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Signed On Feb 1, 2009, 04:01
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News Comments > CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
38. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 16, 2011, 22:27 TheVocalMinority
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 08:17:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Dec 16, 2011, 08:02:
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 17:34:
And for the love of peace and superman, can we please agree to accept that "stealing" is an acceptable colloquialism concerning copyright infringement even if it is technically incorrect? Talk about an absolutely pointless discussion.

An "acceptable colloquialism" to who? Stealing is a very emotive term and referring to copyright infringement as stealing is an attempt to influence the debate by creating an false equivalence between the two.

"I'm not stealing, I'm just like, borrowing it, man."


Steal:
a: to take or appropriate without right or leave and with intent to keep or make use of wrongfully



Yes, you're stealing.

And this is exactly what I'm talking about, with the nice flourish of an ad hominem straw man thrown in.
 
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News Comments > CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
36. Re: The Humble Indie Bundle #4 Dec 16, 2011, 08:02 TheVocalMinority
 
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 17:34:
And for the love of peace and superman, can we please agree to accept that "stealing" is an acceptable colloquialism concerning copyright infringement even if it is technically incorrect? Talk about an absolutely pointless discussion.

An "acceptable colloquialism" to who? Stealing is a very emotive term and referring to copyright infringement as stealing is an attempt to influence the debate by creating an false equivalence between the two.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com: "Your customers hate DRM"
26. Re: GOG.com: Nov 11, 2011, 23:27 TheVocalMinority
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 21:55:
shponglefan wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 17:24:
So therefore most of their customers are willing to put up with DRM... seems to negate their argument.

I'm 100% sure that if you asked around then you'd find out very quickly that the average gamer Joe does...

blah blah blah

Maybe the real issue isn't that customers hate DRM, but that developers hate their customers?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 3, 2011, 07:51 TheVocalMinority
 
I now have a sig  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2 Nov 3, 2011, 07:27 TheVocalMinority
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 3, 2011, 00:48:
Eagle Dynamics is a developer that deserves any bit of cash that comes its way

No. No they don't...

Q: What copy protection system does the DCS series use??
A: Currently it uses the online activation method of StarForce.
 
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News Comments > More Origin Spyware Accusations
28. Re: More Origin Spyware Accusations Nov 2, 2011, 07:38 TheVocalMinority
 
Those who would give up their privacy for a little entertainment deserve neither  
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News Comments > "No Firm Decision" Yet on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 DRM
13. Re: Oct 10, 2011, 04:59 TheVocalMinority
 
Kajetan wrote on Oct 9, 2011, 14:10:
GSC: We proudly announce Steamworks as DRM solution.
Customers: Yay!

I would hope not. I think the latest stalker game was the last recently released game I paid for but I will not be doing so for this one if they go the steam route.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release
52. Re: John Carmack at Mesquite Midnight RAGE Release Oct 2, 2011, 00:22 TheVocalMinority
 
I don't think I've been so thoroughly entertained by the comments section on blue's news since Derek stopped posting. Good work guys!

Quote of the day definitely goes to the batman though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1_NtckgpXU
 
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News Comments > Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage
29. Re: Documentary Uses Arma2 for Fake Footage Sep 28, 2011, 07:55 TheVocalMinority
 
Jonny wrote on Sep 27, 2011, 19:30:
That's like saying Fox is representative of the US government.

Yes that would be wrong - it's actually the other way around!

 
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News Comments > Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS
23. Re: Origin Adds Anti-Lawsuit Language to TOS Sep 24, 2011, 00:17 TheVocalMinority
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Sep 23, 2011, 23:00:
This is a MAJOR REASON TO HATE ORIGIN....

I always assumed this guys was just a stupid COD fanboy rather than a paid stooge, but he has been quite cleverly subtle in this thread so now I'm not so sure.

On topic - interesting info with respect to this nonsense being legally viable in the US now. Not that I live there (nor am I buying BF3 for that matter) however the US government has a way of getting it's dubious laws adopted in other countries via trade agreements and so forth.
 
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News Comments > Epic Not Working on New Unreal Games
28. Re: Epic Not Working on New Unreal Games Sep 22, 2011, 09:56 TheVocalMinority
 
entr0py wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 18:22:

It would be great if Epic to make another game like Unreal, only set in a more interesting and imaginative world.



Wow did you even play the same Unreal as I did? I still rate it as one of my all time favorite games BECAUSE it was such an interesting an imaginative world. I was like the gaming equivalent some of the types of sci-fi stories I enjoy which create a whole different but believable world (for example "Dune" and "To Your Scattered Bodies Go"). I don't think this has been done since, at least not in the sort of games I play.

Yes it didn't have a movie-like plot or cut scenes (a bonus as that would have just got in the way), the really memorable characters were the maps that actually felt like real places rather than a series of corridors - The Sunspire, Bluff Eversmoking and so on.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed
23. Re: Syndicate-Inspired Cartel Revealed Sep 22, 2011, 09:39 TheVocalMinority
 
baltar wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 14:22:
Lobster wrote on Sep 21, 2011, 13:53:
Hey, I have an idea. Maybe EA can make an FPS called "Cartel," and Paradox can make a squad-based RTS called "Syndicate." That work for everyone?

