"that's why PC gaming is what it is today". Yeah and you forget the other OS's and don't give credit to them either, funny how that works.
Windows 10 store restricts what you buy and where you buy it, stop trying to dodge the goal posts. The OS also becomes a form of restriction when win 7-8 users are not able to buy MS games that are locked to the Win 10 store, so in essence the OS does become partly restrictive. You want to call those people "stuck in the past", you may as well say the same for every OS that isn't Win 10, and that is an argument you will lose outright, and for good reason.
MS is restrictive in who gets to use what via their own OS. They haven't allowed the majority of their own software to be fully usable on other OS's, even the free Linux. Apple locks software to their own OS, the same way MS does, so please stop trying to assert that MS is completely 110% the same as Linux, because it's really not.
I'd prefer Obsidian remain free and 100% autonomous. if they get bought up by MS, they remain locked to MS devices and OS's, just like Apple would do. It's funny how you claim MS as literally the only one whom wouldn't "close" the studio to their eco-system, yet apparently everyone else would, that's utter tripe any way you spin it.
Yes, my preference is my own, clever deduction right there. Also "boycott" is such a strong word, I prefer it as my own "decision" not to purchase from the Win 10 store, but instead to purchase from others that give me what I want and what I'm looking for.
You call it petty, that's adorable. What you are interested in can be seen as petty by others, and I know you well enough to see you arguing differently, but you don't want to see it from the other end and admit you misjudge them.
I bought BF1 on Origin because I had no choice. There is no other choice to buy BF1 other than Origin, thanks to EA taking their ball and going home with it, while charging a higher price. Same thing Activision has now done with CoD, with zero benefits to my side.
You don't see fault because you know it would knock you down a peg, as well as your arguments. I've seen you do this with multiple users on here and it's honestly frustrated them for good reason. YTou do not make sound and factually "compelling" arguments. You just throw everyone else under the bus that isn't MS.
Ha, I don't hold a personal grudge, I just dislike stupid shit that companies do, nothing "personal" about that.
Buying anything is considered a "normal business practice", doesn't mean it cannot be criticized though. Any company buys another to make money and not lose it, what else is there beyond the average norm?.
I'd rather see their potential without being under MS's heel. I've seen what other devs have without being a part of the big 3.
Seems the point went straight over your head, or maybe you choose to go with there the same thing. Forcing a product on a device which requires you to buy new hardware for is completely different to logging into a different Eco System that is available on the same hardware. Under MS you would expect everything to come to Windows and Xbox. Under Apple you would need to buy a Mac. Big difference.
Dont say you know me, you dont, you have no idea how i game or what i do, you base that assumption off the same few who disregard me who i prove wrong.
Now we are going off topic. End of the day, get over it. MS are building there line up because of all the critism they have been receiving lately so you poke the bear than expect action, especially a big bear like MS.
You can hate it all you want, difference between us is i dont care aslong as i dont lose access on hardware i own. This move does not change that or affect me.
If you choose to miss out on quality games due to a log in than go for it. I dont care if i have to log into an app, ill do it just like my Origin examples.
No, it hasn't, you've just been trying to skew the point and changes made over the years in OS's and gaming to just MS. You willingly ignore Linux, Mac and the other OS's when talking about gaming on PC as a whole. You only focus on your best bud company and nothing more.
You claim so hard to like many a thing, yet you hardly ever show for it when talking about other software, other tech and the like.
Actually no, it's not even new at this point. Minecraft itself isn't new either, and we know what they've been doing with the original vs the other versions of MC for one example. The other games that can easily work on 7-8 are simply outright denied, because they didn't install and use Windows 10.
Just for the record, I use Windows 10, but it in no way stops me from criticizing the company, while also standing up for those who simply want to keep using 7, but also be able to play the games they want to play on them.
Actually no, Anything under Apple means you have to use Apple, and the same goes for Windows for Xbox, the same exact deal mate. You have two difference eco-systems that operate under the same core principle.
Yes, I do. I don't know your daily life, but in terms of talking about MS and gaming, that matter so very, very little, so don't drag personal life or what petty little issues you have going on in it. I disregard you because you are simply full of hot air. You defend at every turn, you move the goal posts each and every time, I've seen you argue with other people by now to know that you will never admit fault, it's just who you are as a person on a psychological level.
You can get over it mate. You need to get over the goal post moving and always being on the defense all the time for a company that doesn't give a rats arse what you do.
Lol "big bear", oh sweet summer child. You think MS is like some godlike figure over everything on this planet, how absolutely childlike naive you are. History is written by the victors as they say, and well, that hasn't worked well for MS 3 times in a row so far.
"hate"?, no criticize is the word, please use it correctly, let I decide to label you outright like you do me.
I choose to support and purchase what I want, and what I want isn't on the Win 10 store and isn't what MS is selling. Until Win 10 has a full and rich feature-set and library exactly like Steam, and isn't attached to an OS, then I'll consider them, but until then it's Steam, GoG, B.net and Origin for me.