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I'm okay with this, but they should have a retail version as well for people with slow internet/low data cap.
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Or how about have fun with no drm at all? or are you too young to remember that?

DRM has been around in games since the late 80s. DRM isn't just something like Steam or Origin, it's things like serial keys, not being able to make a copy of a CD, etc.
    
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Less competition is always bad.
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Oh well. I guess it's the lesser of the evils.

I'd rather go DRM-less though. GOG would have been a better choice if they insisted in getting the game distributed digitally.
   
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Oh well. I guess it's the lesser of the evils.

I'd rather go DRM-less though. GOG would have been a better choice if they insisted in getting the game distributed digitally.

Read the article. They explain quite clearly why they chose Steam over other services. It's not just because of DRM and digital distribution, but other services that Steam offers that others don't as well having Steam handle certain things which allows them to focus more on the game itself.
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origin has sales too, and uplay titles still have steam sales as ubisoft games are on steam. You are aware games on greenlight are available to play off steam as well right? its just there so people can get said game on steam to fill their need for a padded list. Steam Workshop at least in Skyrim's case does not have many of the good mods that skyrim nexus does. The reason why people want games on steam is to have that game on their "list", and so everyone can see the hours played they have on it and such. The best sales are on green man gaming anyways.

Origin has sales, yes, but they as far as I know they don't cut prices as much, or as often, and their catalog is smaller. The simple fact that they have sales does not immediately make them as good as a Steam sale. And, yes, Greenlit games are generally available directly from the developer, but how does wanting to own the game through Steam, thus having an easier experience with installing and patching the game, constitute some kind of flaw? I can't argue with the Steam Workshop vs. Skyrim Nexus, but I am curious as to the reasons for that. Workshop support arrived sometime after the game did, if I recall correctly, I wonder if many mod authors just consider it too much trouble to get their mod into the Workshop, given that they're already well known elsewhere.

All that said, for the most part you're just making unsupported generalizations, any one of which I would welcome proof of. The simple fact is that Steam has been around longer, and does numerous things that Origin and/or Uplay don't, or it does them better. You may not use it as a community platform, but many (myself included) really like that aspect. Obviously, digital distribution is the future, and platforms like Steam are the equivalent of brick and mortar store fronts in this day and age. Steam has its issues (ownership of games and "digital estates," the fact that it can function as DRM) but it's the best option among digital storefronts, so there's a clear reason why the ARMA creators would prefer it.
post #46 of 74

I never bought an Arma title before and this will be my first.

 

I don't mind it being Steam exclusive as I like steam a lot.

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sickening

Oh look it's a neckbeard!
post #48 of 74
I think DayZ will be released at the same time as Arma 3.

Going to get both but will probably neglect everything in my life while I play DayZ
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Requiring any digital download service is pathetic.

This.
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Has nothing to do with age or who remembers no drm. Fact of the matter is, DRM is here now and is likely going to stay with more and more adopters of it every year.

the words of defeat. i remember two years ago when people here were talking about steam then drm and how all drm is bad. now supposedly there's good drm.
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