Hey! Stop that! Go take your common sense somewhere else. The world doesn't want any of it.

OOOOOOOkay here's a bit of common sense for you:

It doesn't matter what a game is called as long as it's fun to play.

That fanboys don't seem to realize this is the reason they are getting shat on. This is because as the game has that particular name it means they will go and buy it anyway and thus do not need to be otherwise catered for by the big evil company that just wants to make as much money as possible, who will then just pitch it to drag in as many other punters as possible. Quite a satisfying little karmic circle really...
 
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News Comments > DICE: PC is Battlefield 3 "Lead Platform"
37. Re: abracadabra Sep 14, 2011, 07:49 TheVocalMinority
 
Bucky wrote on Sep 14, 2011, 01:06:
Do I like Origin right now? No. It is, however, where I can get BF3, therefor it is installed and BF3 is preordered. While everyone else is whining about a browser-based server browser, or Origin, I'll be playing and having fun.

Everyone whining about a server-based browser will most probably be doing other fun things whilst you are playing BF3 rather than continually whining. But if thinking this makes you feel better about how much you are screwing yourself over by failing to be an assertive consumer then by all means go right ahead.
 
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News Comments > On Hard Reset DRM
20. Re: On Hard Reset DRM Sep 8, 2011, 02:45 TheVocalMinority
 
Sempai wrote on Sep 7, 2011, 19:51:
Jesus Christ the constant whining..

Any person with a lick of common sense knows what the guy meant when he made the statement about DRM.
It's a pretty safe bet the reason these guys are using Valve's service is to get it in front of eyeballs, that's it.

But by all means, continue.

Better a whiner than an appologist.
 
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News Comments > On Origin Data-Mining
41. Valve exceptionalism Aug 24, 2011, 09:24 TheVocalMinority
 
Yeah go on split those hairs!  
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News Comments > RAGE Using Steamworks
3. Re: RAGE Using Steamworks Aug 12, 2011, 23:42 TheVocalMinority
 
Welllll no buy for me then!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 30, 2011, 01:39 TheVocalMinority
 
First Person Shooter 'Red Eclipse - Supernova Edition' Released for Linux

Looks good I'll have to check this out. Cube 2 is OSS from the ground up - not a mod of a commercially developed engine for which the source code has been released.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
67. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Jul 28, 2011, 04:05 TheVocalMinority
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 28, 2011, 00:04:
The thing that blows my mind after watching the promo vid for this game yesterday is that in that video there was a reference to cybernetic enhancements being turned off at he whim of the corporation that supplied them - essentially a comment on the controlling nature of DRM. And yet the game itself uses DRM - LOL.

You do realize that the Purity First trailer only represents one of the ideologies in the game and that the player doesn't have to agree with it, right?

No I didn't realize that the trailer represented only one of the ideologies in the game, but you already knew that, right?
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
63. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Human Revolution Jul 27, 2011, 23:49 TheVocalMinority
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 17:19:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 27, 2011, 14:54:
Anyway, connecting software with DRM to an account has only disadvantages for the customer. There is no benefit in this. When i buy a copy from GOG.com, i "own" that copy because i can do with this copy whatever i want. I can give to friends, i can play it on any computer without hassling with a client and/or internet connection.


I can log in to Steam at home, buy what I want, and then log in on my laptop and install the same game there if I want. No messing around, no DVD's to copy an ISO, simple. If I ever delete it, have a hardware failure, get a new system or whatever, I can just log in to my account and redownload it wherever I want. How is that not a benefit?


That's not a benefit of the DRM, GOG allows all those things as well with no DRM. Ah the joys of cognitive dissonance, although this example isn't nearly as humorous as the comments on the Origins story a couple of days ago.

The thing that blows my mind after watching the promo vid for this game yesterday is that in that video there was a reference to cybernetic enhancements being turned off at he whim of the corporation that supplied them - essentially a comment on the controlling nature of DRM. And yet the game itself uses DRM - LOL.

Although I guess in the end it is no different to a pop music musician singing a sing about how we shouldn't be greedy and learn to live together in harmony on a album published by a RIAA label...
 
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News Comments > On PC Skyrim
32. Re: On PC Skyrim Jul 7, 2011, 06:39 TheVocalMinority
 
finga wrote on Jul 6, 2011, 23:42:
Damn, you guys are fucking bitchy tonight.

Sorry all the sloppy blow jobs are in the thread about the oblivion mod, you must have missed it.

Oblivion was a great game, not being used to RPGs I played on a higher difficulty level and it was challenging and great fun. I started a second game on the standard difficulty afterward because there was some obvious weirdness for playing the way I had, and then I could understand what all the whinging was about with respect to the auto leveling.

If this new one doesn't have any horrible DRM I'll buy it ... otherwise HARRRR

<sarcasm> also the idea of letting users modify games it great, I hope this idea catches on with other developers</sarcasm>
 
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