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Think I'll continue to buy my games wherever the hell I want and if you think that means I'm contributing to the fall of gaming, encouraging DRM, makes me one of the sheeple, or whatever the hell other evil you may contrive in your mind... I can live with that, random internet stranger. I'll just continue to play and enjoy the games for which I've purchased a license (just like you do here on GOG, btw), just like I have been for lo these many years.
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Ancient-Red-Dragon: In contrast, if every gamer were to stop buying from Steam on the grounds that it is DRM, then the industry would most likely abolish DRM in most cases, which would be the best possible thing to happen for gamers.
Or... blame it on pirates and only release for consoles in the future.
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Ancient-Red-Dragon: In contrast, if every gamer were to stop buying from Steam on the grounds that it is DRM, then the industry would most likely abolish DRM in most cases, which would be the best possible thing to happen for gamers.
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teceem: Or... blame it on pirates and only release for consoles in the future.
Which wouldn't be a bad thing because then consoles might go back to proper custom hardware instead of being PC knock offs.
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teceem: Or... blame it on pirates and only release for consoles in the future.
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Spectre: Which wouldn't be a bad thing because then consoles might go back to proper custom hardware instead of being PC knock offs.
Yeah, and they'll release games on tape again!
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Bigs: Is the weekend / school holidays / whatever over yet...?
That would explain all the butthurt. Literal children with steamed brains that haven't known any other way of gaming.
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Sebatrox: For me, GOG Galaxy is not DRM.
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Pheace: To be fair, if Steam is DRM because a game needs it to run, then Galaxy would be DRM as well if even a single game needs it to run

How many games it's used for doesn't really matter in that definition.
You're right, but all games on GOG are DRM Free.
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Braggadar: Jeez. I mean I agree that a non-DRM version of a game trumps steam's "license" system any day, but the situation is far more complex than just DRM vs non-DRM. Pricing, availability, purchase options, exclusives, game version maintenance / features etc all play a role. For some, just being able to buy a game, play it through and move on never to play it again is enough for them, and I can understand that. For these gamers, the "evils" of using a client to dictate the game installation and usage isn't a huge concern (until it bites them on the ass of course).

In my book, encouragement of players to support GOG is fantastic! But don't demonize users here for using other storefronts as well. After all, some are buying games on sale on steam (cheaper) and if they love it, buy it on GOG to keep them. But by all means, keep slapping that bull on the ass by posting this can of worms here.
Like many have said everyone is free to get their games from wherever they want but the point of OP is that when people keep buying products on a platform they support that platform. As long as they get (enough) money they will just continue with what they're doing, and (some) game devs/publishers will continue to release exclusive content on that platform.

The thing is if enough people really do care about DRM free games and decide not to buy and so not support x platform even if that means not being able to play x game, devs/publishers will start to think if it may be better to just/also release their games in other places.

I truly believe If enough people already had done that, even more games that are still exclusive on x platform would already been released here on GOG and DRM-free, but nobody can't tell people just where to buy and what to buy, people will decide for themselves what they believe is best.
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most games on gog is drm free true but not all. shadow warrior 2 requires gog galaxy to be played.
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andreasaspenberg2: most games on gog is drm free true but not all. shadow warrior 2 requires gog galaxy to be played.
No it does not, Shadow Warrior 2 can absolutely be played without Galaxy however Gwent is another matter.

There is actually quite a few games that require Galaxy for DLC like skins and other small things because devs couldn't be bothered to fix it, multiplayer etc but aren't required to play the actual game, that is if the game isn't entirely multiplayer based without option for Local multiplayer, it should be considered DRM though.
Post edited February 17, 2019 by ChrisGamer300
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andreasaspenberg2: most games on gog is drm free true but not all. shadow warrior 2 requires gog galaxy to be played.
Maybe for multiplayer, but you don't need to download gog galaxy to run SW2.
Post edited February 17, 2019 by Sebatrox
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ElPrimordial: 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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Linko64: Mate, it's a storefront, not a cult.
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ElPrimordial: And yet the vast majority of its members act like zealot acolytes.
This is true, a truth, makes for easy socials and should make for easy marketing, but alas
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all i could do in shadow warrior 2 without galaxy was sit on the menu.
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amok: steam in itself is not DRM, so no
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Sebatrox: Yes, Steam is DRM.
https://crackwatch.com/drm/steam
I could bet crackwatch.com was a site dedicated to upskirt porn at some point.
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Sebatrox: Yes, Steam is DRM.
https://crackwatch.com/drm/steam
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samuraigaiden: I could bet crackwatch.com was a site dedicated to upskirt porn at some point.
I thought it was a site dedicated to the dude posing next to buttcracks at the Magic The Gathering festival https://imgur.com/a/SjcgE
Post edited February 17, 2019 by DadJoke007
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Sebatrox: Yes, Steam is DRM.
https://crackwatch.com/drm/steam
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samuraigaiden: I could bet crackwatch.com was a site dedicated to upskirt porn at some point.
My guess would have been a poorly named official website of the DEA.