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The fact that Steam requires a custom, network-connected, closed source client to purchase and download their games means I will never buy from Steam, no matter how many Steam-exclusive games (or Linux non-wine ports of games) I'd love to play. Technically, it's not DRM, but it may as well be as far as I'm concerned.

As to why anyone would care where other people buy their games: Much like anything, when something is popular, it is supported more by third parties. A 3rd party can just point to the fact that Steam sells, and ignore everybody else. Much like a dev can point to the fact that enough people own Windows that they can make their money there, so why support anything else? People were also confused why I promoted the Amiga in its time, as well, even though I had no direct financial stake in it.
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moobot83: the more of you who buy games on steam, the longer DRM will continue, you DO NOT buy your games on steam you pay triple A prices (unless sale) to rent your games, thats right you dnt own your games cos steam games are not DRM free like GOG is, yes GOG has a client but you dnt need it to play games, where as with steam you have to have the client installed to play 98% of games ofc there are a few wehre u dnt need the steam client but you have to modify the install files.

its time to stop supporting steam,orgin etc and all these other DRM clients, i do not count battle net in this cos they only host there own games unlike steam or origin so its more of a convieniance than actual DRM
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darthspudius: I'll get my games wherever I please. Now would you kindly fuck off.
You can buy even a weapon camo for 10000$ and I don't care LOL
When GOG has the same amount of content that's available on Steam at the same time it's available on Steam, then I'll shop here exclusively. Doubt it'll ever happen, especially now that every major developer is trying to push their own clients on the PC community.
Yeah, how about no? Some people do not care about DRM at all.


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NuffCatnip: Oh no, moobot83 is disappointed with my decisison to buy games on Steam ('and all these other DRM clients'). :`(
...what am I supposed to do now?
Play those games. ;)
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The only games you're allowed to buy from there are:

Half Life series
Portal series
Left 4 Dead series
Other Valve games

I think the reason its pretty obvious, isn't?
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moobot83: love how im being down rated for saying the truth if you guys love steam so much why are you on GOG
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Linko64: Mate, it's a storefront, not a cult.
And yet the vast majority of its members act like zealot acolytes.
Post edited February 16, 2019 by ElPrimordial
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darthspudius: I'll get my games wherever I please. Now would you kindly fuck off.
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DadJoke007: Oh no you don't, you have to participate in this anti-DRM circle jerk and prove that you are purer than anyone else!
I would have absolutely no problem with you and darth letting yourselves get screwed over out of your customer rights in exchange for shiny steam games, but unfortunately when the vast majority of gamers does so, all the gamers get screwed over by Steam's resulting near-monopoly and shitty DRMs pervading the industry. In short - You have negative moral highground for telling people to fuck off.
Post edited February 16, 2019 by Breja
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moobot83: the more of you who buy games on steam, the longer DRM will continue, you DO NOT buy your games on steam you pay triple A prices (unless sale) to rent your games, thats right you dnt own your games cos steam games are not DRM free like GOG is, yes GOG has a client but you dnt need it to play games, where as with steam you have to have the client installed to play 98% of games ofc there are a few wehre u dnt need the steam client but you have to modify the install files.

its time to stop supporting steam,orgin etc and all these other DRM clients, i do not count battle net in this cos they only host there own games unlike steam or origin so its more of a convieniance than actual DRM
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darthspudius: I'll get my games wherever I please. Now would you kindly fuck off.
enjoy never owning your games then cos your basically paying to rent from steam u dnt own those games, as like i said you need the client to play them,
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I buy/steal my games whenever,wherever I can and no boycott will stop me.
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DadJoke007: Oh no you don't, you have to participate in this anti-DRM circle jerk and prove that you are purer than anyone else!
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Breja: I would have absolutely no problem with you and darth letting yourselves get screwed over out of your customer rights in exchange for shiny steam games, but unfortunately when the vast majority of gamers does so, all the gamers get screwed over by Steam's resulting near-monopoly and shitty DRMs pervading the industry. In short - You have negative moral highground for telling people to fuck off.
I'm with you regarding how toxic DRM is, I'm just having a hard time with this DRM-free purity contest. If someone wants to buy some platform exclusive game with their hard earned money I wont throw shit at them because they're not 100% pure. If they buy DRM-free whenever they have that choice, I'm more than happy to call that person my "ally".

Their money, their choice.
Post edited February 16, 2019 by DadJoke007
I believe gog is missing a trick here, many ppl like myself own 100's games on steam, while i own dragon age 1 and 2 on steam i have 3 on here, so if gog confirmed i owned these game then they could offer a upgrade to gog version for a modest fee, thats money in gogs pocket and i will get a steam free version so i can migrate away..

its a good idea which it is why it will never be implimented.
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Katanamochi: I believe gog is missing a trick here, many ppl like myself own 100's games on steam, while i own dragon age 1 and 2 on steam i have 3 on here, so if gog confirmed i owned these game then they could offer a upgrade to gog version for a modest fee, thats money in gogs pocket and i will get a steam free version so i can migrate away..

its a good idea which it is why it will never be implimented.
This.

I would be more than okay with GOG cutting down the GOG Connect program in favor of upgrading already owned titles for a reasonable fee.
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DadJoke007: Their money, their choice.
Yes, it is their choice. But, since it impacts the industry in general, and therefore other gamers, they have the right, and good reason, to make such an appeal as this. That's all.
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Katanamochi: i have 3 on here
Dragon Age 3 isnt released here. We only have Origins (1) here. 2 & 3 are exclusive to the Origin Store. (1 & 2 got pulled from Steam many years ago.)
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DadJoke007: Their money, their choice.
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Breja: Yes, it is their choice. But, since it impacts the industry in general, and therefore other gamers, they have the right, and good reason, to make such an appeal as this. That's all.
I dont use the forums much but i do play a lot of games and if had my choice i will move all my content to gog today and just have this launcher instead of 5 different oines.

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Katanamochi: i have 3 on here
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Pond86: Dragon Age 3 isnt released here. We only have Origins (1) here. 2 & 3 are exclusive to the Origin Store. (1 & 2 got pulled from Steam many years ago.)
your right i was thinking of witcher lol , loosing track of all my games which is why its a good idea to have them in one spot so you know what you have and avoid duplicate purchases across multiple platforms

Battlenet and origin are launchers i would love to bin
Post edited February 16, 2019 by Katanamochi
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