凹 (boco) wrote,

boco

Today at Gamestop..

So endril and I went shopping today. We got some neat stuff - No More Heroes, Draglade, Honey+Clover, Initial D, you know.

At Gamestop, there was some guy who was trying to convince everyone in the store to stop buying games forever. He was a piracy advocate who was actively trying to get the people who wanted to buy DS games to instead download them off the internet, because "even $20 is too much, I only make $8 an hour" and "the CEOs of those companies make billions of dollars a year already" and "I already bought the hardware for the system so that's support enough right?". He was bewildered at the fact that most companies lose money on hardware, didn't understand economies of scale, didn't understand small publishers with limited print runs like Atlus, didn't understand the economics of game development, etc. We argued for like an hour before he got fed up and left.
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