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  1. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    24 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

    OK, we can keep playing this game if you want to:

    View PostCooljerk, on 24 June 2017 - 07:41 PM, said:

    you install steam on a virtual machine, set it to offline mode after installing your game, then back up the image of your virtual harddrive onto your favorite medium of choice as a restore point.

    A valid suggestion, but that only works until your current virtualization solution is discontinued, since that particular Windows installation or virtual disk image might not work with other tools. You'd eventually need a virtual machine to run your old virtual machine, which's insane.
  2. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    24 June 2017 - 07:25 PM

    View PostMaster Emerald, on 24 June 2017 - 11:37 AM, said:

    I can't access any of my old games on physical media either. First because I don't have access to a CD drive, and 2 because they don't work on Windows 10 anymore, so either I download the ISO and run them on DOSBox or wait for a remaster :p

    If you're enthusiastic about this stuff, you'll likely have at least a USB CD drive and virtual machines with older versions of Windows, if not an actual PC from back in the day. Many of us collect old consoles and their cartridges, it's not much different with PCs.


    Specially considering like, a LOT of games with day one patches can't even launch before updating.

    Yeah, that's part of the bullshit. Even a physical release is useless if the game needs patches you can't back-up and apply without the assistance of online services.


    I mean, I get there WAS a difference before. Not now, physical media will be phased out and will be the exception. The thing we have to fight for is to ensure that the license of use we got is preserved as required by law.

    And that online services aren't required to install or validate the products you bought.
  3. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    24 June 2017 - 10:33 AM

    View PostStimil Rc., on 24 June 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

    Is there an advantage to buying physical PC releases beyond having a physical copy to put on display and maybe faster install times?

    For me, the main appeal of a physical release is still being able to play the game several years down the road, even if the companies releasing the game or offering it for download go out of business or stop offering the game.

    Mania made me buy something on Steam for the first time, so I have no idea if you can keep the stuff you buy from them in case they go out of business, but in general I greatly dislike the new way of "buying" things, that has you rely on some company providing you the content instead of giving you full control over it.

    It sure is convenient and cheap to buy things digitally, but you don't really own anything anymore, if you have to rely on services to access your stuff.
  4. In Topic: Sonic Mania (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC)

    13 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

    View PostXCubed, on 13 June 2017 - 06:23 PM, said:

    What??? I'm not looking forward to that. My only wish is that I don't get stuck there.

    I'm not looking forward to this either. I'll most likely get stuck, unless this is significantly watered down and doesn't require you to be actually good at it.
  5. In Topic: Sonic Forces

    13 June 2017 - 01:51 PM

    Man, what's with the serious and epic tone of this trailer?... I can't help but laugh when they go from all the epic apocalyptic stuff to close-ups of the cute anthropomorphic animals.


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