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  1. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I don't mean people who have no intention of buying said game and would pirate it no matter what storefront it was on. With that analogy I was referring to someone who wants to buy a book but...

    I don't mean people who have no intention of buying said game and would pirate it no matter what storefront it was on. With that analogy I was referring to someone who wants to buy a book but decides to steal it instead because it's only available in bookstores and not Amazon.

  2. Comment on Tacoma free on Humble Bundle for a limited time in ~games

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    This is a direct download from the Humble bundle store and not a Steam key like usual.

    This is a direct download from the Humble bundle store and not a Steam key like usual.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The most recent game you played in two words in ~games

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    Yeah, I've tried it a long time ago but it didn't stick. Finally decided to give it another go a few weeks ago and I'm enjoying it so far.

    Yeah, I've tried it a long time ago but it didn't stick. Finally decided to give it another go a few weeks ago and I'm enjoying it so far.

    1 vote
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  5. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Yeah, even though we disagreed I really enjoyed the opportunity to have this discussion :) . I'm glad that here on Tildes such discussions are possible without one side getting downvoted and their...

    Yeah, even though we disagreed I really enjoyed the opportunity to have this discussion :) . I'm glad that here on Tildes such discussions are possible without one side getting downvoted and their side of the argument hidden.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I haven't meant you specifically, sorry if I came across like I was accusing you. When I was talking about people thinking that they are forced into piracy I was mostly referring to a generic...

    I haven't meant you specifically, sorry if I came across like I was accusing you. When I was talking about people thinking that they are forced into piracy I was mostly referring to a generic group/people in other threads on reddit for example rather than anyone in this thread specifically.

    Edit: And I agree with you, if someone has no other option to acquire a product legally I feel it is kind of justifiable to pirate it since there are no other options. But when talking about games being exclusive to Epic store I feel that this example doesn't really work since there is an option to acquire said product.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Which are all totally valid reasons for not using Epic store, I'm all for competition and people's right to choose. Personally I don't have any problems with Epic store and will continue to use...

    Which are all totally valid reasons for not using Epic store, I'm all for competition and people's right to choose. Personally I don't have any problems with Epic store and will continue to use it, but I do understand if someone wants/needs some more functionality. What I am against is people using that excuse to pirate games (like I've said in other replies so sorry for repeating myself).

  8. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    But people will always do mental gymnastics to justify why they should pirate something no matter which launcher the game is available on. Piracy just forces devs to spend more resources on DRM.

    But people will always do mental gymnastics to justify why they should pirate something no matter which launcher the game is available on. Piracy just forces devs to spend more resources on DRM.

  9. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Nothing, you let the devs know about the issues that you have. And like I said, I'm not here to guilt trip anyone about piracy. if you want to pirate, pirate away. I just don't like when someone...

    And I have already posted on the SuperGiant forums about my disappointment that Hades is EPIC exclusive. What more can I really do?

    Nothing, you let the devs know about the issues that you have. And like I said, I'm not here to guilt trip anyone about piracy. if you want to pirate, pirate away. I just don't like when someone acts as if they are somehow forced into it or is doing so as some kind of protest and not because they just want to play the game and don't want to pay for it or wait until it is available.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    But let's say a game has been pirated 100,000 times that does not mean that they lost 100,000 customers. That just makes them spend more on DRM.

    whereas at least piracy theoretically damages their bottom line.

    But let's say a game has been pirated 100,000 times that does not mean that they lost 100,000 customers. That just makes them spend more on DRM.

  11. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Then let the devs know, spread awareness of this issue, there are ways to get in touch with devs nowadays to let them know they are missing customers. Also, the number of downloads on some torrent...

    Then let the devs know, spread awareness of this issue, there are ways to get in touch with devs nowadays to let them know they are missing customers.

    Also, the number of downloads on some torrent site does not equal to the number of lost customers.

    Edit: Also like I said, if someone admits that piracy is wrong and they are going to do so anyway it's way better than someone who tries to somehow justify it why they need to pirate.

  12. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    But it is mental gymnastics though, you are trying to justify why you should steal something instead of doing a responsible thing and not getting the game until the devs release it on your...

    But it is mental gymnastics though, you are trying to justify why you should steal something instead of doing a responsible thing and not getting the game until the devs release it on your preferred platform.

  13. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I'll make this as a response to @hungariantoast as well since I feel this response fits both comments. People will always find a reason to pirate games no matter what, and they will always do...

    I'll make this as a response to @hungariantoast as well since I feel this response fits both comments.

    People will always find a reason to pirate games no matter what, and they will always do mental gymnastics in order to justify it, like you said it is human nature. I'm not here to guilt trip anyone into not pirating it, but I have way more respect for someone who says "yeah, piracy is wrong but I'm still gonna do it anyway" than someone who pretends they are somehow forced into pirating or if they are somehow taking a stand by stealing. Like I said, if you really wanted to make developers aware of some issues there are other legit ways to do so.

  14. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    See, but this is what I don't get, I would maybe understand it if you had to buy 500$ hardware if you wanted to play it, but you only need to download another free launcher. I understand that...

    See, but this is what I don't get, I would maybe understand it if you had to buy 500$ hardware if you wanted to play it, but you only need to download another free launcher. I understand that people can have different opinions about said launcher but just because a game is on there does not excuse piracy. I think if you really wanted to send a message to the devs straight up boycotting would be more effective than pirating it. I know this word is way overused but this just seem like entitlement.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    Yeah, I get where you are coming from. Personally I don't have a problem with Epic store I just don't like when someone calls for piracy because of it.

    Yeah, I get where you are coming from. Personally I don't have a problem with Epic store I just don't like when someone calls for piracy because of it.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I get that, if someone chooses not to support Epic it's their right to do so, but instantly going to pirating just because the game is not releasing on their preferred storefront for a year is not...

    I get that, if someone chooses not to support Epic it's their right to do so, but instantly going to pirating just because the game is not releasing on their preferred storefront for a year is not the answer. It's like stealing a book just because it's only available in bookstores and releasing on Amazon a year later.

    And personally I never really gotten the argument about having too many platforms installed. I mean Windows already comes with a platform installed that can open and run games from any platform already without having to launch it first called desktop (or start menu if you prefer to keep things clean).

    5 votes
  17. Comment on The Outer Worlds won't launch on Steam, will be an Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store exclusive in ~games

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    I love how people are advocating for piracy just because they don't want to spend a few minutes installing a new launcher. I mean I get it if they don't want to install Epic launcher as it is...

    I love how people are advocating for piracy just because they don't want to spend a few minutes installing a new launcher. I mean I get it if they don't want to install Epic launcher as it is their choice which company/launcher they want to support, but they can also wait until the game comes out on their preferred launcher like a proper adult without resorting to piracy at a mere mention of the words "Epic".

    Epic store sure has it's shortcomings and definitely has things it can improve on, but it isn't this big evil thing that the circlejerk suggests.

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Reddit Bans Gory Subreddits After New Zealand Shooting in ~tech

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    I've been trying to use Reddit less and less now. I know Reddit was always circlejerk-y but it seems as if it has gone much worse recently with all of the low quality karma grabs, reposts, power...

    I've been trying to use Reddit less and less now. I know Reddit was always circlejerk-y but it seems as if it has gone much worse recently with all of the low quality karma grabs, reposts, power hungry mods and that any discussion has to conform to the circlejerk otherwise it will be downvoted to the bottom. Maybe I only just started to notice it more now.

    The only reason I still go there is for the small niche subs, but I wish that there was an alternative so I could ditch Reddit altogether.

    19 votes