FREE to play dont work when you wish to release a game THAT you dont want to TOUCH anymore..
You dont want to UPDATE, CHANGE, ADD to...Create it over and over..
BUT, if yo create a GREAT engine, and it can be changed and augmented...WHY remake a product, KEEP ADDING TO IT and people will come.
Look up a game, released long ago, and STILL RUNNING..with alot of added content that the USERS created..Star trek armada 2. TRY to get a CHEAP COPY. last I looked a LEGAL copy on Amazon was around $100.
If the maker had Sold it, placed in Multi user online servers, and ADDED the content for a small fee...HE WOULD STILL BE MAKING MONEY..
But, no...they dropped it on the market, Fixed a few things, and RAN away with the money..to the NEXT project.
EA did a test..and FAILED..battlefield online, went from a NEAT game to CRAP.. NO real new maps, no new content, and CHARGE thru the nose...and you win with Over powered guns.
Why are there a BUNCH of online games from Asia? ALL making money?
Think about something..ok.
It used to be that Many towns had their OWN slaughter houses..and meats an such were VERY LOCAL..If you had good Beef in the area, you had good beef on the table.
NOW, your animals are TRUCKED 3 states over..Then slaughtered, then SENT someplace else. And sometimes BACK to your area.
Chickens are the same. But you wont find that many Egg farms.. They have been consolidated.. from being outlawed in some areas, to JUST cant afford it, to Regulated to DEATH.
When animals have enough ROOM, and do what they DO.. Even if you use them for milking. They are healthier, they need LESS CARE, SHOTS, DRUGS, CHEMICALS..
It used to be, eating FISH wasnt a problem. I suggest you look at suggestions about them NOW. Lead, mercury, and other poisons have built up in the environment tot he point, you can Poison yourself, just by eating. It dont matter if it was Aquaculture raised or NOT..
If you like strange facts, I will let you count the number of animals species displaced and no longer in Good supply, Around the world. Consider that Humans have decimated the animal population by over 60% in the last 400 years.
In the last 20 years..
Dairies have moved out of S. California..They stink.
Dairies have reduced the number of cattle..And STILL produce more then enough.(over 20%)
Dairies have to much milk and cant sell it..Enough to make MORE MONEY..
Dairies use Drug/chemicals/hormones, (what ever) to force cattle to make EXTRA milk..(seems backwards, as they have TO MUCH)
Average life of a Dairy cow, is 5-7 years..THEN it ends up on your plate..Funny for a creature that can live for 40+ years.
After being a dairy cow, you are Burned out..cant have babies anymore and you cant produce enough milk for market, as well as WHAT THOSE chemicals/drugs/whatever does to the cow.
Those old enough to REMEMBER milk..has it changed flavor? is it abit THINNER?
This is strange.
The USA Gov. wishes to monitor TONS of information in every direction on the NET. Yes there are back doors to many systems and sites, and DONT think that your Privacy is secure.
There are OLD hat ways to make things secure, but those ways of doing things have been passed up for Quick and DIRTY programming, with HOLES IN IT.
The, Partly SMART, computer user is and can be more protected then the Gov./corps for many reasons. We can CHANGE things faster..We can FIX things faster, we can go out and evaluate programs. The Gov/Corp has to install this on MANY system inside there WHOLE system, not just 1-2 computers.
Difficulties come when the GOV wishes to WATCH us. it has to get the Corps to put MORE HOLES in our net and on our computers..HOLES are not good things. MS installed a CERTIFICATE system into their system to Check sites and servers..Problem: it cost $99 per year to get one, and the hackers Bought a few and found the coding.. Found that it allowed the site to INSTALL anything, because it was Certified..
If you want NETWORK security you dont allow access to your MAIN SERVER. This is a OLD known idea. Anything thats needed to be INPUT must be Scanned MANY times(in different ways) before you allow it on the system. You scan the software for Virus Bots, and then the Code to see if its PROPERLY WRITTEN, then you run it on a auxiliary system and EMULATE what it will do. (esp on/for critical system)
AND the biggest thing...BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP..1 backup isnt enough. AND you TEST your backup. its very time consuming. it requires EXTRA hardware and money..
