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As far as DRM goes, Steam is hands down the least intrusive to you, the consumer. The system works great, the overlay is very convenient and is able to integrate into many games that aren't even steam games which I like very much as well. I was big on owning physical copies of things, but between pets and children, those get destroyed anyway. Atleast this way Steam has my copy set aside in their magical make believe warehouse, locked away from destructive two-year-olds.
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As far as DRM goes, Steam is hands down the least intrusive to you, the consumer. The system works great, the overlay is very convenient and is able to integrate into many games that aren't even steam games which I like very much as well. I was big on owning physical copies of things, but between pets and children, those get destroyed anyway. Atleast this way Steam has my copy set aside in their magical make believe warehouse, locked away from destructive two-year-olds.
But not from me!
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But not from me!
Hey! Get outta my stuffs!
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As far as DRM goes, Steam is hands down the least intrusive to you, the consumer. The system works great, the overlay is very convenient and is able to integrate into many games that aren't even steam games which I like very much as well. I was big on owning physical copies of things, but between pets and children, those get destroyed anyway. Atleast this way Steam has my copy set aside in their magical make believe warehouse, locked away from destructive two-year-olds.
You make a good point . I'll have three of them around that age in the not to distant future. It may be the least intrusive, but it's still an adding another layer before the information actually hits the hardware. I'm just a purist, I pay for something I don't want to HAVE(yes i know about offline mode, talking about some of the Ubisoft games) to be connected to the interwebs to play. The no disc thing is nice, really nice, physical copies can be filed away for later offline use.

I haven't tried offline mode yet, but do you have to be connected to go to offline mode, or will a game work without the internet without offline mode. The only secure way to make sure you don't loose anything -if valve went under- would be to backup the steam folder (thats a lot of extra data). Still don't like it though.*stubborn*

edit: tested offline mode. Computer started without internet, I had an option to choose offline mode. No worries about the games not playing if you don't go into offline mode when the internet is up.
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I love Steam. Like 95% of my games are there.

That being said, I am for choice, so it shouldn't be mandatory. Market trends and developers/publishers decide this though.
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Yo dog, I heard you like having an overlay over your overlay, so we put GFWL in your steam.
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Love Steam. Any shortfall is easily overlooked when I can buy Metro 2033 for $5, among other ridiculously good deals. Best part? I'm guaranteed a non-scratched disk for games at used prices. With free updates. And an overlay that works for nearly any game (Steam and non-Steam alike). I've even started using Steam as a IM on my netbook. I may not be able to play the game, but I can still talk to people lol.

My opinion though.
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Yo dog, I heard you like having an overlay over your overlay, so we put GFWL in your steam.
Thanks! That market research is put to good use!
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sheeez, its either you use steam or you dont : \\... cant change the fact that the game will use steam or not. Don't like it dont play it. There are some games that able to play on steam but are stand alone as well.
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I hate everything about Steam. Its bloated and flat out annoying. Ill take Xfire any day of the week.

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