October 19 2012 1:06 PM EDT
I can live without "free full-scale sampling" paid-for entertainment, especially since there's so few actually worth bothering with anyway, and there's plenty of "legally free" decent content available.
Heck, I might even end up having more spare time to do other stuff I wanted to do but couldn't get around to, because I kept "trying" various new things that ended up duds.
It might even save me quite a bit of money since I will ONLY get the stuff that's GUARANTEED to be good enough for me, after somebody I trust in his or her objectivity (and matches my tastes somewhat) reviews it thoroughly, and not bother giving a chance to possible "stealth hits" which I might have ended up buying in the end anyway. This might very well mean I will simply cease buying ALMOST ANY games, because, let's face it, NONE that came out lately were worth even a tiny fraction of their initial hype... and only watching stuff when it comes "for free" on the TV (who cares about a couple of years' worth of gap, and I never minded spoilers anyway, so, meh).
If the big companies want to shoot themselves in the foot very thoroughly, I'd say let them.
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