Started by steve58, September 18, 2019, 10:09:01 AM
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QuoteThe simply named Rockstar Games Launcher went live worldwide on Tuesday on Windows PCs, and it includes the ability to purchase and install a range of Rockstar-developed games (and their associated microtransactions). This is the first time Rockstar has offered direct purchases of its PC games, as opposed to serving games on services such as Steam. With that in mind, the launcher also lets players find and boot existing Rockstar games' Steam installationshttps://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09/rockstar-gives-away-a-gta-classic-to-get-you-to-install-its-new-games-launcher/
Quote from: steve58 on September 18, 2019, 10:09:01 AM How many more freaking launchers/distributor thingies does the world need? Pretty soon every single game company will have their own launcher... :pullhair:
Quote from: Jarhead0331 on September 18, 2019, 11:13:58 AMI thought they already had something similar to this. It pops up when I run GTA5. Maybe it is just the "Social Club"?
Quote from: RommelFox on September 18, 2019, 11:48:08 AMQuote from: steve58 on September 18, 2019, 10:09:01 AM How many more freaking launchers/distributor thingies does the world need? Pretty soon every single game company will have their own launcher... :pullhair:Ugh. It's the same thing with everyone trying to do their own streaming service for their shows. Just stop, it's getting to be too much.
Quote from: FarAway Sooner on September 19, 2019, 07:54:44 AMThey wouldn't be doing all of this if Steam were cheaper/easier to do business with. I say let 'em try, and if the experience is better than what Steam offers, or just a similar experience, and the developers get to keep more of the money, go with it. If your client experience sucks (and it often does), just limit yourself to Steam purchases.I get that it complicates the landscape for us gamers. But I think it's impossible to not lay some of the blame on Steam. Both are for-profit firms trying to maximize revenue.
Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 19, 2019, 11:34:35 AMJarhead is 100% correct. "If the experience is better than what Steam offers" - well it's not even close, with any client, and some of them have had years and haven't been hobbled by the same ridiculous kind of "flat management" style Valve apparently uses either.Valve have said in the past that the cut they ask for is necessary in order to fund the development they do on Steam. Without being privy to their accounting records, it's hard to argue otherwise.It's easy to lose sight of just how much work Valve put into Steam. And not just Steam either - Windows-only people will not realise it, but Valve contribute shitloads to the free software community as well. Like, a TON. Read about Proton, for just one example.
Quote from: FarAway Sooner on September 20, 2019, 11:25:22 PMIf somebody else wants to try making another launcher that's just as good or better, more power to them!