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Why does /v/ like steam again?

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Why does /v/ like steam again?
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>>275024071
Underaged children.
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>>275024071
valve drones
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>>275024071
I can share my Games on 10 PCs on people with different accounts.

I got my friends covered.
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>>275024071
I don't.
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I don't have friends to give games to. What now retard OP?
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>>275024071
There has never been the extensive used-games market on PC like consoles have so it's never been an issue.

Only idiotic console tards criticize this aspect of steam.
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who else GOG>Steam?
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>>275024071
Remember the good old days when people hated steam
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>>275024071
Blame EULA for that not Steam.
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>>275024071
none of my friends are so poor they can't buy a cheap game off steam
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>>275024071
people have gotten older and the younger generations has just accepted this way of handling DRM as the norm.

I'm 20, I don't really give a fuck about Steam. They give me games at insane discounts, I don't have to deal with paying for online. I'm ok with taking the risk of losing all my games if the sink ships.
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>Buying second-hand Windows

People actually do this?
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>>275024071
>having friends

normalfag pls go
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>>275024230
I don't believe having freedom is retarded.
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>>275024071
You can sell Windows 7 CD keys?
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Right? Who uses anything but Uplay now anyway?
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>>275024321
>normalfag
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>>275024271
Not sure if troll. The end user license agreement is written by the company that owns the software your using. So it would actually be valve.
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>>275024267
Yeah, back when it was a shit service.
But starting around 2008-2009 they made it a LOT better.
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Because it's the only reason why the PC is still a viable platform to sell games on
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>>275024434
>saved pic for when people call me a normfalfag for having a gf

fuck you normalfag neckbeards, YOU are the true normies
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>>275024469
You have to be underaged to believe this. Steam doesn't even sell games. They sell subscriptions to licenses.
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>>275024278
>if the ship sinks

If you know how business works, you'd know this is practically impossible.
If Valve were to start failing, they'd sell Steam to another company.
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>>275024278
Except you are not loosing all your games if the ship sink.
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>>275024526
:^)
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>>275024557
I'm not arguing about the technicalities but you gotta admit, without steam a lot of devs would ignore the PC altogether
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You can't do that with Windows, I'm telling Bill.
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>>275024071
Hey, remember the good old days when you could trade in PC games at a used games shop for cash or store credit?
Yeah, me neither.
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>>275024434
you could have easily posted that yourself normalfag
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>>275024071
you cant resell windows keys either you fucking autistic shitstain
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>>275024071

EA shill pls go :^)
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>>275024646
They already are. You think Ubisoft games running at 20 fps on 2000$ hardware is a coincidence? Steam has been the final nail in the coffin. No publisher is going to look at a platform selling games for pennies and say "this looks like a great idea to invest in." Shitty console ports ARE NOT PC gaming.
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>>275024670
Nope, but it's worth bringing up when the sorts of aspies who post on /r9k/ and WizChan are clearly around.
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>>275024454
What I mean is that Valve is distributor not a publisher, they don't dictate the EULA for every game on their platform.
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>>275024563
>>275024582
that's why I'm taking the "risk"

I don't believe I'll lose all my games. But IF that happens, I might be ok with it. Almost all of my games I've bought from steam were under $15 because of steam sales.
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>>275024245
I'd agree if GoG actually had some games on it
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>>275024737

who is this supreme gentleman, anon?
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>>275024557
>I'm so clever because I read an excerpt from the EULA

Retard, that's not what it says. Steam as a service is the subscription, which sells you game licenses which you can download and install through the steam client.

Otherwise it wouldn't be possible to register games bought on steam on another service like Origin.
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>>275024071
Here's the problem. The Windows disc has limited uses. 3 I think.
Here's the fix.
Either let them play it at your house or allow them temporary access to your account and they can stream it from your computer. I doubt they want to own the game forever and the game is so cheap during sales that it's stupid to complain about this. Especially when most of the games I own I bought using tf2 items to gullible retards. It's really not hard to get your money's worth.
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>>275024734
>One publisher treats PC like shit
>That means everyone does


Full retard.
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>>275024772
I don't know Anon, but whoever he is, he has some moves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFqn8gTmEQw
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>>275024774
>You can use your subscription on other services!
>Steam can remove your CDkey whenever they feel like it completely removing your ability to play the game
>>275024834
They're the only major publisher still publishing all their games on PC.
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>>275024754
There's not even a "risk", in the extremely unlikely scenario that Steam falls, you'll still have all your game licenses, which can be moved to a different service.
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>>275024880
>Steam can remove your CDkey whenever they feel like it
Why would they?
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>>275024734
Daily reminder of what Ubisoft thinks of PCs
>PC only, who cares
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>>275024071
The only reason why you can't sell PC Games is because of piracy.

A real life object can't be pirated, which means that if you sell it to somebody else, you need to buy it again back from him, or just a new physical game, if you want to play it again. They don't lose a digital or physical sale.

If people were unable to pirate, then you selling a PC game would be allowed, but in digital sales the rules on what you own aren't the same, because you can easily pirate the game and sell it to somebody else without them knowing you did, and keep the game. Which means they lost a whole sale to somebody who would have got it from them for the full price and also from them instead of you.

That's why Gabe doesn't let you.

Though I don't know if Windows 7 keys can be reused.
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>>275024941
Because they don't give a shit about you. Don't like their new TOS? Fuck you, we'll just take all our games back.
>>275024959
The fact that Steam is synonymous with PC gaming just goes to show how dead PC gaming is.
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>>275024941
They are a business, do anything they don't agree with (even if it is not illegal or immoral) and they can do it whenever they want. Read the terms of use.
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>>275024880
>Steam can remove your CDkey whenever they feel like it
And any MMO company actually own your account and can terminate whenever they fucking wish.
It's a legal safeguard to avoid people suing their ass and every kid with a rich dad dragging their ass in court.
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>>275024880
>They're the only major publisher still publishing all their games on PC

Yeah, except for EA, Activision, Square Enix, 2K etc etc

Fucking dumbass.
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>>275024737
What a faggot that kid was
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>>275025000
>>275025016
Not sure what you mean by
>anything they don't agree with
But if steam ever did decide to arbitrarily take away all your games, why not just pirate them?
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>>275024770

does it not have "modern" games? I wouldn't know as I bout some good pre-Windows 7 games off of it like Planescape, Baldur's Gate, The Witcher etc.
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>>275025086
Why not just pirate them in the first place and not deal with the DRM?
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>>275025139
Because I like supporting developers
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>>275024978
Um, real life piracy of objects happens all the time. Your concepts are sound, but the way you are explaining it is fucked up beyond aspie repair.
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>>275024880
>Steam can remove your CD key whenever they feel like it

You do realize that literally every single EULA since the early 90's says this, but right?
Even console game EULAs.

Stop trying to be clever, because you aren't.
All you're doing is regurgitating the same shit shitposters say.
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>>275024230
>being part of a shithole justifies jumping in the biggest cesspool there is
You'd think smart mustards would vouch for DRM-free disc releases. Imagine all the things they could put in a $60 bundle since bare games rarely cost more than $40 on PC. But nope. They would rather eat shit from the fat asshole and beg for more.
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>>275025052
>>275024772
>>275024737
You do realize this was a false flag?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO9TNctr1UM
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>>275025204
You realize before you had to tie a CDKey to some shitty 3rd party service, they couldn't physically steal your games, right?
>>275025191
Why would you support a publisher that thinks you're a pirate? Buying a game doesn't support developers, it supports publishers.
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>>275025086
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>>275025204
Yeah. Sony will totally crash into my house and take ALL my PS2/PS3 games from me for violating EULA.

Are you literally autistic? Do you not see the difference between formal rules in applicable and non-applicable environments?
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>>275025273
>Why would you support a publisher that thinks you're a pirate?
Why would they think I'm a pirate?

And money isn't the only support you can give.
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>>275025139
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>>275025139
Because the "DRM" also downloads, installs, updates and in some cases allows you to easily mod your games.

Steam has gone beyond DRM.
If the DRM isn't invasive or harmful, it isn't bad.

If you're going to be the type that spouts "all DRM is evil!" Regardless of context, you should become one of those FOSS fags.
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>>275025273
Yes, buying games doesn't support the developers at all. They just magic money into existence depending on how successful their last game was and cut staff for the hell of it when a game flops.
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>>275025197
What real life objects are pirated?

How am I explaining it badly, this is what is going on.
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>>275024879

I agree, he's like the hero gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now

http://youtu.be/ACRzA_8tBtw?list=UU7MlRJfnKM_QDPE90A4m-TQ
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>>275025354
Why would they add DRM if they thought you would buy the game anyways?
>And money isn't the only support you can give.
Elaborate. You mean like word of mouth? Pirating a game doesn't stop you from talking about it.
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>>275025240

ive seen so many retardation after my 2 decades of internets I can't even tell if ur retarded or being funny
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>>275024071

Yes OP, you can totally sell your old CD key for Windows 7 unless you never activated it, which would no longer make it old.
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>>275025497
>Why would they add DRM if they thought you would buy the game anyways?
They didn't add DRM. They put it on steam.

When you buy a game you are showing your support, whether or not 100% of that money goes to the developers.
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>>275025273
>>275025340
The point he was trying to make is that those clauses exist in ALL game EULAs, but they're never acted upon because they're just there to cover the publishers ass in case something goes terribly wrong.
Like, "WW3 started"levels of terribly wrong.
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>>275025610
Putting a game on Steam requires you to install Steam to download and buy it. How the fuck is that not DRM?
>>275025631
You mean like not agreeing to the new TOS?
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>>275025672
I never said it wasn't. I said the developers/publishers didn't add DRM because they think you are a pirate.

Please try to keep up.
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>>275025497
Putting a game on steam isn't "adding DRM", it's making use of their digital distribution system.

If they don't want to use Steamworks DRM, they don't have to.
There's a whole list of DRM free games on Steam, you only need the client to download and install the game. After that you never have to launch steam again in order to play that game.
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>>275025783
Explain to me how I buy a game that's only on Steam without ever installing that piece of shit.
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>>275025672
>Putting a game on Steam requires you to install Steam to download and buy it. How the fuck is that not DRM?

