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Off-Topic Discussion => Gaming Discussion => Topic started by: Scourge of Ages on July 29, 2011, 10:58:35 pm

Title: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 29, 2011, 10:58:35 pm
So there's this webcomic that updates daily, and is quite good. It's about Minecraft: http://nerdcubed.co.uk/

And today the author made a special "filler weekend" comic decrying the DRM policies of Ubisoft, and asked everyone to send letters to and boycott their products, and also to tell all our friends about it. So that's what I'm doing now.

This should be the permanent link to the relevant comic: http://nerdcubed.co.uk/2011/07/30/frank51/ though the comic itself is relocated here: http://nerdcubed.co.uk/comics/extra/2011-07-30-Frank51.png

So yeah, there you go, my job here's finished. discuss?
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: BloodEagle on July 29, 2011, 11:13:31 pm
I would sincerely like to know what was running through that person's mind when the decision to have a single frame duplicated to the point that the "comic" reaches 8,133 pixels in height was validated as not being wasteful to the point of disgust.

I may be overreacting because I can remember a time when 3MB was non-trivial to transfer, but damn it, people.  It's called text, use it.
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Scotty on July 29, 2011, 11:47:15 pm
The "If you read this and don't send a letter, you're on the side of Ubisoft and DRM" line at the end kind of pisses me off.  Yes, make it an "us vs. them" why don't you?  Demonize everyone who doesn't hold your point of view for whatever reason.  That always ends well.
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Enigmatic Entity on July 30, 2011, 12:06:20 am
(http://www4.picturepush.com/photo/a/6201027/img/6201027.gif) :P There you go...

What games do Ubisoft own, anyway? Sorry I'm not "up with the times" on this..
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Nemesis6 on July 30, 2011, 12:11:57 am
Ubisoft can do whatever they want because the stuff they're involved in -- Typically not my cup of tea.

In any case,
(http://sayforward.com/sites/default/files/ext_image/5189_944d.gif?1268159719)
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: -Joshua- on July 30, 2011, 01:04:44 am
*shakes head at Gabe Newell*
Please first ensure that your offline mode works properly, valve...

I also do not quite like the 'If you ar enot with us you are against us" stand in the last part.
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Scourge of Ages on July 30, 2011, 02:03:28 am
The "If you read this and don't send a letter, you're on the side of Ubisoft and DRM" line at the end kind of pisses me off.  Yes, make it an "us vs. them" why don't you?  Demonize everyone who doesn't hold your point of view for whatever reason.  That always ends well.
Well, yeah that part bugged me a bit too, but I figured it may have been hyperbole or something?
And BloodEagle, sorry I didn't think to warn you about that. It's a thing the artist does, about two out of 7 strips just so he doesn't have to make new art, and I guess it got away this time.
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Shivan Hunter on August 03, 2011, 06:43:08 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/98Ea7.png)

TALK IS CHEAP

Molotov cocktails get more **** done

you know what to do
Title: Re: Ubisoft vs. Webcomic. FIGHT!
Post by: Kopachris on August 03, 2011, 08:46:54 pm
I'd do it, except I run Linux and don't play any Ubisoft games anyway.