Digital copies more expensive than Retail copies? 0_o
Does that happen often? I remembered when Future Soldier came out, it was $60US, my stores sold slightly cheaper than that. I hope it doesn't happen for all the games.
I know it does for consoles. PC releases I haven't checked in store in a long time. In Europe I hear it is fairly common for new releases to be a good deal cheaper in stores than through digital.
Dark Souls is good. You see, for Dark Souls, the Steam client is optional, not forced.
Though, you will use GFWL like it or not, and I really can't say I like it more than Steam.
Every online retailer I checked out of curiosity only sold steam keys for the game after release. The game still requires GFWL too with steam. The only option to have the game is through steam unless you get an EU retail edition.
If there is a place that sold it only requiring GFWL it hasn't come up in the few times the game has been mentioned on this forum.
Consoles, meh.. I used to love consoles. Now I avoid them completely.
For Dark Souls are you certain of that?
I saw the retail package, there is a Steam Icon, but I am sure that it is optional. You can choose not to use Steam.
In fact, I even downloaded the torrent just to try it out. (I deleted after trying, of course.) I am certain that the game does not require Steam. It does use Securom, if my memory serves.
Steam is not retarded - it's clever and respectable buisness, just not one I want to use if I have an alternative that suits me more.
No reason to hate it.
So yeah, there is really a lot of reasons to hate Steam.
Exactly. In simple terms, THEY control the games, that WE pay good money for.
We paid good money for our games, and we still have to ask them for PERMISSION to use it.