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The source of my rage stems from developers and companies "experimenting" within the law of DMCA, with very little consumer representation opposing all their attempts to control our property and have us "buy" lifetime rentals and pawn it off as ownership. /rant
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Originally Posted by Nhb93 View Post
Valve just announced the new Trading Beta. Sure it really only lets you sell extra copies, but the idea is there.

Game companies don't like the resale of console games either. They feel like they lose out on a sale because of it, and stores like GameStop, and their respective worldwide similar stores, make a sale, and make profit, but the publisher gets nothing from it.
This is true, one of the reasons why some console games such as Mortal Kombat, Need for speed and afew others require a one use online pass to play online. If you buy a pre owned game and the pass is used then you have to purchase another one. I got lucky on my Mortal Kombat pre owned as whoever had it didnt use the pass.
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Originally Posted by coachmark2 View Post
I think that Steam is quite literally the worst thing that has ever disgraced the PC gaming market. It's buggy, lags tremendously, and is far more trouble than it's worth.
butthurt about an old experience and now still spewing rage about.

when steam was FIRST released it was buggy and slow, now its flawless. Or almost flawless, the only bug i had is i moved from a place with internet to a place without, i couldnt access my steam games in off-line mode. I had a game or two that were not purchased through steam that i bought and i played them until my internet was installed.

Its great
    
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Reason I don't buy ANY games new on steam, I really don't plan on ever using origin either. I will buy cheap $5 games off steam or just do without. They wont force me into it at $60 like that
    
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$60 is way too much for a PC game. I waited for Civ 5 to go for under $20 before I bought it. Some games, such as Deus Ex:HR are going for $40 instead of the full $60. I find this a key step to more affordable PC gaming. We already spend hundreds, if not thousands, on our rigs, give us a break on the games.
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$60 is way too much for a PC game. I waited for Civ 5 to go for under $20 before I bought it. Some games, such as Deus Ex:HR are going for $40 instead of the full $60. I find this a key step to more affordable PC gaming. We already spend hundreds, if not thousands, on our rigs, give us a break on the games.
I find my self doing this too...though I some times feel silly waiting for game sales after all the cash I've dumped into my machine.

Though lately it has been because there just isn't any new games coming out that I think are worth my time. I find my self playing games I paid $50 for ten years ago more than anything new.
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post #27 of 40
Not a fan of any of the "platforms" i remember playing cod2/cod4 which only requires two clicks to start. For most games out imo i think $60 is absurd thats pretty much the price of a ssd.
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post #28 of 40
Whichever way you want to cut it, they are both glorified DRM

DRM with a fancy store and friends list and whatever else, bottom line is they are DRM

Never liked Steam, and I've used it since HL2 came out, but I use it because I have to.
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$60 is way too much for a PC game. I waited for Civ 5 to go for under $20 before I bought it. Some games, such as Deus Ex:HR are going for $40 instead of the full $60. I find this a key step to more affordable PC gaming. We already spend hundreds, if not thousands, on our rigs, give us a break on the games.
This logic is silly, the game developers don't see a penny from hardware sales. I wouldn't argue my bread should be cheaper because I spent hundreds of dollars on a top of the line toaster.
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I'm growing less and less tolerant of DRM, and 90% of the game purchases I make are now on GOG.com.
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