The Issue With Downloaded Games

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by clint g, May 3, 2012.

  1. clint g

    clint g Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Location:
    No where
    http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mi...-for-ios-rendering-game-unplayable-on-may-31/

    This is the reason why I'm not a fan of downloading games instead of having a physical disc. While I'm neither a fan of the series nor do I own the game, it's bullshit how a company can just render your game inert on a whim.
     
  2. Jono

    Jono Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2001
    Location:
    Australia
    It wouldn't matter if you had a physical disc (not that anyone would bother for a phone game) if the game depends on some sort of online connection to play your screwed if that service is removed. That is the issue I have the most problem with regarding PC gaming. It is frankly ridiculous that certain games/publishers force you to maintain a connection to the net to play a game even when you're not using any sort of multiplayer feature.
     
  3. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yeah, EA is famous now for ending support for its games, so it doesn't matter how you bought them. EA has been yanking multiplayer support from titles, some of them not more than a year old.
     
  4. Cutter John

    Cutter John Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    One of many reasons I won't buy anything with the EA stamp on it. Evil, evil company.
     
  5. Sheep

    Sheep Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2001
    Location:
    Chicago
    EA's already backtracking on this, indicating that the Rock Band notice was some sort of a mistake. I don't know how many people in a multi-billion dollar company had to sign off for that "mistake" to get pushed out the door to users.
     
  6. Saturn0660

    Saturn0660 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Location:
    NE Ohio
    I still own a hard old school copy of "motor city online".. Can't be used of course.
     
  7. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Sounds like it's more of an issue with online games and/or DRM than the distribution method.
     
  8. Itisnotlogical

    Itisnotlogical Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location:
    Shufflin', shufflin', shufflin'...
    One of the Crysis devs said something about how awesome it will be if the next generation of consoles prevented the playing of used games. Pretty quick backtrack on that one too.
     
  9. StalwartUK

    StalwartUK Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Location:
    England, UK
    Thank god for places like GOG.com. Once you buy a game and download it from them to your computer it's yours to keep. No DRM included.
     
  10. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada
    Yep, yay for GOG! It's where I buy most of my games now.
     
  11. FordSVT

    FordSVT Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2001
    Location:
    Atlantic Canada
    It's great unless you actually want to play a game made in the last five years.
     
  12. Geckothan

    Geckothan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    People's Republic of Britainistan
    Name one good game to come out in the last five years (aside from a couple of console titles)...
     
  13. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    StarCraft II?
     
  14. Itisnotlogical

    Itisnotlogical Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Location:
    Shufflin', shufflin', shufflin'...
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
     
  15. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2005
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    Portal 2?
    Team Fortress 2?
     
  16. TheBrew

    TheBrew Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2001
    Location:
    Fox Lady
    Batman Arkham Asylum?
    Witcher 2?
     
  17. Sephiroth

    Sephiroth Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2004
    Location:
    Sephiroth
    Fallout New Vegas?
     
  18. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Mass Effect 2?
     
  19. Cutter John

    Cutter John Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Left 4 Dead 2
     
  20. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Location:
    Northern Ontario, Canada