- Feb 7, 2014
well if we are going strictly by the benefits of steamworks i can name achivements, cloud saving and steam workshop integration, i believe matchmaking and VAC are part of the package tooTallanKhan said:You raise an interesting point about Steam, but I ask what benefit the actual DRM aspect of Steam provides? Don't get me wrong, I accept things like steam sales are great for the users of the service, but that is something aside from the DRM aspect. What actual benefits are there for having to connect to the internet to play (yes I am aware there is a play offline mode but online is the default)? Or having to run the steam client software in the background? Orin the case of a retail purchase, having to download, connect to steam and register the game before you can play it?NuclearKangaroo said:i dont agree, if DRM provides enough benefits to the end user (like steam) then it shouldnt be an issue, but if we are talking shit like limited installs and always online connection then yes, that shit can do die in a holeTallanKhan said:I would theorise that most of the "people" who rated the mobile version of DK 5-stars can probably be traced back to a single laptop operated by a guy who is "most definatley, 100%, OFFICIALLY not on EA's payroll". But that is just my miserable cynic talking.Johnson McGee said:Too bad none of the knobs who rated DK mobile as 5 star will ever hear or care about this deal so they can learn how wrong they were.
OT: Things like this really remind me why i am such a fan of GOG. Pretty much all of my PC gaming is GOG centric these days as they are sadly the only company that seems to accept that DRM is an anti-consumer practice and appreciate that this leads to an unsustainable business model.
These things are the DRM aspect of Steam and I agree they can be justified if these same things provide a benefit, but the rest of the business model being sound doesn't justify screwing people with DRM.
but besides that, i do consider sales (as well as the other features not related to steamworks) a benefit of DRM, is a service valve provides and it makes up for their use of DRM
id be nice, but as i said, my funds are on my steam wallet so i need a steam sale :/Jaeger_CDN said:The 70% off was the introductory price when they brought STALKER to their catalogue ($15 USD for all three games ... have to love GOG)and I'm sure they'll bring them on sale again.