A few people at my job still sell DVDs of movies. One guy talks about how he gets music for people. Now it's mostly hacked fire sticks.
where you could get Mrs. Doubtfire and a conspiracy film about how Jimmy Carter covertly stole organs from Floridians
lol okay wow. I bet you hate the idea of used game sales too. I guess I better not ever buy a game at any price but full price too! Gotta maximize that growth for that faceless corporation that doesn't care about me!More growth is good too, I want the companies I enjoy content from toget the most out of what they put out. And not all companies are breaking records and being successful, some or doing ok or just getting by. Again, not going to feel bad for being called a corporate bootlicker.
I never thought companies care about me other than a number. I care about them though and the people that work in them.
honestly i put used games, sharing netflix accounts, etc. the same as piracy. the actual creator's aint gettin that money
how much money do you think the creators themselves are getting from the product after they've made and shipped the product
Studies and simple logic say/show that someone exposed to something for 'free' is far more likely to actually pay money for that thing in the future. So no, eliminating piracy would probably be a net negative for most industries. Most publishers happily trade a little margin for better word of mouth. That's essentially what marketing is to begin with anyways.
Anecdotal but I'm pretty sure a large part of the reason I try to pay full price for games nowadays is because of all the piracy I used to do when I was younger.Studies and simple logic say/show that someone exposed to something for 'free' is far more likely to actually pay money for that thing in the future. So no, eliminating piracy would probably be a net negative for most industries. Most publishers happily trade a little margin for better word of mouth. That's essentially what marketing is to begin with anyways.
Steam has been around how long and we still have people not understanding the core tenets: some pirates are not and never will be your paying customers AND that piracy is largely a service problem for the ones that want to support you.
The same corporations you care so deeply about also lobby the government to get out of paying their fair share in taxes. They don't give a fuck about you.
"Before we begin, allow me to show you just how far video games have come..."I agree that OP should go to HR, but OP should be smart. HR probably isn't a Gamer, so OP should prepare a presentation about how Dragon Quest has struggled to get a foothold in the West, and how admitting to a crime that reduces sales for the series in the West could possibly lead to future spinoff not being translated.
I don't think it was this. I am pretty sure it was pre-Twitter. Maybe even pre-YouTube. A video from Something Awful maybe? I just remember it contained a guy angry over something ranting and saying, "congratulations, your house is about to get raided by the cops!" at some point in the video. It became a meme I think for the time.