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@Kaz32 @eyal8a Foul mouth, much? C'mon, man. This isn't a truck stop restroom...
Another case where I could care less what a review says, it's a buy for me. They said "Aliens vs. Predator" for the PS3 was a bad game, too, and I really enjoyed it a lot (having only paid $10 for it, mind you). I wasn't planning to get it until the price dropped under $20, anyway. Now I just know to cool my heels with ease until it does. Which, by the look of this review, should take a lot less time than I expected. Win-Win, for me.
@Imperiacommando You're corrext... No one reading this story cares one bit about your PC-Provincialisms.
Still too early to tell - Too many issues still on the table. Price still needs to hit below $200 for my wallet to open, though. And there needs to be an announcement over used game tech (yes or no), as well as a bunch of must-have software... Madden & CoD won't cut it.
I guess what I'm saying, is that I still don't care.
@wexorian Your translator program isn't working very well.
@Zloth2 @MonkeySpot It's the right of the manufacturer to do what they like... And it is also the right of the consumer to buy or not to... I think there are so many games out there right now, for consoles and computers I own, which I have not played, that I'm really not worried about the future of gaming. I could be very happy with an Atari 2600 for the rest of my days... The manufacturers had best consider this future they all are planning. Because to me, the idea of Activision making further "Cha-CHING!" noises over a copy of CoD being sold and resold, is a horror story.
I am sad for the small studios. I think they could benefit from this sort of concept and grow to make greater and greater games... But the unfortunate truth is that mega-publishers like Activision are the ones who really stand to gain from this future-model, while small studios continue to get closed down or swallowed up by the machine.
@The_Syzygy @MonkeySpot @Gezquester And so, I'm not paying into it at ALL... Which was my point. Sorry. I wasn't clear enough; Digital distribution is BS. Steam is a company with clear customer service, so I feel it's a bit petty to go after them this way, agreed. But on the whole, this is what will happen to the game industry if a DDL-Only future is realized, and I want no part of it.
Quite honestly, if you buy a DDL of a game, you get what you get: Smoke and mirrors (after playing the game, of course). I don't agree with a company telling me what I can do with what I've purchased, as long as I'm not doing something patently illegal or immoral with it. Which is why I will continue to invest in retro-gaming consoles & software... There's more than enough gaming for me out there, without having to play "Call of Duty 10" endlessly, online, like a zombie.
F-DDL. I'll stick with playing games from before this unfortunate turn in history.
Sorry I didn't make myself clear.
This is why I have never bought a digi-copy of a game, and never will. This is why I don't really care about the future of gaming, as sad as that thought is. I will take my money elsewhere, I will buy retro consoles and games, but I refuse to pay into a future where companies think they have a right to tell me what I can do with what I've purchased (as long as I am clearly not doing any harm to myself or others by my actions) after the fact.
This is lunacy. Game companies are becoming more and more invasive, and they will pay a price. While I support Steam because I think they provide a quality service with the customer in mind, the over-arching issue of a download-only future is depressing. Not every company will be as good as Steam has been to it's customers. And when this business model has taken hold, mark my words: There will be PLENTY of companies who DON'T act with the generosity which Steam has done... They WILL take FULL advantage, and bend customers over for their fun & profit.
I am not modding the game, I am not changing the product, I am not pirating. If I buy something, and i want to re-sell it, whether it's a car or a fake Xmas tree, or a video game... If I have a disc copy, I'm going to sell it or trade it. The original contract of sale was completed with all parties satisfied. Whether or not that game remains on my shelf, or gets sold to some punter to sit on his (most-likely, AT A DISCOUNT from original purchase-pricing), that's MY business.
F- digital downloads.
@Gezquester By your reasoning - Then Ford, Chevy, Lincoln, Cadillac, Lexus, Honda, Hyundai, etc., etc., have a TREMENDOUS amount of cars they need to be paid for. So many cars have been re-sold since the auto was mass-produced... Houses my father made over 50 years ago, should I expect him to be paid for the times those houses were re-sold? How about bicycles, roller blades, skate boards, refrigerators, board games... EVERYTHING ON eBAY, essentially.
By your logic - There are so many "criminals" out there.
Wake up. You're incorrect.
@NightPhoenix117 Don't you get it, yet? They're trying to systematically ELIMINATE your rights.
Use your keyboard!
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