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  1. Again yes, at that time it will be true too. But it won't be forever.
  2. To me, services like Spotify and iTunes killed off music piracy. But there's an issue there. When I was carbooting in 2019 I was looking through people's DVD collections and I heard people saying it's good to get rid of these things because it's all on Netflix these days. People binning their CD collections because who needs CDs now we have Spotify. There's a clear misunderstanding here because yes, every CD I ever owned (in a box in the loft) happens to be on Spotify... Now. But who is to say it will be there tomorrow? Perhaps Spotify will get rid of their free service. Perhaps they will p
  3. They were showing the series on Sky Arts at 9am, and I couldn't believe that went out. Traumatising kids over breakfast. One of the bleakest, sickest half hours of TV, especially viewed today with our knowledge of what went on in the 70s.
  4. Part of the preservation thing is that the hackers cam collectively put the time into a project and have the potentially unlimited manpower of the internet community. Something like MAME surely wouldn't exist if it wasn't for people all around the world adding and improving features for the last 30 years. Like, AM2R which is brilliant but everyone involved was paid by the hour and had a year to make it, it wouldn't end up the same product and probably would lose money anyway. You need the hacker community to be doing this stuff for the love of doing it, Sony won't do it, but I'
  5. I bet it's not economically viable, they closed the studio, destroyed the disks and cut off everyone's hair. But I think that precisely the fact Sony will never do it is the reason modders should be allowed to.
  6. I'm still very bitter. I do make a point of including Driveclub, Ridge Racer, Burnout 2 or Outrun 2 in every thread, just for the fun of it.
  7. Big companies like Sony treat it as a business. If they're not making any money from it they wash their hands of it. It's like in America where a new TV show gets bad ratings for the first episode and they cancel it despite them having already made another 9 episodes. When Sony closed the DriveClub servers it really annoyed me. I played Gradius 5 this morning on PS2, then a little Outrun 2, and did a song on Parappa 2. All these games worked just as well as they did in 2006 and I didn't expect they wouldn't . Yet Driveclub displays messages about modes being missing and being un
  8. Fair points there. But to be clear, Jim is talking about the stuff that was only ever released digitally and only sold via Sony. I get the argument for games that are not being lost (either because they are available on other formats or whatever) but the store closure creates a list of games that are no longer commercially available in any way, shape or form and until it's re-released somewhere you could surely argue that it has no commercial value.
  9. No, but that's a different argument because you'd be stealing a stock item, depriving someone else of it. Legally, copyright infringement is not theft because you're making a copy. Theft is depriving someone of their property by taking it from them. It's not about justifying piracy, more the fact that this has never happened before. The only venue to purchase a digital only product is gone, therefore the item itself can be proven to have no commercial value, because it basically no longer exists.
  10. So Jim Sterling's new video raises a really interesting point. In summary, video games publishers hate piracy because they link it to lost sales and revenue. Some believe the pirates grab the games because they can and no revenue is lost because they were never going to buy the game in the first place; they're pirates and that's what they do. Others, mainly publishers, say that pirates only pirate what they genuinely want to play so there's a 1:1 correlation and every pirated copy is a lost sale. But here's a situation that we have never se
  11. I know this is weak but I'm having a ball playing '24 - The Game" on PS2. It's not the best game I've ever played but it's good fun. However it becomes something way better than it should be because they nailed the feel of it. The music, the iconic tick, tick, tick, Keifer Sutherland and various other cast members providing the voices, the split screen.... I used to love 24, and the game captures the atmosphere and spirit of the TV show perfectly. Like I said, it's not the best game in the world but for a fan of the series it's really great. So what's the best use o
  12. It's genuinely great fun. It's not a brilliant game especially but it captures the feel of the TV brilliantly. Really enjoying it. Supports progressive scan too.
  13. That Wii James Bond is spectacular. Wouldn't have thought the Wii was capable of that.
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