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Free to grab: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    By the 2020 I will have dozens of platforms on my PC, each trying to bait me.

    Still better than Steam monopoly.
     
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    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    So much ignorance to call steam a monopoly.
     
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    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Steam has the best return and support policies. Steam has no exclusives like other stores. (microsoft, epic, bethesda, gog or...retail) Never heard in my life a steam exclusive title even for a little. Plus has the biggest hit from non legit key sites, everyone can find steam key for almost free and they have the biggest library. Imagine the size of illegal operations. What monopoly nonsense.
     

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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    I see you have no idea neither about what a monopoly is, nor acts like. But be my guest, and keep parroting this nonsense.
     
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    warlord Ancient Guru

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    Everyone is jealous of the Lord GabeN. Life is what it is.
     
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    slyphnier Master Guru

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    such steam, google, windows etc.
    people say anything, yet they keep using it ...
    it just love and hate relationship :)
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Quick! Throw your bodies to defend Lord Gaben :D

    I meant competition. Having Steam as the only platform probably gonna suck. But please, throw your bodies at me :D I am a bit lonely tonight :3
     
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    According to Ars Technica's little experiment STEAM GTAV licensees are now forced to use this too. But rejoice: GTAIV still has the good old complimentary Xbox login...
     
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    For a moment I thought I'll get it. Sorry, no extra login for me.
     

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    Silva Master Guru

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    Old game, not worth the hassle of having another program installed. Brings back memories though.
     
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    emperorsfist Master Guru

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    I'm sorry, but your post didn't convey you trying to be funny. This has nothing to do with fanboying Steam or Gaben. Calling something a monopoly when it isn't (and doesn't even act that way) is simply incorrect, and correcting it shouldn't equate to "defending" that something.
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    <3
     
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    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Depends on what your definition of exclusive is. All Valve games require Steam so there's a very little chance you'll ever see a Half-Life or Left 4 Dead game on another platform with the exception of consoles.
     

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    D3M1G0D Ancient Guru

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    Time to install the Rockstar launcher. Hard to pass up a free game. :D

    Gamers want a monopoly when it comes to their launchers. That's the ugly truth (that nobody wants to admit). Even though they openly say they want free competition and choice, in reality they want all their games under one launcher and want to shut down any and all alternatives. It's a very disturbing trend that's unique to PC gamers.

    This is one of the ugliest memes imaginable. If PC gamers turn to piracy because of the "inconvenience" of using another launcher then they don't deserve to play any games at all (games are a privilege, not a right). Console gamers would jump at the opportunity to play PC or rival console games if they only needed to install a free launcher, yet we act like it's the end of the world and a reason to commit crimes.
     
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    Steam has way more "exclusive" games than any other store. Many of us non-fanboys are simply happy that this is quite much now over. Of course it would be best if all games were available on every store but it is the choice of the publisher to decide what to do.
     
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    I'll argue there's a difference between a game dev only putting their game on one platform and a game dev being contractually prohibited from putting a game on multiple platforms. There are games only on Steam but there's nothing stopping them, that I know of, from putting it on another store.

    Overall I'm getting burnt out on launchers. Just take my money and give me the damn .exe.
     
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    Yes, they do have lots of "exclusives", but no exclusives (without quotes.)

    Also, the Steam client can actually be used as just a purchase and download service. The launcher is purely optional, unless the developer of the game actually wants to tie the game to the launcher. There's plenty of DRM-free games on Steam. I'm not aware of any in other major stores (except for GOG.)
     
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    Steam is like VW engine (10% more fail than other motorist from the segment) ... worse than any concurent but a majority of people like them because someone told them that is good.

    I just have finish to try a steam game that have the steam DRM that don't want me to use it on Linux with Windows because it is not a real windows... at the end i get the GOG version and it work at 1st try...
    And if you talk about the mod on steam 99% are crap mod, if you talk about indi only few are on steam (and sometime it's not the best one)...
    The linux support on steam is horrible (do they have used a linux distro once in their life? (not talking about steam OS of course lol) )

    I use if when i get redeem code, but sometime it's better to pay on another portal :)
     

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