We ourselves are hypocrites, when we cheer to FCKDRM and then go play our Skyrim, GTA5, Civ 6 or Red Dead Redemption 2
Speak for yourself.
I don't have EGS account and I never will. I am clever enough to not sell my data for some free shit.
And even if it would be truly free I don't just get WHATEVER is in plain sight.
I always consider all points before getting something, even if it is "free".
I don't have Rockstar account either and it doesn't seem like I will since I don't care about their products except for RDR2 which can be obtained outside of Rockstar.
I don't have Bethesda account and don't plan to ever have one.
I only have Steam (majority of my games), Origin (Crysis, Battlefield), Uplay (some games) and GOG(made SOLELY because they sell DRM-free here [FOR NOW]).
I am not the kind to get lured in by free shit or empty promises.
I have VERY tactical approach to my life.
I would easily go as far as obtaining game on Steam, backuping files and using my legal copy with a crack (or special Steam tricks, including dev commands that are not supposed to be ever used by general userbase) to not rely on Steam (or my exceptionally shitty internet, that's why I absolutely HATE that for example Hitman 2016 is essentially singleplayer always-online. I love that game universe and love IOI for it. But I HATE IOI for the BS DRM).
After seeing this thread I have essentially frozen all my future GOG purchase plans indefinitely (at least until I get solid backup of all CURRENT files from GOG, which honestly, will take LONG since my internet is ancient and I would have to outsource batch of HQ archival-grade optical storage [hard drives are a burden in long term]).
I have to edit the installs though so Galaxy doesn't pick them up (as the offline installers have files that Galaxy reads) so I tend to just make them portable with a reg file in if the game needs it.
Care to elaborate how you do that (forum link maybe?)? Especially the first part?
Yeah, I've heard that in Cyberpunk 2077 you'll be able to buy all manner of shady things as long as you have the money for them... even DRMed games on Galaxy. No wait, that's the real world. Mustn't mix them up, though dystopias all seem to look alike :P.
In before somebody decides to put actual GOG Galaxy proxy store commercials in-game. Maybe even game interface to buy things directly from within the game.
This idea isn't neccessarily out of reach considering how much BS the industry has done in last few years.
if they can't get it, or even only can't get their favourite flavour, they'll happily buy the big corp's stuff.
And that is something that GOG - as the "fair trade organic" game store probably realised and gave up on. Can we blame them? Sure, we can, but we also have to admit that as customers most of us simply didn't care enough.
Again, speak for yourself. I am personally planning importing sweets from another country because after eating domestic market ones for more than 20 years I cannot stand this sugary shit anymore.
I would rather not have it at all rather than eat it at this point.
But I do want some so I would rather pay more and just import something that is to my liking than just "give up and buy domestic market trash".
I am an embodiment of going against trends and for taking hard routes.
If life is winding road I am going to make it a drifting contest. /s
We all agree that this is at least a critical step GOG is about to do. So thank you very much @GOG that all of you participated so immensely in this discussion to clear up all our fears and questions we might have. It really shows how much you care about your cus.. ... well ... err ... wait ... GOG?
Ohayo (<<<< crappy implementation of romaji) Marko. It's been a while.
Yes, it's like "hit and run" for GOG. I mean. Seriously.
Cannot they be bothered to participate, heck, EVEN JUST MODERATE, their OWN threads?
The only other I can think of is the claims it looked at some steam data directly instead of doing it indirectly like steam does with outside data.
How about destroying the entire industry from the inside? (I could easily write a wall of text as to how)
Also, it's not just claims, it has been proven.
And big data consequences are of practically infinite number and severity.
Data is worth MUCH MUCH more than EGS looses (potentially) from giving things away for "free".
Forced product obsolescence, of which DRM is a part, is going to become a big NO-NO in the future, and that future may be arriving a lot sooner than any of us ever expected.
Hope you are right but I personally don't see this in such bright colors. I think you underestimate humanity's urge to go into profit over quality (so consequently longetivity).
And then there are stories of developers being offered an Epic exclusivity deal, declining due to prior arrangements and not wanting to be massive dicks and then basically being told their game won't be allowed on the Epic store at all then.
If I ever choose to get my game projects out of "project freeze" and release them I will be sure to give the biggest troll middle finger to the likes of EGS I could possibly think of :D
Speaking of exclusivity, Epic are hypocritical about that too, whining about needing more openness and freedom in the PC space and yet limiting people's freedom with their exclusives. They've been hypocritical about a lot of other things as well...
Yeah, no joke, they ACTUALLY SUCCEEDED at making bigger monopoly than Steam ever was.
It's amusing how people fall for that "EGS is free market / broader choice" shit.
(edit: fixed some spelling)