I got some Pm's about this and I guess I'll just post it here.Maladus wrote:Out of curiosity, what makes you want to support Valve vs. Beamdog? The way I see the situation, is that Beamdog is doing the work to update the game and are simply using Steam as a platform to reach their audience. I'd love to hear your thoughts about this explained. That said, the game will be out on Steam on the 27th so if you want to wait for it to be on Steam then you won't have to wait long.BegoneThoth wrote:on sale as in available to buy.
i'd rather buy from steam to support valve.
They actually full on stopped their company from making games to save pc gaming from becoming some app store mess where MS gets to decide who uses directX and everything has to shift to their closed app and store standard because if it. Thank goodness they saw the way the wind was blowing years before it did and stopped what would have been the end of pc gaming as we know it.BegoneThoth wrote:https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hoo ... mes-again/
In short, PC gaming was headed in a direction similar to the app store. Frankly, if it wasn't for Valve, things like this;Newell gave some background on Valve's projects from the last few years, like SteamVR and the Vive headset, explaining that the company was worried about the PC heading in the direction of an iPhone-esque closed ecosystem. "You can see that Microsoft was like, wow, how can we make Windows more like that? Or Zuckerberg is saying, 'well I tried to compete in the phones, I got my Snuggybear kicked, so I'm going to create this new thing, VR, which will allow me to recreate the kind of closed, high margin ecosystem that Apple's done.' And that really started to worry us, because we thought that the strength of the PC is about its openness … So we started to make some investments to offset that."
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ars-of-war
Would have become the new way.
So yeah, I'm going to support them.
Their Linux OS and hardware initiatives didn't need to be successful, just be developed by an industry giant to show other companies what they will fight against if they close things off.
And they were wholly successful, thank God.