BloodFireDeath: PC gamers, let me know how playing red dead redemption, uncharted series, the last of us, mario kart, Dragons Dogma, newer zelda games, Bloodborne, etc on your pc works out. Most pc exclusives are mobas and crappy mmos, but honestly the only thing Id fix my laptop for that I cant play on console is the new Diviniry.Lately Ive been playing Brave Frontier on my kindle. It's like Dragon Quest and Pokemon had a child.
The Bestest: I was about to comment that this likely has more to do with Philly than Gamestop (in Georgia, Gamestop is legally classified as a pawnbroker, therefore all laws that apply to pawn shops also apply to Gamestop, so you have to show ID to trade in games, etc), but according to TFA the city isn't holding Gamestop to the law, they're doing it on their own.
ZAZ: requiring fingerprints for your purchase of a used automatic assault gameBy "your purchase" submitter means "your sale." Used stuff dealers have to have a plan for handling stolen stuff. Some buy it and move it out before anybody notices. Some scrap dealers only use traceable forms of payment to buy scrap. This shop asks for a fingerprint to prevent anonymous sales of stolen games.
Nem Wan: OK, so you report your stolen game to the police. Your game has no serial number or anything uniquely identifiable. Police look at LeadsOnline and see a whole bunch of stores that bought copies of that game, and they all have similar descriptions. Even if the victim had uniquely marked his copies, the clerk entering descriptions might not have thought of describing those marks when they entered the item in the database, and the police officer's search terms might not find that anyway.I'm trying to think of any purpose this has besides GameStop-performed security theatre and intimidation of sellers, but I'm drawing a blank. There's no way anybody is going to find their stolen games because of what GameStop is doing.
Nemo's Brother: if you "buy" via Steam, you don't really own anything.
Warlordtrooper: Why is the government forcing pawn stores to store seller identification and how does that not violate multiple parts of the constitution
kroonermanblack: Warlordtrooper: Why is the government forcing pawn stores to store seller identification and how does that not violate multiple parts of the constitutionIt always has? Because pawn shops are commonly fences for stolen goods, so maintaining a verifiable source of 'where did this come from' helps track down someone who is serial breaking and entering places. It's low-rent theft. A pawn shop can get shut down or heavily fined if they get caught receiving stolen goods, and at the very least the stolen goods get repossessed, meaning they're out whatever they paid for them.Nemo's Brother: if you "buy" via Steam, you don't really own anything.Oh, holy farking shiatballs, that's a totally new and revolutionary theory which hasn't been beaten to death like a stale whore. Steam has earned trust. Steam hasn't farked the user base. Steam has said 'if we go out, games will be available to play somehow.Show me a single instance of steam ever revoking a game license or otherwise not allowing users to access content they paid for which is not A) Server related, B) refund related (no, you don't get infinite refunds, but they do often refund games which are released and unplayable), C) A key-sale issue (i.e. they ran out of keys to sell, and have to wait for the developers to make more available), D) Valve's Anti-cheat system catching a dumbass, or a similar issue. Just one.You can, in fact, play offline. There's a checkbox. You can also disable your internet connection. Once you download a digital copy of a game, you can back it up however you want, and it's not like you can't find cracks to remove the steam check from games. Or, with about half of them, you just edit the name of the .exe to have -steam or something so it doesn't run through steam.
Frederf: A girl I know lost her entire Steam library (well, user) to some sort of glitch. Everything gone. Dozens of purchases just gone. Not hers anymore. No record. No chance of recovery. I'm as surprised as you. It does happen, not often enough to make me not use Steam but it does happen.
kroonermanblack: Frederf: A girl I know lost her entire Steam library (well, user) to some sort of glitch. Everything gone. Dozens of purchases just gone. Not hers anymore. No record. No chance of recovery. I'm as surprised as you. It does happen, not often enough to make me not use Steam but it does happen.This just needed a FW:FW:FW:RE:FW:YOU WON'T BELIEVE!!!!!! from my mother before it.
gopher321: Poor console gamers. Lousy games, lousy tech, lousy service.
Glitchwerks: With Steam I never need to visit a Gamestop again.Thank you, Steam.
Last Man on Earth: I'd say I would stop going to Gamestop over this, but seeing as I can't remember the last time I went to Gamestop instead of Amazon anyway, it's kind of a meaningless statement.
Dragonflew: The conservative racist derp in the comments is incredible.
BMFPitt: I see no way that GameStop still exists in 5 years.But I'm going to end up losing a few hundred bucks betting it would have been sooner.
BMFPitt: I see no way that GameStop still exists in 5 years.
Glitchwerks: Radioshack managed to cling on well past complete irrelevance. Perhaps GameStop will somehow manage the same feat.(although Radioshack's days do indeed seem to be numbered.)
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