Posts with tag: law
- No, games-as-a-service is not fraud •
04 May 2019
… but you might be upset about them, and you don’t want to buy them. That’s okay. A video on this subject from YouTube channel Accursed Farms (creator Ross Scott) has been passed around my social circles the past few days. I’ll admit, it’s over an hour long so I didn’t watch it the whole way through, but I did skim through the highlights and participate in the discussion. The very title of the video, “Games as a service” is fraud, already starts off on a false premise (fraud has a very specific legal definition), but I suppose “games as... Read more ...
- City of Heroes and the private server kerfuffle, or why intellectual property is stupid and broken •
21 Apr 2019
I’m a patron and reader of Massively Overpowered (a news site about MMORPGs), so when news broke about a private City of Heroes server that had been running in secret for years, I just had to get my popcorn and dive into this. It intersects neatly into a couple of things I’m personally interested in: the history of video games (and its industry) and drama, both of which were unfolding before me in real time. I won’t lie, I’m a bit of a drama queen myself so I had to dive down this rabbit hole and see how far it... Read more ...