Rockstar releases its very own games launcher for Windows

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  1. Hambrew

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    Ooh, do we get to play Body Harvest and Kid Kirby?
     
  2. KingVamp

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    Like even if you already bought the game? How is it even legal to retroactively make you use a launcher?
     
  3. Voyambar

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    Because its not against the law. Simple.
     
  4. Hambrew

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    bruh can we just play kid kirby for the first time? not too hard to get Kirby's license from Nintendo and run run until it's done done and the sun sun comes up in the morn?
     
  5. Raylight

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    Who wants to know?
    thanks for telling me i already own the android port on windows store and its not very well optimized so ill pass on this freebee
     
  6. Treeko

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    Or you could de yourself a favor and play the OG with even more nostalgia on a PS4 for just 10$ with better image quality too.
     
  7. PikachuR77

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    Has anyone actually been able to use the free game? For me it just says under buy now "This feature is not currently available"
     
  8. MyLegGuy

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    gog lets you downgrade using the launcher. i wouldn't call having to use the command line and enter numbers that can't even be found on official steam websites a proper mechanism.

    other than with the special case of epic, which is paying a lot to try and make a real steam competitor, i do not believe the goal of new launchers is not to just easily make more money. i said that developers are making these launchers because they want more money and that valve needs to change to bring them back. changing how much money valve take from the developers is what i meant.
    so the competition here would actually be between steam and alternative stores or the developers' own stores for which one can make the developer more money.
    i will admit that it was stupid of me to say that steam would ever add more features for users because, at least right now, they are not the ones leaving. gog showed that user experience doesn't matter, people just want games.
     
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  9. Memoir

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    A forced launcher that you need to use for even GTA V and potentially OTHER Steam releases, that apparently needs to be connected at any given time or else it won't work. Waiting for the generic "it's competition bruh" responses.

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    Always Connected DRM has already incited some rage. Nice try on the bait though.
     
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  10. DKB

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    It's not the launchers that's I hate, it's the amount of emails I get from a bunch of different sources. Telling me something about a sale, or, something wrong with their launcher.
     
  11. sks316

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    You mean, you can't just disable the emails? Most launchers should have an option that you can toggle.
     
  12. LiveLatios

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    why
    you got me excited and i downloaded it only to find out it's the original version

    side note, launcher doesn't support gta 4, for whatever reason
     
  13. DuoForce

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    Fuck off Rockstar we don’t need more game launchers
     
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  14. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

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    Oh boy I can't wait, Rockstar Games Social Club is already janky as hell and just straight up won't sign you in half the time so this will be just as fun!
     
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  15. YukidaruPunch

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    The last Rockstar game I truly liked was Space Station Silicon Valley on the N64. I'm good.

    Rockstar is actually big enough that this launcher can make sense from a business perspective. I live in Brazil; I'm pretty sure free San Andreas is reason enough for a fuckton of people to install it over here.
     
  16. Viri

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    I'm okay, Rockstar. I got GTA 3, GTA SA, GTA VC, Max Payne, and Manhunt for 99 cents in a Humble Bundle a long time ago.
     
  17. DKB

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    Of course. But, from other people in this thread have stated, launchers like these are very prone to problems and other things. Not sure if epic or this will have two step authorization. One time my epic email got hacked to hell, and I got spammed like 20 times in a single day. I should know what is going on with my account without some news story telling me that they got hacked or some crap.
     
  18. epickid37

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    At this point someone needs to create a launcher for other launchers. They're getting hard to manage lol
     
  19. Memoir

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    GOG Galaxy :v
     
  20. SG854

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    It's competition bruh
     
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