Jump to content

SOPA


Rick_D
 Share

Recommended Posts

With some exceptions, in most cases I prefer to make a digital download/ purchase of something I want.

Physical items take a big space of your shelf, and the chance that I'll use them again are too low.

Making a digital purchase depends on the nature of the merchandise. Books, for example, I prefer to have them in my hands rather than stay staring at a computer screen for hours for read them. In the case of games, when I know the game is really awesome - before buying it - I like to have the box and its contents, like for example limited and collector's edition.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 90
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

did anyone see will wheatons comments on this whole situation?

he basically accuses hollywood of being unable to provide a system that competes with piracy, and that's why piracy exists.

he has a point; bootlegging has always existed, but companies have fallen behind in providing a better distribution model.

i have been willing to pay a few bucks to watch a documentry or film on amazon or netflix but most are not available in my country, we've all had this problem i'm sure. so the only option is to either order and wait for a physical copy, or spend 30 seconds looking up a download and grabbing it.

this is entirely the fault of an inability to keep up with market demands. bootlegging will ALWAYS be a problem, you can't stop it. but i think if we could get access to content easily and legitimatly the vast majority of us would.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its not only about keeping up with pirates distribution, but refusing to lower the prices even when they do compete (with stuff like Netflix). Sure they have to pay for servers and bandwidth but that price is NOTHING compared to factories creating physical copies that you then have to ship to peoples homes. This is also true for steam. I remember when Steam was brand new and cheap as fuck. Don't get me wrong, there's A LOT of cheap games on steam, but Skyrim was actually 15€ (not $!) cheaper in my local store and that's not the only game with ridiculous online pricing. its almost like the only reason it was for sale on steam was so that they'd get the exposure there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Its not only about keeping up with pirates distribution, but refusing to lower the prices even when they do compete (with stuff like Netflix). Sure they have to pay for servers and bandwidth but that price is NOTHING compared to factories creating physical copies that you then have to ship to peoples homes. This is also true for steam. I remember when Steam was brand new and cheap as fuck. Don't get me wrong, there's A LOT of cheap games on steam, but Skyrim was actually 15€ (not $!) cheaper in my local store and that's not the only game with ridiculous online pricing. its almost like the only reason it was for sale on steam was so that they'd get the exposure there.

Netflix pricing and catalog lives and dies by the publishers, their main cost isn't in the rack space, but in the rights to stream those movies and shows. So again, Hollywood's inability to keep up. As far as the Steam thing goes, I can't wrap my head around why a game costs more in one country than another. Skyrim in the states was priced at the same as what you'd pay retail for the game ($59.99) except there was no sales tax.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share


  • MapCore on Discord

  • Our picks

    • Mapcore X Prodeus Winners Announced!
      The winners of Mapcore X2 Prodeus 
      1st place: Paws [ Retail Therapy ]
      P-link: m-MC0iuUs2j6

      - $1,500.00 USD 
      - One year of Humble Choice 
      - Excalibur Shotgun and Gauntlets (skins)
      - Biker Gloves (skin) 
      - Special winners role on the Prodeus Discord
       



       

      2nd Place: Grays [ Firebase Kodai ]
      P-link: m-5J9cCzaepH

      - $1000.00 USD 
      - 1 month to Humble Choice 
      - Excalibur Gauntlets + Biker Gloves (skins) 
      - Special winners role on the Prodeus Discord
       


       

      3rd Place: Vladd [ Maximum Menace ]
      P-link: m-9yZfaAliyx

      - $500.00 USD 
      - 1 month to Humble Choice 
      - Biker Gloves (skin)
      - Special winners role on the Prodeus Discord
       


       

      All of the winners will also be showcased on our Youtube channel, and because we had so many amazing entries, we’ll be showcasing parts of our Staff Picks too. 

      We want to thank the wonderful folks over at Mapcore for hosting this sick competition, and a big ol shoutout to our sponsor Humble Games (who publish Prodeus), for making a large contribution to our prize pool this time around. 

      Looking forward to the next competition already! Maybe will do a coop one with teams allowed? WHO KNOW!? Can't wait, see you then!
       
      • 2 replies
×
×
  • Create New...