God fucking damnit. Why can't I just fucking play a game now. Why the fuck do I have to log into Steam then Ubisoft account, or PSN and Ubisoft or Origin. Why the fuck do I have to log into 2 or even 3 fucking systems to play a game like tetris?! This shit is getting way out of hand. You gotta link this account with this thing and then this one with this, then get both of these passwords, but it can't be part of your name and has to have 5748320 with 47 special characters, and you have to change it every fucking 3 months.
Patches come out almost fucking daily now, witcher 3 has had how many 1+ gb patches since launch? Gotta get that DLC and Microtransactions too. Don't forget to sign up as a rewards member to get cool stuff!
God mother fucking piece of faggot cunt bullshit.
I JUST WANT TO PLAY A FUCKING GAME FOR A FEW HOURS.I don't want to log into shit, I don't want to buy extra shit, I don't want to preorder your shit, I don't want to have to download 548 updates to fix broken shit. I want to start the game and fucking play it. I want to put the game in or load it up and play it. God damnit.
You need to either make an appointment with an oncologist because you clearly have a massive tumor in your head causing severe memory loss, or you are BRAND new to gaming. Seriously, get that shit checked out.
You are what is wrong with the video game industry: braindead children who enable anti-consumer practices.
Earth may have done 27 orbits in your time but that doesn't reflect cognisance.
Why yes, they are bad in the long run. It encourages a practice where an unfinished game goes gold and is stitched together with day 1 patches. Pray tell, what are you going to do in 20 years when servers are down and patches are gone forever?
>free updates are new
they weren't forced on you before, and while that's not entirely a bad thing, the way it's done prevents you from even playing the game until the patch is downloaded
before, you could start the download, and then play the game while you waited for it to finish, because the download wasn't tied to these massive clusterfuck DRM platforms
>right click on the game and open properties
>disable automatic updates
Wow, look how they're forcing all those pesky updates on us gamers!
Computer illiterates shouldn't have freedom of speech.
It's so scary that apologists don't even fucking see what's happening to gaming.
Companies do very small increments of something, first let's just prove to the consumer that they can get content from us for free. A couple of years later they ask for ... a few dollars for said content. Wait for the backlash to die down and settle into paying for things we used to get for free.
Now let's make a convenient store where they can get these things. The store itself is free. A bit later lets make them have to log into said store in order for them to play the game. Call it a unified experience that's good for consumers.
Let's introduce some fairly small add on perks through the store when you buy the game before it's released. Call it pre order perks.
Gradually increase perks into fairly good, game breaking stuff, forcing people to preorder or be far below others that actually did preorder.
Now let's redo that paid DLC plan above, but let's have it IN the game. Lets have super small microtransactions that give small perks that make the game slightly easier.
Ramp that up. Let's remove easy mode that used to be in games further applying pressure to those people that want an easier game.
Oh yeah, let's keep patching the game, giving them easily programmed small but meaningful changes to the game, but the only way to be able to play online is to have latest patch.
Now, since we have huge patch updates, let's just give the consumers faster release dates. That will make them happy, we can just cut content or slack on the game. No one will know, and we can give free updates after the fact.
You fucking delusional pieces of shit that support games. You literally have no fucking clue how manipulated you have become by these companies, you know why it's true? Because people keep contributing money to these companies and it's working. It's working MUCH better than these companies ever planned it to.
Oh yeah, you are right. Sorry stuff like that happens with higher education jobs. Colleges, upper level exec stuff. It makes sense why you wouldn't have any clue that happens frequently though. My mistake, just something that bled over into my gaming life.