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The Trionicus

Annihilating common sense one blog at a time.

Author: Trionicus

Funny thing about game DVD's

Posted by Trionicus Friday April 27 2012 at 11:22AM
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Just thought I'd re-re-mention this for the 1000th time. I'm one of those guys who really wants to keep my DVD for the full 30-40 year life span. When I was little I remember game companies telling customers to "back that shit up" when it was on floppy.

It was a huge thing, there would even be a message in-game dedicated to telling you to save that shit on another floppy disk. It was to the point that if you didn't backup your game they thought you were irresponsible.

So if you have a game from back then most likely:

1.) The company is dead

2.) They won't replace the game you paid $40 for because of reason #1

3.) The floppy disk itself is dead

4.) Wont work on your version of windows unless you have an emulator

 

There are probably a shit ton more reasons but that's all I feel like pointing out. The thing is, game enthusiasts who bought those games still play those games, and paid full price for'em. Now I'm looking at my copy of Skyrim thinking, I still want to play this beast in 10 or more years. Hell I'm still playing Neverwinter nights diamond and that's been out a while.

The other thing I'm thinking is, just incase my disc fails, do I really feel like I should be forced to buy another copy? Or is downloading and burning that torrent right there such a bad idea?

I'm not advocating software piracy, I'm just saying that they shut down DVD Decryptor so I can't easily backup my own games now.

Actually the idea is that your renting intellectual property so whatever happens happens cuz you never owned shit to begin with lol.

Maybe thats why I want this D&D tabletop thing to work out, a bunch of friends are still allowed to meetup sometimes and shoot the shit, or in my case ROLL THE DICE!

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