I think they touched on some important issues, they weren't spot on on everything though. They also ignored the culture aspect which I think is a travesty as some long-running series are actually ingrained in culture. Actually some individual titles were so important I'd argue they're cultural icons of our day as well.
Could you elaborate a little more on what you mean by the cultural aspect?
Yeah, I'm pissed so if I make no sense sorry. Games like Diablo, StarCraft, Ultima, and the like are cultural. People have a right to participate in their culture, when you add to culture you don't get to take it back. I know people will joke "dude it's video games", well go to a museum with a Greek exhibit some day, it'll be full of stuff with huge penises on it. Somehow I don't think the Greeks would have thought those would ever be considered culture, but now they sit in a museum.
But culture is more than that, it's what you share with your fellowman. Just like discussing Sunday's football game is important to people so is discussing art that is mutually appreciated by the group with which you're interacting.
So when a group of people is excluded from Diablo 3 or something, aren't they being locked out of their own culture. Remember, culture is owned by the people (as a natural right), copyright ownership is granted to someone by those same people, there should be no question where the power is or which party is the more important one. Somehow we've got it completely backwards, though, and all for money. It's sick.
There should be no question that someone mixing up some music with a fanmade video some video game playthrough or parody is allowed, somehow these videos get pulled every day.
It'd be like telling you you couldn't write a story based on Beauty and the Beast. You clearly can, Disney did, they didn't invent it. But damn, copy Steamboat Willy's stupid mouse character and all hell breaks loose (Steamboat Willy was itself a blatant copy, you can google for the details).
So, when someone says, you can play a bunch of free games, that doesn't completely work for a "poor" person. I mean, you can argue all kinds of ways that they can maybe afford it, and maybe you're right, but it is true that if they can't discuss the story in ME2 with their buds as they're all playing it they are a bit poorer for it. It'd be like being unable to watch the big game (yeah I know sports events are often restricted, even so there's usually close to free ways to partake a bit, such as radio and news highlights, perhaps that's why Youtube rocks so much).
Er, I guess I'm not making any sense.