• ksynwa@lemmy.ml
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    2 months ago
    Pirate it. Simple as.

    Unless it has denuvo of course

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      2 months ago

      I wonder if this move will be a good incentive for pirating Sony’s games… I guess we will find out.

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        For a live service game like Helldivers you could at least logically justify the account requirement but for an offline game like GoW it will just piss people.

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          For a live service game like Helldivers you could at least logically justify the account requirement

          Uhhhh what? No. The fact that it does not exist and has not existed for months shows that’s it’s not justifiable.

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            But you could come up with a believable reason for multiplayer. (Ex. Maybe the devs decided their servers wouldn’t scale and had to move to Sony’s, but those require users to have a Sony account.)

            For single player, there’s not even a hypothetical excuse. They just want you to be inconvenienced for their own gain.

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              My guy, the PSN requirement was suspended because it was causing server issues. You can use it RIGHT NOW without PSN…

              There is no believable reason, that’s why users were upset.

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            2 months ago

            Not justifiable but one can weave some twisted logic to explain it. With single player games there is even less explanation.

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    wack, glad ratchet and clank came out before they decided to shoot themselves in the foot

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      Even single-player games aren’t single-player anymore with all the online-requiring bullshit publishers have shoved into their games. The game most likely comes with a fuckton of telemetry and user-behaviour tracking which is a lot more valuable to Sony if it can be attached to a specific user.

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      The same way Ubisoft, EA or whoewer else has their own fancy launcher.

      Its an incredibly stupid thing but unfortunetly nothing new

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      At least with ghost of tsushima you only needed an account for the online co-op mode.

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    Sony be losing their marrbles if they think PC player’s won’t disarrm this requirement quite arrbitrarily. The adventures of snarrling Kratos and his charrge Atreiu in Asgarrd will be played on PC with or without this farrce.

    Also, I must also apologize for my grammarr. I find arrticulating parrticularly harrd.

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    There’s a fair amount of sailor talk around here. Any captains manage to get their booty to run on Linux? I tried ff7 remake to no avail

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    This is annoying in a way, but really, how is this any different than buying an EA or Ubisoft game on steam? I mean, besides that it’s actually a good game. This bullshit has been normalized for awhile and isn’t a surprise.

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      how is this any different than buying an EA or Ubisoft game on steam?

      Some of us don’t buy that bullshit either.

      This bullshit has been normalized for awhile

      Only because people like yourself allow it to be.

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        Gotta give it to EA and ubisoft tho, they really help me boycott them. I wish I could say it takes some effort to avoid their games or that I would buy them if they were good companies but damn, I don’t think they released a single interesting game in the past 10 years

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        I think you guys all missed the implication that I think EA and Ubisoft games suck. Why am I buying games that suck?

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          Your comment read like many I have seen in response, suggesting that “normal”= acceptable.

          I don’t really care if EA or Ubi games are good or not. In either case, the problem is not the game, it’s the publisher.

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            Yeah, I could have worded that better.

            I suppose I have accepted it as just the way it is and will be, which is a shame, but I don’t buy their products either. I would love to play the new God of War, but I don’t need to that badly. There’s plenty of other great games out there without this bullshit which I would rather support

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      I believe the issue is they are way more region limited and you could buy the game but not be able to access it due to that region limitation.

      Could be wrong, all I know is from the hell divers chaos

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        They’re delisting in regions without PSN. The irony of Helldivers is they backpedaled on PSN requirement but left it delisted in those countries. So people who already bought it can still play but new people can’t buy, so the player base is steadily declining.

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          The irony of Helldivers is they backpedaled on PSN requirement but left it delisted in those countries

          Because they’re still planning to implement it

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      how is this any different than buying an EA or Ubisoft game on steam?

      Who says it is different? Some time ago, I wanted to buy South Park: The Fractured but Whole on Steam, but when I saw the Ubisoft account requirement, I immediately close the tab.

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        As you should, good job. I guess I failed to elaborate - I think unfortunately it will still sell very well, as has been demonstrated by other companies doing this. I don’t expect Sony to stop, they had the opportunity, are doubling down, and it does suck. I guess I have a hard time being outraged when really it’s nothing new. Same shit, different company.

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    Just make a PSN account. Use a burner email if you’re concerned about vague corporate data mining. Or, alternatively, play something else.

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      This is arguably less about us few privileged having to create an account on a shitty platform, just like with ea and ubisoft, but more about people from 175 countries not even being able to buy the game just because Sony doesn’t offer their services there even though it’s a singleplayer game distributed through Steam like many of their past games.

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        The Internet was supposed to free us of this antiquated regional bullshit. But companies made the decision to keep erecting picket fences.