(09-04-2014, 06:46 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: My point is not in the services Steam offer, it's just game vs game. Disregarding Steam can do everything else like voice chat etc, I just mean that with GOG you pay and download the game and after that you are truly free to do what you want. No DRM. Steam is third party DRM.
That is my point.
That was half of your point, actually.
(07-04-2014, 11:46 AM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Yes but you can do what you want and own your GOG games. Remember its the difference in service with GOG.
(09-04-2014, 06:46 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Yes with Steam you can still back up the game, play offline etc, but it is all still within Steam. GOG games are completely independent of any service and are easy to install and play.
I'm fine with this, and because you've retracted the services argument, I'll let it rest.
(09-04-2014, 06:46 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: But GOG is a niche service yes, that specialise in older games and for that reason will not get very many AAA or recent titles. I just like GOG for that reason.
When I can I would rather have a game that I can play freely and backup effectively. I get games on GOG when I can, likewise with Steam.
(09-04-2014, 06:46 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: A wise Ghost once told me not so sacrifice your rights for conveniences. While I am not true to that, Steam could easily operate exactly the same as GOG with all their other services to be the ultimate service. No reason to have your games you purchase through Steam, locked to your Steam account and launcher.
use GOG's model, but they're enforcing the current digital rights law. When you buy a game, it's locked to your account. This means you can't make copies of a game and give them away to your friends. I had a longish paragraph to expand on this, but I remembered I was a beta tester for family sharing, so I don't know where to go with this train of thought.
I have also surrendered no rights in using Steam. They can't take my games off me, wont be able to charge me random fees, and can't really do anything but ban me from their servers (and only if I do something to deserve it). The only thing I've signed away is my right to sue them in a supreme court in North America, something I don't think I could do anyway. Even if I could, that's a tiny fee to pay for the conveniences I've received. Right now, as it stands, Steam hasn't harmed me or my games in any way. in my mind, this keeps Steam head and shoulders over GOG. Once Steam shits itself up, then we'll talk.
(09-04-2014, 07:07 PM)silentsun Wrote: Plus Refunds which is nice.
In my mind, this is the biggest thing GOG has going for it.