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Mihail Advanced Member

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#21 11 years ago
but forcing people to run Steam to launch the game

Yes, limiting peoples ability to use the game they purchased is a great idea, then again this doesn't stop pirating, it merely makes use of the game that much harder.




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#22 11 years ago
Mihail;4938881Yes, limiting peoples ability to use the game they purchased is a great idea, then again this doesn't stop pirating, it merely makes use of the game that much harder.

True, Steam does limit functionality, but it also adds a shit ton of it. Don't need a disk in the drive, can talk to friends, easily join games with friends, search through all the servers for the different games without opening the program, re-download games whenever and wherever I want (don't need to carry around a bunch of disks.)

At this point the majority of my games are bought through Steam.




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#23 11 years ago
Don't need a disk in the drive, can talk to friends, easily join games with friends, search through all the servers for the different games without opening the program, re-download games whenever and wherever I want (don't need to carry around a bunch of disks.)

Convenience should only be offered not force fed, I Use steam, it's a fine tool, but it should not be a forced pairing with games.




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#24 11 years ago
Mihail;4938893Convenience should only be offered not force fed, I Use steam, it's a fine tool, but it should not be a forced pairing with games.

With the exception of a very few games, it's not. You always have the alternative of picking up a non-steam copy of all games that aren't created by Valve.




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#25 11 years ago
You always have the alternative of picking up a non-steam copy of all games that aren't created by Valve.

Not true, One example, Sega's empire-total war, a mainly single-player game, only usable through steam.




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#26 11 years ago

I wouldn't doubt it. The PC gaming community is huge and there are many f2p games to play online which attracts those players that can't afford to buy games.




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#27 11 years ago
and there are many f2p games to play online which attracts those players that can't afford to buy games.

Who cant afford games? even the new titles at $50 can be saved for on the most meager budget.




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#28 11 years ago
Who cant afford games? even the new titles at $50 can be saved for on the most meager budget.

I can't afford games because there are a lot of things which take precedence, in terms of where my money needs to go.




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#29 11 years ago

Hmm... you could always take 10 bucks off every paycheck for games... (if you so desired.) I do know what you mean though about priority's. My point was that anyone on any budget can afford to buy games every so often if they decide to put the money aside.




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#30 11 years ago
Serio;4885158Which is why Valve needs to buy EA and Microsoft. That's how you prevent it! :)

ROFLMFAO The only way Valve could ever afford EITHER of those is if each of the workers of valve sold every single organ belonging to them, sold the source engine, sold all the licenses to all the games they've ever put out, and that STILL probably wouldn't cover it. I mean, FFS, microsoft alone has an annual revenue of 60,420,000,000 so their worth more then likely, over 400 billion.