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Um... no. (Destiny)

by slycrel ⌂, Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:53 (272 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Gotta disagree on this one.

People don't get to own ideas. Even when they are "implementations" of ideas, like a specific painting, story, game, whatever. As a people, we need to reward the effort of generating ideas that move people forward, which is where patent and copyright laws come in. But the narrative is so twisted nowadays where we talk about people "owning" software, algorithms, specific implementations of ideas... because that's how many make their living. I'm not saying that's a good or bad thing, just that that is what is.

We can't forget that enforcing this is something that we, as a society, have decided. It doesn't mean it's how it has to be done... but that's how it is right now.

Cody has in the past done things like collect audio for preservation purposes. He's in that same line of thinking here -- preserving the ideas (or, specifically "art") that is within the space of Destiny. On the flip side, Bungie definitely shouldn't be required to release a disc or make that easy... As a society, we potentially lose in the long run for making an experience or game like Destiny basically disposable and unknowable over a longer period of time.

Big deal? To some. Probably not for many more. As has been mentioned here, one persons trash is another's treasure (see: commissioned art and the thoughts around certain artists in their own time). Who knows if Destiny will be forgotten in the years to come or if it's pivotal to video game history...? There is a bigger picture at work here than just "I play games, Bungie makes them. So what?"

Also apples and oranges. heh.


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