Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:49 PM
I also rarely buy games from GoG because like I've said. Most of their games tend to be old or wrapped... or both. For people who can't be bothered to DIY or have a strong taste in the classics that's fine though. Mostly I don't just buy from one place. I've bought games from all the major outlets before including all those I've said I rarely buy from.
I've around a dozen titles on GoG and about a handful from MGS right now. There also just tends to be not a lot for me to actually you know.... buy (that I'm interested in). And like for example since Feral still doesn't put all their games on Steam and I want them sooner than later I buy direct from them.
Also, you can't trivialize Steam in favor of MGS because to be honest Steam has more worldwide mindshare amongst developers who ended up considering porting or having their games ported to the Mac because of Steam. I understand having loyalty to the "home team" so to speak but as far as digital distribution for games goes Steam is the biggest fish in the pond. There are quite a few developers who wouldn't have even made PC versions of their games if it hadn't been for Steam. Gabe Newell has even courted Japanese developers to bring their games to Steam and there's been a resurgence of games from publishers like Konami because of that. Also fighting games like Injustice Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat, Tekken vs Street Fighter, King of Fighters XIII Steam Edition, etc. that probably wouldn't have happened without Steam. Hopefully that'll someday trickle over onto the Mac side of things. It might sooner to the Linux side though because you know... SteamOS.
Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:
It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.
the Battle Cat said:
Slower and faster? I'm sorry to hear such good news?
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