Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 18:33:Sepharo wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 13:07:Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2019, 08:55:Kxmode wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 19:15:Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 18:46:Kxmode wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 18:12:Beamer wrote on Apr 25, 2019, 16:14:
Any game using Steamworks is a Steam exclusive. You can buy it elsewhere, but you're locked into Steam as a distribution model. Plenty of other games are also locked into Steam, if unofficially - there are literally tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of games only available via Steam.
That argument is NOT a valid comparison of the type of exclusivity we're talking about and you know it. Please don't grasp.
Functionally, it is. The result is there's only one service for you to use. You're just caught up in who is at fault, but the result is the same, so I couldn't be bothered to endlessly complain about it.
I "functionally" rejected your comparison as invalid.
But you're wrong.
If I'm trapped in my room because someone is forcing me in there, or because someone got too drunk and fell unconscious, blocking my door and me inside, I'm still stuck in my room. In one case, someone did it intentionally, in the other case, it's just how things happened, but I'm still stuck inside.
I never had a choice other than Steam. Now I do, for some games. For other games, I still don't. For yet more games, I can't choose Steam, because there's EGS. Hell, there hasn't even been a single EGS game I'd want to play, and by the time there is, this whole thing will likely be over, but functionally, I've been forced to use Steam many, many, many times.
Please stop being dumb. You know there's an obvious difference between paying to take a game exclusive (in where it can be sold) and a developer using Steamworks as a platform for cloud services, DRM, worskhop etc. and still selling the game in multiple stores. You dont need a dumb analogy for that distinction.
Yes, but the EGS will be available in multiple stores very shortly. EGS games are already available in the Humble Store. Once they're everywhere, it's literally the exact same thing, except that instead of publishers choosing to use services, many of which don't benefit us directly (e.g., DRM), they're taking a discount that doesn't benefit us directly.
We still have no choice - someone else has the choice. Someone else is choosing what benefits them.