Digital ownership of games

Dont know if you are aware of the recent ceo talks about how Digital ownership of games doesnt actually mean they belong to you but you have a licence to use them for whatever time the game's company want. I am kinda a lot irritated about that fact and how its legal and nobody do anything to change it. I mean if you buy a physical copy of some game you can have it forever and they cant do nothing about it but if you pay the same price for a digital one you cant? How is that logical and legal? As someone who only plays on pc i have around 400 games mostly free, but nothing belongs to me even the ones i paid them....

Parents
  • Since you buy those games instead of renting them, these companies might face a bad day in court when they decide to remove a game. The terms and conditions might say that the customer doesn't own a game, but a court might decide that an average customer is under the impression that he bought that game because the company didn't communicate it properly. And then it's game over............ or game on, depending how you look at it.

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  • Since you buy those games instead of renting them, these companies might face a bad day in court when they decide to remove a game. The terms and conditions might say that the customer doesn't own a game, but a court might decide that an average customer is under the impression that he bought that game because the company didn't communicate it properly. And then it's game over............ or game on, depending how you look at it.

Children
  • Yes, but then the company can move them to slow servers where they delay maintenance. Better to then have external servers where the ´old´ games can run as long as there are players.

  • You only have to look at examples of Games being being removed due to the eshops closure last year with Nintendo affecting 3DS and WiiU games. Companies are getting away with it arguing they don't have to support the availability in perpetuity.