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92. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 18, 2012, 02:25 noman
Verno wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:12:
noman wrote on Nov 18, 2012, 02:02:
Don't make a metro app then. Don't make an iOS app either.

Make desktop applications/games instead.

It's not that simple, devs need to go where the market is and if the market moves toward metro apps then they will be forced to go along or struggle with alternatives.

I'm not sure why people think comparisons to iOS are favorable either, it's a closed and shitty platform flooded with crapware that Apple rules with a tight fist. I think we would all like Microsoft's store to be different. Croteam is probably complaining because of their negative experiences with other closed platforms.

The comparisons to Apple or Steam are there to show that this is hardly a new thing. Forced DRM has been here for so long, that there are even fanboys out there for DRM methods (such as Steam) Half the people dissing Windows Store have no problems purchasing Steamworks games that shove the entire Valve's store into other retail and digital store services.

For me, there's no difference between Origin, Steam, Uplay or Windows Store. I don't mind trying free games from any of these services and very rarely do I pay full (or even half price) for the products they are selling.

Thankfully, GoG is out there, and the Kickstarter funded games along with the Humble Bundles give some completely non-DRM options.

Coming back to the debate, Croteam's stance is naive and somewhat hypocritical. What they commented on is not a surprise, and they have had no problems using other DRM schemes in recent past.

Windows8 is indeed great, and while the metro interface can have substantial improvement on desktop, it still works quite well for a lot of metro apps already, and the desktop interface is all there in any case.
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