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post #11 of 26
Eh.
I prefer the convenience of a soft copy. They back up more easily to network storage and can be reinstalled in a fraction of the time. Also don't have to keep up with disks or CD keys. Also, patches get handled by Steam as well.

Third party games are essentially the same install if you look in the Steam directory.
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I'm just wondering if I should get rid of steam because I like the hard copy of games but I'm afraid all pc games are going to steam..like fallout new Vegas super meat boy killing floor etc..probably skyrim..so what do you think..and I do love steam so I dunno
You can make physical backups of steam games if you want.
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post #13 of 26
I like steam.

Must admit at first i thought it was a bit of a resource hog but its improved a lot.

I find it easier having all my games in one place. Plus it makes communication for my clan simpler and organised.

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post #14 of 26
I really don't get why you would want to get rid of steam and be a pc gamer...
    
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post #15 of 26
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Eh.
I prefer the convenience of a soft copy. They back up more easily to network storage and can be reinstalled in a fraction of the time. Also don't have to keep up with disks or CD keys. Also, patches get handled by Steam as well.

Third party games are essentially the same install if you look in the Steam directory.
This, the patchs are extremely convenient and the sale's are great.

Overall it's a wonderful service, no reason not to trust it.
post #16 of 26
I know how you feel. I prefer the hard copy over a steam copy any day. However, steam is a nice way to organize your games, but it does have some annoyances.
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post #17 of 26
I like to get hard copies too when I can but Steam is awesome. I mean why get rid of it just because you like hard copies. I usually buy hard copy of games when they are released but if its been out a bit I can get it cheaper on Steam. Its a win/win.
post #18 of 26
steam is the best.
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post #19 of 26
Don't get rid of it. Make use of it. You can still use Steam entirely while buying hard copies, after all, and I can't think of a better app to go alongside games. Just earlier today I had the Fallout wikia open in the overlay while playing New Vegas, and at the same time had a chat going with about three different people. You just can't get that kind of awesomeness with any other app.


As for me? I couldn't care less about hard copies. Useless to me anyways, no optical drive whatsoever, and I buy so few games that anything I want is going to be available digitally.
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post #20 of 26
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I'm just wondering if I should get rid of steam because I like the hard copy of games but I'm afraid all pc games are going to steam..like fallout new Vegas super meat boy killing floor etc..probably skyrim..so what do you think..and I do love steam so I dunno
Well think of it like this, even hard copies are going to ask that you install steam. Steam really does have a lot to offer. If you love steam, why get rid of it, you can still buy hard copies.
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