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Comment: Re:say what? (Score 1) 336 336

Exactly. They may not be the internet messiah that some people like to think that they are, but they are better than any huge corporation that I can think of. Also, I don't think that MS was ever not an evil company, I thought they started out ripping people right from the get-go with DOS. I could be wrong though.

Either way, show me a company of Google's stature (or even close to it) that does better than they do as far as the whole "do no evil thing." With the enormous temptation it must sometimes be to manipulate markets unethically for Google's own benefit, I think they do a damn good job.

Comment: Re:Enforcing artificial scarcity is a poor strateg (Score 4, Insightful) 440 440

I don't mine the intentions of DRM. I'm all for game developers getting payed for what they make. The reality, though, is that the drm gets cracked and the game gets pirated anyway. So the end result is that the game costs more to make in order to put the DRM in, the user experience is often worse from having to deal with said DRM, and the pirates still do what they do. So nobody wins.

At some point (and it may have arguably already happened with some games) the consumer will be able to a get better game by NOT paying for it, simply because they will be able to find a cracked version that doesn't treat them like a criminal. (ie phoning home regularly for security, getting pissy about being reinstalled, etc.)

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