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How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:47:31 PM »
Let's see, there's Steam, GOG Galaxy, Origin, UPlay, Battle.net Client...

Missing any?

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 04:44:34 PM »
i havent even in-stalled "stame" on my new laptop yet.....

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 05:19:55 PM »
Few obscure ones.  The mostly-deprecated GMG "Capsule/Playfire" software.  The BigFishGames launcher.  Epic Games has one now too.

I generally use Steam+GOG Galaxy, and rarely Origin+Uplay.

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2016, 01:50:07 AM »
the first three. i think i have a uplay account as well but i don't have the software installed

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 05:22:34 AM »
i think the # of game portals in the world is a little ridiculous.....

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2016, 05:55:53 AM »
Inconvenient, perhaps.  But I prefer that to a Valve monopoly.

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2016, 01:30:33 PM »
yeah, i mean idk about origin/uplay, but gog certainly isn't unwelcome with all its drm-free-ness and such

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2016, 02:49:56 PM »
interesting!!! some people have suggested to me that i drop my HUBOLAUNCHER in favor of the itch.io application.... but it sounds like none of you gamers use that thing!!!!! (i dont either, but i have downloaded games from the itch.io web site)

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2016, 04:23:24 PM »
i use steam i guess i have origin too but it sucks balls

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 01:02:19 AM »
i have stream installed but i dont rly use it...... i didnt know gog had a thing i thought u just downloaded ur DRM-Free Game's from the gog web site

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 01:58:36 AM »
You can download them directly or use their Galaxy client.  It just offers some optional backend features like friends lists, save file syncing, achievements, etc.

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2016, 11:27:53 PM »
Yeah, actually.  I didn't know he was going to be publishing the email when I wrote it, though.  So what I said really doesn't make much sense in context.  I had just asked him to nofollow his links to some iffy sellers and gave a brief explanation as to why.  He decided to publish it for "equal balance", ironically the one thing I'd suggested against.

Anyway, that article was from a year and a half ago.  Since then attitudes have shifted and people have finally caught on that G2A and similar sites are not great for the industry.  So, job done?

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2016, 02:39:57 AM »
"We spoke to a source who wishes to remain anonymous, so let's just call him SquareWheel of the /r/GameDeals subreddit."

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Re: How many PC games portals do you have installed?
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2016, 04:42:05 AM »
"Can we use your real name?"

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