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I have a feeling that I don't like Steam.

How do you agree with the steam opinion?

  • Yeah, I agree, I use it rarely or not at all anymore.

    Votes: 10 9.0%
  • Nope, it suits my needs, i think it's fine for me.

    Votes: 98 88.3%
  • I don't know nor care because i never used it.

    Votes: 3 2.7%

  • Total voters
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OP = thread starter.

I'm not bothered that no one else can play CSS on my CSS account whilst I play CSS as my example, but when I play CSS, why can't say my brother play HL2 or Just Cause 2 or any other game locked into my account?
Because under the new definition of game "ownership" proposed by the companies employing DRM, you are stealing when you allow your brother access to your games: two people, two games. They want to clamp down on our ability to sell, lend or pass games on once we have finished with them, forget about all the bull relating to piracy, that's just a smokescreen.

That said, I agree with Mussels, the advantages of Steam outweigh the hindrances it entails and whilst your objection is valid, it goes against Valve's primary objective, so you are unlikely to see any movement in this regard.
 

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I think steam is awesome for smaller indie games, but for full games? I want CD's and thick books.
 
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I think steam is awesome for smaller indie games, but for full games? I want CD's and thick books.
I used to think like that and with certain titles I may prefer to buy the physical copy; however, when you live in a studio apartment you are thankful for any possiblity to remove unnecessary clutter. I do agree that it's easier to be able to consult the manual without having to exit the game, but other than that, I don't really miss physical copies. All the manuals are available for consulation online anyway.
 

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I used to think like that and with certain titles I may prefer to buy the physical copy; however, when you live in a studio apartment you are thankful for any possiblity to remove unnecessary clutter. I do agree that it's easier to be able to consult the manual without having to exit the game, but other than that, I don't really miss physical copies. All the manuals are available for consulation online anyway.
You read the manual to Outcast? It hade a glossary for the alien language in it. The Blizzard manuals often have lots of stories in them, and I really prefer to have them physicly.

Plus it's a lot more cred-worthy im,o. :p
 
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You read the manual to Outcast? It hade a glossary for the alien language in it. The Blizzard manuals often have lots of stories in them, and I really prefer to have them physicly.

Plus it's a lot more cred-worthy im,o. :p
I agree, actually reading something in your hand with nice glossy pages etc, is so much more appealing than reading the same stories on a webpage, and yet I hate reading books, manuals and so on, but seem's this is all a matter of personal preference, and I think it would be nice if Steam offered some sort of service where you can .... let's say buy a disc/manual (retail packaging) of the game you brought for a small cost, surely they could team up with some of the game makers out there to do something like this?
 
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love me some steam! one positive i can say about it is just last night one of my steam friend send me message about tf2 engie golden wrench! since my friend noticed i havent played tf2 for some time (blame bc2) now u cant beat that!

BTW add me as friend if need steam firend ;)
 

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I definitly love Steam and am a huge fan of Valve's games. I have over 50 games on my Steam account alone.:)

Only problem for me is that i have shitty internet connection, so it's not very fun trying to actually get this games downloaded. But the Steam sales make it worth it.(and the fact that im usually to lazy to get up and go to a game store. lol)

Some games i do prefer having the box/CD though, like the games that i know will require a large download.(ie. Rage, probably Doom4, The Witcher, probably Crysis 2.. etc) due to my slow internet. Or if there's some kind of cool special/collectors edtion version of a game i want in stores, i'll pick it up.
 

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