Forums - Gaming Discussion - If it's on a Microsoft console AND the PC, it's an exclusive.

Barkley said:
Azzanation said:
Gamers cant grasp the Concept that if its on Windows 10 and XB1 its exclusive. I mean they make and choose where there games go. MS make money either way even if its released on Steam.

Third party publishers also choose where their games go and make money wherever they release it. That isn't relevant to the "exclusive" argument.

But it's a console exclusive, it's a pretty simple term we've had for ages. If it's only on your console, but it's on PC it's a "console exclusive". For what possible reason should we change that defintion now.

I agree that Console Exclusive term remains. If its only on one console than its a Console Exclusive. Very soon most 1st party console games will appear on PC in the near future via Live or PSNow. Only way to separate them is by this term. Or else nothing can be claimed an exclusive because of PCs.



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DonFerrari said:

There is legal precedent, brazilian legal system is pretty convoluted. But in simple terms, if the game developer didn't explicitly said it's ok to emulate then it's illegal.

Even the HW or it's intended purpose is also possible to be copyrighted. But anyway, most EULAs will talk about you not being allowed to play the content or modify it in any form or copy it, etc... and when you break that contract it becomes illegal (not that many companies will go after it), Bleem is still illegal in Brazil as far as I know (but that used BIOS from PS1)

I'll take your word for it as I am not privvy on the Brazillian legal system. :P



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Pemalite said:
DonFerrari said:

There is legal precedent, brazilian legal system is pretty convoluted. But in simple terms, if the game developer didn't explicitly said it's ok to emulate then it's illegal.

Even the HW or it's intended purpose is also possible to be copyrighted. But anyway, most EULAs will talk about you not being allowed to play the content or modify it in any form or copy it, etc... and when you break that contract it becomes illegal (not that many companies will go after it), Bleem is still illegal in Brazil as far as I know (but that used BIOS from PS1)

I'll take your word for it as I am not privvy on the Brazillian legal system. :P

Don't worry, there is so much stuff going on here that no one would bother a guy playing emulator and having the original (or even pirated) game... but sure you make a lanhouse or a similar stuff and make money out of emulating the games you'll have to bribe one officer or another.



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