It`s like that with virtually every piece of commercial software. If you do not accept the software for use and use, you cannot use the software. It`s as simple as that. Not that I agree with what Valve is doing; But it`s none of my business. I lost a lot of respect for the valve with this ToS and basically keep my games and profile hostage, unless I sign my rights. I`ve never had a problem with the valve, in fact I`ve supported them in everything they`ve done. But I have to say that this could make most [email protected] `CKED up` any business. I`m waiting for this kind of MS st with GFWL or EA with ORIGIN, even $ony P`N and M`live. but outlet, I held with great respect. Now, in my book, they become one of the worst. I would not have participated in a class action against Ventil, because they have always helped me in the past on a problem.
but to force me to sign this new ToS (and I think I`m forcing myself) or losing my 165 games that I have no refund and without the possibility of accessing it if I do not agree. For me, it`s at its lowest. It is called online control. Most people abuse it. Some won`t. These companies seem to be trying to offer a service and nothing else. If you could keep games, you wouldn`t need your services anymore. This is why they keep positioning themselves with these constantly updated legal constructs. It allows them to have more leverage to operate their service sector….
and they reach that lever by threatening the consumer to accept or take access to the game. If you thought about it, they would realize that there are two ways to lose it slowly or to accept losing them now. The message of this anti-consumer tactic comes from a Steam support message to a user who asked what would happen if he “didn`t want to accept” the updated terms. The Steam support technician responded by saying: Earlier this month, Valve updated the Steam subscription agreement with language that prevented customers in dispute from suing the company and instead forced them to accept the decisions of an “independent” arbitrator paid by Valve. Yes, you should be able to play games you have already purchased without accepting new conditions, if you do not accept new terms, you cannot buy new games. It`s an original thing that does better than steam. yes steam can allow you to use offline mode, it is iffy, although sometimes it works when it`s not really, prevention of group lawsuits really only applies in the US. Most sites, including the EU, have laws that prevent companies from restricting consumers` rights. If Valve was trying to avoid something, it is the verdict that says software licenses can be resold by users. New agreement refers to games as a limited subscription, so they are not obligated to allow users to resell their Steam games. It is potentially quite scary if the deal can change years after you bought a game under another agreement.
You should at least be able to play offline the games you own.