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Windows 7: Is PC gaming Being Done Away With?

28 Sep 2012   #71
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Even if said game is only digital, it'll still be cracked. Doesn't really matter to them, they'll just find out a way around it, even if you took out DVD/CD usage.

I'm not downrating steam. I just don't want a game manager.

Btw, some people can't get higher ISP. DSL/Dial-up is all you have in some areas (or none at all if the town's small enough).
Anything can be hacked or cracked if thieves want it bad enough so...

In the meantime, Steam, and all those wanting to be Steam (cough cough... Origin) will continue to grow as this is the future of game/software delivery… DRM and all.

As for the slow ISP of some services, that's the only legitimate complaint I've heard concerning Steam, or any other download service.


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28 Sep 2012   #72
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

I don't recall getting nausea while playing Half Life, is it the bobbing that I can no longer handle? I couldn't play for more than 20 minutes.
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28 Sep 2012   #73
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AstaLaVista View Post
I don't recall getting nausea while playing Half Life, is it the bobbing that I can no longer handle? I couldn't play for more than 20 minutes.

Borderlands 2 is like this as well but what can you do hope it passes
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28 Sep 2012   #74
Welp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

PC Gaming dying? Maybe certain games due to critical updates and well, people get older, the same generation who played Diablo 2 almost 'grew' out of it, basically found something else.

It's an evolving platform along with the fact all games are developed on the PC anyway.
It's never really going to die as long as there's an interest.
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29 Sep 2012   #75
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Even if said game is only digital, it'll still be cracked. Doesn't really matter to them, they'll just find out a way around it, even if you took out DVD/CD usage.
True. A lot of pirated games around were assembled with files from a Steam legit copy (probably because if you know how to crack one you can crack all as the DRM is the same). As far as I know, the best DRM measure (that isn't playing through a server like a MMORPG) lasted a full month after release. Most get cracked within weeks, or even before friggin release (for high-profile games like Starcraft 2 where you get leaked copies).

Whining about it like Ubisoft does isn't an indication of anything, because games for consoles are pirated at the same rate.

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Btw, some people can't get higher ISP. DSL/Dial-up is all you have in some areas (or none at all if the town's small enough).
So true. I'm locked at my sucky speed because no ISP doing serious business gives a damn about my area.
Still, even if blatantly lying about the actual download speed and time left, Steam does use up 100% of my available bandwidth when downloading. Since my cap is at around 80-ish kbit/s that's weeks of downloading 24/7 (especially for biggish games like TF2).
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29 Sep 2012   #76
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Even if said game is only digital, it'll still be cracked. Doesn't really matter to them, they'll just find out a way around it, even if you took out DVD/CD usage.
True. A lot of pirated games around were assembled with files from a Steam legit copy (probably because if you know how to crack one you can crack all as the DRM is the same). As far as I know, the best DRM measure (that isn't playing through a server like a MMORPG) lasted a full month after release. Most get cracked within weeks, or even before friggin release (for high-profile games like Starcraft 2 where you get leaked copies).

Whining about it like Ubisoft does isn't an indication of anything, because games for consoles are pirated at the same rate.

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Btw, some people can't get higher ISP. DSL/Dial-up is all you have in some areas (or none at all if the town's small enough).
So true. I'm locked at my sucky speed because no ISP doing serious business gives a damn about my area.
Still, even if blatantly lying about the actual download speed and time left, Steam does use up 100% of my available bandwidth when downloading. Since my cap is at around 80-ish kbit/s that's weeks of downloading 24/7 (especially for biggish games like TF2).
Same here on the last part. I'm only slightly faster than you (125kb/s) and it takes me 8 hours to download 2 gigs.

As for Ubisoft...they can honestly just shut up. They really aren't getting my money after a stupid comment like that. 95% of their sales are pirated? Really? Wow. What a thing to say. You just went to 0 on my scale.
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30 Sep 2012   #77
vv211

Windows 7 Professional x64 w/SP1
 
 

also the thing about piraters, is they likely wouldn't buy the game even if there wasn't a pirated copy available, so the companies aren't losing money, as sales aren't being stolen.
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30 Sep 2012   #78
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
As for Ubisoft...they can honestly just shut up. They really aren't getting my money after a stupid comment like that. 95% of their sales are pirated? Really? Wow. What a thing to say. You just went to 0 on my scale.
They are well below that in my scale since they started making DRMs that can become a security risk for the legit user if they (Ubisoft) screw up. They took legit user frustration to the next level, it seems.
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30 Sep 2012   #79
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richardc269 View Post
Btw, some people can't get higher ISP. DSL/Dial-up is all you have in some areas (or none at all if the town's small enough).
then you have EA pulling things like this,

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Hope no one in that situation was considering this game and getting the physical version, as there isn't one.


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30 Sep 2012   #80
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Dang. That's really BS. EA's really fallen down the hole. That really makes me NOT buy the game. But even if it did have the discs, I wouldn't buy it.
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