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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    And it set a new record for day 1 digital full game sales on the PlayStation Store, globally.
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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    I played the beta of the blackout mode, it wasn't bad to be honest, but the use of battlenet lost them a sale here. It took me nearly an hour just to figure out that there was a client to be installed to download the game, there was no mention of it anywhere when inputting the codes etc. so all in all it was a very frustrating experience of bouncing between blizzard and activision sites with nothing pointing me in the right direction.

    Plus between this, steam, origin, Microsoft store, uplay and the epic launcher (Whew.) - I am starting to get very tired of all these different clients and I am generally starting to say to myself, "if it isn't on steam it isn't getting bought".

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    I must be getting old (in gaming terms). This didn't interest me in the slightest. No steam, no single player - no thanks. I guess I'm not the target market...
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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Yuk!...a game that will be populated by obnoxious, greasy little 17yr old virgins, shouting trash talk down the mic.

    No thanks.

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Not on steam, no sale

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    Plus between this, steam, origin, Microsoft store, uplay and the epic launcher (Whew.) - I am starting to get very tired of all these different clients and I am generally starting to say to myself, "if it isn't on steam it isn't getting bought".
    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    No steam, no single player - no thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Troopa View Post
    Not on steam, no sale
    I quite agree. The sooner a single storefront has a total monopoly on selling PC games the better. I can't see any possible downsides to that scenario at all.

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Yuk!...a game that will be populated by obnoxious, greasy little 17yr old virgins, shouting trash talk down the mic.

    No thanks.
    I'll let you know i am 18 years of age and like to ENCOURAGE my team thank you very much. On the other hand i have what they have done to COD so i haven't touched them besides the beta's since BO2, I think I will stick to CSGO

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    is that a genuine response, if there are multiple launchers for the same game. say splinter cell or another ubi game (eww ubi servers) which are availbe across two+ purchase/launch platforms, if Steam had a monopoly the game devs would have to charge a higher price or make a loss on profits. Not only that Valve would see to shutting down un-official game purchases from places like G2A ect. I don't want to have to wait till steam sales. I just bought the fallout 4 Season Pass for £13 after paypal fees compared to £40 ON STEAM. (kinda Bethesda being greedy) But you get my point? (that being somewhat likely and hypothetical)

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Watched the misses son playing it on Xbox One X.....looked the same old COD with slightly updated gfx, an all-or-nothing purchasing option and half the game missing (no campaign!)
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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    I don't care about having multiple digital store fronts, create as many digital game stores as you want to drive competition, that's fine by me. But when you need to keep running that same store front to access your purchased game (which can be taken away at any point they see fit) or even just to play it online, simply to try and keep you locked into that ecosystem, it becomes an annoying problem. This is especially true for people who play a lot of different games.

    It should work like this: Log in to purchase and download/verify sure, but then have your digital game run on it's own, connecting to whatever servers it needs to internally (but that will never happen in a world filled with greed which is why I have ended up simply favouring the biggest and best value store over the others).

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    I'm guessing the multiplayer is still p2p based?

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    I don't care about having multiple digital store fronts, create as many digital game stores as you want to drive competition, that's fine by me. But when you need to keep running that same store front to access your purchased game (which can be taken away at any point they see fit) or even just to play it online, simply to try and keep you locked into that ecosystem, it becomes an annoying problem. This is especially true for people who play a lot of different games.

    It should work like this: Log in to purchase and download/verify sure, but then have your digital game run on it's own, connecting to whatever servers it needs to internally (but that will never happen in a world filled with greed which is why I have ended up simply favouring the biggest and best value store over the others).
    Congratulations, you just described GOG but choose to exclusively support the biggest in the market over it instead.

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I quite agree. The sooner a single storefront has a total monopoly on selling PC games the better. I can't see any possible downsides to that scenario at all.
    Valve effectively already has a monopoly on online game vending. Besides, the issue isn't with the number of clients available, the issue is the use of exclusivity to try to force adoption of crappy clients nobody would otherwise bother themselves with using. Anyone who thinks having 8+ different game package managers running concurrently as a sensible arrangement, has quite frankly taken leave of their senses.
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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Valve effectively already has a monopoly on online game vending. Besides, the issue isn't with the number of clients available, the issue is the use of exclusivity to try to force adoption of crappy clients nobody would otherwise bother themselves with using. Anyone who thinks having 8+ different game package managers running concurrently as a sensible arrangement, has quite frankly taken leave of their senses.
    I agree wholeheartedly with your second sentence but not the rest. Who runs them all at the same time? I only start the one that holds the game I want to play at that moment. I'd rather have 8 game sources than 1, that way price fixing lies.

    Also, as this COD launch proves, Valve doesn't yet have a monopoly. Hopefully they (not anyone else,) ever will.

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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    that way price fixing lies.
    Exclusivity inherently means fixed prices. If all games were available on all platforms and people were free to choose platform, then you'd have competition. In reality, we have nothing like that whatsoever.

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Also, as this COD launch proves, Valve doesn't yet have a monopoly. Hopefully they (not anyone else,) ever will.
    Well, not on BO4 vending. That doesn't mean they haven't cornered the market when consumers actually have the choice to use Steam.
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    Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 breaks Activision's launch day records

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I must be getting old (in gaming terms). This didn't interest me in the slightest. No steam, no single player - no thanks. I guess I'm not the target market...
    You're not alone!
    A big pass for me not having the single player campaign!

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