torrentthief, on 26 January 2013 - 17:20, said:
It appears as though they are porting ALL of their games over to linux as they are creating their own steam console specification. They obviously need to port all their own games if they want gamers to switch to linux and for other developers/publishers to release games on steam linux.
It's good to know there are least some in the industry who care for retro gamers, although I'd say those two games are somewhere between retro and current.
Now look at EA and their ridiculous excuse to require an internet connection at all times with their new SimCity, because parts of the game run on their servers...
Yeah... that surely was really needed.
Sorry, but if your game can't run on my i7 quad-core, gtfo and release it in the next generation or pimp it down a bit.
Single player games MUST be able to run offline and not require a server. (especially when talking about EA, although they did support the Sims 2 server for quite a long time for their standards. Still, I don't want single player games with an expiration date. I've got enough of that with multiplayer games that are also starting to exclude LAN play more and more...)
Slap future retro gamers right into the face, well done EA.
I've long been rather loyal to EA and never got the hate for them, but year by year I see more how absolutely anti-gamer they are becoming with all of their titles and their awful store.
At least Ubisoft backpedaled on their DRM tactics a bit and don't require always-online anymore. Props to them.