I could build a device that uses USB external drives, and records TV channels, for around $100..
any computer formats
Would play Anything from computer formats, CD/DVD/BR and have networking/USB abilities and output 1080p
FOR MY PERSONAL USE, I would not be sued.
IF I sold such devices, I WOULD be sued into the DIRT..
They are all 1 single group..at least controlled as a group.
All the money goes the SAME way..UP.
Why do you think Cable/sat charge you for channels you DONT WATCH..an the cable/sat companies have NO WAY to take them out?
I dont watch the sports channels, but have to PAY for them..
The FCC has been TRYING to get ala carte channels for years.
Cable STARTED with bunched channels..you paid for the EXTRA. You got BASIC channels for $20. no sports, no religious, no THIS/THAT/OTHER.. NOW you pay as much as THEN, but get TONS of garbage you dont watch..and PAY MORE..
IN THE OLD DAYS..
HBO..$10(2-4 more channels)
Show time $10(2-6 channels)
ESPN $20 (4 channels).
and so forth..
NOW you pay for ESPN...EVERYONE pays for ESPN even if they dont watch it.
I wonder how much DRM really costs..
You have to install it into a program, in such a way as its NOT EASY to remove..
You have to have computers ONLINE 24/7/365 FOREVER. Or turn them off and piss off TONS of people..
REGIONAL coverage...so you need computers around the world.
Servers arnt cheap, and require POWER..
THEN you have a single player game...That NEEDS ACCESS to the net? thats 1.5 players, not SINGLE.. Being required to have NET access, is not single player.
THEN the requirement of CONTINUOUS, NET access for a single player game..
So, I have a SINGLE player game, and would like to take a trip with my kids. Playing this game WOULD be fun for the kids...BUT you would need NET access..WOW, I hope you got GOOD cellphone coverage.
So the kids are going to play Solitaire, or ANOTHER corps games..
HOW easy is it to TRACK a bot/advert that has been installed on your computer.
You goto a site that has ADVERTS and 1 installs its cookie on your system, that TRACKS you, all over the net..
It opens a backdoor for OTHER ADVERTS for what it THINKS you are looking for..
This idea(from the article) will take a TON of discussion and cleanup, of WHAT/WHO is a hack..
I mean, if the GOV. REALLY wanted to track this crap down, they would hok up with a few companies like spybot/AVAST/Malwarebyte and ADD tracking to the data.
THINK about it..You get a BOT from a site and its LOGGED where you got it..NOT ANONYMOUS..
A few years back I had a CLEAN MACHINE..and had to install updates and protection. It was dialup, so connected and the FIRST SITE it went to was MSN.. 7 virus and 37 bots from the FRONT PAGE. It took 15 minutes to gain control of the computer...and 6 more hours to clean up..
I sent a letter to MSN..1 year later they QUIT adverts from 3rd parties.
Then comes the thought, of WHO do you hold responsible?
THE SITE? They didnt SCAN and clean it..
You have to understand WHY adverts are all OVER the place..
SOMEONE IS GETTING PAID. and there has to be INFO in the bot, of WHO DID IT..so they can get paid.
The Company wanted Adverts, they shipped it to an ADVERt company, they shipped it to person to DO THE WORK..
STUXNET..look it up.
Do you think the Other countries have rights to BOMB the USA with virus after we did it to THEM?? Do you REALLY think this is the first time?
COMPUTER security is FAIRLY SIMPLE..
1. MAJOR systems DONT HAVE ACCESS TO THE NET..
2. ANY outside data to be installed is SCANNED(HEAVILY) before being inserted..from DECODERS to AV/BOT scanners..
3. ALL input data is TESTED ON REMOTE/OFFLINE systems FIRST. NOT on the primary system..