Because Steam isn't inherently DRM.
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>>275025672
>TOS changes are the end of the world

You do realize that whenever you update software, you have to agree to the new TOS, right?

Seriously, how dumb are you to not understand how software TOS and EULAs work?
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>>275025854

stfu fucking valvedrone, your shilling is giving us cancer.
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>>275025854
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_%28software%29
>Steam is an internet-based digital distribution, digital rights management,
>>275025884
You do realize you can't play your games without agreeing to their new TOSes, right? Why would a DRMless client have this "feature?"
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>>275025672
>Putting a game on Steam requires you to install Steam to download and buy it. How the fuck is that not DRM?
>Distribution services are now DRM

I think you need to read up on what DRM is, because it isn't what you think it is.
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>>275024321
>>275024526
>>275024670
>2014
>unironically using the term normalfag
Just play videogames you manchildren
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>>275025430
Piracy happens all the time in real life, in varying degrees.

Stealing is piracy, objects can be stolen. Copying is piracy, objects can be copied (look at all the knockoffs and imitations). Hell, real fucking pirates are out in international waters right now, really look it up in the news.

Your explanation is off because you aren't taking into account that the downloads or installation of the purchased games are intangible, therefore they aren't losing anything by giving you one, however they are gaining your money. That implies a lot of differences if you think it through to it's end: they are not giving you anything, any object.

Piracy is wrong and yet kids today all think it's something that is so easy and not a bad thing. Want that shirt in the window? Break the shirt and wear it. That's the same as downloading a pirated game.

On the other hand, control of the games as these companies are doing is not the same as selling you something and not getting a sale if it is copied. They may not have gotten that sale anyway. Think that through a minute.
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>>275026012
/v/ isn't for playing videogames, it's for arguing about them.
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>>275025997
>requires a 3rd party client
>not DRM
If it's not DRM, why can't I use my own client. Are you going to claim PSN and XBL aren't DRM?
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>>275025340
Your example of WHAT THEY CAN'T DO is exactly why things are going in this direction and will continue to do so, in order to try control the pirates.

If you don't follow the rules, you get cut off. That's the perfect world they want and it's coming. In a way, if you are producing and selling anything at all, it'll be good for you, too.
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>>275025952
>You do realize you can't play your games without agreeing to their new TOSes, right? Why would a DRMless client have this "feature?"

Except that isn't true at all, you fucking retard.
If the game doesn't use Steamworks, you don't have to use steam to launch it.

We never claimed it was a "DRMless" client either, we said that DRM is an optional component of Steam available to developers.
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HI
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>>275025997
I've worked in IT for over 20 years and can't believe all of this conversation going on.

I don't think DRM is bad but I'll try help explain DRM once and for all, in a way all you can finally understand:

They are digitally controlling the right way you must access something.

Understand now?
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>>275026073
>requires third party client

Using a download and installation client is NOT DRM.
By your definition, installation programs are DRM because you can't manually install the software yourself.
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It's okay when Valve does it
It's okay when Nintendo does it

Where do you think you are OP?
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>>275026217
What is your point and who is it directed to?
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>>275026019
>Want that shirt in the window? Break the shirt and wear it. That's the same as downloading a pirated game.

What? No it isn't.
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You agreed to it (and do so again) every time you buy a game on Steam.

Just because you don't read the TOS doesn't mean they don't exist.

Personally, I've never really participated in the used games market before moving to PC, and even if I had, the convenience/cheapness of Steam outweighs the no resale policy. If you don't like it, don't use the service.

>BUT MY GAMES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON STEAM

Pirate them, then, or write letters and make petitions at the company for DRM free games. The consumer-friendly EU laws are too easy to exploit as proven time and time again.
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>mfw consolefags believe they own their games

They are no better than piratefags if they think they own their games just because it is a physical copy
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>>275024978
It's not like you can't pirate console games.
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>>275026272
>Using a download and installation client is NOT DRM.

see

>>275026259
>They are digitally controlling the right way you must access something.
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>>275024278
>20
>People who were literally babies back in 1995 think they can talk anything about video games.
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>>275026259
Making use of a specific distribution method isn't DRM.
By that logic the postal system is DRM if I want a Linux install disk.
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>>275026327
What? Yes it is.

You want something that you do not properly have access to and will not pay the amount of monetary funds to acquire it the proper way. You take it. You commit piracy.

You think all those "download a car" ads were just jokes from drunken nights of writing?
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>>275024071
>ms paint comic

sure told us
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>>275026312
That is from the Windows 7 EULA. Selling the CD Key of a windows 7 installation as OP's image suggests is very much against it. Goddamn near every piece of software has similar terms in its EULA. Complaining about shit that is widespread and pretending it's unique to Steam by making up mspaint scenarios is retarded.
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>this one guy trying so hard to act like Steam is bad
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>>275026458

see

>They are digitally controlling the right way you must access something.

Your postal service example is also the same idea, but you don't understand why.
I'll help: Ever try to send a letter for free?
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>He worships Gaben a billionaire jewish CEO that does nothing sell fake shit like hats and crates, NOT games
>He loves Steam DRM and actively shits on other DRM such as Origin (which has been improving since it's launch) and Uplay (still crap) while claiming Steam isnt DRM, but a special snowflake DRM that makes it not actually DRM
>He raves about Steam sales which are literally the same every year and prays to Rabbi Gaben for selling him a digital copy that cost Valve nothing to produce at a reduced price
>He is okay that CEO Rabbi Gaben is a literal pony fucker
>He defends that fact that Steam stores your DNS cache for retention and NSA style analysis
>He is a valve drone
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>>275026486
It is completely different. A shirt is a physical product that is finite in number and requires money and labour to construct. There is only one shirt and if you want another shirt you need to make another one.

Meanwhile a digital file can be copied infinitely for no cost.

If you could legitimately download a car, you are not stealing anything because there is nothing to steal. The whole point of the 'download a car' thing is that it completely misses the point and makes a mockery of anti-piracy campaigns.
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>>275026486

No, it's not.

From a MORAL perspective, sure, you have something you didn't get the right to obtain. However, theft involve taking a product you don't have the right to obtain and as a result, that product is no longer available to be obtained legitimately, costing the creator of that product/distributor money. Piracy, as it exists with games, makes a copy of the product while leaving the original intact, meaning the game that you copied is still available to be purchased and thus, the only thing lost is a hypothetical sale.
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I know, do like me, buy new, pirate old.
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>>275026564
I work in IT and that quote of the CD key usage is only for the OEM version, by the way.
It is non-transferrable in the sense that it is to remain on the computer and has to "move with the computer" to the next person.
The full retail version of Windows has no such limitation, which is why it costs more.
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>>275025826
You have to install it, but you can uninstall it right after.
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>>275024071
No one's stopping you from selling the cd-key and the disk, it's just that it won't work for other person.
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>>275026585
>I'll help: Ever try to send a letter for free?

Ever switch the send to and return to address?
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>>275026729
So the DRM is only required once. It's still DRM.
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>>275026636
You are incorrect and don't understand the concepts here.

Being digital means it can be copied yes, but there is a cost that you are paying for: the entertainment, the experience. That is what they bring up in court if you are prosecuted for piracy, not the lack of the item or box for the game.

You enjoyed an experience that the company created and it must be paid for. That is the shirt in the window. If you work around the payment and get the experience of the game material without paying, that is what makes it is piracy.

Do you really think these torrent sites are getting fined and shut down because the copes are digital and mean nothing?
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>>275026574
Consolefags can get really no-lifey in here. Best just to wait it out and let them steam it off
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>>275026632
Quality post
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>>275026259
>Work in IT for over 20 years
>Still goes onto the shithole that is /v/

What do you do? Jerk off to your animes in the networking closet all day?
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Remember, it is ok if Valve does it.
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>>275024880
>>Steam can remove your CDkey whenever they feel like it completely removing your ability to play the game
And Sony and Microsoft can remotely turn your console to a brick, so what?
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>>275026654
Sorry, but that is the thieves' cant for piracy, trying to rationalize it.

It does not matter if the original copy remains, you are obtaining something without monetary payment (what is normally required for you to give). You have it backwards, like most people who argue piracy in games:
The main point is not that they aren't losing anything, the main point is that you aren't giving anything.
You are sidestepping the "trade" part of things, which is against the Trade Laws and Commissions. You are committing piracy and can be prosecuted.
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You faggots want shitty DRM? I'll show you shitty DRM.

Some of you may haves used Keurig Brewers, which make a quick and alright tasting cup of coffee. Normally, all you need is the coffee packet designed to work with the machine and you'll get your coffee, and over the years unlicensed manufacturers started making their own cups, because they were relatively easy to make (it's just grounds and a filter in a tiny plastic cup).

But with these new Keurig 2.0 Brewers, if you don't have OFFICIALLY LISCENSED KEURIG COFFEE PACKETS, you can't use it. There's a work around by taking the lid off of a liscensed cup and taping it on to whatever other one your ant since all it does is scan the rim, but that's besides the point. If you had an original Keurig Brewer and bought unliscensed packets, you would effectively have a huge pile of useless shit.
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>>275026761
You missed the point. What you did is illegal and there's a reason why.

Explaining the store window can be broken does not make taking the shirt legally acceptable.
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>>275027000
>brings up consoles
Steam isn't PC gaming. There were alternatives to that piece of shit before it killed PC gaming.
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Because
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>>275026785
And that's inherently bad because...?
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>>275026965
Thank you for the insult, but I am attempting to explain something here to people, to try help, then I'll leave.
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>people arguing over steam being DRM

If you argue that the Steam client, in and of itself, is DRM, then you must acknowledge that GOG also has DRM since you need to create an account and login to purchase and download games.
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>>275027005

Oh, from a legal perspective, sure. It's called piracy and not sharing for a reason.

