Right, and what of the fact that you can now buy their games instead of having to rely on a bad system to get them delivered to you? What of the fact that they are actually putting forth a newsletter-type email to note what they're up to? Does that count for absolutely zero?
I am not saying that skepticism doesn't belong here. It absolutely does. Skepticism is understandable. My previous post was intended to lend some balance to what I was seeing in this thread, a more well-rounded perspective, if you will. If all you read from it was "don't be negative", you missed the point almost entirely, and I urge you to reread it. There is a great deal more said there than "don't be negative". I wish people would more closely monitor the things they say and the impact those things can have on a community that already suffers from some pretty toxic entitlement and negativity issues.
Orko, I'll tell you why I won't and can't put my my money where my mouth is.
1. I don't actually have, own, or want to play any PC games that would need sighted assistance.
2. Even if I did - which, as you'll remember, I don't - most of those games require money. The service itself also requires money. This is money I don't precisely have. Unlike some of you, I do not already have a laundry list of games I own and wish I could play. I am starting from scratch, so instead of a ten-dollar outlay, you'd be looking at more than that.
3. I am going to college three full days a week, and work is really starting to pile up. You might notice that I've been posting less often in the last few weeks? One of the primary reasons for this is that I frankly have other demands on my time. That's certainly true for some of the rest of you as well, of course, and that's fine, but it means that I am not in either a financial or temporal position to devote my resources to confirming the usefulness of this product.
...which, of course, is why I threw down the gauntlet in the first place. Because some of you don't have libraries you could test it on, some of you really can't spare the ten bucks or so, some of you don't have the time. Fine. But I bet at least one person reading this could probably fulfill all criteria, and take up the challenge. I would if I could, but I can't, so I'm not going to lose sleep over it, or over an opinion of me which might change due to my inability to do as I'm asking others to try.
And it ought to go without saying, but I'll say it anyway. You'll get no judgment from me if you are unable or unwilling to take up this challenge. I am simply providing it as a means of demonstrating the efficacy of a service which is, as yet, unproven one way or the other in this community. At worst, I'm saying that if you can't actually prove that it's a bust, don't go around naysaying the company or the service, because you lack proof and might do more harm than you realize.
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