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Signed On Feb 11, 2000, 18:02
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
33. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 13:16 Atomic
 
That gamestop is making most of its money off used game sales, well, good for gamestop. Who cares? That's called a free market economy. Gamestop saw that people felt games were overpriced, they started offering them 5 to 10 bucks cheaper for a used copy, and people bought them in droves. That's smart business.

That's the point I've been trying to make about lower prices for new games. People just want a lower price.

There is not a single instance in the entire known universe where used sales somehow financially benefit the original creator of the product that's being sold. The game industry somehow feels that new rules should apply for it. It is wrong.

Exactly.
 
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
24. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 12:58 Atomic
 
Beamer, I'm not convinced.

1) Many people cannot afford new games. Used games, then, are often sold to people that are not in the market for new games and sales are not really hurt. I'm in that camp; I'll never pay full retail for a game. Ever. So when I buy used, they are not losing a sale from me. By your very statement, I was never in their demographic anyway.

2) This is just an argument against GameStop, not used game sales in general. What about a local mom and pop store that can't afford to stock new games because publisher's require minimum orders?

3) Pawn shops are an absolute necessity. Pawn shops exist for the very reasons you state; people need to sell something quickly, and only an established dealer has the necessary capital and space to buy quickly. Nothing sold at a pawn shop, nothing, sends a dime back to the original manufacturer of the item. Why should games by any different?

Ultimately, used games is not the issue. The developers and publishers are just sore over supposed lost revenue, which as I stated before, could be easily recouped by lowering prices.
 
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News Comments > Livingstone: Used Games "No Benefit"
14. Re: Livingstone: Used Games Aug 20, 2009, 12:32 Atomic
 
Well I mean technically he's right, they do see basically no money for it

Not true. They got their money from the original purchaser. A good analogy is a used car; car manufacturers do not get money from a used car, the dealerships do.

This is greed and short sightedness, plain and simple. The solution is to lower the price of new games; you'll sell more up front, and you'll diminish the demand for used games.
 
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News Comments > Video Games = "Play-Like Activities"
1. Re: Video Games = Aug 17, 2009, 10:20 Atomic
 
"How do we simultaneously help the public steer away from imitation play-like activities, harness the potentially positive aspects of video games, and keep in perspective the overall place of video games in our society?"

This one is easy; get rid of hamster wheel styles of play.
 
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News Comments > Over Flanders Fields Patches
1. Re: Over Flanders Fields Patches Aug 13, 2009, 08:09 Atomic
 
Hidily Ho Neighbor!  
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
46. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 16:59 Atomic
 
Prez, now that we have the "censored" name calling out of the way, I am trying to have a reasonable dialog with you. What I am saying is that the gamers are paying the bills and haven't let up, despite how poorly they are treated. What is the motivation for a developer to change their behavior? The only way it will change is if we stop chomping at the bit for the latest/greatest/next best thing and then pay full retail price for it when it is released. Show some patience and let it hit the bargain bin. That will send a message; like leaving a quarter tip for a waitress that gave you poor service.

Whine if you want to whine... I don't like it, but I can take it. But all that does is perpetuate the situation. They don't care about anything but your money because that is all you give them.
 
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
42. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 16:37 Atomic
 
Pretty surprised at the censorship actually, because I've seen much worse, but I'm sure you have your reasons. Keep up the great work, Blue!  
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
41. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 16:32 Atomic
 
I don't disagree with you, but don't you see the cause and effect? Why should PC developers give a crap about what gamers think? The most vocal of the lot are whiners through and through, yet they buy the games anyway. Grow up, act maturely, offer constructive criticism, vote with your dollars, and the developers will start to listen. Heck, they may even start to act like they give a crap about you. Whining is not taking something seriously. Action is taking something seriously.

 
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
36. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 16:08 Atomic
 
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
23. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 14:20 Atomic
 
What a stupid statement. It goes without saying that gaming takes low precedence on the heirarchy of life's crises, but this is a games forum. One built by, run by, and frequented by people who take gaming as a serious hobby. Deal with it or get lost.

Ouch, what's the matter, hit you where it hurts?

So what you are saying is, because you are a serious gamer you can't rise above whining? I didn't realize those things were mutually inclusive, but thanks for clearing that up!
 
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News Comments > PC Batman: Arkham Asylum Delayed
13. Re: PC Arkham Asylum Delayed Aug 6, 2009, 12:09 Atomic
 
Oh, boo hoo. Good grief, some of you need to experience real tragedy in your lives and gain some perspective.  
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News Comments > Windows Natal?
18. Re: Windows Natal? Jul 15, 2009, 14:51 Atomic
 
If they can get the "next slide" powerpoint gesture down to something manageable
As long as it is not heads nodding it should work fine.
 
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News Comments > New MechWarrior
11. Re: New MechWarrior Jul 9, 2009, 12:11 Atomic
 
Like the movie industry, it shows a distinct elimination of anything creative.
They are not fools. They only give the people what they want. Read through these boards. You'll see more requests for sequels or nostalgia than for anything new.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Jun 30, 2009, 14:17 Atomic
 
If you hurry, Steam still has the pre-purchase link up, which gets you a copy of the original for free as well.

 
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News Comments > On Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Race Relations
24. Re: oh yes, lets all be Jun 30, 2009, 13:33 Atomic
 
Too bad you can't. Spelling. Capitalization. Punctuation. Paraghraphs. Grammar exists for a reason. Know them. Use them. Love them. You're not even half as clever as you believe yourself to be. Which is to say, not really clever at all. I'm all but entirely certain that slug would be more than an intellectual equal to you.

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News Comments > On Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Race Relations
7. Re: On Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Ra Jun 30, 2009, 10:35 Atomic
 
Getting rid of handles and making people use their real (verified) names might go a long way to "mature" message boards. Then again, it might not.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
26. Re: Into the Black Jun 26, 2009, 09:35 Atomic
 
Someone that was interviewed yesterday (sorry, forget his name, but he was a partner with Michael @ MMJ) said that a lot of Michael's handlers told him it was a bad idea to hang out with children, and why did he persist? His answer "Because children are the only ones that tell me the truth." I suspect he was weary of all the leeches in his life, lying to him, telling him what he wanted to hear, just so they could keep their hands in Michael's wallet. He probably became a recluse to get away from a society that just wanted to take. He longed for his innocence lost and tried to relive it through his relationships with children. The very thing he thought was his sanctuary ended up just being more of the same, when conniving parents decided to take from him once again. At that point, he had no place to turn for peace. I imagine his spent his final years as a pretty tortured soul. I hope he has finally found peace.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 11, 2009, 09:37 Atomic
 
Truth hurts though, huh
I'll let you know when I hear some from you.
 
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News Comments > Rendition Guantanamo Rendered Moot
23. Re: Rendition Guantanamo Rendered Moot Jun 4, 2009, 08:55 Atomic
 
If they weren't terrorists going in, they dang sure will be coming out.

The first part is debatable, but the second is most likely true. Whether they started as a terrorist or become one, it is doubtful they can be assimilated back into society. Therefore, what to do with them? I'm seriously curious what you think the answer is.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2009, 16:09 Atomic
 
Only proves that micro-evolution takes place, which most creationist do not deny. Show evidence of macro-evolution and you'll get their attention.  
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