But it's not theft. In the eyes of the law it falls under the same category but it is infinitely less harmful than theft.
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>>275026987
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>>275027027
This is fucking vile.
It's like buying the fucking machine isn't enough.
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>>275027027

that's not even close to the drm clusterfuck that steam is.

Keurig can't switch off that thing from a distance at any moment. You can still make normal coffee with normal packets without much hassle, and you can still use it, even if you tamper with it.

All of this is impossible with steams drm.

stop trying to defend steam you fucking valveshill, its cancerous and dsigusting

or you are underage, in that case I pity your brain deficiency
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>>275027027
I've owned 5 Keurig coffee makers now, and bought the 2.0 to replace my Vue. None of the stores here sold the Vue cups so I always had to order them online, which was too much of a bother. The 2.0 has been great to me so far, though.

Never used those knockoff K-cups anyhow.
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>>275027027
that's just proprietary shit, DRM is different
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>>275027087
Because it's completely unnecessary. FTP has been a standard for over 4 decades now. Why the fuck should I install Valve's trash just to use it?
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>>275027107

ignore the NEET child, for your own sanity
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>>275027221
Sony and M$ can exclude your console from their network as well.

Your point?
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>>275026987

its OK when nintendo does it!
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>>275027174
Are you touched in the head? Piracy is absolutely the same thing as theft
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>non steam game 50$
>can sell it ages later for 1-10$
>40$ loss

>buy steam games and spent 1-30$ to begin with
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>>275027328

>spouting fucking baseless bullshit strawman
- argument completely cancelled
> b-b-but sony and microsoft

holy fucking shit just stop posting till you get a bit older, willya?
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>>275027320
Unnecessary and harmful are not the same thing
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>>275024071
because it's cheaper than buying in a store.

Most games had you bind CD keys to accounts anyway so you couldn't play multiplayer with a second hand one.
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>>275027174
I think you should learn what the word Theft means.....
http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=2119
Esp.: you are using what you have taken and they did not consent

You seriously have a problem and should rethink your concepts.
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>>275027575
bad != harmful
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>>275024071
Technically it's also illegal to resell Windows keys, unless you buy keys specifically for resale. just that you don't currently have a persistent MS account that they can blacklist you from, so that the rule would have teeth.

However, with W8 and beyond, MS are creating app stores built into the OS, like steam, so this will start to be an issue.
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>>275024071
>>275024096
>>275024114

Eh, Ill bite. I guess its a little restrictive in that I cant sell games that I have bought. However, I can easily see that becoming a security vulnerability. They obviously lose money from it, but I'm sure they have to pay fees to maintain the server/sell the game/get the license. I think its a small price to pay.


Everyone is on it, and it will likely always be the most common/populated game-network(inb4 facebook)

Best Built in game network-social platform, it has most everything I want

Has most all the games I want.

Having a digital library is convenient.

Hosts servers/makes games extraordinarily accessible

Simplifies online play/network issues

No real alternatives.

Some games give you keys, and in the event that steam ended you would be able to use those keys to download new copies.


Until there is a competitor offering something better, Ill be enjoying steam.
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>>275027467
All I'm saying is that you shouldn't be so partial as to hate one company alone, just because you are assblasted about them.

Especially when everyone else is doing the exact same DRM on their users.

When you tried to get personal you automatically gave up on the discussion, so I will take it that you are just shitposting. Hope you will get well soon.
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>>275027221
You act like Steam is going around revoking access to games at will. They're not. Policies like that are put in place to protect against major offenders
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The worst part is, people accept it and defend it.
>only console children complain about this
Hell, at this point, it's not really about that, but about the freedom to do whatever you want with you things YOU BUY.

It's one of the main reasons I pirate. The other being fuck it, I'm poor. But still, the point remains. It's incredibly strange when people actively defend such poor standards.

It'd be like going to a restaurant. Ordering a plate of food but realizing the plate of food is too large for you alone, so you offer to share it with your friend. This way you can both enjoy the same meal without your friend having to buy something he may or may not enjoy and may or may not finish. And even if he did, there'd always be that bit left over. (see vidya, completed the game, it just sits there). Now normally, you'd be able to give the food (game) to your friend either for free or $5 (original price being $40). Except then the owner of the restaurant comes out, steals your meal you paid for, kicks you and your friend out of the restaurant, and bans you from ever coming back. And keeps your money.

Can you imagine that shit happen in real life? People wouldn't stand for that.

Imagine it with cars? No one would stand for that shit.

I don't know why people respect Gabe that fat fuck. He's a jew.
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>>275027702
>major offenders
Wanting to sell your old games shouldn't be an "offense".
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>>275027383

As you (or the anon you're agreeing with) said:

>You are sidestepping the "trade" part of things, which is against the Trade Laws and Commissions.

Which is true of piracy and theft, and in this instance I'm using "theft" the refer to physical "breaking a store window and stealing a shirt" theft, not as a catch-all for not properly engaging in trade as per the law. But there is a mechanical difference in how theft and piracy occur, and while the end result for the person committing the piracy/theft is the same, the end result for the original creator/distributor/whoever is moving that product is vastly different.
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You can sell your account.
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>>275026486
You're confusing actual physical theft with downloading a digital product that is only copied and left intact for anyone who wishes to actually purchase it. Morally you obtained something you had no right to obtain without trading something in return for it. The distributor only loses a sale while millions purchase this digital product that doesn't really exist except on a screen.

So you're basically telling me I've obtained an idea without paying for it. Even though the distributor might not have deserved my trade that I worked hard to obtain in the first place.
Perhaps, their idea is broken or useless and they haven't disclosed to that to me in this trade agreement.

That's basically a scam.

Should I allow myself to be scammed by them without this knowledge?

But I know that if I obtain this product for free from somebody else, I'll be able to see whether or not this product is useless or not.

So do I allow myself to be scammed still or do I obtain this product for free from the man?
I'm only going to make the scammer's pockets slightly empty. And he's still going to scam others naive enough to fall for his scam.
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>>275027742
Guess what: Software licenses are not cars or food. Software licensing hasn't materially changes in the last 30 years. It has always been this way, there was just not way to enforce it up to this point.
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>>275027742
>I don't know why people respect Gabe that fat fuck. He's a jew.
Because people realized too late that Valve can fuck you over for any reason. Not sucking Gabe's dick can cost you your entirely library.
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>>275027742
I don't know when the last time you went outside was, but you can be kicked out and banned from a restaurant for doing things they don't like, shockingly enough even if you've already paid
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Why are consoletards so fucking mad today? Jesus christ.

Maybe because their second board /pol/ got purged? I dunno.
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>>275027928

It's almost like theses extreme circumstances only occur when huge violations occur and we only get one side of the story from the outraged assholes.
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>>275027813
Being scammed implies that you did not know you could not return the item. The Agreement you click past without reading every time you buy a game (read it, it changes at times) tells you that you cannot return the game (on Steam) and you are agreeing to this, as part of the Trade. It is no longer a scam.
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>>275027928
That's different you retard, a proper comparison to a restaurant and DRM would be that the food you order can only be eaten by you and if you share it you get given the bill, kicked out and banned forever
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no more cd's to get lost or scratched, its nice to have everything in one place

also I don't have friends to give my games too, what now?
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>>275027837
This.

People thought at one time "they can't come in a take my games away because they can't break into my house". Well now they are making you go to their house to play the games, and can kick you out anything they want.
Problem solved.
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>>275027797
But the owner/creator/distributor of the product is still losing something with piracy, namely time and money invested in creating that product and rights to intellectual property
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Test
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>>275027881
Name one time when that has ever happened

Any store can "fuck you over" and ban you from entering for any reason they want, but who do they actually use that on?
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>>275028285
When you don't agree to their new TOS.
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>>275025016
being a business also means that if they treat their customers like shit they lose them

taking away people's games for no reason would be terrible for business
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>>275028065
And a proper comparison from the games side is inviting your friend over and sharing the same purchased product temporarily. Your friend isn't getting his own meal, you didn't go into the kitchen and get a second meal for him without paying for it
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>>275026632
go back to /pol/

oh wait, you cant lol
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>>275028316
So basically, you got nothing and you are just bitching because you are feeling insecure about a TOS?
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>>275024071
Uh, if you use an OEM license your OS will be tied to your mobo. And nobody buys the $200 non OEM licenses.
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I used to think that game piraters were doing it to be rebels or sticking it to the man somehow.

I seriously cannot believe how many fucking people don't know why piracy is wrong...

It's like they can get something for nothing so they just do it.
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>>275028285
You have obviously never been to Japan, where they know that americans are too fat and loud. Have fun trying to go to restaurants.
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>>275024734
>Shitty console ports ARE NOT PC gaming.

PC does not equal starcraft, CS and shitty MMOs
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>>275028316
Maybe if you violate their TOS you lose your games. There's nothing in the TOS that would make the average person who just wants to play games refuse to accept
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>>275028519
Um, I do and so do my coworkers

but I knew about OEM and was explaining it to him
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>>275028628
Nothing in their TOS yet, you mean. They can change it whenever they want. What if they force you to view ads randomly when you're not even using Steam? What if they want to install a rootkit to "stop hackers?"
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>>275028525
I only ever pirated when there was no demo so I could see how the game ran.

>piracy is wrong
No, piracy is sometimes wrong. Try and fucking tell me I shouldn't pirate my chinese cartoons. I fucking dare you to try and give me a reason I shouldn't.
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I don't get the bitching.
What's stopping anyone from simply trading their account?
Just make a new account for every game you buy.
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>>275028525
Grey Market sales are 10 times worse than piracy.
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>>275028846
We already confirmed it's just some mad shitposter/s.
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>>275028628

I think a lot of people might have an issue with the "No refunds under any circumstances. Ever." policy.

Retailers typically aren't allowed to sell broken shit and just say "Go fuck yourself." when you want a refund for it. Getting one out of Valve is a crapshoot.
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>FTFY
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>>275028779
If you are obtaining cartoon that aren't meant for you (you are not getting consent) or you would normally have to pay for them (to legally watch them), then what you are doing is wrong.

