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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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FucKonami! ... And the others too, but mostly FucKonami....
One interesting NPD comparison on the software side will be Madden. According to Amazon the Madden order of sales should be PS4, XB one, 360, PS3. But I wonder if that's what NPD will show. Well it'll definitely show 360 in 3rd and PS3 in 4th, so it's between 1st and 2nd....
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.