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Video games also have a much smaller sales window. Movies can sell for $20 to $30 for decades. Games have a window that's measured in months before they are looked upon as bargain bin items. I've been in a debate on IGN for a few days where people are just appalled the TLOU remaster will be selling for $60. Reason being? It will be a year old game.

And on top of that, movies companies also receive revenue from network and cable broadcasts which is now extending to digital streaming services as well.

I've never seen a movie sell for $30, but agree with your other points.


http://www.amazon.com/Enter-Dragon-Anniversary-Edition-Blu-ray/dp/B00BPJ5Z96/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...

 

 

Most Blu Ray movies new are $30, especially if you buy the combo pack with digital download. Disney might be a unique case, but about once a decade you have the privilige of buying those all over again for full price. It shows you that even forty years later, you will still pay over $30 for a movie.  Also keep in mind that the average movie ticket price in 1973 when Enter the Dragon was released was $1.72. 

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semajmarc87 wrote:

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Video games also have a much smaller sales window. Movies can sell for $20 to $30 for decades. Games have a window that's measured in months before they are looked upon as bargain bin items. I've been in a debate on IGN for a few days where people are just appalled the TLOU remaster will be selling for $60. Reason being? It will be a year old game.

And on top of that, movies companies also receive revenue from network and cable broadcasts which is now extending to digital streaming services as well.

I've never seen a movie sell for $30, but agree with your other points.


http://www.amazon.com/Enter-Dragon-Anniversary-Edition-Blu-ray/dp/B00BPJ5Z96/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=...

 

 

Most Blu Ray movies new are $30, especially if you buy the combo pack with digital download. Disney might be a unique case, but about once a decade you have the privilige of buying those all over again for full price. 


I'm looking at BestBuy.com right now and none of their newly released Blu-rays are over $20. Anyway, he said that movies will sell for $20-$30 for decades. You can find pretty much any movie that's 10+ years old for $10 or less on Blu-ray. Oh well, I guess I'm just splitting hairs.

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I have purchased every game I own.

However how would we fight piracy? We don't, the game developement industry does.
With drm, online monitoring and courtrooms. The first two, much to the dislike of the gamer who forks out the retail price.


As console manufacturers and developers move to pc architecture, the ability to limit priacy will not keep pace with the ability to pirate.

I can't fight piracy, and the industry can only do so marginally. And the margin is widening.

I am not saying companies should not protect their product. I am saying they can't without disgruntling their paying base.
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An anarchist defending the system?

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Did I defend the "system" or did I defend the hard work of individuals?

You may never know...
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Whoever it was, they were definitely using a governmental based law system...

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I'm against video game and movie piracy. But, I support music piracy, as this has proven to be an effective to help spread the music of less known artists. 

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On topic Jason. I won't be engaging you further.
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In todays world it is obvious that everything is going digital, which is completely idiotic in my personal opinion. Basically, if you would not like to spend month, years, and thousands if not millions of dollars to create a product and get it introduced to whatever digital market you are targeting so everyone can just steal it for free, then yes it should be fought. No matter the product.
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Here is Apocolypse Now on sale for $35. Regular price is $40.
http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=1253582&pid=&ev=product+view

Look up Blu-Ray movies like The Shining and Scarface and they are $20 and currently on sale for $15. The Wall is something like $22 on DVD.
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