Being wrong should be enough reason, but it isn't for problem people. That's why the punishment is there. Remember that Mega guy who got more years than a murderer? That's one reason, since you asked for one.
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>>275024267
This is on the same level of funny as that naked banana picture. It's written by the same kind of person. It's not funny.
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>>275028968
>gabes hand
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Because I usually buy things with the intention of buying them, not taking them to the pawn shop for crack money.
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>>275027980
PCfag here. Steam is cancerous shit.
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>>275028968
Wrong. Retail (not OEM) Windows is fully tradeable.
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>>275024325

>console
>having freedom
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valvedrones will defend this
the original year long ban was for votekicking a valve employee in csgo
every time something like this is posted valvedrones sperg out and go on about how the person posting it is the leader of myg0t or some bullshit
they also permabanned 4 other accounts stored in my clientregistry.blob which didn't even belong to me
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>>275028876

The only people that lose out of grey market sales are the almost completely redundant distributors who like to do shit like artificially inflate prices, pressure for region locking in software/hardware and import restricting laws, price fix and other nefarious crap.

Fuck those guys.
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>>275029103
I use steam, love it, and don't know any of what you are talking about but don't seem to agree with it
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>>275029103
fucking new captcha shit eats my image every time i post
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>>275029087
>being able to freely trade and sell games back
>not freedom
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>>275029086
>a. Software Other Than Windows Anytime Upgrade. The first user of the software may make a one time transfer of the software and this agreement, by transferring the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to a third party. The first user must remove the software before transferring it separately from the computer. The first user may not retain any copies of the software.b. Windows Anytime Upgrade Software. You may transfer the software directly to a third party only with the licensed computer. You may not keep any copies of the software or any earlier edition. c. Other Requirements. Before any permitted transfer, the other party must agree that this agreement applies to the transfer and use of the software.
Have fun with that.
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>complaining for a game that cost 1/5 of the original price
Yeah, whatever, I've 1000 games on steam and I haven't paid more than 5 dollars for any of them, meanwhile every time I buy a game for my ps4 to play with my friends I've to pay around 40 dollars.
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ITT:
>Steam is bad you'll lose all your games and get banned!
>But here's 1000 people for that 1 person who didn't get banned!
>WOW OKAY VALVEDRONE ENJOY YOUR CANCER

Jesus christ you niggers. The jews really have a chokehold on your balls if you think paying more for games is a just reason because of a highly unlikely scenario unless the fucking great depression happened.
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>>275028129
>losing time
No, it has already been made.
>losing money
No, it wouldn't have been bought.
>losings rights to intellectual property
They are still maintaining their rights, which are just make-believe anyway. Nobody has an intrinsic right to anything.
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>>275029163
OPENING A STEAM SUPPORT TICKET IS A BANNABLE OFFENSE

__________________
END OF RINE
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>>275029163
What the hell is that about
Wow
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>>275029225
Don't bother Anon.
Valve drones are a lost cause.
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>there are people who still buy physical copies of games
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>>275029225
> not understanding

Now you realize that the console is the DRM to play the games
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so maybe

DON'T FUCKING USE STEAM IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT
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Ever notice how every anti valve thread has about 80% anti valve posts in the first 5-10 minutes, but then becomes 80% pro valve posts immediately after?

I'd say they're paid shills or something because of how they act, but I know that valvedrones really do have this insane mod mentality of #doingitforfree like the fucking JIDF
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>>275029256
You are wrong. You are quoting OEM licenses. Stop it.

Retail box is transferrable, I've called Microsoft when I sold my old PC to ask and they said as long as I gave the disc itself, kept no copies or material at all.
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>microsoft/sony/nintendo can ban your console forever and ever
It's the same fucking shit, steam ban your games, and console companies ban your console.
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>>275029225
Consoles are physical DRM.
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>>275029438
>dont use it if u dont like it ;)
valvedrone mentality summed up in a single sentence

It's not like valve has a chokehold of the PC games market and abuses this fact as much as they can while massively expanding to move in on the territory of non game software and music

it's not like 50% of PC games these days aren't steam exclusive due to their incredibly abusive parity agreements you cant get out of without a decent publisher, or their equally as abusive NDAs which prevent any sane dev from mentioning these facts
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What kind of a retard gets banned from Steam? It is completely against Valve's interest to ban you. You'd have to do something very stupid to warrant a ban.
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>>275029586
>I don't like product
>"ok don't use it"
>HURR TYPICAL THINGDRONE
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>>275029493
Addendum: you can also install a Retail version of windows on a new PC that you purchase or build, you cannot do this with an OEM version if you buy that version
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>>275029103
Valvedrones have been constantly defending everything about Steam in this thread.
I don't know how anyone can be so delusional to think there isn't anything wrong with Steam.

>>275029508
My console still works though and I still have access to my digitally downloaded and disc-based games offline.

I just can't ever access an online service that they charge me for if I'm banned from Xbox Live or the PSN.
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>>275029256
This is for OEM copies of Windows 7, when it is sold with the computer.

>18. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY. a. Software Other Than Windows Anytime Upgrade. The first user of the software may make a one time transfer of the software and this agreement, by transferring the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to a third party. The first user must remove the software before transferring it separately from the computer. The first user may not retain any copies of the software.
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>>275029508
And does that make it justified? Just because consoles are fucking shit PC games have to be as shit to make it fair?
Valve is a fucking ovarian cyst, everything about video games would be better if it didn't exist
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>>275029586
what games were you unable to play because they were Steam exclusive?
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>>275029508

They can only prevent you from going online on the consoles, they can't remotely disable your entire game library like Steam can. Well, not the physical ones. More and more now buying a physical copy of a PC game nets you nothing but a Steam key and an an offline installer for Steam. It's not the same fucking shit at all.
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>>275029261
ITT:
>rumors, mostly based on idiocy and shitposting, which lack proper sources, other than "I can prove that my account is banned, but you just have to believe me that what I did, was nothing bad."
>Miraculously, no one ever experienced or even heard about that, other than the aforementioned bs.
>People have no idea, that every game, since the 90's, probably even sooner, included a ToS, or EULA that specifically stated that you may own the copy, but not the content.
>People act like it's a new thing, now that companies have ways to enforce said ToS, and EULAs, besides "we hope you do the right thing".
>Manbabbies kick and scream that they can't give their friends copies of their games anymore, like they did with Ultima VII.
>Complain about Steam, when this is practically a footnote of the digital age.
The only opinions on this I actually count, are those from complete retro hippies, who actually use nothing that requires ToS or EULAs. Like those idiots on the Amazon rewiews "Huh what is this Steam thing. On my computer? 1/5 Stars! The bad corporations strike again!". Not that it's a valid point, but at least they have a basis for their bullshit. Here, it's just shitposting.
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>>275029603
That's what consoleniggers don't understand, meanwhile microsoft bans you only for using a hitler avatar or something.
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>>275024296
Second-hand software is existing market.
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>>275029257
>it's okay because it's cheap

This is literally the dumbest (and only) arguments valvedrones use.
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>>275029603
Dumbass. Valve can and will ban you for anything at any time. If you so much as talk about sharing games in steam chat, Valve will ban your account
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>>275029603
Yeah, something as insane as open a steam support ticket asking valve to fix a bug in their client
>>275029163
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>>275029404
>being this retarded
A PC is also the DRM to play the games then?
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>>275029493
It's not OEM licenses you idiot. OEM is this:
>A) If you have Windows 7 OEM and have not installed it you can sell it. If you did install it you can only sell it with the computer it was installed on.
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>>275029737
I heard Valve works with the NSA to spy on you and will ban you if you talk shit about Steam IRL
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>>275024071
>mspaint comic
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>steam allows trading
>people band together into groups and start trading each other games for 0.00 US dollars
>after a set number of games is bought, people can just trade them to each other forever, no new games are bought
Wow, so clever and freedom loving.

Why don't you just pirate if you want free games?
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>>275029603
>It is completely against Valve's interest to ban you.

If you want to play PC games these days Steam is pretty much no longer optional.

Valve knows this. They know if they ban you it just means you have to create a new account and re-purchase shit you want again. You could argue it's actually in their best interest to ban people for any sort of bullshit reason, the only thing stopping them is the public outcry that would follow. One day they might just not care.
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>>275029792
You are quoting OEM license, nigger.

This is not OEM:
>18. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY. a. Software Other Than Windows Anytime Upgrade. The first user of the software may make a one time transfer of the software and this agreement, by transferring the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to a third party. The first user must remove the software before transferring it separately from the computer. The first user may not retain any copies of the software.
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>>275029737
Why would you want to share games? Do you play some kind of shit single player casual games, and once you've beaten them in 10 hours you want to give your friends a chance to play through for free? Fuck off.
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You can sell and buy used steam games in Europe
Laws > ToS and EULA
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>>275026012
>lets talk about vidya like real GAMERS™
no fuck you
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>>275029902
ToS and EULA aren't legally binding anyway, they're just there so that companies can screw you.
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>>275024071
reselling a W7 key is violating the ToS though
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>>275029737
Do you actually expect Valve to facilitate piracy? You actually feel entitled to play games you didn't pay for for free? LOL
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>>275029886
I think you should read things from the Microsoft site:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/whats-the-difference-between-windows-7-retail-and/4737adfe-8a76-e011-8dfc-68b599b31bf5

Once again: YOU CAN SELL THE RETAIL VERSION OF WINDOWS

YOU CANNOT EVEN INSTALL THE OEM VERSION ON THE NEXT COMPUTER YOU BUILD/OWN
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>>275029872
>They know if they ban you it just means you have to create a new account and re-purchase shit you want again
Rampantly banning people and taking away everything they bought won't make them give Valve more money. It'll make them leave and find another service
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>>275029956
>ToS and EULA aren't legally binding anyway

Yes they are, they are contracts.

