not boycott one retailer forever I never said I boycotted steam (although I boycott Origin and anything EA related), because it wouldn't be true. Steam has some great sales and very good features (ad-hoc streaming being one of them), but nothing compares to the feeling when you download a game and can run it without any more hassle, without activating, being online or just running a pesky steam or galaxy.
Also, they included an EULA-like stuff in TW3 which I actually read through, because it were written in human readable language!
GoG lets you sell your games now? If not, why is this a dealbreaker for Steam but not for GoG?
Officially you can't(?) sell your GoG games either. The difference is GoG doesn't prevent you from giving the copy to anyone and receiving money for it with DRM, like steam does.
Why would you want to do that when that's not the exchange rate? In one direction, you're asking to take a loss, in the other you're asking the retailer to lose money on the transaction.
I think you misunderstood me. Steam, at the moment, exchange $->€ in 1:1 instead of their true exchange value. A 60$ game becomes 60€ game in Europe (the $->Ł conversion is even more ridiculous). How is this even remotely fair?
What if I tell you, we can legally download music and movies as a compensation for blank copy levies? (of course there is no end of governmental stupidity, so in theory you can't use bittorrent, as uploading is still illegal -.-)
Also, I'd take the special 301 badge of honor any time instead of DemocracyTM USA style.
What's wrong with rejecting ISDS because of "anti-corporation standing" and "Russian affiliation"?
What's wrong? As I told you: the reason.
The right reason is "because we won't let corporations fuck the people."
The main difference can be illustrated by another action of the govt, done again for advantages and in spite of corporations: all big stores must close on sunday. We did not want it. we do not profit from it. But then, no one asked "the people" of what they think of it.
Also, I did not bring in capitalism vs communism (?? there is no communism beside small tribes). I don't think either works correctly.
I'm pleasantly surprised that this piece of shit government scum stood up to something. My bet is they do it because of their anti-corporation standing and russian affiliation rather than the danger for the citizens it pose, but at least we have some good out of it.
Another proxy war between the US and Russia, this time in the middle of Europe. The only thing is, the US started this too close to the russian border to be resolved with excessive hypocrisy and moral grandstanding.
The usual loosers: Ukraine and the neighboring nations.