Gabagoolzoo

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Gabagoolzoo,

Yeah it can only get so good before Windows starts to show its ugly face. Steam Deck works so well because it runs games within it's own compositor with absolutely no bloat or distractions.

Gabagoolzoo,

Good thing no one said that

Gabagoolzoo,

"Hyperbole" is just a euphemism for strawman. No one said PC players don't buy shark cards. You made their argument look ridiculous by misrepresenting what they said. That isn't a good faith argument to begin with.

Gabagoolzoo,

Being able to resell digital games would completely fuck single player games. I imagine a handful of licenses would get sold at launch and then redistributed between people endlessly, until sales just bottom out completely when you can get a second-hand key for pennies. There would probably be a big shift towards games with lots of replay value like multiplayer or roguelikes.

Gabagoolzoo, (edited )

One is a physical collectable and the other is not. It's like comparing an NFT to a Funko pop, there is a reason the latter never took off. If you think digital goods have value as collectables, then surely you also think NFTs have value as collectables? (The current NFT market would state otherwise...)

Gabagoolzoo,

Why? What exactly would keep a second hand digital games market afloat? Physical games have collectability. You might pay a little extra to buy new, so you know the physical goods are in pristine condition. Digital goods have no inherent value. You can show them off on your Steam account and that's about it.

People would buy the keys at initial lauch, finish the game and then sell the keys. Next group buys those keys for cheap, finish the game and then sells for even less. This cycle continues in a race to the bottom. Unlike physical media where it could get lost, destroyed, etc. those keys NEVER go away. Prices will go down infinitely. There is absolutely no scarcity whatsoever.

Companies are only able to sell a certain amount of keys total before the third market economy kicks off and everyone just uses that. Companies then have to maintain price parity with the third market and sell their games at perpetually low prices because there is NO downside to buying used in a digital market. Aint no way in hell a company is sinking money into big-budget single-player games if they have to sell the game for $5 a month after release. They would need to shift towards making more replayable games to incentivise people to hang on to their copies.

Please, tell me where I am wrong.

Gabagoolzoo,

Lol, this website is so fucking shit. Sorry for trying to discuss things on a discussion forum.

Gabagoolzoo,

... Jfc, I didn't make any kind of moral argument about ownership at all. At no point did I ever say you should or should not be able to sell the things that you own. Maybe read what I fucking said.

Gabagoolzoo,

I didn't say you should or should not be able to do anything, I'm just talking about what effects such law might have.

Gabagoolzoo,

Karma/subreddit systems incentivize posting inflammatory things for their insular communities to circle-jerk over. Nothing fuels the upvotes like righteous indignation. Spreading positivity doesn't give the short-term endorphin release that internet points give you.

Gabagoolzoo,

Hyberbole is often employed for humorous effect

Gabagoolzoo,

Sad to say, I've been using r*ddit more and more because of all these tankie extremists on the fediverse. I just get tired of blocking all of the morally-repugnant "democracy=bad, islamofascism=good" 0 IQ takes I see on a daily basis. Makes the average redditor seem like a paragon of virtue and reason by comparison.

Gabagoolzoo,

From was a big part in paving the way for Japanese console games to come to Steam in the first place with Dark Souls in 2012. Most of their ports are perfectly fine.

Gabagoolzoo,

So... Miyazaki is lazy because there's a lot of optional content?

Gabagoolzoo,

...what isn't clear about it, Steam top sellers list has always been total revenue of everything sold on Steam. Even F2P games with microtransactions are counted.

Gabagoolzoo,

What other metric would you use to measure "top sellers", flat units sold? $10 indies and games on sale would probably dominate that list. Seems the most sense to base it off of revenue.

Gabagoolzoo,

Units sold is really only useful if comparing similar products. You wouldn't compare how many yachts are sold in a year vs how many toothpicks or sticks of gum, by the same logic it makes no sense to compare a $500 gaming console to a $2 indie game either. Steam sells a lot of different products, I mean how would you measure F2P games which are not even sold by unit in the first place? How about DLCs? Software licenses?

And I would argue the info is useless anyway. All the list does is give you rough idea on what's making money on Steam, there are no specifics given. No one is using this data for anything serious.

Gabagoolzoo,

It's not impossible, you just need to name your files correctly. I haven't had a single issue with either Jellyfin or Plex. Used both for many years.

Gabagoolzoo,

I put off using Jellyfin for years because of comments like this. Finally made the switch three years ago and lo and behold... it's just a better Plex. More customizable, less intrusive and the syncplay actually works. There are a few issues client-side depending on your platform, but other than that I don't get the criticism.

Gabagoolzoo,

Caddy makes it a breeze. Just get a domain name, add an A record for your IP and put in this one line:

caddy reverse-proxy --from example.com --to 127.0.0.1:8096

Just like that, remote access over HTTPS.

Gabagoolzoo,

Installing games is same as Windows, download and launch via Steam. As for lack of FPS, willing to bet you had an Nvidia card but didn't install the drivers for it.

Gabagoolzoo,

You click the game on Steam, click "install". That's the same on Windows or Linux, the client doesn't change.

Going from 144fps to 2fps sounds like a graphics driver issue to me, what was the problem then?

Gabagoolzoo,

Incorrect again.

uh... ok. It really is that simple, I play games everyday on Linux and that is exactly how I've installed 100s of games, so I'm really not getting it... Are you talking about enabling Steam Play in the Steam settings or something?

I don’t know. The “that’s the story of the time I tried to play games on Linux” indicates that I, and most every other user, doesn’t care enough to spend all day burrowing through search engines and support threads to figure out how to just make the thing work.

I don't know why you are telling me this, I'm not the King of Linux or anything. Just thought I might help you with your problem, I don't know what I did for you to unload all this on me lol

Gabagoolzoo,

Ah, I wasn't the original person you replied to sorry. If it isn't Nobara or Bazzite, chances are most distros will require tweaking to get gaming to an acceptable level.

Gabagoolzoo,

Sway devs don't support NVIDIA graphics

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