WHO knows about the space sim, ELITE..And its later versions..
WHO HERE thinks that EVERY space sim AFTER, should be paying for that IDEA/CONCEPT/... This game is PRE-windows..1985.. AND all the things they used in that program, have been passed DOWN in many varieties, to OTHER GAMES..
I know a couple of programmers(there were only 2) that WOULD LOVE for others to PAY for their ideas..
WHAT artist, painter, gets money to a GREAT painting? HOW many descendants of the GREAT artists would LOVE for you to pay $1,000,000 for a piece of work that is over 100 years old.. HOW about a LEASE PRICE to hand it on a wall?
I think the descendents of Shakespeare, WOULD LOVE to get paid for all the books, movies, series, BASED on his plays..
HP Lovecrafts, descendents WOULD LOVE TO GET PAID got ghost busters..and MAny other films, shorts, and Stuff..based on his Mythology..
The Children of Edgar rice Burroughs WOULD LOVE to get more money..
Im old enough to remember the OLD computer days. When Programmers BUMPED around from OS to OS.. AND SHARED knowledge..(this is from 1978 Onwards) How many Consoles Had PONG?? how many were Sued? NONE. THE ONLY real fight was between ATARI and ACTIVISION.. And that was based on ACTIVISION making games on ATARI cartridges(no CR).. And Activision WON, and made 10 times the GAMES that Atari made. ATARI STILL releases those OLD GAMES, that they created in the past, for ANY computer/smart phone/CONSOLE it CAN..
When the PROGRAMMERS SHARED information and ideas, THINGS CHANGED fast and for the BETTER..Everyone LEARNED from the SMARTER people, and did better and MORE GAMES..
The Main restriction in the past, was the Distributors of GAMES..They DIDNT want to sell LEMONS.. In EU and JAPAN, there was 10 times as many games being made, nd TONS of choices..In the USA we got FPS MOSTLY. Very few other games were marketed..
NOW with the NET, a GAME MAKER(not a distributor..) can SELL A GAME.. If you consider MARKUP prices at the store..a MAKER can DROP the price by over 90%.. NO ART, NO SHIPPING handling NO CD/DVD NO STORE SPACE OR STOCKING NO BOXES NO MIDDLE MEN NO advertising in OBSOLETE magazines/TV/CABLE/.. Selling DIRECT to ANY customer, ANY PLACE.. NO locations with 1000 copies they CANT SELL NO LOCATION runs OUT of the product
Selling 1,000,000 copies ISNT HARD..and isnt location BASED. And the MAKER with a GOOD price, MAKES all the money with little or NO markup to cover ALL those companies in the middle.. Then to KEEP the consumer HOOKED to your product, you ADD CONTENT...and KEEP MAKING MONEY.. At $5 to ADD more content, its NOT hard to keep things going, if you have a USER base.
Do you WORRY about copy cats?? WHY? IF they have a BETTER PRODUCT, let them TRY to keep up. The only thing that could COMPETE would be FREE!..
THAT we dont MOVE Wash DC to a central location, REBUILD the WHOLE thing to something better... AND build accommodation for AT LEAST 1/10 of 1% of the people to watch and participate in the proceedings..
That I havent seen such a comedy of idiocy and comedy(classic) since Laurel and hardy, Kaplin, and many others.. A group Runs around this world, and TRIEs to get all these nations to BLINDLY sign an agreement, it takes YEARS AND YEARS(I wonder why), then to bring it back to the USA and it can be voted DOWN??
There has to be something in the stew pot, BOILING..How many have they PAID to pass this treaty? HOW many USA cits, have PAID for OVER PRICED GOODS, so they could PAY THEM OFF.
yOU CANT BLAME THE top PERSON AS WE ELECTED THE IDIOT.. cAN YOU BLAME THE OTHER 300 WE ELECTED? HOW about the ones THEY hired that have jobs for the past 10-20 years?
HOW about we do it this way.. I HIRE you to do a job, after someone ELSE was running it, and expect the SAME or BETTER then the first,second,third person that had the job, before you.. LETS pile more BS on top, why dont we..
HOW about a 3 strikes rule for abusing Sending out these notices?\ LETS make it 200 strikes PER YEAR.. THEN they cant send anymore notices..THIS could also be in the CONTRACT for the Corp..that way it bypasses the LAW..
If MS would LOCK down the windows DIR.. IF Adobe and js would SANDBOX themselves.. IF MS would FORCE programs to STAY in their OWN DIR.. IF BROWSERS LOCKEd things, only to WORK in browsers and would STAY in a sandbox..
IF a note was placed on ANY Cookie, Script loaded on my machine..about the SITE I GOT IT.. I would have someone to SUE..
ON loss to MS for lost MS sales.. Lets understand something strange. HOW do most people END UP with Windows. They BUY a new computer. over 80% do not WILLINGLY BUY WINDOWS ANYWAY.. NEED a better or NEW computer, GET the NEWEST windows LOADED..FREE??
Long story SHORT.. I had done a full re-install of windows, and had to setup the dialup. Upon Clicking IE it went to MSN..(I hadnt installed updates or protection) It took me 15 minutes to gain control of the computer.. 8 virus and 15 bots, installed. I sent a note to MSN about scanning 3rd party adverts, 1 year later, NO ADVERTS..
How many languages used on the net? MORE THEN NEEDED.. HOW many sites TRY to make money...MORE then need to. HOw many EXTRA scripts needed on a site? TO MANY..
WHy do we run NOSCRIPT and SCAN every script into our machines??
AT LEAST when I Download something, I KNOW to ISOLATE IT and scan it to death. HOW do you do that with a site??
For those interested.. Who knows Where Theaters get FOOD and goods from.. they have to be registered to a group and ONLY buy from that GROUP.. Can you say SAME AS ' girl scout cookies'.. Where you could go tot he STORE and buy it for about 1/2 the price. MOST of the money EARNED at the theater is from goods sold, the movie is rented/leased to DRAW you in to sell you goods.