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News Rockstar Games launches Launcher, offers free GTA: San Andreas

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 18 Sep 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    If you game is a program like any other program and launches directly when you click the .exe:
    Have your own store, have as many stores as you want. If you want to avoid paying 30% to some third party or avoid being beholden to their whims, that's fine by me. I'll go out of my way to buy direct from developers when possible. I'm going to kill your store program's process as soon as I have the game executable installed anyway, so a few MB of disc space is no big deal.

    If you force some other program to launch and be active before your program (the game) will load:
    Go #$£& your hat.
     
  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Let's not forget, this is your tax money at work
     
  6. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Were Blizzard the first to have a launcher app. for their games...? If so, blame them for everyone else wanting to follow suit.

    That said, I only really play one game - no prizes on offer - but it's understandable that those who play multitudes are up in arms.
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    A quick count of the launchers I have installed:

    Steam
    Origin
    Epic
    GOG Galaxy
    uPlay
    Blizzard

    It's still fewer than having to keep all those pesky CDs\DVDs handy when I want to play a particular game, so I doubt another launcher will make much of a difference.
     
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  8. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    I have to be honest, multiple launcher/store apps just don't bother me. Then again, most of us on here have the resources to run multiple apps at once. On a lower spec machine with less memory or processing power it might be more of an issue.
     
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  9. Paulg1971

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    Yes, another launcher. I wonder how much hate this will receive.:thumb:
     
  10. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    It'll mostly fly under the radar until GTA6 comes out.
     
  11. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I have to agree.

    Not phased really,.
     
  12. jb0

    jb0 Active Member

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    YOU FORGOT MICROSOFT STORE!
    ...
    That's okay, so did everyone else.


    I actually opened every storefront on my system the other day for some inane stupid reason. It made me giggle, which likely proved nothing other than it was past my bedtime.
     
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  13. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    No, no, no - it proves you a person of science!
     
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  14. jb0

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    Mad science is still science, I suppose.
     
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