Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

Triton Closes - Prey for a Solution

The 3D Realms Forums (thanks Voodoo Extreme) offer the news that the Triton digital distribution service is shutting down (or has already done so, as their site is 404 "not found" as of this writing). The service was responsible for the digital distribution and management of Prey, and without it running, download copies of the game cannot authorize and launch. Until things are cleared up further, even 3D Realms is unclear as to what this all means. Here's the post by web-guru Joe Siegler:

After checking into it, we have been informed that the Triton service is shutting down - we should have some information about this situation shortly.

I don't have any further information about how things will all play with with keys, reg codes, Triton, logging in, or anything else at this time.

I'm looking into it - I swear, as soon as I have some more info on all this, I will let you know.

View
57. Re: I am so sick... Oct 8, 2006, 19:03 Riley Pizt
 
You're investing in the stock market? What, you actually think you'll have a share of this company? You're just buying a piece of paper, and they're going to run off with your cash!!1!
Of course the irony of that statement is that very thing and similar have happened many times over the last two hundred years.

Your analogy to this situation though is flawed because with these digital distribution systems, the license agreements typically absolve the purveyors of these systems of any continued responsibility or accessability of their systems. You may be willing to plunk down your hard earned money towards a product which may disappear tomorrow with impunity, but I wouldn't and won't. At least with a game on physical media, I can still play it in theoretical perpetuity on the computer system for which it was designed. In the case of the stock market the consumer usually has a legal recourse for restitution. The game consumer on the other hand is left with nothing because he clicked them away on the EULA.

