LIVESTREAM UPDATE:

The next livestream will be this Friday, May 29th at 7pm est!  We will doodle!  We will chat!  We will play games!

After playing a lot of Borderlands on Monday, I’m leaning towards more Borderlands for Friday’s stream.  Not 100% sure yet, but that’s likely the game!

You can view the stream here or here.

See you then!

END LIVESTREAM UPDATE!

I initially wanted to play some FF7 on Monday.  My only copy of the game is somewhere lost in my apartment, so I figured I’d try to do the right thing and buy it again on Steam.

It was eleven bucks…

…which I suppose isn’t a huge deal; it’s not like old movie classics are cheaper to buy than their new counterparts.  I more or less happily paid the price for a quality game.

A quick download later and I was ready to go!  Except for one thing:

you have to create a Square account and log in to play.

What?  This is a twenty year old PSX game, why on earth should I need to create an online account and log in?  Not that I am condoning piracy, but things like this are exactly why piracy is often seen as a quality alternative.  What if a player downloaded the game before heading on a trip where he didn’t have internet?

What if… gasp… someone didn’t want to have a Square account?

What benefit does Square get by making people do this?  They get our email addresses, sure, but now I am significantly less likely to buy one of their games on steam again.

Also, why do the adults of FF7 think it’s ok to let a four year old run a dingy bar?  WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU, SQUARE?

StumbleUponRedditTumblrShare/Bookmark