This should be illegal, companies should be forced to open-source games (or at least provide the code to people who bought it) if they decide to discontinue it, so people can preserve it on their own.

  • @sparr@lemmy.world
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    627 months ago

    My proposal is for a mandated label on software and hardware to indicate that it will stop working when some online service goes offline.

    • @Darkenfolk@dormi.zone
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      327 months ago

      And then what? Corporations will just slap a disclaimer on their products informing you of said condition and that you need to agree, understand and accept these terms and conditions and call it a day.

      • @UFO64@lemmy.world
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        207 months ago

        Aye, but forcing them to put a clear “We support this until this date” label will make that a mandated part of their marketed.

        That or, you know, force companies to release server software when they sunset support for their product. That would also be nice.

      • @sparr@lemmy.world
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        17 months ago

        And then products without that label would gain at least a little a bit of market share. Most people still buy inefficient fridges because they are shinier, but at least a few read those yellow labels mandated by law and choose the more efficient ones.

    • @Flax_vert@feddit.uk
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      07 months ago

      Ironically Nintendo sort of did that on physical boxes for their consoles that was actually just a download key in a cartridge