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Anthem, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (Rumor), Resident Evil 2, Onimusha: Warlords, Doom Eternal, Rage 2, Fallout 76, The Division 2, and every single video game that does not get sold on gog.com.
I avoid any DRM-infected games because I want to spend my time playing, not trying weird workarounds to get the DRM to agree that yes, this is an authorized copy I am permitted to play. Back when optical drives were common and games came on physical discs, I'd accept games that needed their original issue CD in the drive to play, if the company had a good record of the game accepting authentic CDs. (I seem to recall that in the early days of Diablo 2, legitimate discs were rejected by the DRM due to exceedingly poor quality manufacturing. I never played Diablo 2.) I don't accept any games that require a call-home. CD-presence-based DRM has fallen out of use, so my tolerance for that doesn't mean much anymore. As a practical matter, I refuse to seriously consider buying any game which I expect will be hard to make run. That excludes all modern DRM-infected games. I don't generally hold the use of DRM against the creator, so if they subsequently release a DRM-free build, I'll consider their game at that point.
Post edited January 11, 2019 by advowson
I generally boycott 100% of DRM'ed games....unless I get them for free. But in terms of paying money for a DRM'ed game, that thought appalls me and so I almost never do it. The only way I'd consider doing so would be if it was a multiplayer game that I felt desperate to play, but in real life practice, that doesn't actually happen.
Steam, Origin, Rockstar Social Club, etc... I refuse to use any of them now, although I did a few years ago. When I had issues with games, usually due to genuine and practical DRM problems that prevented me from playing what I'd paid for in good faith, or a hacked account in one instance, the customer support for all of them was about as much use as a chocolate kettle. I won't use any of them ever again.

As such, I vote with my wallet and certainly over the last three years or so, every game I've purchased has been via GOG. During that time, although my library is small by comparison to some of you, I've bought 169 games. I've only had to get a refund for one and customer support was very helpful. Likewise, the odd once or twice if ever I've had a technical issue with a game, they've always been pleasant and helpful in finding the right solutions.

That's enough to earn my loyalty and purchases. After all, I'm quite simple to please, all I want is to play and enjoy what I've paid for, not jump through hoops or troubleshoot problems because of DRM.

Certainly, it's a shame there are games released by a variety of studios and publishers that I would be interested in, for sure, but while they're accompanied by DRM, data mining software, or require constant connection online, given my negative experiences, I won't be buying them and I won't change that stance. Or at least, not until they're available here (or elsewhere) and DRM-free.
I'm boycotting this thread.




oh wait
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There's no point. Being a gamer is about playing games. Not circle jerking over which gaming app is the worst.
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DadJoke007: What the title says.

Now that I see that Sonic Mania is on sale on Steam for dirt cheap, I realized I refuse to buy it no matter what because of Denuvo.

What game or games are you boycotting because of DRM? Can you think of a game you really want to play but wont out of principle? Do you have a success story about a DRM-infected game that you really wanted to play and finally got to one day when the DRM was removed? Share it here.
From offline DRM I boycott Starforce but otherwise none. Unless its any form of online DRM but a one time download of an offline installer of course. Which nowadays practically means all big titles. My principles/stubborness (choose what you want) saved me quite some money though. Titles I would have bought day 1 or even preordered with old style offline disk only DRM (or a GOG release) which I refused because they where tied to Steam (or similar) and turned out to be duds I would have been a bit angry about 60+ bucks spend (i.e. Mass Effect: Andromeda; Agents of Mayhem; that latest must-be-online Sim City). While probably not the type of story you asked I'd count that as success story.

But in regard to the requested success story when Fallout New Vegas arrive here that was quite awesome though. Not just could finally play it but also with all DLCs attached for a really good price. Felt a bit awkward because up till Fallout 3 I used to get the big Bethesda titles and their expansion packs day 1 at full price (or in case of FO3 the base version around release and later the GOTY at release).

*looks at Fallout 76* Dodged quite a ton of bullets there :P

*edit* Somewhat unsure to call it a success story. But the Saints Row series (2,3,4) was a surprising blast. It was never on my radar though since by the time they where a thing I already started dismissing news of "new" franchises with default online DRM. It was only when they arrived on gog and only when I was in a deep gaming drought I found out that they actually have almost everything I love in a game.
Post edited January 11, 2019 by Anothername
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tinyE: I'm boycotting this thread.
I wish that was possible but we all know it's not.
Darn it, Catherine just released on Steam. As a big fan of Atlus and Shin Megami Tensei/Persona, this one will be painful to boycott.

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tinyE: I'm boycotting this thread.
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Tauto: I wish that was possible but we all know it's not.
It must be really hard to ignore threads you don't care about and keep yourself from posting meaningless crap. I feel your pain, it must require almost inhuman discipline to accomplish such a feat.

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darthspudius: There's no point. Being a gamer is about playing games. Not circle jerking over which gaming app is the worst.
Sure we're gamers, but we're also consumers. It's not about circle jerking, it's about refusing taking it up the A no matter how much lube different platforms are trying to convince us with. It's a slippery slope, and all these infrictions are making gamers second class citizens in Gametopia.
Post edited January 11, 2019 by DadJoke007
only launchers i have is battle net and GOG galaxy, i hate steam with a passion and origin even more cos its EA, and it annoys me that rebellion went to EA to sell sniper elite v2 there for £30!, £30 for a game that game out in 2012 EA can screw off
I don't boycott any games if I find them interesting enough. I proudly use both Steam and GOG. Both are excellent gaming platforms.
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Tauto: I wish that was possible but we all know it's not.
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DadJoke007: It must be really hard to ignore threads you don't care about and keep yourself from posting meaningless crap. I feel your pain, it must require almost inhuman discipline to accomplish such a feat.

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darthspudius:
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DadJoke007:
It is far easier for you being biased and tagging me with your attempt at sarcasm whilst completely ignoring the other user.Thanks for the laughs.
All of them.

Bring out a DRM stripped build then we can talk, otherways I can play something else instead, something that respects the consumer.
None of them - I will not hurt myself if I'm interested in drm-ed game.
Axiom Verge. I've been waiting for this game since it was first released. I've been tempted lots of times when it was on sale over that other store, but I stood my ground :D Hell, I'm even tempted to get a PS4 just to get a physical copy of the game since I don't see it coming to GOG.
On a side note, the only DRM-ed game I ever bought at that other store (yes, the ONLY one) is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (+ the Afterbirth DLC). I had played the original (there's a DRM-free version on Humble) and I needed to get the remake because I loved it. To be honest, the game is so good that I violated my own game-buying principles for it:
-never buy DRM-ed games
-never buy DLC or other modern-way-of-cheating-money-out-of-consumers-crap
There. Confession ended.