I hate pc gaming so fucking much?

Why are all releases coming to this? Why can't software be sold independently? i fucking hate services, It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why not just play on xbox then?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pirate shit if you're unhappy.

      i hate that publishers keep their games exclusive to this shitty service

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        fuck off, I've heard this paid shill too much

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's bad because . . . 就是这样,好吗?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Steam is a DRM platform, and it's better than most alternatives publishers use.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pirate shit if you're unhappy.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store
    So you want a gorillion separate launchers because...?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      works on my machine

      it would be nice if i can get a new game and have it downloaded straight from the publisher's website.

      >Why can't software be sold independently?
      Why do you want your card info spread across a hundred different places?

      idiot

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Steam acts as an advertising platform as well as a storefront. Being able to get your games all in one place is such a QOL feature that people generally prefer the convenience.
        No, this doesn't constitute a monopoly. Anyone can establish their own storefront and they are free to compete with Valve, but Valve didn't just get in the door early, they built the door and the house.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I sure did love purchasing and downloading Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion's official plugins through Bethesda's official website. It's not like there was ever a problem when they took the file servers down supporting their older games.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    works on my machine

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why can't software be sold independently?
    Why do you want your card info spread across a hundred different places?

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    boy I am glad nobody gives a fuck about your retarded ass ideas because you are stupid as fuck

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      steam ruined pc gaming

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Steam saved PC gaming

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >killed physical
          >every game is exclusive
          >drm shit
          fuck off gabe

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            physical distribution was destined to die, if steam didn't pop up something else would have

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              steam exceeded it

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anyone could have done it first. Do you have any idea the savings on material costs digital distribution brings?
                Fucks sake, a lot of the time, buying physical on consoles doesn't actually buy you the game. It buys you a disc-based activator for the game, which then downloads the lion's share of data off of your console master's storefront.
                I swear to fucking God, the only people bitching about this are Epic shills.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                There's always itch.io, but sometimes that just gives you a steam key. Unfortunately in this age of frequent updates and patches "just get the game" doesn't always work out.

                >a lot of the time, buying physical on consoles doesn't actually buy you the game
                This is a fairly new phenomenon and it is frankly disgusting.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I agree and who wants piles of game boxes lying around

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            physical
            >MUH FUCKIN PHYSCALLLLLL
            kys plastic collector gay.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            There's nothing wrong with phasing out physical games, AS LONG AS you still own the game. And you can say "hurrr you don't own digital games" but if it lacks DRM, then basically I can install it anytime I want, on as many computers as I want, without conditions or limitations. The computer doesn't even need a disk drive to do it.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >killed phyiscal
            Physical media was over when you stopped needing cds to share files, install your os, listen to music in your car, etc. etc.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Physical PC games died because blu ray never caught on for PC.
              No one wants to install games from 10 DVDs.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Physical PC games died because blu ray never caught on for PC.
                Yeah, because the software for playing a movie was so ungodly abysmal. I had an ASUS Blu-ray drive (itself massively overpriced) which came with some Cyberlink bloated garbage player. To play a Blu-ray anything else you had to defeat the DRM, which at that point why even bother with a drive when you can just get ISO rips or x264 encodes.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >killed physical
            Good, that shit has no place on PC. At this point we would have games on 10+ DVDs and still have to place them on the drive every time you wanted to play something.
            >every game is exclusive
            Exclusive to PC, yes. It wasn't until Epic shit that store exclusives happened, but shit's already getting back to normal since publishers realized people won't buy their crap.
            >DRM shit
            Discs had DRM and games already had online activation before Steam. Also even worse crap such as StarForce.

            Steam made PC gaming viable again, devs were all fucking off during the early 10s, and those still around were shitting such low quality ports they might as well not have released anything.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            As if there's even a meaningful amount of PCs out there with disc drives anymore. People replace forms of distributions with me ones all the time and the digital switch was going to happen with or without steam

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. I used to pirate everything but the connivence of steam means I sometimes pay if I know a game is actually going to be good.

