k1rage Posted April 3, 2015 Author Share Posted April 3, 2015 Well, no. Apple got rid of music DRM when they noticed their customers moving business to Amazon who never had it. Ok, sure, Apple knew they had competition and acted accordingly. Having enough market share allowed them to negotiate successfully. ... This isn't about DRM, this is about GOG's service not being remotely as mature as Steam. We'd all prefer DRM-free but, right now, if you select GOG you're doing so with the knowledge that DRM-free means you're giving up some features. One of those being expeditious patching. I like GOG. I have many games on GOG. When the PoE expansion comes out, I'll probably buy another copy on GOG. But, right now, with patches coming out probably weekly, I don't want this game on GOG. This is entirely about DRM. If you choose Steam when Gog is an option you are telling Steam, loud and clear, that the features are more important to you than DRM. That's fine, maybe the features are more important to you and nobody is calling you a bad person for doing that (or, at least, I'm not). If Gog improves their service and keeps out DRM, it will be a no brainer to choose Gog. Likewise, if Steam starts feeling the competition from Gog (or someone else) they will most likely drop the DRM and they will become the obvious choice if they still have an advantage in their feature set. That's a reason to choose Gog when there is an option even though they aren't as far along with their feature set. Obviously, YMMV and you should do whatever works for you. For me, DRM needs to die ASAP and throwing money at something means it never dies. The major issue for me is that steam has sooooo many steam exclusive games so even if you want to go with GoG you cant as long as that remains true steam will be the go to network simply because there is no choice for many games Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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