the (soon to be former) breadth of the DVD plan
A quick search on Google News didn't turn up anything about Netflix's alleged plans to discontinue its DVD by mail service, especially given that high-capacity broadband still isn't affordable everywhere in the United States. Being limited to 5 GB/mo doesn't translate to a desire to subscribe to Netflix VOD service.
if they do anything that pisses off the community they'll end up losing users to rival games and lose money
What (legal) alternative was there when The Tetris Company made the infinite spin feature of Tetris Worlds official despite reviewers' claims that "it actually breaks Tetris"? That's as if basketball players had to switch to netball or team handball, or if American football players had to switch to rugby. Not all skills transfer.
Furthermore, while traditional games and sports are public domain, the entities that organize the events are not very different from your standard corporation. Anyone that can potentially do or say something that can potentially go against their or their partner's interests can be put out of the game.
Black players kicked out of Major League Baseball started parallel Negro League. Had the National League and American League been able to assert actual exclusive rights over baseball, there might not have been a Negro league or any other independent professional baseball promotions. Heck, there might not have even been an American League.
Why else would anyone own a TV in 2013 anyway? To pay $100+ a month to cable companies for a pathetic selection of material to watch (interspersed with commercials every 5 minutes)?
Because live professional and collegiate sports tend to be blacked out online.
So what is this family PC you speak of anyway?
A PC owned by a parent who's not rich enough to buy a separate PC for all kids, especially single-digit-year-olds and preteens. Even in the 2010s, a lot of parents still aren't made of money.
so you get a big monitor for you pc
And furniture to sit on, compared to the existing sofa in the room with the TV.
World Wildlife Fund? Panda wrestling? Get the F out.
But seriously, would you consider MMA a sport? It's essentially professional wrestling without all the fakeness.