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Signed On Sep 26, 2013, 23:28
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
24. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 1, 2014, 21:02 pupsikaso
 
javajeff wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 20:48:
Steam is DRM. This means your account is locked to all your games at once. Two of your games cannot be running at the same time. With retail games, you can install each game on a different computer. The only way to do this with steam is to have a different Steam account for each game. Now this can change if that game sharing feature is enabled.
http://store.steampowered.com/news/11436/

Not to mention that Valve has complete ability to deny you ALL of your games at the click of a button for ANY REASON THEY WANT. There doesn't even have to be a reason, they can just do it for fun (not that they would).

So look at your cherished collection of games on steam in that light - those are not your games. You do not own any of those games. You only own the right to play those games so long as Valve lets you. And you are agreeing to this any time you purchase a game on steam.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
23. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 1, 2014, 20:56 pupsikaso
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 16:26:
Yet if you own Fallout on Steam you do not even need Steam running to play the game. There is no DRM on it.

If you're going to consider digital distribution as DRM, then you might as well call the entire need to have a PC as DRM.

That's because being old, the game's binaries are probably untouched. It probably doesn't even have steam overlay that they try to put on everything.

But for any modern games being released on steam, even if the game's non-steam version (if it exists) can be run off-line, then it is often impossible to do so with the steam version of the game. There is just no means to launch the game other than through steam. Therefore if you can't connect to steam, you can't run the game.

And nobody is calling digital distribution DRM. But steam is not just digital distribution, it is also DRM. Things like humble bundle and gamersgate are digital distribution. gog.com is digital distribution. You don't ever need to log in to any of these after you have downloaded the game to launch your game. Steam on the other hand is a DRM platform that you have to log into before you are allowed to launch a majority of games, even if those games don't require you to be online otherwise.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
12. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 1, 2014, 16:01 pupsikaso
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 15:52:
Julio wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 14:47:
Blame Bethesda and Steam for their tight pro-drm stance. Hopefully everyone that wanted these got them by now.

How is this Steam's fault again?

Steam is DRM-as-service
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Dec 2, 2013, 19:23 pupsikaso
 
Poor guy, he doesn't know what's coming for him. He's going to be rudely awoken from a dream-world that he envisioned AAA game development to be.

He could have been living his dream life if he instead had focused on creating and producing his own games and selling them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
44. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 16:06 pupsikaso
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 15:28:
But if you example were true, and publishers wanted to go all digital, everyone would have flocked to the xbone. Which they most certainly did not.

Sorry, what? I don't understand. What does digital distribution have to do with xbone, and what does xbone have to do with "appealing to as much of the market as you can"?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
36. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 15:17 pupsikaso
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 15:02:
It's about appealing to as much of the market as you can, including those that don't have high speed.

If that were the case, they wouldn't go for deals that are console-only.

Also, pretty much everyone has a PC at home, in one form or another, but not everyone has a console which is a device purely for gaming.

Secondly, people that game on a console have high-speed internet. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to keep downloading all those mandatory console OS upgrades that seem to come out every week, nor have good connection for online games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 14:57 pupsikaso
 
Creston wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 14:01:
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 13:46:
I used to have better estimates, but my guesses would be:
Wholesale price of new title: $15
Wholesale price of old title: $6
Cost of pressing CD and packaging, per unit: $3
Cost of freight, per unit: $0.50
% of sales at full price: 50%
% of sales at discounted price: 50%

So on a 60 dollar title, how does it break out? Publisher gets 15 bucks. I'm assuming MS and Sony get 15-20 bucks? The rest goes to Walmart/Gamestop etc?

And the publisher pays all the costs associated with it? Seems like a shitty deal for them.

Not exactly, but you're starting to see the picture. Now, take a wild guess how much trickles down to the actual developers.

You can clearly see now why PC and digital distribution is the way to go. I swear, I think most devs on consoles have some kind of stockholme syndrome or something. Or maybe they just really really like it up the ---
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 13:31 pupsikaso
 
If we take a look at CoD sales for one of the consoles, and even if we take less, something like 75% of that, how many hundreds of millions of dollars is that? I find it hard to believe that Microsoft would pay that much for a single exclusive deal.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 12:54 pupsikaso
 
Panickd wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 12:47:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 10:27:
For all we know the developers never meant to push Titanfall to consoles in the first place and Microsoft came to the table and made it rain to get a cool title for their console.

Lol what are you talking about? Titanfall is first and foremost a console shooter. Have you even seen it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2013, 12:28 pupsikaso
 
I don't understand deals like this. What could Microsoft have possibly offered them that would make up for the lost sales of the game on PS4?  
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
27. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 19:30 pupsikaso
 
I'm never played any of theses "X" games before, is this an MMO?  
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