04-13-2017 10:21 AM
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  1. sd4f's Avatar
    I use steam and gog.

    Gog is much better as a platform, because you don't have to use it. The idea is you use it to get the advantages of it, and don't have to take any of the disadvantages.

    The problem with steam is how it has insinuated itself so heavily in PC gaming. Worst of all, valve were heavily critical of MS, when their whole business model with steam is doing exactly what they were criticising MS about.

    I like the PC master race (the culture built around it), I've been a PC gamer since the mid 90's, but locking the platform down to steam is basically shutting out its biggest strength; decentralisation.

    The problem with tying down games to a delivery platform, brings on fragmentation. This is something which may cause problems in the future.
    04-02-2017 08:46 PM
  2. badelhas's Avatar
    I use steam and gog.

    Gog is much better as a platform, because you don't have to use it. The idea is you use it to get the advantages of it, and don't have to take any of the disadvantages.

    The problem with steam is how it has insinuated itself so heavily in PC gaming. Worst of all, valve were heavily critical of MS, when their whole business model with steam is doing exactly what they were criticising MS about.

    I like the PC master race (the culture built around it), I've been a PC gamer since the mid 90's, but locking the platform down to steam is basically shutting out its biggest strength; decentralisation.

    The problem with tying down games to a delivery platform, brings on fragmentation. This is something which may cause problems in the future.
    Sorry, what is gog?

    Cheers
    04-09-2017 02:01 AM
  3. Josiah23's Avatar
    Sorry, what is gog?

    Cheers

    It's similar to Steam but you don't have to actually use it to play games from there. They have some good games there like the Witcher and some others but they do lack a lot of the "more popular" titles.
    https://www.gog.com/?pp=2e2a30bb1547...777bc9f68e33b7
    04-09-2017 03:24 PM
  4. sd4f's Avatar
    Sorry, what is gog?

    Cheers
    From what Josiah23 said, gog is a competing platform for games, however it is different in one large aspect and that is they don't have DRM on any of the games they sell. You can download the files, and then install the game on whatever computer you want, whenever, wherever without an internet connection and however many times you want.

    Gog started off as 'Good Old Games', they reworked old games to make them run on new machines, but they've always had no DRM as a policy. I for one prefer no DRM, in the early days of steam, they'd have period where things didn't work and it would stop you from accessing your games, especially if you lost your internet connection.
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    04-09-2017 08:38 PM
  5. badelhas's Avatar
    From what Josiah23 said, gog is a competing platform for games, however it is different in one large aspect and that is they don't have DRM on any of the games they sell. You can download the files, and then install the game on whatever computer you want, whenever, wherever without an internet connection and however many times you want.

    Gog started off as 'Good Old Games', they reworked old games to make them run on new machines, but they've always had no DRM as a policy. I for one prefer no DRM, in the early days of steam, they'd have period where things didn't work and it would stop you from accessing your games, especially if you lost your internet connection.
    I didn't know about this, thanks for your explanation. Are there any games that you recommend from that platform?
    Cheers
    04-10-2017 01:52 AM
  6. Josiah23's Avatar
    I didn't know about this, thanks for your explanation. Are there any games that you recommend from that platform?
    Cheers
    I'm more so into AAA games with crazy good graphics and decent gameplay but every once in a while I'll try to play not so intensive games.

    I might actually start using GOG.

    My personal choices from GOG would be:

    Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Goty Edition (Played and enjoyed it)

    This is the police (Wanted to get it)

    Stardew Valley... maybe (Looks decent)

    Quern - Undying Thoughts (Looks interesting)

    The Signal From Tölva (Looks very interesting, I might get it)

    Orwell (Seen it on Steam, it looks interesting)

    And maybe one of the Star Wars games like:

    Star Wars Battlefront II (Definitely a good game)

    Knights of the Old Republic (Wanted to try it)
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    04-10-2017 11:37 PM
  7. badelhas's Avatar
    I'm more so into AAA games with crazy good graphics and decent gameplay but every once in a while I'll try to play not so intensive games.

    I might actually start using GOG.

    My personal choices from GOG would be:

    Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Goty Edition (Played and enjoyed it)

    This is the police (Wanted to get it)

    Stardew Valley... maybe (Looks decent)

    Quern - Undying Thoughts (Looks interesting)

    The Signal From Tölva (Looks very interesting, I might get it)

    Orwell (Seen it on Steam, it looks interesting)

    And maybe one of the Star Wars games like:

    Star Wars Battlefront II (Definitely a good game)

    Knights of the Old Republic (Wanted to try it)
    Expect for the Star Wars games I never heard about the other ones. Will definitely check them out, thanks for sharing. :)
    Cheers
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    04-12-2017 03:08 AM
  8. sd4f's Avatar
    Witcher 3 is very well regarded, I can recommend it, but you do need a beefy PC to run it.

    Generally the reviews in gog are reliable, not quite like how steam does it, but be warned, that some really highly regarded games are for the purists, where the game may be an excellent example of that style, but it's not for everyone.
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    04-12-2017 06:48 PM
  9. Josiah23's Avatar
    I just used GOG for the first time, hehe.

    I missed SW Battlefront 2
    04-13-2017 10:21 AM
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