In Gaben (HSBUH) we trust

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Throatpunch, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    There was a point when Steam was *just* a DRM platform selling video games, with a certain level of, should I say, criteria when picking the titles they put up on their Store. Sure it was mostly reserved for AAA with an occasional indie title, but I thought it far better than...this.

    Nowadays anyone who has made anything, regardless of how shitty it is, can put it on Steam and try to sell it. Finding something that's worth your while there is a tedious way to spend time.
    Not to mention that you have shit like Early Access, which is something that Steam greatly popularized and pretty much killed the purpose of game release date, which combined with a previous statement really makes Steam a well of poorly designed, unfinished games (as a concept, I suppose Early Access isn't that bad and has its own merits, but it's poorly implemented). Greenlight was a better idea, in my opinion, but suffers from similar symptoms.
    Similar goes for some other stuff. Its horrible Market, trading cards, totally unnecessary fluff that really serves no actual purpose but to further increase GabeN's income...
    Dunno, I don't like any of that.

    I mean, I'm not against people trying to sell their work, I like indie games and in reality play them the most, but for fuck's sake, there should be a level of control there.
    GoG has the good idea. They have early access, they have a fuckton of indie titles, they have old games and some newer AAA stuff, but most of the games released are picked intentionally. There is control there, which makes it a lot more coherent place.

    Steam is too chaotic and greedy for its own good.

    As for some recent good stuff with Steam, well, I guess Workshop is a good idea. Steam reviews finally started making sense.
    Removing flash sales is something I personally thought was great, but I can see why some people are disappointed by it.

    As for PM, no sweat.

    Then get down on your knees and show me some of that love.
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  2. Erich van Loon

    Erich van Loon Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    May 23, 2016
    Will a Greek-fire flame thrower work?
  3. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009
    As an atheist I feel obliged to dispute your religion and advocate for reason. GOG is reason.
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  4. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    I'm getting more and more nervous about the fact that we are more or less forced to "own" all our games via Steam and other online services. I'm also extremely annoyed that EA refuses to put all their games under one service.
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  5. Sergeant Politeness

    Sergeant Politeness Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Jun 20, 2015
    is out of control.
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  6. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Snug Rubber

    Sep 11, 2010
    This kind of pointless spammy drivel thread belongs in The Order, not outside of it.
  7. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Alpharius oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
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  8. Throatpunch

    Throatpunch Banned

    Apr 14, 2016
  9. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    If we're going to post memes here, we should probably use dank ones like Pepe or Dickbutt or something

    None of these crappy Gaben memes.
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  10. Throatpunch

    Throatpunch Banned

    Apr 14, 2016
    They pale before the might of Gaben.
  11. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Gaben gave a real good push for linux gaming (from 0 native games to thousands in a couple of years.. of course not counting the open source ones and a couple of old ones) and that trickled down to intel and amd releasing better open source gpu drivers (not nvidia, they like their walls) and a bunch of other stuff. So i like that about him, however i'm probably going to migrate to GOG when i renew my active gaming (currently on pause, because i started spending too much time playing), because i'm not a big fan of having to install a whole application just for playing games and because GOG discourages the use of DRM.