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Kevin Spacey uses PS Vita on Netflix Show ‘House of Cards’

Sony product placements can sometimes be pretty high profile, and this is one of them.

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Snookies121187d ago

Netflix show? It's a show exclusive to Netflix??

dazzrazz1187d ago

Also exclusive on torrents :)

harrisk9541187d ago

"Also exclusive on torrents :)"

Yeah... Theft.... that's the way to get companies to create new media... /s/

CommonSenseGamer1187d ago

@harrisk
You must hate second hand game sales and people who use libraries as well. What about those that record shows and fast forward through the ads?

harrisk9541187d ago (Edited 1187d ago )

You are using a Straw Man Argument. A straw man uses an informal fallacy based on misrepresentation of an opponent's position. To "attack a straw man" is to create the illusion of having refuted a proposition by replacing it with a superficially similar yet unequivalent proposition (the "straw man"), and to refute it, without ever having actually refuted the original position.

Your comment simply does not refute what I said and does not address the issue in any way. First, your comment mentions "second hand games sales". Second hand game sales are completely different than torrents. When you LEGALLY purchase a game, I personally believe that it is your property and you should be allowed to sell it. A torrent was never yours to distribute in the first place as it is not a LEGAL copy of a game (or other media). It is a one-to-one proposition. If you purchase one copy of a game, that one copy is in the stream of commerce and (in my opinion) should be allowed to be redistributed. A torrent creates many many digital copies of a piece of media and is distributed by people who never had rights to the media in the first place.

Second,libraries simply allow you to borrow certain media. You do not keep those items. You have the right to use an existing copy of something. At some point, the publisher/developer gets paid for that copy, or they donate its use for the library. Under U.S. copyright law, libraries are also permitted to make reproductions of copyrighted works for preservation and replacement purposes. In terms of pure digital lending (which some libraries now allow you to do with ebooks), libraries can only lend e-books at the pleasure of publishers and not through any legal right. Again, this is the publisher allowing the lending of the digital only media.

A torrent, by its very nature, takes all of the rights of the original copyright holder away. Games (and other media) are created to make money. Bottom line. Yes, we would hope that those in the industry love what they do and love gaming and gamers and innovation (not looking at you Bobby Kotick), but no one wants their work stolen and distributed around their back. It costs money to create these things and most games still lose money or barely break even... By taking away the ability to make back, even a small percentage of that money, torrents stifle innovation and create an environment in which people are concerned (and rightly so) about digital theft.

So, in response your original straw man argument... You are simply wrong about my position.

rpd1231187d ago

@harrisk

Studies actually show that people torrenting material increases sales in the long run. Music, TV, Comics. All have been shown to sell better if people can try them for free first.

Now I doubt people will buy a Netflix account because of this single show, but they may buy it on blu-ray or DVD one day.

Christopher1186d ago

***Studies actually show that people torrenting material increases sales in the long run. Music, TV, Comics. All have been shown to sell better if people can try them for free first. ***

No they don't. There is absolutely no data to prove that piracy increases sales just as there is no data to prove that piracy takes money away from producers. Neither can be proven or has been proven. Any studies you've read that say as such are made up and do not utilize actual data in them that would allow them to make such an argument a credible one.

SilentNegotiator1186d ago (Edited 1186d ago )

"You must hate second hand game sales and people who use libraries as well"

Second hand = One sale for EVERY copy.
Library = government lending with academic intent, one sale for EVERY copy.
Renting = special contracts

Piracy, however = one sale total no matter how many simultaneous owners of a copy. Sometimes zero sales the way that the game is leaked before release.

Time to stop the smug, self-serving, logic-less "piracy A-OK" crap.
Piracy is not....I repeat... NOOOOOOOOT equivalent to 2nd hand, libraries, renting, etc.

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Agent Smith1187d ago

I wanna watch this show. I don't know much about Kevin Spacey except for this

parkerpeters1187d ago

All you need to know about Kevin Spacey is he is better than Gene Hackman. And he can beat the shit out of Superman any day.

InMyOpinion1187d ago

Watch a movie called The usual suspects. And American beauty. Some of his best performances imo. Great actor.

madpuppy1187d ago

Why is everyone acting like Kevin Spacey is some unknown actor???

He's been in ton's of movies and has even received 2 oscar's for best actor and best supporting actor.

Superman happens to be a movie he was apparently slumming in for the money, not any of his major achievements.

Pintheshadows1186d ago

Moon. He plays an emoticon in that. Genuinely brilliant science fiction.

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3-4-51187d ago

They are bringing back Arrested Development as well and it's going to be Netflix exclusive ...can't wait.

aquamala1187d ago

He plays Killzone 3 at home in one of the early episodes :)

also Apple product placement is everywhere

Smurf11187d ago

It could mean that the show is heavily funded by Sony.

Irishguy951187d ago

And Apple/

I doubt it though. Netflix is highly used on Sony systems and Apple - Surprised MS isn't in on it./

Godmars2901187d ago

With that kind of thinking, with a MS exec on Netflix's board as well, who setup the deal which first made it exclusive to the 360, they would have products from their competition off the show.

nukeitall1187d ago

Technically, the PS Vita isn't a real competitor to MS. No more than a smart phone is a competitor to the Xbox 360.

MS also produces software for Android/iOS.

I think if anything, it is Netflix trying to stir up some Netlfix usage on the PS Vita. The vast majority probably find the smart phone more convenient.

Hicken1187d ago

Well, of COURSE the Vita isn't a "real" competitor: it's just one device. The iPhone isn't a competitor to Microsoft, either.

Sony and Apple, however, who produce the Vita and iPhone, ARE REAL competitors.

The Vita's Netflix app, by the way, is pretty darn good. Never used it on a phone, so I dunno about that, but it's extremely easy to use on Vita.

Godmars2901187d ago

Its product from their competitors which strengthens their brand name. See someone famous using a Vita, chances are you'll buy that, then buy a PS3/PS4 because its a directly related product.

Soldierone1187d ago

@hicken, actually the ipood is a competitor to MS. Remember the Zune? (LOL) Plus Windows phone is in direct competition with the Ipoods and ipood phones. I'm sure they also use tablets on the show, do they use the Windows tablet? Sony Xperia tablets? Apple Poop Tablets?

Vita itself isn't direct competition because MS hasn't entered that market directly, however the rest of it has MS products somewhere. He even plays PS3 instead of 360.

However the show is being co funded by Sony, their TV division is partnered with Netflix to distribute it. http://www.deadline.com/201...

TheDivine1186d ago

I was going to make a thread about this. It was crazy awesome to see Spacey ask if it was a P S Vita lol. Classic shit. It's also. Funny to a " congressman" gaming out on a fps. Matter of fact the whole show is awesome. I already finished the season. One of the best shows ever.

Yea Sony obviously ponied up a lot of cash for that but everyone else does it. I see iPads also and I remember the Kinect in plenty of shows. Product placement is a good way to pique interest. Imagine all those people googling P S Vita and finding out about it.

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r211187d ago

Saw this posted on neogaf. I'd love to see Kevin Spacey promote something for killzone mercenary :D

Edward751187d ago

And the sad thing.... The majority of consumers can't tell the difference between the vita and a psp.

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