PC Gaming Alliance Adds New Members

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MeTo

What exzactly has PCGA accomplished. All i see is good money going out the door.

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VaMage

I agree GameStop is no friend to PC gaming. If you look hard enough in one of their stores you can find the little wire rack, one side of which is used to hold a few PC titles. So why they would bother with this is beyond me, PR maybe?

As to GameStop, or anyone else, renting software, it is illegal to do so unless directly authorized by the copyright holder, which simply doesn't happen. 

THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE RENTAL AMENDMENTS ACT OF 1990:

http://www.copyright.gov/reports/software_ren.html

 Of course this far sighted move gave console games a huge advantage for the last 20 years or so, because you could rent games at everything from a Mom & Pop video store to Blockbuster. I assume the on-line vendors are paying a license fee to the copyright holders to gain the authorization required. 

VaMage

American by Birth, But Southern by the Grace of God.

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MeTo

Consider paying $5.00 or $10.00 for a old PC game rent except you get to keep it. Your only going to use it for solong so to me its the same thing.

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bjtalbot

I can't think of a bigger unfriendly company to PC gaming than GameStop.

 

They don't sell used PC games. The PC games they do sell are overpriced. They pulled Dawn of War 2 (or was it Empire: Total War?) off the shelves before launch because they don't like the Steamworks activation.

 

Is Steam (VALVE) part of this alliance? If not, they should be.

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I Jedi

Agreed. Steam/Valve should be apart of the alliance. They're huge in PC gaming, especially Steam. Why they're not in it is beyond me. I'm sure they have their reasoning.

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