I believe Microsoft's goal was to get a version of Office into the cloud so that you had to "rent" features and access.... Google/open office beat them to it and made it free.
I believe I've also heard a goal of OS in the cloud. Its not just the gaming industry... far too many companies are inventing ways to funnel money rather than inventing actual products or improvements to buy. About the only thing they haven't thought of yet is the usage fee for toilet paper.
I'm going to keep voting with my wallet. Right now, GoG is getting some of my entertainment money. The more intrusive entertainment becomes, the more I spend time playing the good ole games. The good news... I can pay my car off a year early since I haven't been buying AAA games at release the last couple of years... THANKS greedy corporations! ;)
Heh, I was doing pretty good about my spending on games. But then I found GOG. There went my gaming budget again. lol I purchased A LOT of games in the 1990's and early 2000's and then as the 2000's moved along started likeing less and less of what I was seeing regarding DRM in general and just the way they feel like I'm a criminal and since I don't think i've bought a single game at it's full price. Not one I don't think. As for D3, I won't purchase that one if it's cost is $0.01. lol I think it's the way that they make me feel like I'm being treated like a criminal that burns me up so much. The fact is companies can survive with without resorting to this. Otherwise, no company would've survived before we had this. And the 1980's, 1990's, and early 2000's were full of companies producing games.
If GOG is still about in 2025, and i'm still active on this site, i'll see you then. Even if you are old, i'm telling you, keep going, dont give up hope. People are living longer these days. You never know.
Thanks. I guess I should say it's not that I'm THAT old, it's just because of my weight, well, like the doctor told me. How many 60+ people do see that weight over 300 pounds? There's a reason for that. Most folks with that problem don't live much beyond 60. It never really hit me till he put it to me that way. And since then, every time I've gone out I do look. And he's right, you don't see many 60+, certainly 65+ people that weight over 300 pounds. (Don't know what that comes it to in kilograms, but whatever it is, it's pretty pathetic, trust me.)