Big Smoke

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Three Things

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1) This shit would not have occurred had Modern Warfare 2 had dedicated servers.

2) Anybody else find it somewhat disturbing that the producers of a game have the power to ban people who have paid for the game from the game, for any reason?

3) Since when was modding verboten in a multiplayer FPS? Oh right, when Infinity Ward wanted to up its profits by selling what modders used to make for free.

And this is why PC gamers look down upon the console crowd. It’s a barefaced marketing tool wherein the product and its distribution is under total control at all times by its purveyors. By buying a console you are locked in as a captive audience to whatever arbitrary rules the company allows, including forcing you to convert your money to Disney Dollars, selling what used to be free, and strictly controlling the environment under which you can play.

Just like what Bank of America does to its debtors, making sure your target market stays in debt to the company store is fantastically profitable, but it’s ultimately a losing proposition.

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