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October 1st, 2019, 16:49
Originally Posted by Wisdom View Post
I don't have an answer other than financial restraint and telling them you won't buy their product with their launcher. They do it because they can.
Sadly I think the ship has sailed on this as well. I think "launcher" or really data collection is here to stay if want the internet. Like you said before, most people have accepted this (50 or so apps on mobile and hence now PC) so the companies can get way with them and financial restraint is not going to hurt them at all.
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October 1st, 2019, 22:56
Let's see I have Steam, Gog, Ubi, Bethesda.net, Blizzard (not Dairy Queen), and Ubisoft so far. I haven't found an Epic game yet that I've needed to buy. I've bought more games and yet played less hours than ever before. I see myself leaving my gaming days behind eventually as even my favorite games don't hold my attention for more than a few hours each anymore.

I've replaced gaming with ever more reading. My kindle library is over 2000 books now, mostly just rented not purchased, and I read royalroad, fictionpress and web serials too.
I also play (piano/keyboards) and listen to a lot of music. I should probably write with as much as I read…
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October 1st, 2019, 23:48
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I haven't found an Epic game yet that I've needed to buy.
There'll be an exclusive survival game there one day, and you'll be right there buddy

Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I've bought more games and yet played less hours than ever before.
Same.
My "high-priority MUST play" list is ridiculously long, yet I find myself more and more doing other things, and not really getting as far as I'd like in any of them. I'd like time to stop for a few years, so I can catch up with life.
So many books, so much family stuff, so many programming things, so many games. I also want to get back into PnP RPG stuff, so I've been reading a bit of that, too.
TOO MUCH STUFF.
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October 5th, 2019, 11:56
Originally Posted by Wisdom View Post
Game launchers = DRM + Spyware.
But everyone is getting used to them.
Just like Windows Metrics, and every mobile app you install.
I have always included Steam into the same category, personally.

Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
Let's see I have Steam, Gog, Ubi, Bethesda.net, Blizzard (not Dairy Queen), and Ubisoft so far.
I have only GOG and Steam, Ubi which I don't use these days, and … doi MMO Launchers count, too ?
I don't use Steam often, either. Especially since I have fun with other games (DDO right now) these days. I have my favourite "steam" games on GOG, too. So that i can avoid Steam as much as possible.
GOG is the only one I more frequently use.
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