          Honestly, if they keep porting hentai VNs, I might even buy those as patching some of those is a fucking pain.
          though I think I am just remembering shit from 20 years ago. I haven't had any issues patching anything in a while...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't think you understand the dire straits PC gaming was in between 1998 and 2012. Microsoft had all but killed the concept to try and push into the console market, abandoning their actual primary Windows installbase (comprising of like 98% of the modern world) to get money from gamers who they believed were too stupid to use PCs in the first place. They treated PC gaming as naught but an afterthought, which is why horrendous shitty systems like Games For Windows Live ever existed at all. If you wanted to play games on windows platforms, Microsoft only cared the absolute most bare minimum just to make games functional, if at all. Mac and Linux never got their foot in the door to begin with. VALVe's creation of Steam literally saved PC gaming by giving you an easy to access hub for their titles and then further branching out to popular titles from other developers to advertise and build a community around PC gaming. Epic Games can bitch about 30% cuts all they want, but it's VALVe they have to thank for where they are now.

        >killed physical
        >every game is exclusive
        >drm shit
        fuck off gabe

        >killed physical
        Physical games died off naturally you gay, the formats they were stored on became obsolete. When's the last time you booted up a game off a 5 1/2 floppy disk or god forbid a tape cassette? Never, that's when. Another thing that killed off physical was the companies themselves; they realized they could save $500 annually by making game boxes contain a fucking code for the game on xbox live, or make a collector's editions with no fucking game disc at all. VALVe didn't tell everyone to stop making physical games.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Remember gfwl?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes. GFWL was a satanic experiment by the assholes at microshart to see just how fucking misery they could extract from PC gamers by simply booting up games that used it. It's one of their failures that didn't have the courtesy to fizzle out, die and fade into obscurity immediately like the Zune.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Worst part was that we still had to leave with it when it died because most devs couldn't be arsed removing it

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is why some of my favorite games don't require launchers or DRM. Like Terraria, Starsector, FTL, Recettear, Environmental Station Alpha. Even r*dditcore games like Hollow Knight don't require launchers, which is nice.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And they are all purchasable on Steam, the DRM part is up to the devs. Plenty of games don't even use Steam's basic DRM.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you so upset?

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, it would be so nice to download 100 different games from 100 different websites with 100 different accounts and then log into your account every time you want to replay the game. Retard.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >exclusive
    just when you think these dumb fucking threads were over

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because nearly every other service has something holding them back

    >Ubisoft: Nobody fucking wants them
    >Epic: LOL NO CART or even basic features outside of moneyhatting devs
    >Origin: Literal spyware
    >Bethesda: Dead
    >GoG the closest to a real alternative but the no DRM thing scare devs so they hardly get any new games as a result

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And dont forget to add, that Ubisoft, EA, and Xbox, are all on their 3rd or 4th iteration of their "PC Games Launcher" because they've all been such shit, they need an entire rebranding to try and fix their respective reputations. spoiler: none of them have.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes it would, and that's how things should be if there were laws requiring companies to provide access to the thing they sell you - the gall of it!

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >steam
    >services

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store
    No it fucking wouldn't.
    Do you even read what you type? Do you even realize just how fucking annoying and cumbersome that would be?

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store

    No it fucking wouldn't
    It's bad enough already with shit like Origin and Uplay
    You're saying you want more of that?
    Literally the only ONLY downside of centralizing digital downloads is the incredibly unlikely event that Steam goes out of business
    But guess what if you decentralized the reality is more devs and publishers actually would go out of business because it's 100 times harder to get people to use a new service or promote your shit when you're doing it independently

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store
      No it fucking wouldn't.
      Do you even read what you type? Do you even realize just how fucking annoying and cumbersome that would be?

      >download game from site b instead of site a
      >still have to make an account on site b
      >still have to use a launcher
      >still have to deal with whatever drm
      it's all relative dude

      samefag steamie lmao

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >download game from site b instead of site a
    >still have to make an account on site b
    >still have to use a launcher
    >still have to deal with whatever drm
    it's all relative dude

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >still have to make an account on site b
      Worse you have to make an account for each page if you want to follow the retard OP and spread your credit card all around, for real this have to be the garden gnomeest shill ever

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a solution to your problems my friend. The seven seas await.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So you ONLY play AAA games? There were only 36 denuvo games last year out of thousands

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Infinity minus 100 is still infinity

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because if they're going through the effort of selling the game themselves they're also going to make a shit ass launcher, if you want shit you want to download from a website get gog

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you sound like a glowie/garden gnome.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It would be nice to buy and download games from their official publisher web store
    Said none ever

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    steam offers steam drm optionally. Reason of drm and other crap exists so widely thanks to normie business people. gamingonlinux I think interviewed some game devs and they told so that investors love drm. Normies ruining everything, including gaming as usual

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