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Hits: 16461 | Favorites: 3 | Emailed: 1 | Rating: 2.9 | Category: Technology | Date: 05/05/2012
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Male, 18-29, Canada
 2382 Posts
Monday, May 7, 2012 10:45:23 AM
good EA has turned into a poohole of a company.. i hope they die

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Sunday, May 6, 2012 9:02:54 PM
@Angilion you really are obtuse aren't you? Or do you just not bother to read the whole post you`re quoting?

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12389 Posts
Sunday, May 6, 2012 8:51:20 PM
[quote">And one just needs to look at music sales from 20 years ago and then compare them to now to see how piracy is detrimentally affecting the entertainment industry.[/quote">

No, you need to look at the whole entertainment industry over that period and look at it in the context of the whole economy (obviously, when the economy is bad people spend less money on entertainment).

The entertainment industry is one of the most profitable in the USA.

Fortune 500 Top Performing Industries

Even if the music industry has lost 50% of its profits (and I won't take your word for that without any supporting evidence), that wouldn`t be the result of piracy if people were spending more on videos and games instead of music.

Hang on...are you only counting music CD sales?

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12389 Posts
Sunday, May 6, 2012 8:42:35 PM
And what justifies the high prices is the ridiculousness amount of pirating hat takes money away from the companies.

Which is why PS3 games (very little or no piracy) have always been so very much cheaper than Xbox360 games (lots of piracy).

No, wait, they're about the same price.

Piracy isn`t the cause of the price of games. It`s the excuse used for it, which isn`t the same thing at all.

The games industry must love piracy - it gives them a catch-all excuse to do anything.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12389 Posts
Sunday, May 6, 2012 8:39:17 PM
I think the one thing that justifies stealing music/games/etc would be the ridiculously high prices that go along with legally buying whatever it is in question.

I think that games aren't really all that expensive. The cost per hour of entertainment is quite low if the game is any good.

What`s much worse is the blatant ripping off of customers and control freakery by things such as including physical distribution costs in downloaded copies (a publisher can make 5 times as much profit from a downloaded copy as from a boxed retail copy), taking parts out of the game so it can be sold as DLC to inflate the price, taking control of when and if anyone is allowed to play the game and passing renting off as buying while charging for buying (using piracy as an excuse - nice touch) and killing the second hand market (which promoted the whole bloody industry - idiots).

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