Quantcast
The Game OverThinker examines the future of piracy - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


The Game OverThinker examines the future of piracy


7:30 PM on 01.23.2012
The Game OverThinker examines the future of piracy photo



If you visit The Escapist (which you should be doing anyway to check out Jimquisition!), you might have heard of Bob Chipman and his series Escape to the Movies and The Big Picture. Both are really good shows, but I much prefer his third, game culture-related show, The Game OverThinker. With strong writing and sound logic, Bob discusses a lot of gaming's major topics carefully and methodically. He's a lot more serious than other Internet pundits, yet he never fails to keep the listener engaged.

Following last week's SOPA / PIPA drama, this week's episode touches on the issue of piracy in general and where we go from here. In contrast with Jim's strong opinion on the matter, Bob approaches the topic with a gentle but firm request to publishers. If publishers are so concerned over piracy, it's about time they adapt their business model to make piracy a non-issue. Piracy is never going to disappear, so the only option is to make piracy less convenient than legal channels.

I've been a fan of The Game OverThinker for a good while, so I'm glad I finally realized that I could be sharing his material with you groovy cats. If you want to check out Bob's back catalog, visit his website or his ScrewAttack page. And if you aren't too hot on the skit portions of his shows... I won't blame you.

The Game OverThinker - Episode 64 "Beyond SOPA" [ScrewAttack]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



When Mario jumps, kitty jumps photo
When Mario jumps, kitty jumps
5:30 PM on 12.15.2014






Offbeat

4:30 PM on 12.05.2014
Take this! My love, my anger, and all of my sorrow!

Don't cry, Rain. Our own battle has just begun.  I just want to watch stupid G Gundam all weekend with its nationally stereotyped gundam. It's like a 4th grader designed them all after reading through a world atlas.   That or just play Gundam Battle Assault 2. more



10:15 AM on 12.05.2014
Amiibo may not work on the subway, but the New 3DS does

People have been having Fun With Subways and Amiibo ever since the video of some folks in Russia trying to use the Nintendo toys for a free ride. Jonathan Holmes of www.destructoid.com tried to game the system in Boston. Alas...more



8:00 AM on 12.04.2014
Nintendr: Tumblr loves Pokémon, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Smash

Ok, first: When you make the next billion dollar dating application "Nintendr" (or "Nintinder"), I want my royalties paid out weekly and top billing, branding-wise. In fact, let's call it "Steven Hansen's Nintendr" (or "Steve...more



View all Offbeat






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more