This comment was edited on Oct 8, 20:22.
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Oct 8, 11:34 . Morgan19
  85. Oct 9, 00:25  Re: MyRealName
  2. Oct 8, 11:41 Aha! Porn-O-Matic
  3. Oct 8, 11:48  Re: Aha! Overon
  14. Oct 8, 13:13   Re: Aha! sponge
  17. Oct 8, 13:15    Re: Aha! nin
  18. Oct 8, 13:22     Re: Aha! nin
  20. Oct 8, 13:29      Re: Aha! Fantaz
  108. Oct 9, 05:53       Re: Aha! Dev
  61. Oct 8, 19:50    Re: Aha! MacD
  4. Oct 8, 11:51  Re: Aha! fds
  5. Oct 8, 12:04   Re: Aha! The Half Elf
  7. Oct 8, 12:34    Re: Btw phorce phed
  10. Oct 8, 12:58     Re: Btw Arkay
  12. Oct 8, 13:07      Re: Btw Elf Shot The Food
  22. Oct 8, 13:46      Re: Btw Riley Pizt
  29. Oct 8, 14:58       Re: Btw Awesome Spume
  30. Oct 8, 15:24        Re: Btw Zephalephelah
  60. Oct 8, 19:47      Re: Btw MacD
  23. Oct 8, 13:47     Re: Btw ExcessDan
  24. Oct 8, 13:55      Re: Btw nin
  16. Oct 8, 13:15    Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  27. Oct 8, 14:30     Re: Aha! Ratty
  31. Oct 8, 15:38      Re: Aha! sponge
  33. Oct 8, 16:14       Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  38. Oct 8, 16:29       Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  47. Oct 8, 17:21        Re: Aha! .Drifter
  56. Oct 8, 18:57         Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  80. Oct 8, 22:36          Re: Aha! .Drifter
  81. Oct 8, 22:49           Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  83. Oct 9, 00:13            Re: Aha! .Drifter
  89. Oct 9, 00:33             Re: Aha! phorce phed
  90. Oct 9, 00:40              Re: Aha! Cutedge
  91. Oct 9, 00:45               Re: Aha! Creston
  92. Oct 9, 00:56                Re: Aha! Cutedge
  93. Oct 9, 01:09                 Re: Aha! Jerykk
  97. Oct 9, 02:03                  Re: Aha! Cutedge
  95. Oct 9, 01:40                Re: Aha! The Half Elf
  110. Oct 9, 07:20                 Re: Aha! aldo_14
  96. Oct 9, 01:44                Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  98. Oct 9, 02:14                 Re: Aha! Creston
  94. Oct 9, 01:24             Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  13. Oct 8, 13:09   Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  58. Oct 8, 19:37    Re: Aha! MacD
  59. Oct 8, 19:41     Re: Aha! PHJF
  63. Oct 8, 20:05     Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  66. Oct 8, 20:19      Re: Aha! MacD
  68. Oct 8, 20:30       Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  71. Oct 8, 20:50        Re: Aha! MacD
  72. Oct 8, 21:05         Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  73. Oct 8, 21:43          Re: Aha! The Half Elf
  75. Oct 8, 22:28           Re: Aha! Elf Shot The Food
  79. Oct 8, 22:35            Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  131. Oct 10, 09:21             Re: Aha!  fb_joel 
  132. Oct 10, 10:47              Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  133. Oct 10, 11:45               Re: Aha! sponge
  134. Oct 10, 11:54                Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  140. Oct 11, 07:58               Re: Aha!  fb_joel 
  141. Oct 11, 08:21                Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  142. Oct 11, 13:59                Re: Aha! Krovven
  143. Oct 11, 15:10                 Re: Aha! Tango
  144. Oct 12, 04:35                 Re: Aha!  fb_joel 
  145. Oct 12, 09:25                  Re: Aha! nin
  146. Oct 12, 10:37                  Re: Aha! sponge
  147. Oct 12, 12:36                   Re: Aha! Krovven
  148. Oct 13, 23:47                    Re: Aha! CreamyBlood
  149. Oct 14, 00:45                     Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  150. Oct 14, 04:07                      Re: Aha! CreamyBlood
  77. Oct 8, 22:33           Re: Aha! Riley Pizt
  52. Oct 8, 17:48  Re: Aha! Talisorn
  53. Oct 8, 18:07   Re: Aha! nin
  55. Oct 8, 18:57    Re: Aha! WarPig
  74. Oct 8, 22:27    Re: Aha! Overon
  76. Oct 8, 22:31    Re: Aha! Overon
  87. Oct 9, 00:31     Re: Aha! Cutedge
  88. Oct 9, 00:33    Re: Aha! Creston
  6. Oct 8, 12:28 No subject Zoomboy27
  8. Oct 8, 12:52  Re: No subject Arkay
  9. Oct 8, 12:54   Re: No subject Elf Shot The Food
  11. Oct 8, 13:06    Re: No subject nin
  19. Oct 8, 13:24   Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  42. Oct 8, 17:00   Re: No subject Zoomboy27
  15. Oct 8, 13:14 No subject mexpak
  21. Oct 8, 13:36  Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  25. Oct 8, 14:15 No subject Mysdrial
  26. Oct 8, 14:27 No subject Slink
  28. Oct 8, 14:55 No subject Hump
  32. Oct 8, 16:11  No subject wtf_man
  34. Oct 8, 16:17   Re: No subject sponge
  54. Oct 8, 18:19    Re: No subject wtf_man
  62. Oct 8, 19:58     Re: No subject MacD
  65. Oct 8, 20:16      Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  67. Oct 8, 20:20       Re: No subject MacD
  69. Oct 8, 20:47        Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  70. Oct 8, 20:49      Re: No subject wtf_man
  35. Oct 8, 16:18   Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  36. Oct 8, 16:22    Re: No subject sponge
  39. Oct 8, 16:30     Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  40. Oct 8, 16:37     Re: No subject Riley Pizt
  37. Oct 8, 16:26 Creepy Parallax Abstraction
  41. Oct 8, 16:58 No subject f13
  43. Oct 8, 17:17 I am so sick... Hellbinder
  45. Oct 8, 17:20  Re: I am so sick... Parallax Abstraction
  46. Oct 8, 17:20  Re: I am so sick... Beamer
>> 57. Oct 8, 19:03   Re: I am so sick... Riley Pizt
  99. Oct 9, 02:15    Re: I am so sick... Beamer
  100. Oct 9, 02:33     Re: I am so sick... Riley Pizt
  101. Oct 9, 03:09      Re: I am so sick... PHJF
  102. Oct 9, 04:09       Re: I am so sick... Masa
  105. Oct 9, 04:56        Re: I am so sick... Fang
  103. Oct 9, 04:13       Re: I am so sick... The Half Elf
  104. Oct 9, 04:22        Re: I am so sick... Kajetan
  106. Oct 9, 05:13        Re: I am so sick... Jerykk
  107. Oct 9, 05:51         Re: I am so sick... Yakumo
  111. Oct 9, 07:52          Re: I am so sick... Jerykk
  112. Oct 9, 08:44           Re: I am so sick... Kajetan
  119. Oct 9, 16:37           Re: I am so sick... MyRealName
  122. Oct 9, 19:28            Re: I am so sick... Jerykk
  139. Oct 10, 21:39             Re: I am so sick... CreamyBlood
  115. Oct 9, 10:20         Re: I am so sick... Beamer
  121. Oct 9, 18:33        Re: I am so sick... sponge
  44. Oct 8, 17:19 Hellbinder venomhed
  48. Oct 8, 17:24  No subject Bhruic
  50. Oct 8, 17:34   Re: No subject Kajetan
  86. Oct 9, 00:26   Re: No subject Creston
  64. Oct 8, 20:14  Re: Hellbinder MacD
  49. Oct 8, 17:33 Digital Distribution venomhed
  51. Oct 8, 17:41  Re: Digital Distribution .Drifter
  109. Oct 9, 06:02  Re: Digital Distribution Dev
  78. Oct 8, 22:33 MacD venomhed
  82. Oct 9, 00:06 Wow Creston
  84. Oct 9, 00:19 5.25 disks zee
  113. Oct 9, 09:21 ... theyarecomingforyou
  114. Oct 9, 09:32  No subject MeatForce
  116. Oct 9, 15:11 I play... Sepharo
  118. Oct 9, 16:29  Re: I play... Kajetan
  117. Oct 9, 15:51 Ad Hominem Ice Nine
  120. Oct 9, 17:26  Re: Ad Hominem Riley Pizt
  123. Oct 9, 21:19   Re: Ad Hominem Masa
  124. Oct 9, 22:06    Re: Ad Hominem nin
  126. Oct 9, 22:27    Re: Ad Hominem Riley Pizt
  127. Oct 9, 22:34    Re: Ad Hominem Jerykk
  128. Oct 9, 23:26     Re: Ad Hominem sponge
  129. Oct 10, 01:31      Re: Ad Hominem Jerykk
  130. Oct 10, 05:10       Re: Ad Hominem Sepharo
  125. Oct 9, 22:07  Re: Ad Hominem Creston
  135. Oct 10, 12:53 ` Demonseed
  136. Oct 10, 13:23  Re: ` Beamer
  137. Oct 10, 13:51   Re: ` Sepharo
  138. Oct 10, 14:33   Re: ` Riley Pizt


footer

Blue's News logo