I mean they are legally binding in so much as a court agrees to enforce them and courts generally will agree to enforce them, though they might void certain clauses if they violate existing laws or something along those lines.
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>>275029802
Steam used Peer2Peer chat for a decade
suddenly up out of the blue they make it HTML based and relay it through their own servers first

somehow when there's a dispute about scamming they can access the chat logs and find out who the scammer is
I wonder how they do that :^)))))))

Also, steam illegally scans your CPU/RAM even when the client isn't running, illegally sends back your dns cache in plaintext (gabes astroturfing on that reddit thread is pure bullshit, the people who made the information about the dns cache being sent back public have debunked his lies), scans every .txt and dll on your machine to find blacklisted code (they honestly banned the organner cheat by scanning for its config.cfg, people upset by this made a point by making their servers upload the tiny cfg to people that connected to them and in turn VAC banned thousands of people, valve refused to lift any of these bans)
and monitors outgoing and incoming traffic, you can see this for yourself using wireshark or tomato
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Relevant.
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>>275029963
No it's not. Stop spewing bullshit.

>18. TRANSFER TO A THIRD PARTY. a. Software Other Than Windows Anytime Upgrade. The first user of the software may make a one time transfer of the software and this agreement, by transferring the original media, the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to a third party. The first user must remove the software before transferring it separately from the computer. The first user may not retain any copies of the software.
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>>275029791
No, you can do pretty much anything you want on a PC. You can even play console games on a PC with an emulator if somebody has cracked the .iso
You are free to manipulate the game as much as you want with a P;, the only restrictions are from the maker of the game.
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>>275024267
You mean the last few years on /v/?

People who like Steam are in the minority here now. It's outright haters and battered housewives mostly.
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>>275029896
get a load of this tough guy
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>>275029956
They're legally binding as long as they don't go against a law
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>>275030103
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>>275030103
You do realize that aside from being wrong and doing wrong, one day you may end up in Jail because you are pirating Windows?
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>>275024071
>Windows
>a software that makes most of its profits from businesses and only a small praction from consumers
>is owned by one of the largest companies in the world

>video games
>makes the entirety of its profits from consumers
>run by companies much smaller than Microsoft that often have to close down (even large publishers like THQ)
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>>275024071
I have no idea. I'd guess astroturfing, that is the only reason why Reddit sucks Valve's dick so often.
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>>275030084
USA is the only country on earth that actually allows companies to fuck you in the ass this hard, every first world nation treats EULAs like toilet paper

Daily reminder that Valve is campaigning to violate the rights of European citizens by appealing EU consumer protection laws, and valvedrones will defend this
>>
That OP pic proves one thing, but it's not that Steam is shit: it proves that you're a colossal faggot if you pay full price for Steam games, you trade the right to resell and full own games but in exchange you should get a fair price.
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>>275030027
>YOU CAN SELL THE RETAIL VERSION OF WINDOWS

>YOU CANNOT EVEN INSTALL THE OEM VERSION ON THE NEXT COMPUTER YOU BUILD/OWN

YES, THAT'S WHAT WE ARE ARGUING ABOUT, DICKWHEEL.

>You are wrong. You are quoting OEM licenses.
>It's not OEM licenses you idiot.
>You are quoting OEM license
>I'm not, YOU are
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>>275030092
see
>>275029603

The kind of piece of shit who tries to use a cheating program or even associates with people who do should be banned.
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>>275030132
Notice how he said reselling
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>>275030185
Unless you're a business, that's unlikely. Still, I pay for Windows because i think it's good software and it's cheaper than buying a Mac, while also being easier for me to use than Linux,
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>>275030092
What counts as blacklisted code? I have tons of pirated games and my Steam account is alive and well
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>>275030326
Reselling is transferring for money. That's the same.
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>>275024071
Games are extremely overpriced and scarce in my country.
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>>275030232
>every first world nation treats EULAs like toilet paper

This is not fucking true.

Try to violate a contract with your mobile provider or ISP or bank and see if the courts treat that agreement like "toilet paper".

Even EU courts have even upheld clickthrough agreements, i.e. EULA/TOS on software, as legally binding contracts. The best you'll get out of them is them saying "Well, this part here violates this law so it's non-enforceable but the rest is fine and we'll uphold it."
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>>275030430
Get a better country
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>>275030103
I bought windows just because W8 was going for $15.
To me, that's worth never having to worry about using a loader, having updates (I know you get these on pirated version but anyway) and always having a legit path to upgrading (meaning I'm now getting Windows 10 for free).

That being said I pirated W7 loads of times and using Dazloader is pretty fucking perfect.
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>>275030258
>or even associates with people who do should be banned.
good news, valve issues manual vac and community bans by association, so your insane idea is already a reality.

not to mention that post said absolutely nothing about cheating or getting banned, it said valve commits around 100 million unauthorized access felonies a day
>but it's okay when valve does it cause those felonies are for a good cause :^)
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>>275030430
Australia?

>>275030471
Le this.
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>>275024071
>sharing your games
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>>275029872
>HAVE to create a new account and re-purchase shit you want

What kind of degenerate piece of shit would feel so dependent on games that they would actually accept being banned and willing buy the games again? Only the most servile trash would do that. Is that your mentality? If you get banned for no good reason just stop using Steam.

The only thing you lose by not using Steam are shit indie games and the convenience of digital copies. Dota 2, Hawken, and Path of Exile are all free games and it costs you nothing. Are there ANY games on Steam that cost money that are worth playing and no other company or service provides them?
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So, when was the last time anyone here sold their digital console game again?
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>>275024267
That might be one of the least rewarding gifs I've ever sat through.
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>>275024770
oh yeah i too wish it was covered in early access games
lol
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>>275030456
One important thing to note is that an EULA will not ever sign away your legally guaranteed consumer rights. So, the Steam Subscriber Agreement doesn't negate my right under Australian Consumer Law to get a refund for a dodgy product.
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>>275030547
Never. That's why smart people buy physical.
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>>275030493
>thinking that things that are against the law are inherently bad
L
OH
FUCKING
L

ARE YOU ACTUALLY 11 YEARS OLD? What a SHIT argument. The justifiability / morality of an action is independent of law.
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>>275030602
Also, if I buy a physical game with a CD key, I can't get snubbed out of a refund if the game doesn't work on my system (eg. Simcity). Hooray for Australian Consumer Law!
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>>275030393
He is pulling shit out of his arse, don't give him a response.
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>implying I need to share AAA games when theyre -80% seven times a year

Buy it yourself you broke fuck, its three dollars today.
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>>275030535
>Are there ANY games on Steam that cost money that are worth playing and no other company or service provides them?

All of these require Steam regardless of where you buy it from. Quite a number of games worth playing in there and the list keeps getting longer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_using_Steam_authentication
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>>275030393
From what the guy who originally discovered this said, It's used exclusively for detecting cheats and Falcon. Falcon is a tool used for cracking the steamappi.dll to create a crack for a steam game to be released on a torrent tracker, so far only the code is used for the cracking software itself, not the cracks but who knows, that could quickly change seeing how valve is becoming more and more abusive of its position in the PC games market
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>>275030697
I've actually added pirated games to my Steam library and nothing happened. I don't think they care
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>>275030718
>having my basic consumer rights violated is okay because it's cheap
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>>275027027
but I own the first version and it works perfectly fine why would i buy a stupid new version
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Because it's cool to like steam.
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>>275024071
You don't own anything on steam.
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>>275025403
>If the DRM isn't invasive, it isn't bad.
>It's not as if Hitler is in our house, shooting us.
>Who cares if he burns some jews.

Welcome to the slippery slope that leads to the DRM that the Xbone tried to create and that Valve wants to create with SteamOS.

Fucking drone.
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Reminder that Poole will throw all of you under the bus if you don't agree with his liberal activist viewpoint.
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>>275030787
>rights
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>>275030659
Only a valvedrone would willingly want valve rooting around in their computer 100% of the time it's running even when any steam executable is shut off
>>275030697
try again autist, you can google "steam dns" and you'll get results, the source of the dns cache scanning was a cheat provider who leaked quite a bit more info about steams incredibly shit business practices
>hurr cheat providers are dishonest why would you trust them
because he posted the code and where you can find it in the decompiled binaries, gabe also confirmed they scan your dns cache, lied about it being encrypted, made no comment on the fact that it's fucking illegal and conveniently ignored the rest of the bullshit that was leaked
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>>275030867
>Valve wants to create with SteamOS.
okay I guarantee you don't even know what SteamOS even is.
Up until that point I was with you.
Well using Hitler as an analogy is weak but you're right, all DRM is bad.
I find Steam to be acceptable but it still is DRM and thus inferior to DRM-free.
DRM-free is always preferable if it's an option and people should be demanding more from Steam in terms of freedoms.

All that being said, SteamOS is literally just a distro that boots into Big Picture mode automatically.
I'm pretty sure it's just stripped down Ubuntu with steam pre-loaded.
You could recreate it yourself if you wanted by installing steam in Linux.
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>>275027027
>people buy and use these
I grind my own beans, put them in a filter and funnel, run hot water over them, and I make better coffee than anyone.
And if I want faggy flavors I have some dropper bottles of extracts or a bit of brown sugar.

Fucking idiots can't even make coffee.
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>>275030867
I'll be a son of a bitch if SteamOS becomes as popular as the Valve fanboys say it will.

>>275031001
Maybe this will be unusual to Americans, but in most well-managed countries, consumers have concrete rights that are enforced by law.
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>>275031001
Yes? What's your point? Usus (doing whatever you want with your stuff), fructus (earning money using your stuff) and abusus (selling, altering or destroying your stuff) are basic consumer rights.
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>>275030867
>tolerating DRM that isn't invasive is the same as tolerating genocide
Damn. Good thing I can avoid that slippery slope and stay out of Gaben's death camps
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>>275030718

Compare it to Nintendo.
>Buy game for 35-50 bucks
>Play the game
>Ply the game for months/years
>Want to sell it
>Still get 35-50 bucks for it

So yeah the system Nintendo has is like 1000 times better than Steam.
>Buy game on Steam for 20-25 bucks on release
>its worth less than 5 bucks in a year or two
>Cant sell it

Wow
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>>275031161
>DRM
>not invasive
pick one
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>>275024071
Cheap games. Everything else about it sucks.
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>>275024296
>Buy Windows for 99 dollars
or
>Buy Windows for 20 dollars
I'd go with the latter.
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>people in this thread talk about rights
>they speak as if there are inherent rights to anything

The only "rights" you have are the artificial and abstract rights granted to you by the laws of the governments of the world. As far as this DRM and ownership shit is concerned, it's Valve's right.

