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Comment: Re:But why? (Score 1) 497

by gokwyjibo (#30959740) Attached to: Future Ubisoft Games To Require Constant Internet Access
"I wonder if this would also curb the used game market" This is what they're ultimately after, imo. The more and more I think about it, it's turning into more of a control issue rather than trying to curb piracy. I think they realize trying to really stop piracy is a lost cause but used sales is something they can stop. I also wonder if the PC's is being used as a test market to see what they can get away with and it will eventually roll over to the consoles, where the real money is these days. As to the PC gaming market...I really hope we'll see a rise in the indie developers and have a rebirth of the scene with some original and unique games like we used to see.

Comment: Re:That explains everything! (Score 1) 272

by gokwyjibo (#27682821) Attached to: Piracy and the PSP
And don't forget it's horrible battery life. I use mine infrequently and every time I go to play something that battery's dead and needs to be recharged. Unlike my NDS, that thing's battery keeps going like the Energizer Bunny.
I think I'm gonna get rid of my PSP just because there's nothing good for it. There was good slew of games when the thing first launched but nothing as of late.

Comment: Re:Idiot? (Score 1) 359

by gokwyjibo (#27384737) Attached to: The Pirate Bay Comes To Facebook
I actually agree with you, at least in terms of musicians. I'm assuming that's the basis of your argument but what about movies, books and to a lesser extent even TV? Musicians have the ability to tour and sell merchandise to make a living. This is not applicable to the others and I personally see no other way for them to make money other than by the selling of their actual product.

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. -- Hal Abelson