Originally Posted by Viridian
And I BUY all my games, kid, and I still rag on Steam. What's your answer to that?
Easy. Don't buy your games on Steam. It really is that simple. You're not going to change the fundamental rules of free enterprise. Kid.
Look, the reason more and more developers sell their games on Steam is because it allows them to make profits. They're not stupid. All the game developers who never put any thought whatsoever into protecting their games from piracy go out of business real fast, or lack competitive game making budgets for future titles. The market NECESSITATES steam. Kid.
It's self righteous people like you who think that because they paid $50 they OWN the game itself. Its not a car man. Its MEDIA. The law is different as to ownership rights. And I don't know what your understanding is about copyright law, but you dont really legally own that game. You own the rights to play that game. Whether you like the law or not, it is what it is. Kid.
Its what allow game companies to make multimillion dollar budget games for you to enjoy. Steam is a large reason for that. Blizzard shareholders are literally sitting on mountains of cocaine and money but they still put DRM into their products. Why? Because its how they got there in the first place. Sure Stardock lets everybody steal their games but they will never be able to output high budget games like Bioware, Infinity Ward and Blizzard. Ever. Its the way the world works. Kid.