This will only work with a 2-year-old MMORPG based on a decades-old series of successful Science Fantasy films with a cult following. It would NEVER work with the latest in a decades-old franchise of successful video games.
Re: A slightly different read on one of Cantrell's remarks
Maybe. But if a band uses these techniques to create a show that attracts an audience, is there something inherently wrong with it? On one hand, I agree, if I go to a live show I'd rather experience something real, with all its blemishes. On the other hand, these are matters of taste and opinion. I, for one, refuse to assert my opinion as definitive.
What Cantrell expressed seems more of a judgemental rant to me than merely an expressed opinion.
Of course, it's his right to hate everything that's not just how he wants it to be, just as much as it's my right to feel contempt for anybody who can't accept that it's OK for people not to agree with him.
When I was a kid, I got extorted into giving up my lunch money by one of the neighborhood kids. And of course he'd just find different excuses for my paying up when the old ones ran out.
It may be hypocritical of me to be critical of Spain for reacting the same way I did, but it seems to me that their entire government is collectively no braver, wiser or more worldly than a wimpy 10-year-old nerd facing a bully.
And they're not even being threatened with being BEAT UP. They're being threatened with being CALLED NAMES.
Mmmm. It's easy to look at MIDI's popularity and ponder wistfully about how much licensing would have been worth. But the very reason he eschewed the patent is what would have made it considerably less popular, and possibly killed it off completely or at least left it in relative obscurity. As a result, minimal or no license fees to be had.
He is probably no poorer for having done this, and has made the world richer as a result. Definitely the right choice.