how business works and are better than that to imagine otherwise.

Let me ask you, then. If they didn't have to pay to get exclusive content, where does that place you? This whole thing would then basically be you and the other sites crying that some other site is getting better stuff. But if they can do it for "free," as you're asking, why can't you? If someone else is doing better because of any reason besides payment for the content, would it always be your practice to then complain and try and knock them back down?

More food for thought.

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191. Re: Welcome to a Free Market Aug 28, 2003, 21:18 Morgan19
 
Oh yes Rictor, poor you, you fight the man by stealing things. Please.

Do you think it is right to profit from something to basic?

And since when was a game demo something necessary for survival or, as you put it, basic? It's a luxury item, a commodity, a material possession, an item that makes your life prettier and, if you believe it to be so, more fulfilled. Nothing more. Comparing an absolutely critical sustenance for life like air to a GAME DEMO of all things is ludicrious! It's a thin argument.

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News Comments > Call of Duty Demo Open Letter
189. Re: Welcome to a Free Market Aug 28, 2003, 21:15 Morgan19
 
Curse not editing... To clarify, come up with a real-world example where someone was given exclusive rights to something without having to give anything in return. It's an incredibly unrealistic situation, so I'm curious what you're thinking of.

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187. Re: Welcome to a Free Market Aug 28, 2003, 21:14 Morgan19
 
Would you feel the same way about this if FilePlanet was not paying anything for the right to premier this demo exclusively?

Give an example of something like that actually happening (I can't think of any off the top of my head), and then I'll think about that. Honestly, that's hardly likely to happen, so that situation doesn't hold much water. They *do* pay for it, so that's not debatable.

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180. #177 Aug 28, 2003, 21:04 Morgan19
 
Demos are by defeinition free and who gives these people the right to profit from something that is supposed to be free.

Ehh? Where is it defined that demos are "free?" You might THINK they're free because that's been a norm for a while, but in now way is anything created by blood, sweat, and tears (to use a good ol' phrase) ever free because you demand it to be so. The company that makes a game (or anything else, for that matter) has every right to say what happens to that product. Delusions of things "having" to be free shows nothing but ignorance and a demanding attitude. If they want to charge for it or give it to someone else who charges for it, that's their perogative. And if it makes them lose business, that's no one's concern but theirs. Sorry, but your logic here is tainted by getting a little too comfy with highspeed Internet and instant gratification where things are delivered in an instant. Don't forget that all these "free" demos you're demanding still have production schedules, employees who need to be paid, and whatnot. You think they just come out of thin air? Get real.

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175. Re: exclusiv Aug 28, 2003, 20:58 Morgan19
 
ok i don't buy their fuckin games anymore

That's tossed around so much now that it hardly means anything. Actually do that, and I'd be surprised. Until then it's just words.

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News Comments > Call of Duty Demo Open Letter
81. Re: Some of you are missing the point Aug 28, 2003, 19:39 Morgan19
 
Why is it okay for FilePlanet to grab an exclusive deal that hurts their competitors but it's not okay for their competitors to not offer the demo?

Mmm... Because they paid for it? $s awfully powerful, whether you like it or not.

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77. Re: editing Aug 28, 2003, 19:38 Morgan19
 
Look at the post after yours in this thread, and thank me that it can't be editied back to life

Well, fred is a whole 'nother story...

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74. #71 Aug 28, 2003, 19:37 Morgan19
 
No kidding? (Not to go off-topic, but...) When did that happen? So is it across the board, not just this one? I must've missed the excitement that made that happen.

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69. Re: No subject Aug 28, 2003, 19:35 Morgan19
 
Valve tends not to release pre-retail demos anyway, so that doesn't really count...

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63. Re: Interesting Aug 28, 2003, 19:26 Morgan19
 
Interesting... Why has editing been disabled? Blue, if you did that on purpose, isn't it slightly ironic? You want free release of demos, but people can't be free to change what they say?

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61. Re: i applaud blue Aug 28, 2003, 19:24 Morgan19
 
make it exclusive for a week

That's exactly why I have to disagree with Blue and everyone else who thinks this is a plausible argument. Your own example is great: it's a WEEK. Seven days. A single week. Is it really worth getting worked up over all this when all you have to do is go find something else to do for that short of a time?

Yes, granted it might be a longer period, but so what? There's other things to life than a ridiculous demo, a teeny tiny portion of a full game.

As for the "but then every game site's going to become pay," no, they won't. That's a ridiculous notion that I'm pretty darn sure will never come to pass. Look at porn: 99% of the stuff you'd find online you have to pay for, but there are ALWAYS free places.

I said it before, and again: You guys need some patience and other interests, and learn to pick your battles. This isn't even remotely worth getting up in arms about. (Though it is making for an interesting thread. :))

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50. #45 Aug 28, 2003, 19:19 Morgan19
 
You think EVERY game site on the Internet is going to go the pay route? I highly doubt that.

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49. #44 Aug 28, 2003, 19:18 Morgan19
 
But no one's MAKING you pay anything, so you don't have to if you don't want to.

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43. #38 Aug 28, 2003, 19:16 Morgan19
 
Exactly, it's all about practicing patience and/or self-discipline. So you can't have something "right now" along with everyone else? Wait, and you'll get it. How is this so hard?

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36. Eh. Aug 28, 2003, 19:13 Morgan19
 
The only stance I have on it after briefly reading the post and some of the replies on this page is: so what? All this hoopla is over *demos*? Wait a bit (days, weeks, months, whatever) and then you, your neighbor, and everyone else can try it out. If it's literally exclusive and will never be released to any but one site, how does that affect any of you guys? So you won't buy the game... It's only hurting the people making it. In the end, all we're taking about are demos, not the final retail product. If you're so concerned with how it plays, that's what review are for. I'm sorry, but all this just seems like a whole lot of impatience and fist-pounding for no really good reason.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: BEST LOGO EVAR! Aug 28, 2003, 13:22 Morgan19
 
Eh...? It's not any different from most of the other logos... Someone/thing popping out of the predefined logo space on the left, and the rest a blur. I'd actually rate it as one of the worst (like last week's) simply because it obliterates the site name, for an effect that isn't all that great in the first place.

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9. Deja vu! Aug 26, 2003, 13:05 Morgan19
 
This OotB sounds awfully familiar... I knew how it was going to end (about "they're trying to get me") a few words into the first sentence... Wasn't there another "spider conspiracy" OotB last year, worded almost exactly the same? o_O

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18. Re: Hmmmm... Aug 22, 2003, 12:12 Morgan19
 


But seriously, I think back to playing Dragon Warrior on the NES, the first few Wizardry's, or Might & Magic 1 and am just floored at how people can look at these shots and called them ho-hum. I would've had a giggle attack as a ten-year-old back then being able to run around realistic looking forests like in the shots.

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