Simply that the likes of Ubi and EA would have a lot less money if PC gamers were really so much pro-Valve and rejecting anything else.
Anonymity is overrated. I don’t know the names of most people here but they are better behaved than most people who have their face and real name plastered all over Facebook and the likes.
Whenever I turn on the TV, I see a bunch of people screaming and insulting and being spiteful dicks and inciting hate and instilling stupidity into the minds of the who that listen to them. They’re not hiding their face or name.
Are you really comparing Steam and PCs to tightly controlled, utterly closed things that are consoles? where you’re either committed 101% or that’s the door? Valve has been different so far because of its openness and inclusiveness. The rest of the big names are really down with the control freak approach because they think that’s the best way to extract exactly as much money, at exactly the time they decide is right.
A bunch of prisoners that must obey orders, that’s exactly what they want. Your view basically boils down to: Steam users are prisoners too, but their prison looks very cool and Valve keeps the doors open at all times, and we can come and go, but nothing stops them from throwing the prison into lock-down with no warning.
I get that, sure, but… read on.
I’d like to ask to elaborate, but there’s been more than enough Steam talk in this thread, so hit the PM button or start a new thread, if you want.
Having a proper backup strategy in place is both bothersome AND expensive: two physical copies, one of them off-site, possibly a cloud backup is beyond what I can and am willing to do.
Nothing in life is risk free, neither GOG nor Steam are an exception, it’s simply a different risk.
As for me, I’d argue games on Steam are as cheap or cheaper than GOG’s, come with cloud backup that I don’t have to pay for myself, and a bunch of extra features, so I’m in. Not exactly lalala Steam is great Steam can do no wrong.
The real problem is that there is no real alternative to Steam. GOG’s package is way less appealing and exactly for that reason caters mostly to a certain type of player who is willing to give up on those benefits in exchange for nothing more than an installer that comes with no guarantee of being usable or available in ten or twenty years time.
If GOG is meant to be anything more than a blip on the radar, Galaxy must change that, it must make DRM-Free more attractive than Steam.