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[DSO Gaming]Legend of Grimrock turns a profit in three days

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I’m overly excited to inform you guys that the amazing dungeon-crawler RPG, Legend of Grimrock, is profitable after three days of availability. After all those idiotic claims that PC gaming is dead, indie devs and small studios prove again and again that their PC sales can cover the initial costs of their games in less than a week. We’ve seen that with Alan Wake and we’re seeing this very same thing today with Almost Humans’ indie title. And how about Amnesia, an amazing horror game that remains exclusive to the PC platform? And here we thought that PC gamers were gritty pirates. Who would have thought?

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I love articles like these, to prove if you make a game with lacking DRM and at least some sort show and tell that you actually cared about the roots of PC gaming, the community will make you profit. Sins of a Solar Empire was top of the charts for weeks and had no DRM, Alan Wake has not brutal DRM as well. This game, and there was another that I'm forgetting.

Point being....Quit trying to consolize everything, lose the DRM, show your customers you care and they'll return the favor.
Edited by SpykeZ - 4/16/12 at 5:21pm
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Witcher?
Also, its DSOGaming not DOS, justy FYI smile.gif
    
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Full of winnnnn!
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LOL @ DOS Gaming. Thought we were out of that era for a while now.
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Yeah, this game blew up out of nowhere. It was big on /v/ for a few days, I think it still is.
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Guys, guys, this information can't be right.

I mean, all us PC gamers are just damn dirty pirates, babies and whiners, and elitist pricks. How could ANY game that is not Valve or Blizzard be successful!?!
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Guys, guys, this information can't be right.
I mean, all us PC gamers are just damn dirty pirates, babies and whiners, and elitist pricks. How could ANY game that is not Valve or Blizzard be successful!?!

The sarcasm is strong in this one.

We all know that gaming is not dying on any platform. We also know that DRM only negatively affects the paying customers. It is nice to see some game makers get it and succeed while not screwing us over. These are the companies that will succeed in the future. These are the companies we need to support.
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Does DRM itself really make a difference in terms of sells though, or is it just the games them self?

I say this b/c honestly I have never once in my entire life (I'm 29) had my choice to buy a game be affected by the DRM that did or did not come on a game.

Maybe I am in the minority but seriously I simply do not care in the least.

Take the latest Modern Warfare, I didn't buy it b/c I simply didn't want to play the latest shooter that's the exact same as every other military shooter I already own. Now take Mass Effect 3 for example and I would have bought the game if they told me I could only install it once, have to stay online 24/7 and even press like a hundred times on Facebook before it unlocked.

Seriously I think drm, piracy, console ports and everything is completely over blown on both sides of the fence. I think they are just cop outs and for the most part I believe the majority of gamers make their choices based on the game itself and whether or not they want to play the thing.

Indie devs imo are selling so well b/c they are making original and thought provoking games that are more different and not as "cookie cutter" as most AAA titles coming out lately. Has nothing to do with drm. This is just my opinion not saying anyone is wrong or right smile.gif
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This game is not just nostalgia, it's actually very solid, entertaining and challenging.
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Does DRM itself really make a difference in terms of sells though, or is it just the games them self?
I say this b/c honestly I have never once in my entire life (I'm 29) had my choice to buy a game be affected by the DRM that did or did not come on a game.
Maybe I am in the minority but seriously I simply do not care in the least.
*snip*

I can honestly tell you that the form of DRM directly affects whether I purchase games or not at this point in time. I did not buy Skyrim because it requires Steam. Did not buy Starcraft II because of the periodic online checks. I refuse to support these companies. If it's not a simple disk check with no limitations on installs... I reinstall Windows at least 3 times a year... then it does not get my money anymore.

I buy from GoG.com, Amazon downloads or the like. Where I can download the installation files to my backup drive and run it from there. I prefer physical game copies but most companies are limiting installs from the disk now.

I do care, I don't want 10 accounts on websites/services just to play my games. I don't want to have to keep track of all the different user names and passwords just to install and play games I purchased. The people who pirate games don't have to worry about it at all, so why should I, as a paying customer, have to?
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