Re: Do they care about increasing the number of paying consumers?
The publisher then claimed its DRM policy was a success, insisting it had seen "a clear reduction in piracy of our titles which required a persistent online connection".
Or there has been a clear reduction in piracy of all Ubisoft games because not only are people not buying them but not even bothering to pirate them anymore.
I used to use the pirate method to demo games before I bought them. As soon as Ubisoft started going hogshit crazy with DRM and treating customers like shit I started boycotting all their products. That includes not pirating their crapware as well.
Everyone needs to do this until this company disappears forever.
Anonymous is generally to protect you from other citizens who may not agree and may make your life miserable for stating it. It's not intended to protect you if you make false, libelous, or have you statements.
or, OR, read the first ammendment...
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A common mistake when it comes to the constitution is to believe that it gives U.S. citizens rights. It does not. These "rights" are inherent to the citizens of the U.S. from our creator. The constitution does however Limit the government from passing and acting on any laws that violate these rights we do have.
Pretty genius way of phrasing things if you ask me and speaks directly to this particular case.
Well if what you're expecting is for an instantaneous drop in rent once the controls are gone then yea, you'd be sorely disappointed.
What would actually happen if the controls were gone is rent would immediately go up. All those eViL rich landlords getting greedy and all. Then once everyone left because they couldn't afford to live there anymore the landlords would slowly come to the realization that something is better than nothing and drop the rent prices back to more sane/affordable levels.
So no, it's not an instant realization of dropping rent prices, but after some time rent prices would eventually start to drop below where they started in the first place.
It's nice to finally have the confirmation of what I already knew was happening with video game reviews. There have been far too many games over the last few years that completely sucked that got above average to great reviews from the vast majority of reviewers out there. You sit there and scratch your head like, but everyone said this game was good... but its horrible.
This particular game I haven't played yet so I can't speak as to how good or bad it is. But, because of this situation in the industry I took to never buying games at full price at launch anymore and waiting several months for them to go on sale before buying. This is regardless of reviews etc. It's sad, but its what we as gamers have to do to protect ourselves from getting burned all of the time. Aside from that, I would recommend going off user reviews rather that editorial reviews of games, you'll get a more accurate representation there I believe.
The manufacture isn't "implicated" or have any "liability" at all. Nor are they even obligated to replace the faulty units. Now it would be bad customer service not to fix the problem with the units in question and if they don't other companies may not want to buy from them in the future. But none of this implies the manufacture bears any responsibility in the theft that has taken place.
I build my own computers and upgrade them. I've also worked jobs where people pay me to upgrade theirs. Again, I really don't see a difference between modding your own stuff, and paying a professional to do it when the stuff is something you don't have sufficient knowledge of to do yourself.
Try applying that "modding" part to an Apple computer and let me know how that works out for ya.