VideoGameCritic wrote:bluenote - Is your message serious? Look at what you wrote.
Look at your first point - "buy a game, go through a 45 min process, and play". 20 years ago you would have thought this was a joke. I have to perform a bunch of maintenance chores and wait a long period of time to play a game I BOUGHT? Any 1992 gamer would have laughed you out of the room. Yet it has become the norm. Apparently our time isn't worth as much as it used to be.
"agree to the EULA. Ok, why not?"
You may not realize it, but whenever you do something like this you're giving up your privacy and rights. Little by little they are chipping away. That EULA says you do not own the game. Your access to the game depends solely on them. They can change the game at any time. They can monitor your behavior and sell that information to anybody they want. You have become the product.
This is exactly what the industry is banking on - people conditioned to blindly accept any condition or restriction bestowed upon them. And the thing is, by the time we realized all we've lost in the name of "convenience", it'll be too late.
What chores?? A 45 min install? I buy a new Switch game, put it in, and go upstairs and cook dinner, play with the kids, whatever while it installs. That's it. What's the big deal? I never have to do that again for that game (I guess for the odd update, which doesn't take long at all). I may be ignrorant though, i don't have a Ps4, only a switch.
20 years ago I bought Windows 98, how long was that install? Hours. Did people expect that to install immediately because "they bought it"?
As far as EULA's, c'mon, when did that ever affect anyone?? You said that the eula says you do not own the game. Okay, what does that mean and how does that effect you?? I have Mario Oddysey for example. EULA says I don't own it. Oky, so what? I still have the game on my shelf and can play it anytime I want. What changes exactly?
What rights and privacy am I giving away? I'm installing a game, using the updates and playing offline (as I stated in my initial post).
"they can change the game anytime they want". Okay. This means fixing bugs. Perfect! That's what I want. Are they changing the game itself, ie, making a boss harder, changing enemies, etc? I don't think so. As far as I know, they just fix some bugs and add levels (if you want).
I don't know, it's no big deal for me. I'm not that paranoid about online stuff. I'm also just giving a different viewpoint. As I said initially, I can possibly learn something from other views, so perhaps I may be ignorant on some of this stuff as well.