Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Gorilla, Aug 9, 2013.
Project Website: http://owncloud.org/
Linux Action Show ownCloud episode:
I know clouds are fast becoming the norm, but I have the thought of owning something but can't sell it because it's on a cloud. I'm a gamer, And many of us like owning the disk to what we've paid for. This is why Sony, kicked Mircosoft's rump during E3. I'm leaving out a lot, but if you buy a game, and you want to sell it, you should be able to.
Another draw back I see with cloud storage is that it heavily relies on the web. Hence, if the net goes down, or if your cloud is in a country that blacks net access, you become helpless as there is no other way left to access you apps/data. I don't sell my games, I'm a PC man. But me son he plays console games, and I was surprised to find out that it's up to the publisher if you can sell your game. Wait, I bought the game, it mine, and not yours, I should be able to sell it. You know views on this subject, but that is what I don't like.
I like Fallout, but Steam makes me not want to but the next installment.
Steam is the only company I trust to do an online/hosted content delivery platform. They seem to be the only company around that can negotiate lower prices since you're not producing physical media and for the sales they're always running. I can also take physical games and enter them into Steam in case something happens to the discs.
It's funny, but I trust them a lot more than I do app stores from Microsoft, Apple, and Google. After Gabe and the current employees responsible for their culture right now go, I don't know how I'll feel about it then.
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