Rockstar releases its very own games launcher for Windows

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  1. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    After reading and hearing how toxic the Houser brothers are, and how famously litigious the CEO is even to former employees, let alone anyone that dares to say they aren't god's gift to gaming, I can't begin to fully express how much I do not want anything new from Rockstar on my PC or consoles.
     
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  2. sks316

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    So... you complain about the emails and say they have no use to you, and I tell you how to disable them, then you complain that the emails are useful? Which one is it..?
     
  3. Unleanone999

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    Yay more crap launchers that slows down your pc.
     
  4. raxadian

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    I got it for PS2 so no thank you.
     
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  5. nolimits59

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    The Steam DRM is optional for devs, exept if you call "having to download the game via steam" a DRM.

    Exemple, rollercoaster tycoon 3 is DRM free on steam. You don't need steam when the download is complete.
     
  6. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

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    Who/what are you talking about? I've literally never even seen you before on this site. :wtf:
     
  7. Xzi

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    I knew this was coming. Every major developer has to have their own freaking launcher now.
     
  8. vincentx77

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    I'm sorry but this isn't really news. Tons of people have been using R*'s own downloader since GTA V came out. They've been selling other games direct to consumer on their website as well. This just puts everything in one place. I'm not sure I want my steam games on their launcher, but to each their own.
     
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  9. huntertron1

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    me: let me count my launchers...
    steam, Uplay, epic games store (that i never use), and origin... 1,2,3,4... hmmmm... let me think
    me thinking: (please no more launchers... its stupid. all we need is one! curse you companies and your greed!!!)
    me: why must there be MORE!?!?
     
  10. sonicrings

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    Why is it called the Rockstart Games Launcher? I don't get the point of the pun.
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    No wonder people pirate games
     
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  12. sks316

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    I was replying to someone else...
    Are you sure about that? I was fairly certain that a good amount of people here knew my username by now... :unsure:
     
  13. codezer0

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    Sorry about that, I just realized that when I went back to your other post. For some reason, it looked like it was replying to me. :wacko:
     
  14. Jayro

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    Okay,I it's official. I fucking hate game devs now. This is ridiculous and redundant.
     
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  15. Xzi

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    They might as well drop the pretense and just have an individual launcher for each game. They've already regressed PC gaming to the state it was in during the early 2000s.
     
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  16. Captain_N

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    lol a launcher. its called the icon is on the desktop.... And i just double click on it and the game loads... or, is it that the noobs dont know how to place icons on the desktop?
     
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  17. the_randomizer

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    Wow, more crappy DRM, just what I wanted. People in favor of this system of playing games are just enablers.
     
  18. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!

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    I don't know what's worse.. You misunderstanding why this isn't good.. Or the fact that you clutter your desktop...

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    Don't give them ideas. Please...
     
  19. Pipistrele

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    I mean, I already have Social Club, so for free San Andreas, why n~

    Oh...
     
  20. Silent_Gunner

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    You know what else was fragmented?

    The video game market before the Video Game Crash of 1983!

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    IDK what's worse: the idea of individual games having launchers when you boot them up within the launcher for full-on launcher-ception!

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    Based and redpilled AF!

    All-in-all, I bought GTA5 back in the day on PC and never finished the damn thing. Unless you mod the game, or love, love, love, grinding or buying microtransactions, it just takes too long to get to the fun part of the game, and really, all of the things it tries to pack into one game really is a case of jack-of-many-trades, master of none. I think if it wasn't for the fact that every other godforsaken AAA game was open world now regardless if it works best for the material or not I would've been more impressed, but...I guess you can be a psycho and release your rage onto innocent people in the game? It's better than it happening in real life for sure, but when it comes to things I want to do in a video game, most of Rockstar's catalog just doesn't appeal to yours truly. Great, I get to be a bully just like some of the people I had to deal with at school? Or be some guy stuck in Not-SAW forced to...I think you get my point. About the only exception is the "impressive" facial technology in L.A. Noire that didn't make up for an open world with nothing to do from what I heard about the game.

    That being said, I am NOT saying that these games should be banned because of "my feel-feels!" or any Anita Sarkeesian/Jack Thompson-esque BS like that. It's just that, when it comes to the stuff that Rockstar is generally known for (I know they make more than those three franchises, like there's that The Warriors game that just doesn't hold a candle to Yakuza), none of it really appeals to me and what I want to do in a video game, you know?
     
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