StingingVelvet wrote on Apr 14, 2012, 06:15:
Veterator wrote on Apr 14, 2012, 05:55:
Oh man you got me. It's almost like you ignored everything you couldn't argue with and went for sarcasm instead. How did you see past it all?!?!
I love how your ego changes "none of your bullshit was worth replying to" into "oh man I can't handle your amazing genius."
Everything you wrote centered around this idea of not liking something but funding it anyway out of need. There is no need to play ME3. Everyone purchasing the game accepts the terms or else they wouldn't do so. We can whine about DLC, DRM and whatever else but the cold hard facts are consumers accept them, there is no force involved in entertainment.
Ah, so now we are dropping the consumer has all the power bit. Or they only do, when they don't need, but want an item that they can't otherwise get once the producer of said item slowly eliminates all other options. That kind of power, in a broad general market or a individual product. "I'd like all my games to be DRM free." versus "I want Mass Effect 3 on Steam."
And now unless they NEED it, consumers wouldn't buy something that they don't accept the terms to.....that are inside the box or agreed upon after they try to install it and are about 10 times longer than the drugs information they take. Or rival their owner's manual on their car. Or change with the passage of time as they work on eroding the rights you had back in the 80s to media shift or otherwise make a copy of your purchase. IE, What you bought 10 years ago is not the same today as it was back then, because we say so.
The entertainment industry is so much more than just video games. The cold hard "facts" presented by one side concerted side in any argument, who has a vested interest is portraying their point in a certain light can hardly be called "facts". And nothing independent, IE not paid for by them, agrees with the claims they make. Government and entertainment, especially music and movies lead a pretty incestuous bed swapping in and out people who have government ties and paying off people to vote for them. Big oil does the same crap. Money makes lots of things easier to come to terms with.
Let me know if you are able to opt out of ISP monitoring thanks to the music/movie industry and the government, because no one is forced when it comes to entertainment. And let me know how they are funding that stuff, I'll be happy to hear anything you find concerning those costs not being directly on the consumers shoulders. Oh and show me in the paperwork where these things are told to the subscriber of those services so they can make a truly informed decision....from the one ISP allowed to operate in their area with this in place.
Or if you can buy a television without HDCP, or even a video card soon that won't have HDCP on it. So you don't have to pay for the extra hassle of it being in there. Maybe we have to stick to S-Video for all of our non-invaded needs on the televisions....or DVI will be a "specialty" port.
BTW: LOL at ego change. You should go back and read your own comments and see how all that sarcastic stuff sounds when you cherry pick out a line and use sarcasm to make a pretend point. Amazing genius <laugh>.