CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 23:01:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 22:48:
Another competitive store? Yeah that's a good thing for consumers for sure.
A store that pays to remove choices from the consumers? Nah.
Doesn't seem complicated to me.
You mean a store that makes publishers an exclusivity OFFER, of course.
What is removing the choice from consumers is NOT the offer or the payment per se but the greedy as fuck publishers who ACCEPT the offer, fully well knowing that consumer choice will be (time) limited.
It's all semantics to me. There are plenty of games that are "exclusive" to Steam. Sure Valve does not pay for the exclusivity, but by virtue of their sheer dominance of the digital download market, many publishers just don't go anywhere else. There are plenty of games I'd rather buy on GoG or another platform, but you can only get what you want on Steam …
And you want to tell me THAT'S good for the market?