You have precisely zero natural rights. There is no "right to live". The only thing you naturally have is free agency, which is the ability to do things (to physically exist). You do not even have free will.

>muh rights
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>>275031083
The point of SteamOS is to create a walled garden.

1. Get people to switch their gaming PC's to it, 2. Make that a sizeable bunch.
3. Make Steam SteamOS only
4. Add basic features to SteamOS that Windows has to sweeten the deal

Oh shit, Valve has just become Microsoft. PC gamers will be forced to follow because not doing so would make their libraries inaccesible.

If you don't see this coming a mile off, you don't understand what corporations want. Valve is fostering goodwill and taking hits in order to fulfill a greater goal.
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>>275031338
Does this mean I have the right to call you a retarded nigger that should die?
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>>275031202
but that's not good for nintendo either.
you wait like 4 years after a Wii game comes out and it's still almost full price in a store, even pre-owned copies.

with steam you buy it a year after release and you can get it for less than half price.
Heck I buy off GMG and I get steam games for half price of my country's steam price.

Also Nintendo doesn't let you transfer digital purchases unless you've bought a new system and you have to transfer EVERYTHING.

Neither is ideal and I don't support Steam's DRM but it's kind of apples and oranges with your examples.
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>>275031221
Consoles have non-invasive DRM: Have the disc in the console to play the game. That's the most basic DRM you can get.
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remember when EA tried to compete with steam LOL
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>>275031464
Origin is objectively better than Steam
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>>275031379
>Valve is fostering goodwill
Yeah no shit. They've been doing this for years, and that's why people aren't up in arms at all the bullshit they've been pulling lately.
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>>275031449
A console is not DRM.
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>>275031338
I believe the Australian Government disagrees with you on that, mate http://consumerlaw.gov.au/content/Content.aspx?doc=home.htm
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>>275031487
it's UI is as bad as steams and its join friends in game functionality is really limited

GoG Galaxy is great, I wish people would migrate to that but that'll never happen in a million years
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>>275031542
The requirement of having the disc in the drive is still technically DRM
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>>275031338
Must suck to live in a shitty 3rd world country that doesn't even have consumer laws.
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>>275031379
>3. Make Steam SteamOS only
will literally never happen.
Most of Steam's catalog is Direct X only.
It will never be Linux compatible.
There are games that don't even have source code or developers anymore, so they can never be ported to opengl.
That means Steam will ALWAYS need Windows.
They're trying to embrace Linux but they can never get full transferal.

Also if they switch everyone to SteamOS, nothing is going to stop people running steam on other Linux distros that don't use these mysterious features you're thinking of.

You're completely out of touch with reality.
Valve is trying to get people to switch to Linux because then MS can't pull the carpet from under their feet.
But as I said that will never happen because only a small fraction of games are on Linux and there are many that will never be on Linux.
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>>275031624
>the console requires you to have the game to play the game
no shit
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>>275031293
>buying an operating system.
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>>275031646
I know, how the fuck do those Americans even live?
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>>275031514
Bingo.

It's pretty obvious what Valve wants to get. A monopoly on PC gaming and they're pretty close. Only some companies still resist like EA and Ubisoft. Sure they do it poorly, but they are all standing in the way of steam.

Shit like GoG and Green Man are a joke.
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>>275031713
They don't live very long anyway because they don't have healthcare.
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>>275031293
I bought a new copy of Windows direct from MS for $15.
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>>275031542
A console is in itself DRM, noob

You have to buy the console or you cannot use the game (just like Steam)
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>>275027634
>Responding to shitpost
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>>275031738
Greenmangaming sell steam keys you retard.
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>>275031663
>Will never happen
If the monopoly holder wants it to happen, it will. They hold the market. The rest follows.

Must be nice being a naieve underage faggot.
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>>275031687
The point that I'm making is that it's the least invasive DRM that's available. Every other form of DRM that's actually effective requires a connection to the internet, or for you to make a blood sacrifice.

>>275031738
I really want Microsoft to step in and say "No, we're not going to let you charge Australians twice as much for the same digital game. Either charge one price, or publish to a different console". Bam! Microsoft would have just won my business for life.
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>>275031812
>you have to buy the game to use the game
>so the game is drm
Do you see how your logic is retarded, now?
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>>275031765
Fair point. Hopefully Tones doesn't fuck that up.

>>275031812
A game console is one of the most locked-up software systems on the market today. If a console isn't DRM, I have no idea what is.
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>>275031812
So a VCR and DVD player is DRM too since they aren't general purpose computing devices.
Even though you can freely trade discs or tapes.
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>>275031738
>GOG
>A joke

But why?
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>>275031983
Does a copy of The Evil Within on PS4 entitle you to the PC version? You paid for it, so why are you restricted to one platform?
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Will the PC ever be considered a “gaming platform”?

Since the dawn of video games as a medium, PC has remained several steps behind consoles in creative support and developer capacity. Where consoles in the early days amassed professional studios to churn out polished, triple-A titles, the primary game developers during the DOS era were hobbyists coding in C, by hand, alone.

As a result, while console gaming has a veritable oeuvre of classics which many agree have aged like wine, PC’s classic library is all but forgotten. Even those few classic PC games which live on in memory are clearly indebted to the console canon. Commander Keen, for example, started out as a failed attempt to port Super Mario Bros. 3 to DOS, which was retooled after being rejected by Nintendo.

This precedent of laziness and unoriginality has survived into the modern age of PC game development such that there is no question that the truly creative developers lay on the console side of the spectrum. Nearly every must-play PC game from the past decade is a pale imitation of a console original. Half-Life 2 was lauded as a “killer app” for PCs in much the same way as Goldeneye or Halo, games to which it bears uncomfortable similarities. The much loved independent games of Steam, from FTL to Shovel Knight, are upfront in their mimicry of the console canon. Just this E3, when PC gamers learned that they would finally be able to play GTAV – which console gamers have been enjoying for the better part of a year – they were ecstatic, a clear reflection of the sad state of PC’s scant library.

It’s very telling that whenever a console vs. PC thread appears on /v/, one of the first points made by PC users is that they can emulate SNES games. Will PC gamers ever have anything other than graphics to fall back on when arguing for their preferred platform’s superiority? Will PC – by its own merit, and not that of console devs – ever be taken seriously as a platform for video games?
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>>275031578
>>275031646
It's called America, where the rights of corporations are above all, because we have this meme that capitalism is great.
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>>275031991
With a console, you buy the game, put the disc in and play, no account or CD key needed. You can then freely sell or trade the game as many times as you want. That's not DRM.
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>>275031338
>muh edge
>muh anime related pictures
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>>275031850
no, you're just a fucking retard.
Valve doesn't hold the monopoly, Microsoft does.
Direct X ensures your little fantasy never happens.
Why would people switch to SteamOS completely when the only difference for them is that they lose more than half their library?
How would Valve sustain itself if they suddenly aren't able to sell most of the games on their store?
You sound more naive and underage than anyone, I doubt you have any real knowledge of OSes or why Windows is so engrained in PC gaming.

Valve has gotten an oligopoly on PC digital distribution, but SteamOS is seperate from that.
SteamOS is literally just a linux distro with steam pre-loaded made for living room PCs.
It's not going to make people want to lose all their Windows exclusive games.
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>>275032016
That's a bad example because you can burn VCRs. The whole point of DRM is to prevent a product from being duplicated and sold off for profit. The requirement of having the disc in a game console does this.
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I dislike how heavy-handed Valve has handled keys from other regions.
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>>275032071
Because you paid for the PS4 version.
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>>275031542
Why can't play back up copies of my games on consoles?
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>>275032080
The irony of capitalism and free markets is that it usually leads to monopolies, which is in itself prevents consumers from having access to a free market.

Capitalism ensures corporations can have a free market, not consumers.
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>>275032101
You can burn console games or use flashcarts, too. By your logic, Steam or Starforce is not DRM because you can crack them and pirate the game.
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Steam is great because over the last 6 years I've spent $400 on over 100 games for more than 4k hours of entertainment. I've spent less than 10c an hour for vidya. I upgraded my PC once in 2011 for ~$250 which puts me at ~15.7c an hour for vidya. I can play my games at my friends house, without having to cart around consoles, discs or even a flash drive. My friends can play my games while I'm not home. I can play my friends games too.

It's like all the things that make consoles convenient, plus extra convenience, without the inconvenience of consoles.
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>>275032186
do you even know what a monopoly is?
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>>275032174
Because you cannot play pirated copies on consoles.

>inb4 it's drm
no it's not
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>>275032246
The difficulty of being able to do so prevents the average user from pirating the game, which is good enough. 99% compliance is good enough.
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>But games or ridiculousl low prices
>Waaah I can't resell my 2.5$ game after finishing it.

Even "no demos" is not a valid argument anymore. There are lots of reviews, let's plays, gaming boards and even forget all that it is ridiculously easy to pirate shit. So there is no way you'll be surprised by a game's shitness (unless you are one of those pre-order faggots).

Basically these Steam hate threads are nothing more than shitposting. Or they are from very very VERY poor people. In which case they should stop whining and pirate anyway.
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>>275032247
I prefer PC, but..
Can't really deny consoles are great when it comes to having friends over.
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>>275032247
You won't think Steam is so great when they ban your account and revoke access to all your games
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>>275026632
Buying games outside of America is hell. You can argue that there is inherently more value in physical media, but I'm not willing to pay the equivalent of 100 dollars in something I can get for 15 bucks or less
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>>275031738
>I don't know what a monopoly is
Steam is the most popular DRM because it's the best product out there currently.
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>>275032247
Yeah, just make sure you have a good internet connection. I have friends who live in country Australia who can't download games on Steam to save their life.
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>>275031101
No you dont.
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>>275032098
>There will never an alternative for DirectX
Sure thing, kid. Just like all those games are still locked to consoles before emulation or how we can no longer play DOS games since Windows dropped DOS.

