Data is Data… (Gaming)

by Vortech @, A Fourth Wheel, Saturday, May 16, 2020, 14:39 (773 days ago) @ Cody Miller

no matter where they are stored. Those telltale games could just as easily have been sold to you on a disk and still broken when a server was taken down. That's about how the game was designed/programed, not the media. Forced obsolescence (the real thing, not some whining conspiracy nut jobs that think batteries should be magical and never degrade) and when people constructively make it happen through indifference to longevity are things to denounce. But that is not a reason we must cling to slow and wasteful physical media. DRM is your enemy; DVD is not your savior.

(and as someone who champions indie titles I would think you would want to get rid of physical distribution just to lower costs, disintermediate the publishers, and level the playing field.)

P.S. 32 bit titles are still available in the Mac App Store and all titles you previously purchased are still available for you to re-download if you are signed in even if the title is no longer available for sale. The only reason software would not appear on you purchased list for re-download is if the author chose to pull if from the store entirely or it was pulled for TOS violations. So, again, this is about the publisher/author, not the platform/Media.

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