Suppa7 wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 09:44:
If the smart half of the gaming community was within a couple blocks of major game companies we could force policy changes by venting our anger and complaints. Complaining from 100 miles away simply doesn't work. The rise of Steam/MMO's/DRM is all because companies are far away from us when they are pulling their criminal shit.
Huh? Microsoft was forced to backtrack on always-online BS because of the online uproar. Sure, it`s nice to have a demo outside their HQ, but this is online age and digital protests can be as effective.
Modern gamers are e-literate enough to fire an email or tweet or post on fb. And the real reason that, for example, we have Lord Gaben is because there`s no "smart half" of the gaming community - majority signed up for Steam, because of trivial crap like Half Life, firesales and "having it all in one place".
Simply put, people are more than willing to trade ownership for minor convenience and it`s a sad truth.