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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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60. Re: Quote of the  Day May 19, 2011, 12:34 Jerykk
 
Let me see if I can interpret what you are saying. Your saying, its okay to re-sale cars because it coincidentally helps our environment? I seem to remember someone referring to automobile disposal sites as "junk yards" and I believe they still exists. If we as Americans are expected to recycle oil and tires it wouldn't seem unreasonable to expect that we drive a retired vehicle to a junk yard for parts. I fail to see how that is so impractical.

How many junkyards do you have within a 10 mile radius? How large are they? Now imagine if nobody was allowed to sell their car. They'd have to dump it in the junkyard. With exponentially more people leaving their cars in junkyards, junkyards would either need to grow significantly larger or there would need to be more of them. Expanding or creating new junkyards would cost money and taxes would likely be raised to compensate.

Im not sure why you are talking about car dealers instead of car manufacturers in your third point but even if we equate the two your point doesn't seem to hold any weight.
Your second point fails to realize that there is no "law" that requires anybody to get their vehicle serviced by the same manufacturer/car dealer who they purchased the automobile from to begin with. Any service technician can perform the maintenance. Replacement parts can be purchased from 3rd parties as well. There is no guaranteed source of income from maintenance costs to a specific manufacturer once an automobile has been sold to a consumer.

Replacement parts are usually obtained from car manufacturers. And while you aren't forced to get maintenance from the dealer you bought your car from, that's what people generally do.

I don't justify paying $5 for an old game because I got the game on an old scratched CD-ROM. I justify it because the game itself is "old". The virtual sea of bits used to produce the game is old. That means the experience will probably be less pleasing than a newer game with newer technologies. Therefore, less desirable.

That's completely subjective. I think a lot of old games are well worth $60. Conversely, I think a lot of new games aren't worth $5. Entertainment value obviously varies per person, whereas a vehicle's condition does not. If a car has 500,000 miles on it, it'll have 500,000 miles on it regardless of who drives. You compared used cars to used games but are using completely different criteria to judge their value.
 
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