This week on the final score we discussed some crazy law talk about video games.
First up was the “You don’t own it” law between an Ebay seller and Autodesk. The Ebay seller was selling a lot of used copies of AutoCAD and Autodesk did not like it one bit. Just read their EULA. The judge sided with Autodesk and set a precedent that could be used against used game retailers. During the show we discussed this ruling to the extreme. All the way down to you and me not being able to sell our copies of future games that include EULAs that state the software can not be resold. You know that’s coming.
The second discussion was about a recent poll that says over 70% of adults with children would like to ban ultra-violent and ultra-sexy video games from being sold to minors. I agree. But the way it is worded it could easily be contorted to say…ban games that the government deems too violent or too sexy. That I do not agree.
Halo Reach breaks opening day record with 200 million games sold.
I talk about the Team Fortress 2 mod: PropHunt. Basically Blu team are Scouts who look like props (control points, chairs, rocks and etc) and must hide from the Red Team who consists of all Pyros. There is a lot of time spent hiding. As a result, there is a lot of time for the Blu team to SMACK TALK!!
I talk about my experience playing Primal Rage during our Old School segment. You can see me playing in this previous post
Done Deals, great conversations and an overall fun filled hour and a half with 2 people I
tolerate enjoy talking to on a weekly basis.