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Reply 40 of 104, by Zup

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I guess that NFT is a new marketing word for microtransaction.

There are some differences (about uniqueness of the items you "get", and about the ecological imprint), but the concept is the same: the developer/editor makes you pay for some items in-game.

Soooo... why NFTs whould be treated different than microtransactions, pay to win games and the like?

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Reply 41 of 104, by DosFreak

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Agreed. Avoid them all until ownership is actually a thing otherwise they need to change the verbage.

Steam has banned NFT games. Epic has not. The issue is that NFT is the latest buzzword being applied to games for a quick buck to take advantage of the gullible without providing any benefit to the user just like other things in the last few years. NFT itself isn't bad, it's just another way of tracking but the usage is ill conceived for gaming for users but that's not who it's for anyway.

For instance with the money the companies make off of this they better keep the game running forever even if only 1 user is playing and if not they better provide a hefty compensation. If the user wants to transfer it out if the game to another game, application etc then they need to offer a way to do so. If the user wants to sell it then no kickbacks to the original creator, etc etc

Going back to free games I can see ultimately most games being free with in game purchases tacked on via NFT so DRM basically since internet will be a requirement and progression in game will be a thing since these companies as always gradually erode user resistance because users are lazy.

TLDR No Ubisoft posts from me.

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Reply 42 of 104, by Zup

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BTW, there is a new (and free) game on the Half-Life / Portal universe: Aperture Desk Job. It seems VR but it's supported on normal monitors too.

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Reply 43 of 104, by DosFreak

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This was previously posted but I had deleted:
UnDUNE II
https://liquidream.itch.io/undune2

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Reply 45 of 104, by leileilol

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Shponglefan wrote on 2022-03-24, 20:47:

The Earthseige and Tribes series of games are all available for free from Hi-Rez Studios: https://www.tribesuniverse.com/

that's really old news and it's likely still the same mostly bungled up dumps. It's already in the other free games list thread.

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Reply 46 of 104, by DosFreak

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GOG - Thea 2: The Shattering

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Reply 47 of 104, by DosFreak

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Amazon Prime Gaming
*Requires Amazon Prime to download

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe (GOG)
(It looks like the free Arena and Daggerfall are included as well)

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville (Origin)
House of 1000 Doors: Family Secrets (Legacy Games)

Galaxy of Pen and Paper
Nanotale - Typing Chronicles
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Guild of Ascension
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

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Reply 50 of 104, by DosFreak

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Epic - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux

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Reply 51 of 104, by BEEN_Nath_58

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-04-07, 21:19:

Epic - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux

Could you link the Redux version? I can't seem to find it.

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Reply 53 of 104, by DosFreak

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When I clicked the link for Ethan Carter both popped up in the library and both versions are in separate directories

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Reply 54 of 104, by SuperDeadite

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Zoom Platform https://www.zoom-platform.com/
Downloads are all DRM free. Some notable freebies including Postal 1 and Killing Time (this version actually works properly).
Annoyingly you can't search for FREE, so here are links to I think all of them.

Alien Carnage (Halloween Harry) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/alien-c … halloween-harry
Arctic Adventure https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/arctic-adventure
Bio Menace https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/bio-menace
Dark Ages https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/dark-ages
Death Rally (Classic) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/death-rally
Killing Time https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/killing-time
Major Stryker https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/major-stryker
Monuments of Mars https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/monuments-of-mars
Pharaoh's Tomb https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/pharaohs-tomb
Postal https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/postal- … assic-and-uncut
Shadow Warrior (Classic) https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/shadow- … ic-and-complete
StarGunner https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/stargunner
Warzone 2100 https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/warzone-2100
Xenophage https://www.zoom-platform.com/product/xenopha … lien-bloodsport

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Reply 56 of 104, by twiz11

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Zup wrote on 2021-12-08, 09:29:

I guess that NFT is a new marketing word for microtransaction.

There are some differences (about uniqueness of the items you "get", and about the ecological imprint), but the concept is the same: the developer/editor makes you pay for some items in-game.

Soooo... why NFTs whould be treated different than microtransactions, pay to win games and the like?

Yea NFTs at first sounded like giving the digital distribution a used games market, but really its just a scammy DLC, imagine you owning something that can be taken aback like a card on a fishing string. Unless its literally in the blockchain (either rows of data etc 968 lines or transaction for vertical and 1024 bits in each row for horizontal (1024x768 pixels) stay away you are buying DLC that is worthless, worth less than nothing

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Reply 57 of 104, by DosFreak

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GOG - Postal 2 https://www.gog.com/game/postal_2

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Reply 59 of 104, by DosFreak

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EPIC
Amnesia Rebirth
Riverbond

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