It must be nice still being 16, reading wikipedia and acting clever.
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>>275032392
Dipshit. Gog is the best product out there. The Jews manipulate the markets and media to shift people towards Steam instead of pure, Aryan Gog
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>>275032392
Bullshit. Try accessing Steam when you have a shitty internet connection. What about their lack of refund policy? What about their non-existant support?
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>>275031338
>He doesn't think free will exists
We have the free will to make laws, to enforce laws, and to break those laws
The only thing stopping you is yourself
You want to mass murder and rape?
NOBODY, I repeat, NOBODY is going to stop you before you act.
You won't be stopped until you've already committed the crime, that's if you leave evidence.

There are people out there that rape and murder and get away with it on a daily basis.
You're just not trying hard enough.
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>>275032247
thats nice until they steal your steam library and tell you to fuck off :^)
>>275029163
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>>275032351
>agreeing to EULA
>violating said EULA

Stupid people have stupid shit happen to them
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>Used Windows Keys
Holy fuck, this faggot is serious!
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>>275032491
>sends chargeback request to EA over Simcity disaster
You know how this story ends

>>275032498
Their EULA does not give them permission to breach consumer law.
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>>275032462
>>275032469
>This isn't the best product for me, thus it's not the best product for everybody
You're the minority.
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>>275032454
the alternatives to direct X are opengl and Mantle.
Mantle hasn't really taken off and is presented by AMD as a side-option in order to get more performance.
Because developers no longer exist and source code has been lost over decades of games, there will be games that never get Linux support.

Oh yeah and those emulators you're talking about? Well that's essentially what Wine is and it works terribly with most games.
As in it offers very few playable experiences and you get worse performance.

Also my whole spiel has been straight from my head, so enjoy it.
Also keep calling me underage, it makes you look really good.
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>>275032340
>playing video games when your friends are over
>not playing tabletop games
pleb alert

>>275032491
>>275032491
>not a cheater or trade scammer
>got nothing to worry about
Feels good not being human scum.
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>>275032592
When Steam has a monopoly and they provide a shitty service, that's when you have problems. Look at phone companies. When was the last time you had a good experience with your phone company monopoly?
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>>275032491
Where in that correspondence does it say that he lost all his games? All it says is he's banned from the community. His library is never mentioned
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>>275032247

That bad photoshop on the hours, OMG you hurt my eyes
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>>275032682
>phone company
>monopoly
does this guy really not know what a monopoly is or do Americlaps really only get literally 1 choice of network provider?
>>
I hope all you consoletards, proudly proclaiming your ability to share and sell your games, are aware that you are as bad as pirates, in the eyes of publishes, developers and anyone with some sense. I love how some of you say that PC gaming is "dying", because of piracy, when you faggots cry out, if you can't sell your games to your buddies, at the same time.

I also hope that you "DRM sucks, I want to own my games" idiots are aware that even without DRM, you only own the copy, not the game. Doesn't matter if it's a physical or digital copy, but you faggots never EVER "own" the game. Even games bought on GOG, have their orn ToS set by publisher/developer, and theoretically, if you violate those, you can be held accountable. DRM is only a mean to enforce the rights of the developers, so I hope that you are aware, that only piratefags and retards, are against DRM. Because if you're against DRM, you're against the devs.
>>
I was one of the "moral fags" defending Denuvo and shit a few weeks ago. Gotta admit i was wrong. When i see things like this and the legit consumer getting fucked by companies, now i understand why stuff like piracy has to exist.
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>>275025542
>ive seen so many retardation after my 2 decades of internets I can't even tell if ur retarded or being funny
Type properly you fuck
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>>275032807
In Australia, the only phone provider is Telstra. They own all of the copper in the country.
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>>275032807
Amerifats literraly have only Comcast available. The Land of the Free does not have any ounce of freedom.
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>>275032814
>Because if you're against DRM, you're against the devs.
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>>275032894
I'm an American. I don't use Comcast.
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>>275032892
but that's not the only provider, just different companies use their networks.
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>>275031983
Listen moron, the console THE FUCKING MACHINE is the DRM, it is what controls you from playing the game you bought or not.
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>>275032814
Good devs are fucked by the companies, not by the costumers.
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>>275032859
it's not the only reason.
Denuvo is very likely losing those games some sales.
Neither DA3 nor Lords of the Fallen has demos available.
That means I can't try either of them.
So I haven't bought either of them.
I can't be the only one, who knows how many people just refuse to pay $60 on the off chance that they like it.
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>>275024737
He never got any pussy because he looks like such a pussy
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>>275031293
or pirate your OS like someone who isn't a retard
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>>275032081
Wrong.

Consoles are Physical DRM, like a USB dongle you would need to use Avid or how you need Steam to play the games from there. YOU CANNOT PLAY THE GAMES WITHOUT FIRST BUYING THE CONSOLE

WHAT THE FUCK DONT YOU CONSOLEFAGS NOT GET ABOUT THIS
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>>275024296
It's not that common. The main issue is that most people just buy a laptop/prebuilt with a license already attached. Hell most people don't even own Windows installation media anymore. Office is a bit more common.
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>>275024071
because we're not assblasted Russian scammers, European jews, or Australian shitflingers.

The only people who have a problem with Steam policies are shady resellers and idiots who want free games but don't want to pirate.
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>>275033159
Yeah, to be honest, as someone who stopped pirating games since 5 years ago, i´m starting to ran out of reasons for not going full pirate mode again. I think i stopped after the whole "Megaupload fucked by the FBI" thing
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>>275024071
>sell game
>keep a copy of the cd-key
>keep playing online with a good old nocd
>whoever buy the game is fucked

I miss the old days.
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>>275032312
lol yes you can, look at all the modding videos on youtube and the isos for console game out there (but don't do it consolefag)
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>>275032807
In America telcoms stay out of each other's territory so that they can all maintain shitty service and high prices.
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>>275033289
You cannot play games without a pc either how fucking retarded are you
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>>275032247

how do you get them charts anon?
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>>275032807
In most of the american midwest Comcast is literallly the only option, it's seen as a monopoly by everyone that has to use their horrible service
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>>275032073
I don't think you're making a very good point, considering every genre consoles have to offer can be played on the PC, while there are plenty of PC-exclusive genres, and just about every game worth playing on consoles, outside of a few exclusives, end up on the PC eventually.
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It's because of the sales.
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Steam's real issue is the support. It's the most useless piece of shit. Every single support rep is clueless and feel like he hates his job. So if something goes wrong with Steam you're stuck with a stubborn asshole that won't do anything except post links to the same outdated KB articles.
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>>275032340
Wow, you have never been to a LAN party??
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=lanparty&qpvt=lanparty
The ones in houses could be you, you are missing out!
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>>275029163
>This fuck again
Didn't get enough laughter last time?

You admit to griefing right there in the ticket, which means they can do whatever the fuck they want to your account, and the first thing you do is insult the guy you're asking to help you.

We're glad you got b&
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>>275032498
>violating the EULA
>not living in Europe, where EULAs don't actually mean anything considering EU law supercedes anything you agree to.
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>>275033482
>buy game from retail store
>use cd-key on steam
>scratch out cd-key and trade it in for another

Steam getting BTFO.
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>>275025029
Wow, I didn't know DA:Inquisition, FFXV, AssCreed Unity, and Borderlands Presequel were all PC exclusives. Would've figured all those to be on console only, but apparently, a lot of major publishers also only release games on PC
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>>275033807
But Steam ends up getting payed for both those keys by the retailer

You're just fucking your local retailer.
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>>275031136
But its not your stuff
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>>275033558
Listen you stupid aspie fag. You have to have two things to play a console game, the machine and the disc. With Steam, you have to have two things, the PC and Steam. They are the same. They both are a form of DRM. Get this into your bowlcut aspie head.
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>>275033592

You've missed the whole point.

My original post ironically answers / predicted your statement/question.

Look:

>It’s very telling that whenever a console vs. PC thread appears on /v/, one of the first points made by PC users is that they can emulate SNES games. Will PC gamers ever have anything other than graphics to fall back on when arguing for their preferred platform’s superiority? Will PC – by its own merit, and not that of console devs – ever be taken seriously as a platform for video games?

Also, in regards to your 'console games end up on PC'.

Not really, only Xbox games tend to end up on PC, Playstation and nintendo games rarely end up on PC, infact it's the other way around.

>Half Life
>Witcher
>Portal
>Deus Ex
>Doom
>TF2
>Left for Dead
>Killing Floor 2
>Minecraft
>Day Z
>Many others

However that is besides the point, I suggest you reread my original post as you are ironically proving my point in that PC gamers always try to ride on console games success to justify their platform.
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>>275033682
sick memes :^)
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Why would I hate Steam
It's a free service I choose to use because it's pretty convenient
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>>275033573
steam calculator
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>>275033519
Isn't that illegal
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>>275032073
>Since the dawn of video games as a medium, PC has remained several steps behind consoles in creative support and developer capacity
Stopped reading there, you don't have even the slightest clue what you're talking about.
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>>275034138
Yes.

Good luck getting someone to prosecute.
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>>275034051
Look up what that words means before coming back.
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>>275034235
Land of the brave
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>>275033514
Please tell me how I can play pirated XBox One, PS4, Wii U or Vita games.
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>>275026632
>literal pony fucker
>literal
What's the deal anon?
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>>275032073
Wrong.

