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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

My opinion:
I paid for it, I own it until I sell it, lose it, destroy it, etc. Games as a service only applies to games like MMOs IMO.

I agree with this.
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Remember when you could just by a disk? (floppy, CD) and, you know, just play it.
Then when you got bored, you'd trade it with friends or sell it.
Now I buy games and I have to agree to the fact I don't own it, I have to install software that has nothing to do with it, just so it can make sure I'm not stealing it and soon, you'll be buying a game linked to your DNA structure so it will need to take a blood sample every few days just so they know it's you.

You don't have to agree to anything, it may be a good game but use your wallet. I want Batman AC really bad but I'm not paying for it for the fact I simply hate G4WL. I won't buy games that use securom, ubiDRM, any digital platform unless it's steam and if it's steam I won't pay full price for any game and I don't pay anything over 20 for a game.

I buy a lot of games from gog.com and will buy anything CDProjekt makes since it's near DRM free.
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You don't have to agree to anything, it may be a good game but use your wallet. I want Batman AC really bad but I'm not paying for it for the fact I simply hate G4WL. I won't buy games that use securom, ubiDRM, any digital platform unless it's steam and if it's steam I won't pay full price for any game and I don't pay anything over 20 for a game.
I buy a lot of games from gog.com and will buy anything CDProjekt makes since it's near DRM free.

Just curious, why will you only allow Steam, but not something like Origin?
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I have enough games on digital distribution. Impulse, Green man gaming, Steam. 3 is enough without adding to it and Valve is really cool about profits so I support them..sorta for it.
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Games As A Service = The Death of Games, NO BS!
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Originally Posted by lordikon View Post

Just curious, why will you only allow Steam, but not something like Origin?

^I'd say quality and history of the distributor but...past performance doesn't predict future actions all the time...just with human beings it usually does.

But honestly...if games are a service then start charging that way or create a new model. I'm not going to pay 60USD for a service that gets no service (updates, fixes) or has a short term life for how long certain parts of it will work (multiplayer gets axed because the company shuts down servers with the "new version").

Episodic distribution might sit better under the service concept but the prices have to match and the terms of the "service duration" should be more emphasized or concrete.

Finally, a cross distributor method should be allowed so that way if one (Valve, EA, etc) goes under you don't suddenly lose your things before the end of your service term with the game maker/publisher.
     
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I'm passionate about my games and all the games i own, i like to think i'd be able to play them 20 or so years from now for the nostalgia.


Games as a service will very likely ruin that.


No, definitely not. They can keep their services. It's bad enough i've got to rely on STEAM to play my games. Last time i tried to play in offline mode via STEAM (as i was offline) i found out i had to go online, set it to offline mode, then play it offline. Where the hell is the sense in that? Surely offline mode is for people without net access??

I was effectively locked out my games up until i had net access again.

Absolutely stupid. They can shove these services where they sun doesn't shine.
Edited by Thingamajig - 3/2/12 at 5:05pm
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Yeah, this stupid DRM Activation crap on Dead Space 2 isn't working and I can't play it. Freakin EA. So I emailed them and they told me to stop my firewall, turn off my antivirus and other securities just to play it. Then turn them back on if I like after I'm done. I've looked up how other people have gotten it to work and one of em was turning off Nvidia Optimus. WTH? How does that have anything to do with the activation? Hahaha. Or this other guy turned off his LogMeIn and it worked. ???????? Or if a usb controlller is plugged into your computer. ??????????? This crap is driving me up the wall because I don't even have any of those.
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post #19 of 30
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My opinion:
I paid for it, I own it until I sell it, lose it, destroy it, etc. Games as a service only applies to games like MMOs IMO.

Except that you don't, at least with steam/origin/any digital distro. It's all part of that TOS you accept when you make an account.
    
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Or if a usb controlller is plugged into your computer. ??????????? This crap is driving me up the wall because I don't even have any of those.
I remember a bug in Oblivion where you couldn't open the console if you had a media center IR remote reciever connected to it...

Computers, what the hell? tongue.gif
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