The idea of uninhibited usage and access is perplexing. Acquiring permission and paying for it is not a new concept, just look at books/ebooks, academic journals and such. It just seems video games are the next industry. Why not get information, reviews, videos and such from legitimate sites, e.g. GiantBomb, instead of Youtube? I don't think it's wrong for a company to want to prevent the usage of their material when someone has the potential to make a profit off of it. Yes, it will make things inconvenient for people but does that make it wrong?
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I'll add several that I don't think were mentioned for science fiction (that I own): Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton, Orphans of the Sky by Robert Heinlein and Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut. I have a long list of classical books that I could recommend but I guess it depends on your mood.
This breaks my heart. I've been gone for quite some time and can't believe it. Even if it was just through the site, there are so many fond memories. What more can be said about someone that impacted so many? He is greatly missed.
I've played a majority of the Final Fantasy games (except those online) and have to say that it is all relative, no matter what console. I would disagree with you about 9, though you make very valid arguments. As I grew older I began to understand how amazing 6 was in comparison to any other FF incarnation and as already mentioned it was technically on the ps1.
I've actually enjoyed Korean, Chinese and Japanese music for quite some time. I will not go into my original love of the Four Heavenly Kings. But I came upon Kpop as I was watching KBS programming (dramas and variety shows are so entertaining) and happened to catch Music Bank. Kpop is upbeat, colorful and fun to dance to. For girl groups, I probably like Sistar the best. I do admit I listen to boy bands and male artist more often when I listen to kpop: Shinhwa, H.O.T., DBSK (TVXQ/JYJ), Shinee, Super Junior, Infinite, Big Bang, MBLAQ, TeenTop, K.Will, Sung Si Kyung, Rain, Ulala Session, 2AM and many more. I'm actually more of a fan of the hip hop artist: Supreme Team (and Simon D solo), Dynamic Duo, Jinusean, Outsider, Epik High, MC Sniper, 1TYM, Jay Park and so on... but it all leads back to Seo Taiji and the Boys..
I'm a little taken back by all of the sub-groups recently.