There is a reason why games must be programmed for consoles FIRST
then improved for the PC, hell it's a game selling point now
"ENHANCED FOR THE PC"

You are just trolling you pleb consolefag.
PCs have always pushed technology and consoles always lagged behind. Just because you can't afford to game on the PC and can't see it, doesn't mean it isn't true.
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>>275030027
>YOU CANNOT EVEN INSTALL THE OEM VERSION ON THE NEXT COMPUTER YOU BUILD/OWN

Now isn't that just odd. I'm using my OEM key in my newly built PC and it's working just fine and dandy.
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>>275034027
>needing the game and the console to play a console game is drm
sure, now go to bed, kid.
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>XBox One, PS4, Wii U or Vita
>games

L O L
O
L
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>>275034351
Fuck you console pleb. I'm not helping you pirate.

Don't pirate, idiot.
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>>275034351
have some fucking patience you cheap faggot. They'll all get cracked, you just need to wait a bit. Or you can get a fucking job and maybe pay for games, nah that's just crazy talk.
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>>275034436
>>275032073
You're both mind-bogglingly retarded.
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>>275032807
http://youtu.be/fpbOEoRrHyU?t=7m49s
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>>275029050
It's not great but it's not that terrible.
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>>275034449
Technically, you can. Legally, you can't.
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>>275034449
Now isn't that just odd... You did something illegal. Hmph. Fancy that. Faggot.
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>>275024071
It's convenient.
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>>275034494
>you can
>how?
>i'm not telling

>>275034510
I pay for my games. But the retard I was replying to implied its possible to play pirated games on current consoles, which is false.
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>>275034464
> doesn't understand phyiscal drm this badly
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>>275029050
Why
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So how do you change it so you see all threads at once and not pages 1-15?
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>>275034351
>Xbone
It'll be the same hack as last time because they're cheap fuckers and want to take lowest bidder on optical drives. Custom firmware for the drives will take a little more time.

>PS4
Once the first overflow is found custom firmware will be there.

>Vita
Only consoles people give a shit about get hacked.

>Wii U
>pirating nintendo games
You monster
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>>275034637
>not owning games
>shitty service that works like 1/10 of the time
>tying games to accounts
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>>275034626
you are just an aspie pirate but look up modded xboxes BUT DO NOT DO IT FAGGOT
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>>275034675

Is that windows xp? That's fucking embarrassing anon, get your shit together.
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FUCK I'M LATE
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>>275034676
>you can
>except not yet n ps4 and xbone
>except not on vita and wii u

Well, it IS true you can pirate Ouya games.
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>>275034564
>>275034547

I downloaded Win 7 image from microsoft site. Installed it, activated with the OEM key. Infact I've done this on three different computers and twice on this PC since 2009.

Am I fucked? Will Bill Gates come to take my computer away?
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>>275034713
>>not owning games
Like physical games
>>shitty service that works like 1/10 of the time
What
When does Steam ever not work
This isn't 2008
>>tying games to accounts
Valid, but that's just how that business model works and nothing Steam-specific
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>>275034786
>everyone on 4chan is the same person
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>>275034027
From that post youre either incredibly ignorant or a delusional hypocrite. great job.
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>>275034760
Answer the question dickert.
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(The name is not mine, it's some poor faggot's)
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I can see why some people like and some people hate Steam. There seems to be good and bad sides. What I don't understand is why Valve as a game developer is so well regarded. They are absolute horseshit. There are countless interface/menu bugs in their newer games like dota 2 and cs:go as well as game breaking glitches here and there. And this is years after release. You'd think that they would have more time to fix this kind of stuff when both games are just updated versions of old games, but no, they are just so incredibly lazy or incompetent. I cannot count how many times the menus glitch and overlap, or how many times something unintended happens ingame. I like cs and I like dota, but Valve sure as shit make both a terrible experience. Not to mention that there is no region locking.
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>>275026292

kek
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And yeah I realized this is a origin marketing thread and not gog for once, my bad.

Not quite as common but even more annoying.
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>>275024071
> Sharing

This is not a shitty console. You can buy games for a tenth of the price - you just can't share them.

I'm fine with that. For the price of a single game you can buy packs and GIFT your friends permanent copies.
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>>275034926
DOTA and CS:GO weren't made by Valve.

They were made by Valve acquisitions.
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>>275034351
>o-only current gen matters
You realize they still make games for last gen, and that last gen can be pirated?
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>>275034037
Fine, i'll argue against some points in your original post.

>Since the dawn of video games as a medium, PC has remained several steps behind consoles in creative support and developer capacity. Where consoles in the early days amassed professional studios to churn out polished, triple-A titles, the primary game developers during the DOS era were hobbyists coding in C, by hand, alone.

I'm not even going to touch this point because this is absolutely retarded. Churn out polished, triple-A titles? On consoles? Since the dawn of video games? Jesus fucking christ.

>As a result, while console gaming has a veritable oeuvre of classics which many agree have aged like wine, PC’s classic library is all but forgotten. Even those few classic PC games which live on in memory are clearly indebted to the console canon.

This is just plain wrong, the PC has a big library of classics, and saying they're "indebted to the console canon" is nonsensical. From games like Rogue, to the often-praised CRPGs like Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, etcetera, to shooters like Doom and Quake and a great deal more. The difference between PC and consoles is that it's extremely easy to go back and play the classics on a PC, even if you weren't around when those classics were initially released, while on consoles you're forced to buy the console they were released on if they're not available on an e-shop.

>This precedent of laziness and unoriginality has survived into the modern age of PC game development such that there is no question that the truly creative developers lay on the console side of the spectrum.

Nowadays, the truly creative are indie developers. There is nothing creative about the triple-A games churned out for consoles with development cycles shorter than the average pregnancy, riddled with bugs and campaigns lasting a few hours at most. Continuing next post
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>>275034984
Dota2 was made by Valve. Valve hired a guy from the original team, yes, but he's a valve employee.

CS:GO was co-made with a different team.
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>>275034802
Again, it's not because you can do it that its allowed.

>i robbed food from a store
>didn't get caught, so it's legal

>>275034807
>Like physical games

I'm pretty sure all those discs on my shelves are my property.

>his isn't 2008
I know, in 2014, Steam crashes on launch on Windows 7 and is literally unusable. Great.

>nothing Steam-specific
>so it's okay if steam does it

>>275034828
If only there was some kind of way to identify people, like username, and some sort of up and down voting system, that would avoid confusion.
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>>275035028
>I'll argue...
why

his post starts with a falsehood only a child who didn't actually live through the beginning of gaming would think

Just ignore his dumb ass
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>>275034675
>not using the catalog
how do you live?
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>>275035118
But anon, i like being argumentative on the internet, why do you think i go to this place?
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>>275035102
>I'm pretty sure all those discs on my shelves are my property.
Yes, correct, the physical storage media belongs to you.

The information on that storage media belongs to a corporate entity, who has granted you a license to execute said information.

This has always been how software works.
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>>275034984
Well Valve is sure as shit in charge of it.
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>>275035102
The discs yes, but you only own a license for the game, not the game itself. Otherwise you could just copy and sell it at will.
No, Steam works pretty much flawlessly nowadays except for shop load during sales, that must be on your end
No, I said most every online distributor does it
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>>275034802
No you moron. It's still not the right thing to do, illegal, and you can still go to jail if they really get a hair up their ass about you, you dumb faggot.
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>>275034436

>Can't afford to game on PC

Dude, PC gaming is irrelevant, all you did was simply make a bunch of statements with no examples. When it comes to games (not from a technical standpoint, from a GAMING standpoint) PC has yet to achieve anything consoles haven't achieved ten times over in the past.

Seriously, when /v/'s most hyped PC game is an MGSV demo console gamers got 9 months ago whereas console gamers hyped games are the New Zelda, BloodBorne, Uncharted, Persona, New Star Fox, Final Fantasy, Kingdom hearts and Halo you know you have no argument.

It's just the facts m8
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>>275035140
With old 4chan x there was the option to show all threads at once and I want that again.
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>>275031202
>Buy games on steam on sales
>Finish with games
>Use online steam value-er when there is no sale
>Sell steam account for 75% of price calculated
>Get more money out than you invested
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
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>>275024071
But there's a feature in steam for doing this now.

You can share libraries.
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>>275035246
Dude, HL2 shaped console FPS
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>>275034842
I think you should look up what DRM is and the various forms of it my friend
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>>275035102
>in 2014, Steam crashes on launch on Windows 7 and is literally unusable
Sounds like you've got a fucked install of 7, buck-o. When was your last reformat?
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>>275035301

>HL2 shaped console FPS

No, GoldenEye did.
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>>275034802
It's alright, those fags pirate everything anyway.
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>>275035270
https://github.com/ccd0/4chan-x
constantly updated version of 4chan x
should have that feature
https://github.com/Nebukazar/OneeChan
updated version of Oneechan for that rice

Also do yourself a favor and download either Adblock Edge or ublock
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>>275034770
Automatic updates are a functionality of Galaxy
Friends list/chat is a functionality of Galaxy
Valve charges a lot of kike hidden fees they dont let you talk about and it ends up being closer to 50%, valve also determines the price your game sells at, you can only "recommend" a price to sell it at which they will veto every single time, devs dont choose to have their games sell at $2 on sales, Valve does

Steam's other tacked on functionality is a fucking mess, valve comes out with all these half assed ideas like music and the phone app and then refuses to ever work on them ever again once they're out the door.
Workshop is nice but it's API is fucking horrible Family sharing is redundant since every other thing listed other than origin is DRM free
Steam DRM is not fucking optional, they force that steamapi.dll verification bullshit on developers and even fuck them over with pairity contracts they force on indie devs not allowing some of them to release outside of steam (I have no idea how this is decided, but valve forced this on my studio)
I think Galaxy added achievements a few weeks ago(?) but I dont use it

Try again shill
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>>275031338
>The only thing you naturally have is free agency
>free agency
>You do not even have free will.
Nigga you typing loud, but nigga you aint saying shit
Free agency is free will.
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>>275035327
I love how, when someone points the flaws of Steam, it's NEVER Steam's fault.

Like when they made Portal free to celebrate Steam on Mac, I downloaded the game on Steam, it crashed after 10 minutes on lowest graphical settings, yet the pirated version ran perfectly in high. I complained on the Steam forum and it somehow became my computer's fault.
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>>275030569
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