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Gearbox to Valve & MS: "Play Nice"

Computer and Video Games quotes comments Steve Gibson made at the London Games Festival about the competition between Valve's Steam service and Microsoft's Games for Windows, where the Gearbox marketeer said the two companies are "building silos" which "hurt the PC industry." Gibson implores them to "play nice," and says "Our big concern right now is that these silos are being built. Everybody's separating out and it's really... as a developer who just wants gamers to be able to play games together, it's frustrating right now. Things like that are hurting the PC industry for gamers. This is frustrating for everybody right now." Thanks joao.

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69. Re: Gearbox to Valve & MS: Oct 12, 2010, 01:18 noman
Optimaximal wrote on Oct 11, 2010, 05:58:
What's stopping me from selling (or giving away) a game I purchased on GoG?
Apart from the fact it's illegal, is a violation of's TOS and will likely result in your account being closed if they catch you?
If you sell a download, their system allows you to download it again & potentially sell it on, again. That would make a you a software pirate.

If you are doing what you are insinuating, you're part of the problem and the reason we have DRM-ed services such as Steam, D2D & Ubi-Online (or whatever its called).

I don't care if it's illegal, which it's very likely not, or whether will close my account. The point is when I buy a game from GoG and download it, there is no further dependency on any other factor. I can do whatever I want with it. Just for that matter alone, GoG is always my first choice among all digital download services. I'd pay up to three four times more on GoG compared to Steam.

And by the way, of course I meant that I'll delete the game from my hard-disk if I end up selling it. It's the same as selling regular boxed games, and I thought it was obvious enough to be not worth mentioning.
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