What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?

What happens when pirates play a game development simulator and then go bankrupt because of piracy?

This is hilariously funny and extremely sad at the same time … make sure to read the whole thing.

The cracked version is nearly identical to the real thing except for one detail… Initially we thought about telling them their copy is an illegal copy, but instead we didn’t want to pass up the unique opportunity of holding a mirror in front of them and showing them what piracy can do to game developers. So, as players spend a few hours playing and growing their own game dev company, they will start to see the following message, styled like any other in-game message:

pirate message

Boss, it seems that while many players play our new game, they steal it by downloading a cracked version rather than buying it legally.
If players don’t buy the games they like, we will sooner or later go bankrupt.

Slowly their in-game funds dwindle, and new games they create have a high chance to be pirated until their virtual game development company goes bankrupt.

Robert Scoble reviews Google Glass

Robert Scoble reviews Google Glass

I continue to be amazed with the camera. It totally changes photography and video. Why? I can capture moments. I counted how many seconds it takes to get my smartphone out of my pocket, open it up, find the camera app, wait for it to load, and then take a photo. Six to 12 seconds. With Google Glass? Less than one second. Every time. And I can use it without having hands free, like if I’m carrying groceries in from the car and my kids are doing something cute.

I’ve been telling people that this reminds me of the Apple II, which I unboxed with my dad back in 1977. It was expensive. It didn’t do much. But I knew my life had changed in a big way and would just get better and better.

Capsule – developer’s scratch pad

I’ve just learned about Capsule, and I think you should too.

capsule

 

It is based off WordPress, and does sound interesting.  But the two best things about it, I think, are that a developer can keep it private, and that a developer can connect his own Capsule to multiple Capsule servers.  That ought to be a killer feature, as the only two arguments that I’ve heard from developers trying to make them blog more were, if only I had a better way of organizing my private code snippets, and if only I could share them privately with project teammates.

P.S.: I am also a big fan of using P2 theme for WordPress, which works wonders for project teams.  But Capsule seems to be an even better tool for developer kinds.