"Duffy is going to realize that if he keeps making this argument, he's actually hanging himself out to dry, almost certainly leading up to Steele and Hansmeier quickly tossing Duffy under the bus when the opportunity permits (one assumes soon after they're done doing the same to Mark Lutz)."
Before that there were Alan Cooper and Bret Gibbs. This is starting look like an absurd version of Agatha Cristie's "Ten Little Indians".
Of course the games shouldn't be banned. However; if you're talking about banning the GTA5 TV commercials I'm on board. In addition to being annoying they are right in the middle of the uncanny valley.
I figured they settled on 54 as the number of plots for the same reason it was chosen in "The Manchurian Candidate". At breakfast one morning Senator John Yerkes Iselin (James Gregory) is complaining to his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin (Angela Lansbury) that he can't keep track of how many communist have supositly have infiltrated the government. After an exasperated sigh she looks across the breakfast table and see a bottle of Hienz ketsup and tells him its 54.
Frequently remakes are lousy. As Theodore Sturgeon stated "90 percent of everything is crap", personally I've always thought he was being generous. But, that's the point it isn't just the remakes that are terrible some times it is also the source material.
To decide in advance that something is now a classic and can never be touched is wrong on so many levels. It denies everyone in the future the ability to play with an idea or concept. Will most of them suck? Yep, but that gem that you would deny the chance to come into existence makes it worth plowing through the dross.
"And we see this same attitude all over the black community today."
He's right you know. Just look at some of those other lazy blacks riding on their dead parent's coattails. Like J.R.R. Tolkien's son, The Walton heirs, generations of Rockefellers, F. Scott Fitzgerald's descendants, and the list goes on and on.
Just so you know I was being sarcastic. Normally I wouldn't bother to point that out, but since you don't seem to get irony ("NOT racist" followed by ending your post with a racist comment) I wanted to be clear.
For all those defending this guy because it was statutory rape and not forcible rape a couple of points.
1) He was a teacher who's job it is to guide, train, and PROTECT students.
2) He is an adult. Even if she was willing and initiated it, he should have known it was wrong and said no.
Because he failed at both of these and took advantage of a child he suffered several consequences (well deserved). However; he also should have had a much, much longer jail term not only because deserved it, but also as a deterrent to others.
Finally anyone defending or attempting to justify this guys actions should not be left alone with children.
Yes, reasonable price does make a huge difference. A personel example. Warner Brothers will be releasing "Nichols", a short lived James Garner series from 1971 on their private store. I really would like to buy it, but at $49.95 for a 24 episode series … no thanks. This is a lost sale for them whether I pirate it, buy it on the second hand market, or do without. I sure I am far from the only person that will make this decision. It doesn't matter how you lose a sale a lost sale means no money in your pocket.
One more point if they were selling it thru Amazon (for example) the list price would probably be $29.95. So they are using their exclusive position to try and gouge their customers. That's their right to try, but don't blame piracy when you don't move the units you thought you would.
If they want to make sure they rein in the NSA then they need to add a provision that they can only use the dictionary's definition of a word, instead of their reinterpitation of the word's meaning. Oh yea they also better specify which dictionary and version of it to use. These clowns can slip through smaller cracks than mice can.