Games as a service (GaaS)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by MutantScalper, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. Squadcar

    Squadcar Literal Vampire Potbelly Goblin

    Jun 1, 2018
    I'm fine with digital. I'm increasingly less fine with DRM the more intrusive/annoying it gets. They aren't obligated to do so at all but if you consider games art at all, wouldn't their preservation be important?
    Something that happened with films when they started was people just discarding films once they didn't sell anymore. Now we preserve films. Gaming has had similar things happen with secrecy, NDAs, deletion of source codes, etc.

    Not saying you have to consider games art, or art worthy or preservation, but it's something to consider. I think media in general should be preserved and that the common person should have the ability to preserve whatever they pay for. I know physical has had issues moving forward but as long as my games work and I can keep the files and make it work, I don't care in the end product if it's digital or physical. I just want to have the rights to use something I paid to use.

    And yes, there must be a reason they buy anti-piracy things but I'm not really sure what it is.
  2. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Pool's Closed

    Oct 26, 2016
    Widespread distribution of any given software weakens its market value. Having basic DRM that dissuades all but the most dedicated 'pirates' is usually why they invest in some kind of anti-piracy software.

    Without any solid financial data like how much of an impact piracy has on revenue its difficult to paint an accurate picture. We can only guess that it has enough of an impact to warrant trash like Denuvo.
  3. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    i have so much shit that i literally can't be robbed without a uhaul.
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  4. MutantScalper

    MutantScalper Dogmeat

    Nov 22, 2009
    Very nice points by everyone, also all sides in the 'physical vs. digital' -discussion. I mentioned Steam but I was sort of thinking about the future of gaming, and how GaaS might work in the future. I think more emphasis might be in the maintaining the 'game world' etc. stuff. I guess some of you who are making games might have an interesting view into the future of gaming in general. :)

    And people can be robbed, that's true. Well at that point, if you haven't shot the thief full of holes USA-style (haha), it would be good of course to have both, a physical and digital copy, I think that's possible.
  5. CerberusGate

    CerberusGate I should save my game in a whole new slot

    Jun 6, 2016
    Just gonna add this to the discussion:

    It's quite a lot to go through. I'm still watching it as it is.
  6. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I've made it clear that I much prefer Physical for the fact that it feels like I own that product. I've always preferred things I could hold myself rather than a digital copy.

    That being said, I have zero issues with digital in PC gaming as it's much easier to play etc
  7. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    >be me in 2010
    >Have shitty laptop
    >Buddy recommends fallout 3
    >Buy it for PC
    >Don't have internet but that's fine because it installs from the disc
    >Buddy won't shut up about how vastly superior new Vegas is
    >Okay I'll bite
    >Also buy new Vegas on PC.
    >get home and open case
    >Disc is useless but there's a steam code sticker in there
    >Turns out you need internet to play a single player game offline
    >Still don't have internet
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
  8. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Yeah, I think PC should have the option for physical media.
  9. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    It wouldn't have mattered anyway.
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  10. Devastatin' Dave

    Devastatin' Dave First time out of the vault

    Mar 29, 2019
    Reminds me of F76 giving a cardboard disc with a code on it if you bought the PC version lmao

    Granted, online only but still what a giant insult to anyone buying physical. (let alone the actually playing it)
  11. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    And here we go.. Microsoft has announced new approach to PC gaming today, with monthly pass being sold for their PC gaming library access: