• @Earthwormjim91
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    109 months ago

    Which doesn’t make any sense whatsoever for a cloud gaming platform.

    If you don’t own the hardware the game is stored in, you don’t own the game. Which was shown when they closed stadia down and everyone lost all of their games.

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      Google has gone ahead and provided full refunds to all, encompassing not only the game costs but also expenses related to controllers, stadia devices, and purchased games. Developers of the few online games that have been available on stadia, have implemented a cost-free method for transferring accounts.

      Not excusing the fiasco that Google Stadia was, but credit where credit’s due.

      • @TheMauveAvenger
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        39 months ago

        They’re one of the very few companies that even could afford to do that, and they didn’t have to. I think people who invested into Stadia lucked out that it was Google and not some other company.

        I would be reluctant to sign up for a similar clone service unless you also get a key to another store.

        • Eager Eagle
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          19 months ago

          We didn’t luck out it was Google, if it had been a small startup I wouldn’t have trusted buying any games for it, neither would many others.

      • @Earthwormjim91
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        09 months ago

        So again, you didn’t actually own the game. You just bought a license to play it on Google’s servers.

        Sure give them credit for doing the bare minimum and refunding people. But if you don’t own whatever the game is stored on, you don’t own the game.

    • @[email protected]
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      39 months ago

      Yes but we got refunded and some publishers even gave licenses on other platforms for their games even though it was refunded

    • Eager Eagle
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      29 months ago

      One of the selling points of cloud gaming is exactly to be able to play it right after purchasing it without all that hassle. No more downloads, installs, game and driver updates, and hardware limitations.

      We don’t have that much control over steam games either. Whether the game is in our storage or not doesn’t matter at all. Being able to play it it’s what matters.

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        9 months ago

        Which is why a game streaming service makes sense.

        But that’s all it is. A service. You don’t own anything about it. You pay a few bucks a month and get to play games without having the hassle of having a console or pc.

        Cloud gaming makes sense and I’m not arguing against that. But not from an ownership perspective. Cloud gaming is gaming as a service in its purest form. A subscription system is perfect for that.

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          9 months ago

          We have never owned any creative work, we are granted the rights to use a copy. It’s always been this way.

          Owning was never the important part, it’s about being able to play/use/enjoy it.