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Thread: Favourite Platform?

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2017
    Location: Germany

    Favourite Platform?

    So, what is your favourite platform to buy games, namely Thief 1+2+3 on?

    Is it:

    GOG.com

    Steam

    *name other platforms*

    or do you prefer Hard copies?

    (Also, if any of that appears kind of cheesy and overly happy, it is because I'm on a tramadol therapy right now. One of its side effects is euphoria. So...sorry )
    Last edited by Soccorro; 10th May 2017 at 01:46.

  2. #2
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Most of us bought Thief before any of those services even existed. Your thread is bad.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2015
    Location: Wisconsin
    I bought the original Thief trilogy as a hard copy back around 2011 or so (The Complete Collection from Mastertronic). Though lately, I've been buying my PC games through Steam, including Thief 2014 and Dishonored.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2017
    Location: Germany
    Sorry if this is offensive in any way. I only wanted to know what people prefer if they had an account on any platform or if they avoid those and prefer hard copies. I myself have a thief 3 hard copy but prefer the GOG version, since it is a much more comfortable way of storing and installing it.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    I buy games in the following preference: 1) GOG 2) Steam

    With GOG I like that I can just put a bunch of games on my laptop and play them on the road without worrying about internet connections.

    Steam has really come a long way. I started out hating it, as it was a buggy bloated piece of s..oftware in the beginning, but now that the offline mode works without hitches and the new refund policy is in place, I'm more or less okay with it.

    I used to buy indie games on Desura every now and then, but then they went belly up.

    I've checked out games on itch.io, but in most cases it's either nothing I'm interested in or it's available on Steam.

    Uplay is terrible and could die in a fire as far as I care. Even if it does mean I'm missing out on Ubisoft games, I'm not installing it on my computer.

    Origin is not bad, but I have a deep distrust in EA. Also, it's not as good as Steam, my least preferred platform. Still, I made an account there to get the free games they offer from time to time, though I already own most of them elsewhere.
    Last edited by Starker; 10th May 2017 at 04:22.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    GOG also has its Galaxy platform, though I don't use it. Also, what is the benefit of DRM to the consumer? Is it anything other than a potential inconvenience? I can't see any situation where you shouldn't prefer DRM-free games to games with DRM, all other things being equal.

  7. #7
    New Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    I bought T1&2 on CD, but T3 on Xbox (terrible platform for Thief!) because I didn't have a pc to run it, and then re-bought the first 2 on GOG, 3 on Steam. It seems easier to mod games with GOG versions, so I prefer that platform overall.

    That said, my favorite platform in Thief Gold is the one in Down in the Bonehoard that let me escape the clutches of 5 zombies. I really appreciated that mantling to that platform...

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    All I know is that it's always a hassle to check whether a game on Steam is DRM-free or not (i.e. can be played without the Steam client). With GOG, I don't have to worry about such things.

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Quote Originally Posted by Soccorro View Post
    Sorry if this is offensive in any way.
    It isn't. Don't mind ZB, he just has very high standards.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    It's not that I prefer to launch my games from Windows, it's that I like to take games on trips to play during train rides or at my summer home or other places where Internet is not always readily available. With GOG I can just download a bunch of installers on a flash drive or an external HD and I'm good to go.

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    No, I have not, but don't they still require the Steam client to launch?

  12. #12
    Member
    Registered: May 2010
    First time i bought Thief 1 was a budget version from a local supermarket. Next was Thief Deadly Shadows, also as a budget version from a supermarket. Then, after years, i bought both Thief Gold, and Thief 2 on Steam. Which are also completely DRM free, like the GOG games, so you can just copy those to another place on your harddrive, or to an external harddrive.

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