There surprisingly was not a GeForce Now, or even an appropriate streaming services related thread, in the forum, at least not that search discovered. I would have just posted the blurb there if I’d found one.
This is simply the latest in a long line of publishers/developers to decide that they do not want to allow their games to be playable through GeForce Now. Nor will it likely be the last such story. Thus “Another publisher leaves GeForce Now”, leaving matters open for future game removals and keeping the topic towards the general “publishers leaving GeForce Now” instead of a specific “Hinterland leaves GeForce Now”.
Lierop’s tweet is the current story. It is the announcement of the reason for The Long Dark’s removal. Activision-Blizzard leaving is now old news, as is Bethesda. As is Capcom and Square Enix pulling games during beta. As is EA’s issues with the service. Etc. There should be little reason to dig up those stories again, but anyone who wants to bring them back into the discussion is certainly welcome to do so.
My own description was about as unbiased in presentation as I can imagine the news being disseminated. The announcement, a quick non-judgemental breakdown of the tweet, a quick summary of Twitter responses. The tweet itself was linked so that anyone who wanted to see more could easily see the responses of others directly, as well as easily see anything else Lierop might have added to the subject.
If you are taking offense at the quote that “Devs should control where their games exist”, that is the crux of Lierop’s argument in his own words.
If you are taking offense at “Some backing Lierop appear to not even understand what GeForce Now is,” I meant exactly what I said. I did not dismiss everyone backing Lierop. If you look at the tweets, you can see that some who side with Lierop are doing so seemingly without understanding of what GeForce Now is; they’ve taken his wording to mean that Nvidia is allowing people who do not own The Long Dark to play it anyway.