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Every game that has DRM and especially those which incorporates multiple third party DRM.
Post edited January 12, 2019 by OmegaInfinityX
All of them. Any game that has DRM, doesn't exist for me.
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Lifthrasil: All of them. Any game that has DRM, doesn't exist for me.
What he said.
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dtgreene: I've also been sort of boycotting (or girlcotting)
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LootHunter: Verb "boycott" refers to a person who is boycotted, not a person who is boycotting. Also, it's based on a proper noun - name Boycott.
girlcott is also a term been in use sine late 1960's... and that is referring to the person who is boycotting (or girlcotting). look it up.
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LootHunter: Verb "boycott" refers to a person who is boycotted, not a person who is boycotting. Also, it's based on a proper noun - name Boycott.
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amok: girlcott is also a term been in use sine late 1960's... and that is referring to the person who is boycotting (or girlcotting). look it up.
I don't need your mansplaining.
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amok: girlcott is also a term been in use sine late 1960's... and that is referring to the person who is boycotting (or girlcotting). look it up.
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LootHunter: I don't need your mansplaining.
and I am not sure if dtgreene needed your mansplaining? you offered it anyway, so I am just following the established trend here.
Post edited 5 days ago by amok
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LootHunter: I don't need your mansplaining.
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amok: and I am not sure if dtgreene needed your mansplaining? you offered it anyway, so I am just following the established trend here.
The only established trend here is that you people complain about sexism, but at the same time try to make any action gendered and thus everyone would have more opportunity to "misgender" and you would complain. Oh, I see why you do it now.

Next time you apparently will call prefix "femto-" to be derogatory term, because it means 10^-15 and not 10^15.
Post edited 5 days ago by LootHunter
I was tricked by polish box publisher to buy some drmed games (there was no sign of drm on package nor internet information about it), that's why I have steam account and thanks to GOG one of them I could reclaim but others even from the same packet (2 games in 1 publication) doesn't work. I still believe someday I will recapture them by gog connect or maybe my second key will be possible to reclaim on GOG. I will not pay two times cause I got tricked.

I have waited for 1st of new series XCOM and Lords of the Fallen drm free for years and we have them on GOG. I won't buy Dark Souls and other From Software games because of drm. I won't buy Paradox games somewhere else than GOG too.

That was few quick examples but there are a lot more games that I can live without because of their drm.

Sorry for my english.
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amok: and I am not sure if dtgreene needed your mansplaining? you offered it anyway, so I am just following the established trend here.
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LootHunter: The only established trend here is that you people complain about sexism, but at the same time try to make any action gendered and thus everyone would have more opportunity to "misgender" and you would complain. Oh, I see why you do it now.

Next time you apparently will call prefix "femto-" to be derogatory term, because it means 10^-15 and not 10^15.
the only complaint about sexism (or related) here is from you... where you triggered? poor boy, dtgreen should have had a trigger warning for you.
Post edited 5 days ago by amok
Currently, all of them.

- If it existed, I might have considered a service that is to games was Netflix is to tv shows and movies (though at this point, I have a huge backlog which is pretty much my personal Netflix collection)
- If there was one that was made for people with lives, I might have considered a game as a service with a monthly fee as the possibility of persistence with several players does bring something to the table, but I have no time and all those kinds of games are extremely competitive and only seem to provide satisfaction when you sink huge amounts of time and/or money into the game

I will never condone what Steam is doing where they are selling games as goods and then treating it like a service or what World of Warcraft did where they were double-dipping (selling the game upfront and then charging a monthly fee too).

I'm not against any kind of remote access, but I'm definitely against corporate greed and control-freakness. Remote access needs to be justified in terms of some sort of consumer advantage and in that regard, gamers have been suckers for way too long.
Post edited 5 days ago by Magnitus
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idbeholdME: Isn't Washington the only US state where Steam collected sales tax? Or was it changed?

I am by no means an expert in this area and the last info I read about this is at least 3, maybe more years old. If something changed in that time, then I'm definitely not up to date on the current situation.
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Pheace: It used to be only where they had a physical presence which is several different states but it's increasing now because of changes in US law end of last year. It's a matter of time till all states are adding sales tax probably
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/politics/supreme-court-sales-taxes-internet-merchants.html

That's slightly besides the point though since that merely affects the price the consumer is paying. For us to be scammed we should be treated unfairly (by the publisher), so they'd be asking us to pay more than someone in the US.

In the US the publisher's income from a $50 priced game is $50 (before store cuts etc).
In the EU a 50 Euro game you need to deduce sales tax -21% for the Netherlands, then compensate for currency difference +15%. From the percentages you can already see that the income for a publisher from us is actually 6% lower than a US sale.

This is why it's misleading to just look at sticker price. There used to be a fair argument for $1 not equalling 1Euro but that was back when the currency difference was 35-50%
A bit late but thanks for explaining. However, given that what you say is true, how does GOG's "fair price package" work then? Is it only for when the publishers actually set unfair pricing between US and EU?

Cited from the GOG support center:
"So, if you buy a game for 40 Euro (so roughly 45 USD), but the same game costs 40 USD in the United States and most other regions, we give you the 5 USD difference back, in store credit."

Is the 40 USD mentioned in the above before or after the sales tax?

Could you please explain on Darksiders 3 for example? GOG listed price is 68.04 USD with 8.05 USD compensated with wallet funds due to fair price package. If Americans actually pay more than 60 USD like you say, then why does it get compensated on GOG to correspond with the Steam's listed price of 60 USD? To add to that, Steam only allows me to buy in euros so I have to pay 60 euros on steam and 60 USD on GOG. Which is quite a big deal.
Post edited 3 days ago by idbeholdME