- May 2, 2017
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GOG doesn't have the clout to properly challenge Steam, even if their service is excellent in many ways (and obviously superior to EGS in so many ways). We needed someone with the power to challenge the entrenched de facto monopoly of Steam, which EGS has shown themselves as being capable of. And quite frankly what is the problem withe exclusives? Doesn't Steam have thousands of exclusives? Or do you find most Steam games on Uplay, Origin, and so on? No, I didn't think so. To break a monopoly that has cemented its position to such a degree that users actually like it (hello, Stockholm syndrome!), you need to force people out of it. Saying "hey, we're here too" won't help whatsoever when that just means that 99% of people will say "Ugh, another launcher to install, no thanks" and keep buying from Steam.GOG.com is an alternative in this way, not EGS.
There's no evidence that EGS actually sells data to anyone, but they do ask when buying a game if you want to share your contact details with the publisher of the game. I sincerely doubt Steam would ask about anything like that.Yay, I get a game for the low, low price of "give us all your personal data so we can sell it to advertisers and spammers. We will also leak it sooner or later. But here, you get a five dollar game!". Nah, thanks.
To be honest, competition is generally good so I'm not going to complain, other than about the fact that the market gets fragmented much like the video streaming mess. You need a dozen accounts to be able to get what you want, and a dozen "launchers" running in the background. I have a feeling that the pirate shops will see more traffic again.
I'm actually glad I got a bit too old to play games, so I don't have to deal with this stupidity.
That is quite true, though EGS at least does give developers a much fairer revenue share than Steam does. But nothing beats GOG's policy of ... well, actually letting you own the games you buy. What a revolutionary idea!It's, IMHO, the only one who tried to respect creator and consumer. EGS is just another Steam, with more immediate cash to burn.