JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 20, 2019, 11:19:
Remember the days when you could just buy a game that you thought looked really fun and interesting without having to contemplate your principles on complex ideas like paid "early access" betas or game store exclusives or consumer privacy?
I play games to have fun, not add to the stress and entropy of the reality we actually inhabit.
You still can. It's an easy choice for me. I won't use the Epic store for a bunch of reasons, not because I'm pro-Steam. I got a beta invite to this and turned it down because you had to use the Epic store. Just ain't gonna' happen Cap'n. So it's an easy choice for me...so far. I mean if something like RDR2 for PC or Cyberpunk 2077 showed up on it exclusively that would be a motherfucker to resist. Still, we're only human and life is short, brutish, and nasty. You gotta' take your pleasures where you can get them and life is about compromise, even your principles from time to time. You can feel conflicted or guilty about it or just say 'Fuck it.' and get on with having a good time. I think the trick is just saying no to your desires, at least once in a while, in order to know you're truly free.
That aside, I'm not really sure about this game anyway. I mean what's the point? Just to build some huge factory that does nothing? They make cool videos I'll give them that but they sure don't explain the point of the game.
Morty: You sold a gun to a murderer so you could play video games?
Rick: Yeah, sure, I mean, if you spend all day shuffling words around, you can make anything sound bad, Morty.