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"Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox," says lead Fable III combat designer Mike West. "I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem. There are a lot of honest people out there as well, and if they like your game they'll buy it." Thanks joao.

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54. Re: Quote of the  Day May 19, 2011, 08:12 DukeFNukem
 
And this is another good example of why someone might confuse you with a troll. You're drawing the argument out to the extreme (in fact, it's a logical fallacy known as reductio ad absurdum).

Drawing an argument out to extremes is what philosophy is all about my friend. It is done to illustrate the absurdity of the situation at hand. Or as Rush Limbaugh would say, "illustrating absurdity by being absurd". What is the absurdity I am trying to illustrate? Developers equating second-hand game sales with software piracy. What makes game developers so special that "used" video games should be treated differently than any other used item on planet Earth? If I purchase a ball ping hammer and use it for awhile and then sell it used, the manufacturer of the hammer loses a new sale, right? The manufacturer of the ball ping hammer has to produce them one by one. A developer has an infite supply of a product he only created one of. So, developers are special people who transcend all other humans? Maybe the high price of games is what created the used-games market to begin with.

Anyway, I've stated my position and I don't want to beat a dead horse so I will rejoice in the knowledge that you generally agree with me. Developers need to adapt.

This comment was edited on May 19, 2011, 08:29.
 
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