Duffy's forum posts

#1 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Yanngc33 said:

I don't think the video game industry matters enough for it to make a significant impact on congress. The only way congress and the rest of the world would pay attention is if google closed down for a day. And that will never happen.

I don't think you should take into account whether or not the game industry matters, I think it's the same as voting, it still counts. We may not be the most significant part of the movement against SOPA and PIPA but if everyone thought that then their wouldn't be as strong a movement there is against SOPA or PIPA, hell there mightn't of even been a movement at all.

#2 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Sherlock_Pwnz said:

It's a threat. A way of getting the ESA to listen. Regardless of whether it actually happens or not, it's about getting them to realise that if they don't change their stance their reputation could be damaged. I think that this is at least worth the discussion.

I agree

#3 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Buscemi: Buscemi I'd like you to know that I'm not going to address you any more unless I feel your worth replying to because I don't think you've said anything constructive to any of the arguments in this thread so far. No hard feelings, I'm sure your a nice guy :)

#4 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

@Duffy

@Dagbiker: @Dagbiker said:

@Dagbiker
@Duffy

Here is the video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp8S8eJkMW8

I also wanted to give my opinion on the matter. I've seen a couple of threads were some people don't like the content that is created by the video game journalists and developers on the video and some don't think that boycotting E3 will do anything, but whether you like the guys or not or whether you think boycotting E3 will work isn't the point. We are all against SOPA and PIPA, we know nothing good can come of them and I think we need to express this and this is our chance to. If boycotting E3 turns out to do nothing, then so what. All it can do is show is our lack of support for SOPA and PIPA. The people behind SOPA and PIPA are probably thrilled that SOPA and PIPA got this far in the first place, and they're probably counting on people not expressing their hatred for these Bills.

But this is just my opinion, if you think differently then post below etc.

Im not saying that convincing the esa to drop support for sopa is not a worthy cause. What im saying is that boycotting e3 is not the right battle.
Sorry, double negitive, convincing the esa to drop sopa is a worthy cause.

That's a fair point, it's just I feel like we have nothing to lose by fighting this battle. What other battle is there for us to fight? We could all make a significant impact because I think we as a community could totally do this. I also think the fact that E3 is in June long after SOPA and PIPA will be decided on is a fair point too. But I think the guys behind the video realize this. And who knows if it will be the end of this bill or fight in general. I think that if your saying you don't want to boycott E3 then your supporting SOPA and PIPA, unless you have a good reason and my point is I personally don't think I've heard any. But again if I'm wrong please let me know.

You cant think in absolutes, just because someone dosent boycott e3 dosent mean they havent sent letters to their representives.

That's true, I was being rhetorical. Like why wouldn't you boycott E3 if there's a chance that it could make a difference. Because I don't think the fact that E3 is on after the bills are meant to be passed is a reason to despair. If the ESA saw a movement against E3 they could withdraw their support. Can anyone say they really know that this can't happen, because if it is a real possibility then why not boycott E3. Is there a good reason not to hold out for this possibility? I've heard some people saying that it could do more damage then it would be worth, I think this would be a legit reason, but do we really know this?

#5 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Buscemi said:

@Duffy: Just the fact that it's long is a legit reason to shorten it. Unfortunately, no, you can't edit it.

Why? You haven't justified anything

#6 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@ZeForgotten said:

@AlisterCat said:

@Duffy said:

@AlisterCat: Why?

Long thread titles are terrible.

Also, threads with long titles usually get locked because of the long title. So all we can do now is sit and wait

well if they get locked then that's a legit reason to shorten it! Can I edit the title now?

#7 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@Dagbiker: @Dagbiker said:

@Dagbiker
@Duffy

Here is the video -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp8S8eJkMW8

I also wanted to give my opinion on the matter. I've seen a couple of threads were some people don't like the content that is created by the video game journalists and developers on the video and some don't think that boycotting E3 will do anything, but whether you like the guys or not or whether you think boycotting E3 will work isn't the point. We are all against SOPA and PIPA, we know nothing good can come of them and I think we need to express this and this is our chance to. If boycotting E3 turns out to do nothing, then so what. All it can do is show is our lack of support for SOPA and PIPA. The people behind SOPA and PIPA are probably thrilled that SOPA and PIPA got this far in the first place, and they're probably counting on people not expressing their hatred for these Bills.

But this is just my opinion, if you think differently then post below etc.

Im not saying that convincing the esa to drop support for sopa is not a worthy cause. What im saying is that boycotting e3 is not the right battle.
Sorry, double negitive, convincing the esa to drop sopa is a worthy cause.

That's a fair point, it's just I feel like we have nothing to lose by fighting this battle. What other battle is there for us to fight? We could all make a significant impact because I think we as a community could totally do this. I also think the fact that E3 is in June long after SOPA and PIPA will be decided on is a fair point too. But I think the guys behind the video realize this. And who knows if it will be the end of this bill or fight in general. I think that if your saying you don't want to boycott E3 then your supporting SOPA and PIPA, unless you have a good reason and my point is I personally don't think I've heard any. But again if I'm wrong please let me know.

#8 Posted by Duffy (124 posts) -

@crusader8463: I just typed to the end hoping it wouldn't cut me off, and funnily enough it didn't. I didn't want to make a long title myself it's just there was nowhere that I could give the poll context.