There's never been any point to buying a Ubisoft game on anything other than Uplay, as you still have to download and launch the game through Uplay. It's giving a 3rd party who had nothing to do with development a cut, and then you having to run 2x DRMs at the same time instead of 1. Literally lose-lose for the consumer.
"I prefer to go to Kroger over Walmart personally.
And if something I was expecting to buy at Kroger recently became exclusive to Walmart, I'd be kind of upset about that.
Seems like a normal reaction."
But what we're seeing is not a normal reaction. A Normal reaction I could understand. This is chicken-little pitchforks who've learned to type staging boycotts.
I like Target more than WalMart. If they sell Half-Life 3 at Walmart, I'll buy it there. The game isn't going to be any different. I'll still double-click an icon on my desktop to play it. We're talking about different makes and models of automobiles and the whole conversation is about how much the car dealer smiled at me when I bought the car.
No other community cares about what store they buy a product from more than the product itself. The discussion on the games is practically nil. The threads that blow up are faffing competition between which faceless multinational billion-dollar DRM software they want to click "buy" from.
No sense of proportion.
For your transgressions you shall be labeled a shill, called an idiot and anytime you mention facts or disagree with a tribe member you will henceforth be known as a troll. The best you can hope for is that the labels won't haunt your offspring. -RedEye9