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Interested in a Rocket League tournament?
You mentioned Free to Air TV shows btw but TV isn't really free to air in all countries you know, here to own a basic TV ie something with a tuner in it costs close to €200 per year, where as charity shops run campaigns all the time to collect pcs from training centres to give them to poor people, for free and that super flashy internet you talk of? Citizens advice here in Ireland will cover the cost of that (7mb connection) for a poor family.
I just happen to work in a training centre who donates PCs to projects like this it was how I encountered it, I have to say those people who are in bad situations, I would always give them advice on how they can at least be somewhat happy in their pretty shitty situation.
(also I wouldn't ever suggest that selling pirated material is right, that is directly profiteering from other peoples work and I've directly moved to stop people attempting to do that here, sorry if there was miscommunication on that matter)
I guess it just happens to be where you encounter piracy going on, if it is someone like you suggested who has spent a few K on a gaming rig but refuses then to pay for windows to install on it... no, I would never condone that, but if it was saying a family poor enough to apply for a free 15+ year old PC to send emails would love to watch a movie with their kids... no I really am not going to judge that in the same way as the first person, but like I said where I happen to work I encounter the second quite a lot so I get to see it face to face.
Hope that cleared up some of my "Piracy acceptance" I understand completely if you still hold the zero tolerance for it, but some backstory seemed due for you to my feelings on the stuff.
Out of interest would there be anything you would suggest as good entertainment which is freely available online? Kid friendly stuff of course, like I say I find myself trying to help out people in pretty shit situations at times, Appreciate the view of poverty not being a reason to break copyright laws but I'm also a complete anti drug/alcohol user and a lot of times those are the forms of "entertainment" that some poorer people tend to go to, which are of course more damaging to themselves in the short and long term, if I can give someone a distraction for even an hour or 2 from doing something stupid I jump at the chance.
Sad thing is people who are badly off don't always have the best set of tools to just make their lives immediately better, sometimes they can sort stuff out, but rarely after getting a face tattoo in their teens or so... those people are kinda derped for life.
Interesting article today on Dualshockers that made me think of you. They suggested an easy way for Sony to introduce "backwards compatibility" which involves exactly what you have been saying on the topic. Simply have PSNow recognize your owned copy of a game by either disc or digital and allow them to played for free when available. You beat them to it by a few months. ;)
Congrats with your XBO > PS4 NPD prediction.
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Fei-Hung said: binary solo said: For all that PS4 is doing very well, these sales are not getting anywhere close to making up for the massive die off in Nintendo and Xbox sales. There's a very good chance this generation will be 50% of last generation, especially if MS sees the writing on the walll and hits reset early (2017 is my guess). Dying might be overstating it, but console...
Lawlight said: binary solo said: Transforming, IMO. Gaming in front of the TV will always be with us, and I think it will still always be a popular way to game. But the way the games will be delivered to us is going to fundamentally change over the next 10 years or so. Digital sales of full games is increasing, but I think digital sales of full games will kinda be like the Blu-ray...
Education: Tertiary degree
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Other
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Relationship status: Married
Favourite Games: Legacy of Kain series, only played Soul Reaver 1 & 2 and Defiance
R&C 1, 2 & 3
J&D 1, 2, & 3
Oddworld, Exodus and Odyssey
Crash Bandicoot 1 & 2
Icewindale 1 & 2
...More to come
Favourite Music: My absolute, hands down, favourite band is The Cure. I like plenty and varied stuff besides, but this is the only band I care to name.
Favourite Films: Shawshank Redemption
LOTR movies, Fellowship was the best of the three
Shrek 1 and 2. 3 was rubbish.
So I married and Axe Murderer
Favourite Books: A History of Venice (non-Fic)
A Song of Ice and Fire series, GRR Martin
Most of Robert Ludlum's books
Wheel of Time series, R Jordan
Favourite Food: Anything my wife makes.