Also what really makes me laugh is when people say they are going to boycott gog. But from the 1st free game available, they come back to get it. If they boycotted for real, they shouldn't even come back even for free games.
Well that's just stupid. I'm not giving GOG any more money but why shouldn't I claim free games off them?
Because you're doing business with them. You're taking part in the store. It being like boycotting a store, then talking in and going to the register "only for the free samples." Boycott means a refusal to do business. If the business can lure you to bend that for some convenience, it makes it very obvious your moral limits can be bent. Boycott does not mean "I only do business when it's convenient and doesn't benefit them in a way I consider meaningful." It means no business.
Boycott doesn't mean that. Means any exchange with the company. So even free games. By accepting the free game, you do not cut the bridge because there is always a hidden exchange. And anyway, the free game on gog is not really free either. Because use account and info. The other always got something. While a boycott is, as they say, completely cut off the bridges.
So how do you expect that to work out with GOG in the real world?
"Hey guys, HappyPunkPotato hasn't bought anything in a year, should we take that seriously?"
"Nah, they're still using our servers to download free games, we're doing great!"
I expect them to say "yeah we know, but they inflate our sales numbers and player investment. They are still helping us by doing business with us, even if it's not the way we want them to."
I don't see why I should avoid to get free games on gog while I boycott it. I don't pay for free games.
Also I don't see why do you see a problem with buying drm free games on other stores like epic. I don't see any problem with that. And I don't think epic is worst than steam (they have more drm free games so I think epic is actually a better place). And I think all clients when required to play games are bad but as a downloader I don't see any problem with epic, while I find galaxy to be much more aggressive (it try to run even when you run the game from the exe if it's installed for too many games on gog).
The main point to boycott gog for me at least is that I don't want to support liars, give money to them. But of course I will continue to use my own account, I paid for many games here, and I see no reason not to get more free games since I don't support gog if I just get free games.
You can't be serious. You can't look at this situation and declare "the only possible explanation for Hitman's DRM is GoG openly lying and being okay with it, there is no potential this is a loophole abuse with complex contract negotiations and re-writing that needs to be done," and then sit here and defend Epic Games. You cannot possible be serious. The fucking launcher that didnt have a shopping cart until recently from the company has been caught not just lying but inciting people to breach of contract and under the table financial theft. You can't possible be serious right now. If you are I'm calling this a no turd twice rule and moving on.
I think is more much hypocritical to say to be for drm free and just ignore this release and continue to buy on gog.
If you really support drm free gog is not a must. There are many drm free games out there sold on other store, epic, steam, humble bundle etc... The only reason to buy from gog was to get all drm free games 100%. If that's not possible the case anymore gog is just another store and a bad one for many things like consumer support. And if they lie too on the top I don't see any reasons to buy from them anymore.
What is hypocritical about my stance of "well, I'm going to have to be more restrained when buying from GoG and more willing to test for and look out for further DRM in the future." This is not an all or nothing, I can lower my faith in GoG storefront to less absolute and still do business with them while 1 staring any DRM locked games as the non-functional software they are.
It is incredibly hypocritical to demand you don't do business with GoG on the basis that it has DRM content, but say Steam and Epic are perfectly fine if you just find the non-DRM ones. You're just picking on GoG like a child throwing a tantrum because he isn't getting the answer he wants this second. Here's something, Did you contact GoG and give them a chance to respond? Would you accept them saying "we are still co-ordinating and discussing our response," if it were made in 48 hours? Or are you going to not listen to their statement because it isn't the two response you want? I have my hypothesis, I have to wonder if it will be proven.
And as I said, if you think Epic or Valve have good customer support and honestly believe that, you are ignorant beyond saving.