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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3286 Post by The Scooter Guy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm

EB Games in City Cross is one of four stores in SA to meet its end.
The other three are at Harbortown, Hallet Cove and Brickworks Marketplace.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3287 Post by Patrick_27 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:39 pm

The Scooter Guy wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm
EB Games in City Cross is one of four stores in SA to meet its end.
The other three are at Harbortown, Hallet Cove and Brickworks Marketplace.
I'm genuinely surprised that Edwardstown and Sefton Plaza aren't part of these closures, they have always been dead whenever I've gone through either centre.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3288 Post by Mpol03 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:31 pm

Why are so many closing ?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3289 Post by [Shuz] » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:54 am

Because you can just download pretty much every single video game online now?
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3290 Post by Ben » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:23 am

It’s only 4 stores out of 27 in SA. In areas with duplicate stores or low traffic areas not a big issue at all.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3291 Post by Mpol03 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:18 pm

Bardot is closing so manny of their stores... is the city store going to be affected?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3292 Post by Ben » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:55 pm

Mpol03 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Bardot is closing so manny of their stores... is the city store going to be affected?
All SA stores will be closing. Only some of Vic and Nsw will remain.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3293 Post by Nathan » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:52 pm

Curious Planet (ex Australian Geographic retail stores) has also announced they are closing all stores over the coming weeks.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3294 Post by Mpol03 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:03 pm

Ben wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Mpol03 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Bardot is closing so manny of their stores... is the city store going to be affected?
All SA stores will be closing. Only some of Vic and Nsw will remain.
It’s not a big space but sure is prime. Any word on who will replace them at this stage?

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3295 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am

[Shuz] wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:54 am
Because you can just download pretty much every single video game online now?
Piracy and DRM is killing the physical games market.
People just steal games by downloading from torrent sites.

Major companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft and EA Games have been using DRM to ensure that only legitimate consumers who have paid for the software and in some cases, have an user ID are allowed to play it.

Do you remember Tron Evolution for the PC? Since October 2019, Disney has stopped using SecuROM which the software depends on to be activated, thus rendering the game essentially unplayable and no longer merchantable.
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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3296 Post by Goodsy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:42 pm

The Scooter Guy wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am
[Shuz] wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:54 am
Because you can just download pretty much every single video game online now?
Piracy and DRM is killing the physical games market.
People just steal games by downloading from torrent sites.

Major companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft and EA Games have been using DRM to ensure that only legitimate consumers who have paid for the software and in some cases, have an user ID are allowed to play it.

Do you remember Tron Evolution for the PC? Since October 2019, Disney has stopped using SecuROM which the software depends on to be activated, thus rendering the game essentially unplayable and no longer merchantable.
It's no piracy.. the vast majority of pirates wouldn't buy the games if they couldn't pirate. Physical media is dead because it hasn't kept up with the rapid pace of games development. Most AAA games now need 50-100gb updates as soon as you install them.

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Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

#3297 Post by The Scooter Guy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:44 pm

Goodsy wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:42 pm
The Scooter Guy wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:49 am
[Shuz] wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:54 am
Because you can just download pretty much every single video game online now?
Piracy and DRM is killing the physical games market.
People just steal games by downloading from torrent sites.

Major companies like Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, Blizzard, Rockstar Games, Ubisoft and EA Games have been using DRM to ensure that only legitimate consumers who have paid for the software and in some cases, have an user ID are allowed to play it.

Do you remember Tron Evolution for the PC? Since October 2019, Disney has stopped using SecuROM which the software depends on to be activated, thus rendering the game essentially unplayable and no longer merchantable.
It's no piracy.. the vast majority of pirates wouldn't buy the games if they couldn't pirate. Physical media is dead because it hasn't kept up with the rapid pace of games development. Most AAA games now need 50-100gb updates as soon as you install them.
Digital download media has a few obvious disadvantages;

They can have a substantial impact on Fair Use Rights (...allows Limited Use of Copyrighted Material regardless of age without requiring permission or membership to the present rights holders e.g. for Commentary, Criticism, News Reporting, Education, Public Exhibition, Reference, Preservation, Archival, etc.)

Future Generations coming through would not be able to play a game that they like (of 10 Years or more for instance) due to its DRM servers shutting down.
All games in such a format are part of history and when they're gone, they're Gone For Good.
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