posted on Jun, 11 2021 @ 12:39 PM
a reply to: gortex
The cat is out of the bag as far as digital online distribution is concerned but up to now the corporations have been pretty much self regulating and
it is time for legislation to limit what they can and can not do to consumers.
That said I do actually agree, dug88 does make a brilliant point as well, cartridges were usually an eprom or prom on a small circuit board with a
few other components usually diodes and sometimes a cap and transistor or two with a few resistor's, other than the chip they were a simple affair but
did cost far more and were far less ecologically viable than even a CD or the the media less digital distro method.
My bone of contention as far as the Digital distro and forgive my grammar earlier I tend to think then type half way through the sentence without
realizing I have missed words which is compounded by spelling errors, is that the corporations and distribution method are making almost one hundred
percent of the profit, saving themselves the huge overheads of distribution warehouse, media production and retail staff but of course that also means
all those job's along the chain have been sacrificed just so some corporate penguin's can fill there bank's with all your money and non of that retail
cost then going back into your own economy.
My take on it is this, other than the Job losses it caused I have no problem with digital distribution but I do not like always online client's that
can be used as spyware, be hacked, crypto mine using my hard ware without me knowing etc, I do not like the fact they are charging not less despite
the massive reduction in overheads with this method of distribution but actually far more today than they were back when media was sold via retail
outlets on the high street and that to my mind is just greed.
I do not blame the developers it is the parent company's and publishing houses that are most at fault here, some developers though like EA are fully
responsible for this mess they have created and foisted onto the consumer.
They have a monopoly and are fully exploiting it, they need to be regulated more thoroughly and it has to be done on an international level which is
the hardest part about creating such an international economic agreement especially while many governments would be scared of upsetting there digital