If nothing else a 14 MB gif is absurd.
How even the fuck..?
I'm trying to come up with a response to one of Eusis' posts -- I think gamer brand loyalty is a lot like political party loyalty and leads to the same kind of groupthink -- but now I'm wondering why I buy used games and CDs at all.
Like, earlier this year, I bought a used copy of the old D&D city builder Stronghold, and it's on floppies. My laptop doesn't have a floppy drive, and I'm not sure the original discs even work.
Or... better example. Bought a bunch of used music CDs and Saturn games last weekend. How much of that money got back to the original publisher? Approximately none of it. So why not just pirate it? Do I really want the /artifact/ that much?
I guess I do.
I'm a consumer whore and it's depressing and it's depressing that I can't come up with any alternatives.