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Windows LIVE Boycott

Boycott Games for Windows - Live Website hopes to inspire a boycott of Microsoft's online gaming service, beyond the de facto embargo of the service caused by general user apathy. At the root of the campaign is vexation over charging for services previously free for PC gamers, the large number of countries where LIVE gold accounts are not available for purchase, Windows Vista exclusives, and complaints about DRM and customer service woes that don't seem directly related to LIVE. Their vision of a boycott is quite broad, and seems a bit impractical, as beyond specifying games to avoid, they also outline an extensive list of developers to avoid and a suggest that LIVE-supported titles not be reviewed.

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23. Re: No subject Mar 3, 2008, 13:20 Blackhawk
 
Boycotting because Microsoft is "violating our rights as PC gamers"? It amazes me what some people think of as rights. Seriously, guys, playing the 'rights card' just makes this look ridiculous. You don't have the right to free anything or convenient anything from any company. Early multiplayer had a stint with pay-to-play in the late 90s, and it died because nobody was willing to pay. This will die out the same way, not because of an internet boycott over violated 'rights'.

 
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