hunter_alien said:
Cerebralbore101 said:

So, because I can't play a PS4 game on an XB1 that's DRM? If only GoG got as many games as Steam. Sadly, most publishers want to make their own store, or put their games on the EGS where there's always online DRM that bricks the game as soon as the servers go down. 

What's the difference between pre-7th gen distribution models and today's distribution models? Most disks still come with 100% of the game on it. Sure there are day one patches, but in my experience those don't really change much about the game. Of course there are those certain types of games that are constantly being updated, and changed ala GaaS games. But I don't play those, and those games have always been like that even in 2004. They've just become more numerous and popular in the last few years. 

Day one patch, activation patch, on-disc dlc, installation disc that barely has some data on it, and probably other reasons that I am forgetting right now. The thing is, the "complete" physical game is starting to become less prelevant by the day. That is something that wasnt really a case in 2004 when you bought 99% of games for your GC/PS2/Xbox or even PC, and all the content was there, instantly playable.

I've played plenty of games without updating the day one patches, and they usually just kill a couple of bugs that got through at the last moment. If a game has an "activation patch" then that's just plain old always online level DRM. F that. I've never encountered a game that actually has that crap, but then again I steer clear of GaaS games. I hate GaaS with a passion. Also yes, I agree about the dumb install disk/cart that has only half the data on it. Screw that as well. 

I have over 60 PS4 games and I know nearly every one of them is 95% complete on disk. Same goes for my 30+ Switch carts. I have bought a few Switch carts with BS "download the other half of the game" nonsense. Those are a real problem on Switch lately. I'd say they only make up 5% of Switch games, but when it does happen, it sucks, and I return said game immediately. 



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