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ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by dsheinem Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:06 pm

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/v ... d-archives

Because hacking=piracy and because both are illegal. :roll:

I don't even know what to say. So, so stupid.
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by J T Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:20 pm

Rather than pushing money into the ESA to ban abandonware, they should push money into their old IPs to re-release them so fans could actually buy the games again and play them on new hardware. I don't know what the sales figures look like, but I've certainly seen things migrate from abandonia to gog.com before.
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by irixith Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:32 pm

FUD FUD FUD FUD FUD FUD

...what? They want to keep playing their OLD games? That they ALREADY paid for? PREPOSTEROUS! Quick, spread the FUD!!!!
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by MrPopo Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:48 pm

dsheinem wrote:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/04/videogame-publishers-no-preserving-abandoned-games-even-museums-and-archives

Because hacking=piracy and because both are illegal. :roll:

I don't even know what to say. So, so stupid.

We need to show them by increasing the 3D printing technology so we can download a car.
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by Gunstar Green Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:56 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZm8vNHBSU

I would totally download a car.
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by marurun Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:37 pm

Maybe we could download a floppy disk. Aren't those what the cool kids are using these days?
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by irixith Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:14 pm

Gunstar Green wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmZm8vNHBSU

I would totally download a car.


I would also download a car.

In fact, I'd download cars like I download TV shows...only the same problem would exist. Running out of storage space.
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by J T Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:36 pm

marurun wrote:Maybe we could download a floppy disk. Aren't those what the cool kids are using these days?


Is that kid playing a shmup with Track & Field controls? :lol:
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by SonicGamer74 Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:37 pm

This article made me laugh. Like, seriously? Did they just say that, by us playing games we legally purchased (assuming I read that correctly), it's our fault if the gaming industry crashes?

I swear to god.... :lol:
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Re: ESA Nonsense: Preserving Digital Games is Hacking/Piracy

by Exhuminator Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:53 am

A publisher's blind greed knows no bounds nor common sense.
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