Waiting for 7nm EUV
As much fun as we have with our virtual bank-heists, car-chases and random muggings, music licensing seems like a far more lucrative racket. Due to expensive, time-limited music licenses expiring, Grand Theft Auto IV developers Rockstar were recently faced with either pulling the game from sale, paying for a license renewal, or removing a good chunk of its famed soundtrack. Today, a small patch rolled out across multiple platforms, removing the now-unlicensed music tracks and it looks like the damage done may be greater than expected.
This is one of the major things wrong with game services like Steam - there is no option to select updates to install, you only have three options, all involving installing all the updates at different times, but always prior to launching the game at any time.
This has got to stop, and it should also be outright illegal to remove songs from a game that you have already purchased.