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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:35 am    Post subject:

I don't see myself using it, but then, of course, it wouldn't be compulsory, so I'm perfectly fine with it...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject:

I don't think I'm going to use it either, but who can deny it is a nice feature. Apparently though it will not include games that require an extra registration key, so we may see a rise in those.

I wonder what the developer community thinks of it. The positive bit is that people will play each other's games as demos, get interested and buy them for real, the negative that people will pool up and share games between them.

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Imagine leaving a DNS test and finding out that your 'bros' actually are your brothers lol

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Tho I'm curious: Steam already has a pretty good position, being required for many games and broadly considered "the lesser evil" by gamers. Where is the snag?
Doing it before someone else does, I assume.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject:

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Imagine leaving a DNS test and finding out that your 'bros' actually are your brothers lol
That would not be to bad, I would go to my biological dad, pat his sholder and call him a mangy sonofabitch.
The other way around, now that would be bad Mr. Green

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Doing it before someone else does, I assume.
probably, improving their edge before the others get near.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject:

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probably, improving their edge before the others get near.
Who are "the others" though? EA with Origin? lol

Although Microsoft demonstrated it was a realistic idea with the xbox, I don't think their supposed "renewed efforts in gaming" actually will or would have involved a service and a system like this, and since it was a part of the Live subscription it wasn't entirely free either.

And the other major competitors are... Confused What it does, perhaps, is making it even harder for anyone else to establish themselves.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject:

I think it sounds rather good. Valve can be trusted, at least more than EA.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:56 am    Post subject:

No one who wants your money can be trusted...

Maybe they'll remove it or impose limitations if they find sales drop too much.

I like owning the games I play though.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject:

False, nobody who wants anything from me (or me) can't be trusted.

On the other hand, I wouldn't mind trying out games for a while before buying them myself to engage in co-op etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject:

I have a habit like SAOL. I like owning all my games, I have gone so far as to not renting a single game in my whole life. I always buy my games, although this habit does keep from trying new games and always makes me buy the same stuff I know and love over and over again. But hey i become a loyal customer !
Any fans of portable device playing? I recently got a 3DS XL, and I do enjoy it very much. Ironically enough I find it easier to find time to play my computer games than to play my 3DS. I do not like playing on the go very much, but I do enjoy some of the games which are exclusive to the portable device such as Kingdom Hearts.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:49 pm    Post subject:

Harkimo wrote:
False, nobody who wants anything from me (or me) can't be trusted.
So if you want something from yourself... Confused

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On the other hand, I wouldn't mind trying out games for a while before buying them myself to engage in co-op etc.
That's probably the idea. To compel you to buy games you otherwise wouldn't have bought.

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Any fans of portable device playing? I recently got a 3DS XL, and I do enjoy it very much. Ironically enough I find it easier to find time to play my computer games than to play my 3DS. I do not like playing on the go very much, but I do enjoy some of the games which are exclusive to the portable device such as Kingdom Hearts.
No, I've never even owned a Game Boy or anything of the like.

Now I have a phone, which I suppose qualifies in some way, but I rarely play games on it. A bit of Wordfeud. Occasionally Minesweeper. That's about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject:

The exception which confirms the rule, dear SAOL!

Hah, you still play Wordfeud? Haven't heard that one in a while xD
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject:

I would say it does qualify, I used to be like you my phone was indeed my portable device. My 3DS being my first handheld counsel . However I don't know about minesweeper and wordfeud, I'm more of a doodle jumper. Who dosen't love to jump endlessly til time collapses?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:30 pm    Post subject:

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Hah, you still play Wordfeud? Haven't heard that one in a while xD
I still play the game this Forum is built around, and that is significantly older then Wordfeud.

And yes, I do play it. So what? I'm not sensitive to trends. I always liked scrabble. I would beat you Devil

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I don't think I have the leg stamina to jump until the point billions of trillions of billions of years from now when the entropy in the universe becomes so low that one moment is impossible to tell from another (thus making time an irrelevant concept), given it doesn't end in some other way. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject:

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Any fans of portable device playing?


Let me put it this way; the announcement that Assassin's Creed Liberation is coming to the PC was the best news I'd heard in years... Razz


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject:

Peugeot is right again. I never liked portable gaming devices much - seems like you're paying for portability more than performance, which I don't approve of Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject:

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I never liked portable gaming devices much - seems like you're paying for portability more than performance, which I don't approve of Razz
It seems like? Topmodel You obviously do, but that's the point.

But if you want to carry your desktop (and a very long extension cord) around, be my guest Razz

Personally I'm not sure they are going to be around much longer. Or at least not relevant in developed markets. Smartphones will replace them, despite having inferior controls in many ways. It's amazing how quickly stuff like that happens. I still remember when the Gameboy Color came out and was the new cool. Pokèmon everywhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject:

I never owned a Gameboy, but I distinctly remember how large the memory "cards" were; at today's rate you could probably get 2TB of storage in something that size...


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