#1 Posted by Funkydupe (3321 posts) -

"A digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications service."

OK.

Why does Uplay continue to exist?

#2 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6158 posts) -

Dunno but I get random free stuff whenever I buy a Ubisoft game as a result. Achievement system in Heroes VI is pretty nifty. Why does Steam continue to exist? GoG is by and large superior.

#3 Edited by Aetheldod (3735 posts) -

Because vidja games companies are evil :(

#4 Posted by Pr1mus (3951 posts) -

Why does Steam exist?

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#5 Posted by Ares42 (2797 posts) -

Because Ubisoft likes to get your email, playing habits and other personal info for marketing purposes.

#6 Edited by ConfusedOwl (970 posts) -

Everybody wants to get in on that sweet sweet Steam money.

#7 Posted by onarum (2301 posts) -

Dunno but I get random free stuff whenever I buy a Ubisoft game as a result. Achievement system in Heroes VI is pretty nifty. Why does Steam continue to exist? GoG is by and large superior.

hah... *rolleyes* pray tell what makes gog superior? the fact that the games do not autoupdate? or the fact that you can buy the game once and distribute it freely to whoever you want? don't get me wrong, I like GoG, but your comparison is just stupid.

Steam continues to exist because it's the best digital game distribution system there is period.

I agree with the OP, this uplay BS should have ended a long time ago, why do they insist on this crap is beyond me, having to log in 2 different systems just to play the damn game I paid for is ridiculous, and the "rewards" really do not make up for it.

#8 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

@pr1mus said:

Why does Steam exist?

Why do we exist?

#9 Posted by Rorie (2987 posts) -

UPlay's mostly fine by me. It's been pretty reliable as far as a service goes. Yeah, it's not Steam, but the more competitors there are in this space, the better, both in terms of price stress and feature development. You could make this complaint about Origin, as well, but the same answer would apply: there's no reason to mandate a game coming out on Steam, especially not when a publisher's giving up a 30%+ cut of each sale to Steam just for being on there.

I love steam, but I've got no problems with publishers setting up their own competing services so long as they're reliable and relatively bug-free and offer values on par with the Steam discounts (and to be clear, the last issue is where they really lag behind Steam). UPlay and Origin might be wonky from time to time, but then again, so was Steam in its early days.

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#10 Edited by RollingZeppelin (2112 posts) -

I hate Uplay, that is all.

#11 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3508 posts) -

uPlay does like like it was designed in the early 0s but all in all I prefer it over Origin, which has the far superior UI but far more annoying menus. The in-game rewards a good idea that other services could look at. Unlocking a costume by playing the game you're playing ain't a bad thing at all.

The most shocking failing of both Origin and Uplay: WHERE ARE ALL THE GAMES? EA, especially, is sitting on a mountain of old games. Imagine if you could only get those classics on Origin. Same goes for Ubi: get your legacy catalog online!!

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#13 Posted by cloudnineboya (847 posts) -

bought assassin's creed 3 on steam but i have totally forgotten the account i used on uplay now i can not finish the game.ironic