You aren't even consistent with yourself.Quote:
give them a try, and then buy them on Steam
No, it doesn't. But it seems that you don't care anyways. You are not anti-DRM or pro open source, you just are "I want to get that for free, give me, give me, give me!!!!!!!"Quote:
Does that makes sense?
You want that people pay so that you can pirate?
Edit: Not sure if I should pay so that you could pirate because you don't seem to have lack of money.
And "pirating Linux" just doesn't make sense, since I can install Linux the usual way, by getting a netinstall from my favorite distribution, etc.
The thing is, people should be able to grab a DRM-free copy of a single-player game from TPB, try it for a day or two, and then buy it from Steam if they end up liking it. What's wrong with that?
Don't get me wrong. I'm more than happy to support gaming on Linux with my money, but I want to support games that I like, and what's better than actually trying the game first?
The worst thing you could do is to throw your money blindly to games that end up sucking anyway.
P.S., I'm not a gamer.
If you go buy food do you taste it before you buy it? Of course if you go to a grocery you don't have to try the food before buying because you know from your past experiences what to expect. But if you try something new. Then you might have a chance to wait for a freebie "try this" sample or you would just have to buy stuff blindly?
I am wondering why gamers think they should have some special rights to try games without paying. Just because it is possible to try a game for free does not mean they have the right to do so? Or does it?
Please don't talk without knowing. And yes, I hate DRM and I'm pro FOSS.
In the Good Old Days (tm) I went to a game shop and if I was interested of some game I thought I could buy, if good enough, I asked can I try it. I always could.
I am thinking that Steam could do better than it is doing now. Steam is excellent platform for better customer service.
Steam could give customers a chance to try a game for one hour for free. With DRM that would be trivial to implement. Steam would keep a database of games the customer has tried for one hour so that a customer could not abuse his rights. Steam would give the chance to try a game only to respected customers (to avoid account creation spamming). That is how things work in real life too.
Steam would get better data for marketing with the new "customer's rights" feature, and "respected customers" would get "benefits" :cool: