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Old 11 March 2011, 17:28   #141
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I bet everyone on here has at least 1 .adf of a cracked Amiga game?
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:30   #142
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I have a few cracked amiga games yeah...

Think I have a website lying around somewhere...
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:32   #143
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I have a few cracked amiga games yeah...

Think I have a website lying around somewhere...

Hah! Pow!
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:38   #144
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Just read a story about a guy who got 72hr suspension and is unable to play any of the EA games that he has purchased during that period for jokingly saying "Have you sold your souls to the EA devil?" on one of their game forums... that seems ridiculous to me this sort of dictatorial behaviour from publishers is what is driving more people towards piracy.

It used to be that copied games were more hassle to get working (cracks etc) than original games but with all the DRM/activation etc it's the opposite nowadays, those who pay tend to be the inconvenienced ones and then they wonder why people go the piracy route.
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:42   #145
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Hey, we should do the same with HOL, AMR and the file server
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:44   #146
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Just read a story about a guy who got 72hr suspension and is unable to play any of the EA games that he has purchased during that period for jokingly saying "Have you sold your souls to the EA devil?" on one of their game forums... that seems ridiculous to me this sort of dictatorial behaviour from publishers is what is driving more people towards piracy.
EA is the Devil though. What's this $10 project they have now?
Oh that's right, second hand games are now as evil as pirated games.
They've started the same old ball rolling with "we get nothing for second hand".
Although that model does admittedly stop a certain amount of piracy, as you have to register and redeem codes online to play most of their games now.
Ahhh, how I remember the days of Indy 500 and Deluxe Paint.
EA you've changed
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Old 11 March 2011, 17:56   #147
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What would be the original psx if their game cds couldn't be copied?.
Really, majority of games were crap(there are exceptions such as resident evil, metal gear, etc...), but even people buyed psx's. It was the free getting games that put it into success.
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Really, majority of games were crap
Goes for every system ever released.
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Old 11 March 2011, 18:39   #149
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Hehe, KG, no, seriously, compare psx's shadowman with the n64 for example.
Or games like crypt killer, excalibur, and so on...
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Old 12 March 2011, 14:32   #150
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Clearly the method of distribution and product acknowledgment (say advertisement Zetr0!) has to come out of the stone age of the 1980's and revise itself for 2010.

While we have some DLC based services and products the simple fact is the pricing is all wrong for what is a broadcast media service. In terms of law and ownership in the UK atleast most DLC products are circumventing peoples statutory rights of ownership and the right to resell what you own.

In a lot of ways large companies that throw 80% of the game budget at advertising deserve to be beaten down, not mentioning EA here, but they really are perhaps the worst offenders of this... not saying there games are bad... for the most part I would say they are generally good and well made.... however... they do "dumb" the games down too much IMHO... its like they only make games for 14 year old's to beat.

I have to admit, I wane from all the "eye-candy" style over substance. The last PC game I bought was the Orange Box a couple of years ago... and that's only because it was at 9.99

the last PS3 Game I bought was Brutal Legends... for 6.99 from cash converters... the most I have ever paid for a new game has to be "Fokelore" for the PS3 that I bought for one of my daughters Christmas presents...and that was only 18.99

If games publishers realized that 80% of the cost is in marketing and take that away from the price of the game, your spanking new StarCraft 2 (retailing in at 35 for the PC) would cost under a tenner and still give them a handsome advertising budget!

I wonder how many more titles would sell at that price????

If you want the world to change... the only vote that counts is the one you make with your wallet.
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Thing is though, wether I own the game or sold it to you that games company has still made from the original sale. It also costs them no more and no less to maintain DLC content or servers as their is still only 1 owner (not 2) and the fee's were again taken from the original sale.
It's greed pure and simple.
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Old 14 March 2011, 09:07   #152
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I know I also used to track down cracked versions for games I owned (a practice I started doing when I had a c64) to cut down on the knock-bump-grind and other horrible noises that came out of my disk drives on a lot of games with copy protection.

I figured I already got gouged for the game, I didn't want to add a new drive to the cost of entertainment.
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Old 14 March 2011, 11:21   #153
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I bet everyone on here has at least 1 .adf of a cracked Amiga game?
20,925 here

I never bought Amiga games. Why pay money to get an often inferior version of a game with no cracktro/trainer that can't be backed up.

Bit like M$ shit really, pay money to have to deal with activation issues or download it for nothing and never have to worry about it.
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Old 14 March 2011, 12:28   #154
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Oh no, Hewitson is going to kill the industry single handedly.
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Old 14 March 2011, 13:11   #155
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Hewitson is the reason Amiga died.
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Old 14 March 2011, 13:52   #156
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yay finally we have the answer
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Jeez, was there ever that many disks??!
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TOSEC. Doesn't mean unique disks.
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Old 14 March 2011, 15:11   #159
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Err that is unique sales there you robbed the publishers/developers of.

You alone could have stopped the amiga dying.. You scoundrel you
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