- Oct 16, 2002
If you get an "Official Magazine of XXXX" then you'll find an obvious slant, but truth be told, the print magazines are pretty good. Are they perfect? No.emorphien said:Lol. That's about all I have to say. Perhaps the gaming magazines aren't as bad as camera mags are now, but they're still just glorified ads.
The early and mid 90s were pretty bad for publishers giving reporters junket trips in hopes of coloring their reviews. It still happens, but the big two computer magazines PC Gamer and CGW have company restrictions on such things.
Wait, you don't know what a LAN center is, but you later define it and know where some are in NYC. You need some scene control there.kronchev said:LAN Center, can you give a link or something, I really dont understand what that even is. ... A LAN center might have recent-ish games (there are a few places in NYC I know of but in a month I wont be close enough to get to them anyway) but it wont have doom3, right?
This is exactly what I'm talking about. It's a dodge manuever. I'm not the bad guy. Get the bank robbers, the terrorists, etc. Society doesn't work that way. White collar crime effects everyone, you just don't notice it. Enron cost employees their pensions. Worldcom and Tyco cost you millions in your tax dollars in fixing their mess. You're probably too young to remember the bank failures of '86 and the billions spent to bail out those banks. Cybercrime is on the rise. 419 scams. Eastern European hackers stealing customer lists and blackmailing companies. The Russian and Chinese mafia who run software counterfeit shops. Those are actual dollars being lost.kronchev said:ut warez isnt up there. your local police dep't doesnt care, your state police dep't probabily doesnt either, but its the very well funded dep'ts, like the FBI, that should be doing THE MOST to prevent serious, violent crimes, and is instead wasting their time on white collar crime?
The individual pirate has very little impact on the bottom line of a company, but from a moral standpoint it's still wrong. You're just on the losing end of the argument.
I'm going to whip out the piracy trump card and pretty much settle this. (Yeah, it can be a cheesy tactic, but after 11 pages it needs to be done.)
Would Jesus pirate software?
There, I said it. I'll even answer it: No.