Originally Posted by otherland
It's only worth less to you. When you buy a game or a movie you don't own the content. Sure you CAN do anything you want with it, but laws are in place to prevent you from copying it or altering it or distributing it. Physical packaging is merely an illusion tricking you into thinking you own something that you are just renting forever. Also, I find the argument of "being able to sell the game on the grey market" a bit faulty as well. First what about the owners who choose not to sell games? Sure it's a choice but the fact they have a disk is irrelevent to the game play. Secondly, by feeding the grey market, you are only hurting publisher and developers which then in turn may lead to increased MSRPs.
"Worth" is a subjective value with no SI units attached, therefore time is a poor measurement of value. People use it because it's simple and doesn't tax the mind. It's easier to think a 50 hour game is worth 10 times a 5 hour game. And ti much easier to assume a shine box is worth a buch of 1's and 0's. If price to too high for you, that is perfectly fine. Just don't tell other people it is worthless because it is "too expensive."
I meant WORTH LESS with the space not that it's worthless, denoting no worth. I just can't even begin to express my level of disgust at your renting argument for discs you shill. You're probably the type of person who thinks Sonny Bono was right in what he did by moving the Public Domain time up when the copyright on Mickey Mouse was about to expire.
Let me guess also. You're a full on proponent of digital downloading all right? Can you truly imagine the magnitude of jobs cut by this? Also here's a news flash, the PRICE won't go down with it. It will stay rock solid even if they're making a lot more money that way. We also never see any real sales or deals. Enjoy NEVER seeing an anthology hitting the download scene for games. I don't even think I need to get into the idea of so many things going to digital distribution and the 1984 style complications that would ensue with so quickly deleting information and molding one's mind into what you see fit.
As for you saying back up is bullshit no it's not. It's determined permissible by Fair Use.
edit: Correction you did space sorry. Ignore the first sentence.
I forgot to add that the Pinball and Golf games are a rip. Seriously dude consider the amount of programming time that it really took to create those as opposed to that marble game on XBLA for the same price. How many more levels are on that compared to the amount of Pinball tables and Golf courses on those respective games. Then the company has the NERVE to charge more for the additional stuff when they programmed little to begin with. Those add-on's should be FREE! X-(