So basically f*** me and my 600 game library?
This is gonna sound callous, but: no one is responsible for anyone's gaming library but themselves. That includes my own....which is why I back the games up that I don't want to lose access to.
I'm tired, I'm tired of all this shit when it comes gaming. I'm tired of the controversies, I'm tired of gamer outrage, I'm tired of the politics and ethics involved, I'm tired of seeing everything I cherished burned to ashes.
Some of it isn't just "outrage", but genuine criticism. Imo it's not fair to lump it all as some sort of (possibly baselss and unneeded) "outrage".
I just want to play the games I want and have a safe and secure access to them. Like I still have Arma 2 DRM Free in my GOG account, and if they go, so goes that DRM free version of the game for me.
We all want that....which is why you should get to dling them when you can & maybe(just a suggestion) stop buying so many big games until you have space to dl them.
And now I am just fucking sick of it all. And yearn for the good old days when people just want to play games and not bitch about EA, Activision, and now CDProjeckt RED on Forums and Reddits and Twitters and Youtubers spamming me with how bad gaming is with thier obnoxious clickbait thumbnails.
I don't think people should get overly upset over everything either, but I also don't think people should always be mindless consumers.
Digital Distribution, Accounts requiring your personal information, Download Speeds, Latency, Constant connection requirements. Developers getting lazy that they can patch it at a later time.
Whatever happened to the days when we just go in a store and buy a physical product and go home and play it, no online bullshit that hinders your enjoyment of things.
Now everything needs to have an internet connection for some baffling reason
I also dislike games being buggy at launch & needing a net connection for so many games.
That said, I somewhat like digital distribution, as that allows people to dl games wherever they have a connection...which is very convenient(and doesn't depend on the local game store being open). (of course I also miss going into old style game shops and browsing/chatting with staff)
When will it end though? For me it never seems to end because it feels like an endless cycle right now.
Will we ever regain any trust and reconciliation with anything in the gaming industry?
Probably when enough say the crap practices by such companies are enough and criticize to/complain about them more.....or boycott in larger numbers.....or buy elsewhere where companies are more good to their customers.
Elmofongo: I dislike that too....this is why investing in a good(preferably battery powered) disc/disk buffer is a wise investment, imo. ;)
Do you know how much I hate it when I buy a used game off of Amazon and the disc shows up as not functional because its too dirty or scratched up? (Who the hell are handling these discs? Animals?)