Xylemon wrote on Sep 5, 2022, 16:09:
I'm reminded of when they ruined GTA IV on Steam with the "Rockstar Launcher". I swear 2K is just one of the worst around.
Wait, they forced the Rockstar Launcher on GTA IV to users on Steam? What about GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas? I own San Andreas and GTA IV on disk. GTA SA is completely offline. If I remember correctly, GTA IV would install the RockStar Social Club, but you could cancel it or uninstall it. It was only required for multiplayer and you could play single player without it, and all it had was a simple disk check. I bet they've managed to do it to the disk versions if they've done it to Steam copies.
RogueSix wrote on Sep 5, 2022, 17:26:
The same people who are whining now will be tripping over each other and themselves and their pet iguana when GTA VI or the rumored RDR Remaster is released. 2K is loling at the complaints in the meantime.
Nope, I'm not buying anything from RockStar anymore. Their Social Club launcher thing has become worse since I first used it. I bought GTA V from them at release, and it wasn't in your face. It launched in the background when you started the game, and other than showing a message as the game loaded to press a key for the overlay, you didn't know it was there. Now it's a full blown, in your face, store and launcher that is mandatory no matter where you buy their games. It's the only launcher that makes me complete a CAPTCHA or two just to play a fucking game I bought.
I don't have any problem if 2K wants to start their own store and launcher, as long as they continue give me the choice to buy their games from other stores without having to use two store launchers. What makes this an extra long dick move is shoving it in older products that I've bought elsewhere, forcing me to now load their store (if it didn't crash and make them unplayable). I've bought games from Ubisoft and Rockstar, and I'm fine with having to use their launchers for those games because that's where I bought them from, but if I'd bought them on Steam or somewhere else and they started forcing me to launch their store too, I'd be just as pissed.
I still prefer to buy from GOG so I don't have to put up with this shit. I wish Steam would grow a pair and put a stop to this. I'm sure it'd probably end up in court though, but I don't know of anything else where you buy a product from Store A, but have to go to Store B too to use it.
RockStar and Ubisoft are on my shit list with EA, and I don't buy games from them. EA lately has redeemed themself a little by releasing some games on GOG.
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