Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:51:32 PM
Gog.com is great just got Papers, Please from them and they threw in a bunch of free titles including The Witcher. With as big as games are getting I prefer them on a platform that can be patched. So I wait a few years for the AAAs to be modded and patched by their communities and play 'em on the pc. Random Indy titles and established companies that don`t release buggy games are for the console. Sorry, bethesda, you will always have a place in my heart and on my pc. Though I am looking forward to not playing ESO for the first six months after release.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:27:58 PM
I prefer retro games on my computer
Just in case you don't know about it, I`ll mention gog.com
Originally "good old games", they now sell an increasing number of new games (mostly indie, but the same company that owns gog.com also owns a game dev studio and sell their games through gog.com) but are still mainly about old games. They bundle them with an emulator and write a combined install, so you just have to install as usual and it`ll run on modern OSes. Prices start from $6, but there are sales on most of the time and prices start from $2 in the sales.
They have a firm policy of no DRM of any kind, ever, so there`s nothing to inconvenience legitimate customers. I`ve bought new games from them just because of that policy, games I haven`t even played.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:20:14 PM
In fact, the only real argument I can think of against PC gaming is the lack of resale value on modern games. Most modern PC games can't be resold at all because they have one-shot activation and of course digital versions (which is the norm for PC games now, mainly Steam) can`t be resold at all.
Well, that and the fact that games companies screw customers on digital pricing, but that won`t be any different on consoles. They can quadruple their profits by selling at the same price, so they do.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:15:22 PM
In terms of cost, the difference isn't all that much. PCs have a higher hardware cost because they`re not sold at a loss, but they have a lower normal game cost because they don`t include a cut for the PC maker (console games include a cut for the console maker, which is why they can sell the consoles at no profit or even at a loss).