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QuarkJets
Sep 8, 2008

Fuck your duck dynasty

Xander77 posted:

There should have been a whole discussion / internet uprising when purchasing games somehow turned into "you only pay to rent these games for an indefinite period, and we can revoke that privilege at will"... but there wasn't.

That definitely happened. The idea that Steam could some day shut down or simply revoke your gaming library while leaving you with no recourse was super controversial to some people. Copy-protection and DRM software have faced the same criticism (in fact, Steam is also a type of DRM software)

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zedprime
Jun 9, 2007


There have absolutely been discussions both when it happened before I was even born, and at each evolution of the distribution method. And we've mostly had trouble finding some middle ground that works legally as well as the current licensing and isn't some radical RMS copyleft stuff.

Griefor
Jun 11, 2009


Sininu posted:

Revoking stolen/scammed keys sold at Kinguin/G2A.

AFAIK this never happens though*. At least the last time I heard about it, there was huge backlash to the developers of some game for revoking defrauded keys (gotten from one of those shady resellers), so they reactivated the keys. But this leaves a situation where keys basically cannot be revoked for PR reasons, the criminals get to keep their easy cashout, the third party site can pretend everything is fine and the "Who cares, cheap games" crowd gets their cheap but stolen keys.

If fraud would lead to revoked keys a significant amount of the time, key buyers would have more incentive to be discerning and the key sites would have a much more clear divide between legit and fence sites. Because there is a legit use for reselling keys, like different regional pricing, selling excess inventory, and being able to buy bundle keys to sell off individually. All of which I am in favor of being possible.

*Anyone better informed about this who can confirm/deny? I'd love to be wrong about this.

owl_pellet
Nov 20, 2005




Lipstick Apathy

Necrothatcher posted:

I'm in an airport waiting for a connection and the only game installed on my laptop is God Eater Resurrection. But I'm too embarrassed to play it in public...

Trust this feeling, and be glad that you are having it. It means that some of your humanity is still intact

Really Pants
May 20, 2005

What's...where's...how do I even begin to describe your pants/underwear situation?!
You couldn't make your pants any lower, so you made pants for each leg! SAY IT!

Necrothatcher posted:

I'm in an airport waiting for a connection and the only game installed on my laptop is God Eater Resurrection. But I'm too embarrassed to play it in public...

play it in public

proudly point out the outfits and jiggle physics to the stranger in the next seat

ask them which girl they fancy the most

Xander77
Apr 6, 2009

Fuck it then. For another pit sandwich and some 'tater salad, I'll post a few more.


Griefor posted:

AFAIK this never happens though*.
Happened to me. Had an RPG I was gifted revoked 3 years later.

JayMax
Jun 14, 2007

Hard-nosed gentleman


What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?

Samuringa
Mar 27, 2017


______ Truck Simulator

exquisite tea
Apr 21, 2007

Carly shook her glass, willing the ice to melt. "You still haven't told me what the mission is."

She leaned forward. "We are going to assassinate the bad men of Hollywood."

JayMax posted:

What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?

Diablo 3 except leave sound on to hear the Female Wizard quips.

Luisfe
Aug 17, 2005

Hee-lo-ho!

JayMax posted:

What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?

Elite Dangerous

Broken Cog
Dec 28, 2009

MAKE SURE TO EXPLAIN JOKES TO ME BECAUSE I AM AN IDIOT


JayMax posted:

What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?

Battle Brothers

Mordja
Apr 26, 2014



Check out Audiosurf, OP.

grrarg
Feb 14, 2011

Don't lose your head over it.


Broken Cog posted:

Battle Brothers
This is also the correct answer for "only one game installed on my laptop" goon in the future.

Fart of Presto
Feb 9, 2001


Pillbug

JayMax posted:

What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?
Pixel Puzzles Ultimate and Hexcells Infinite are my favorite podcast games.

GraveVideos
Dec 27, 2008


Do you feel it, Zach?
My coffee warned me about it.


I've been finishing Dishonored: Death of the Outsider lately when I stumbled into this:



Neat. Game is good too.

Excelzior
Jun 24, 2013


Luisfe posted:

Elite Dangerous

we already mentionned truck simulators

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Soul Glo
Aug 27, 2003

Just let it shine through


JayMax posted:

What's a chill game to play on mute while listening to music or a podcast?

i do this with the binding of isaac rebirth

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