Thursday, 13 October 2011

Old Golden Hen (Morland)

Old Golden Hen (Morland)
Name: Old Golden Hen
Label: "Refreshing crafted beer - A refreshing golden beer with tropical fruit notes"
Brewery: Morland
ABV: 4.1%

Rating: "Crafted by the Master Brewer of Old Speckled Hen, this light golden beer delivers both flavour and refreshment. Brewed using the finest pale malts and the rare Galaxy hop to give a light golden colour, subtle tropical fruit notes and a deliciously smooth finish."

Game: I found out today that Batman: Arkham City for Xbox 360 has appeared on various torrent sites. This must be soul destroying for the developers and all who worked on the game at Rocksteady.  I can't understand how people try to justify illegal downloads, whether it be movies, music or indeed, video games.  It's just inherently wrong in my opinion. Just because you can make digital copies an infinite amount of times doesn't automatically make it OK to have stuff for free. Yes, games are expensive, that's why I only buy the ones I really really want.  And when I'm skint and can't afford a game I go without.  Anyone who downloads it is categorised as "thieving scum" in my book. Shameful.


James Sterling said...

Scum indeed. I'm with you on this one. Theft is theft regardless if it's a physical object or an idea or concept.

Spending your hard earned money on a product increases your appreciation for it and fortunately most people feel the same way. There's always a few that ruin it though. May their hard drives fail, their saves corrupt and their processors become inadequate!

Speckled Hen is great! I've yet to try the golden variety though. One for the weekend methinks.

Bickle77 said...

I totally agree with your point that spending your hard earned cash on a product increases your appreciation for it. I tried to put that across to a colleague recently but couldn't quite describe it as succinctly as that, so nice one! Yeah Speckled Hen is great isn't it, I have an "Old Crafty Hen" waiting to be supped as well :D Thanks for the Twitter mention as always, it is muchly appreciated. I just hope it doesn't become annoying for you because I seem to be getting through a lot of beer recently with the resulting blog post!

The Elderly said...

What would you do with a downloaded version of the game, surely it couldn't be burnt straight to a dvd and played? and just where did they get the copy? a well hidden digital signature/id would apprehend the principal culprit, and then the downloaders if they went online.

Still won't deter me and my flexible friend from purchasing the game, but begining to come round to the idea I mightn't be paying as much for it if the thievery didn't occur in the first place.

I need a beer....:(

Bickle77 said...

Apparently the files are in the proper xbox 360 format so it's just a case of downloading and burning to a... dvd maybe... or a disc with a large enough capacity? Then stick the disc in a modded xbox and away you go. To be honest I'd rather just get the real deal from the shop. Although good point that we might be paying extra so that they get more revenue to compensate for piracy. Slightly depressing. I'll join you for that beer...

The Elderly said...

:( hic!