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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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Any reason for this opinion?

I love steam. I hate discs. Discs can get lost, scratched ... if u buy a game it suaully has more than one disc ... you gotta keep it somewhere safe ..you gotta read the cd key off the maunal and type it in to install and makes sure you dont lose that key ... etc.
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All of the above is gone when using steam. I can have all my games stored to one account, and easily install and play them on any computer at any time for as long as steam exists or until I die.
    
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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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I used to hate steam but in the past 2 years they have really cleaned up their act and done some work optimizing their code. Now I like steam.
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steam does not use all that much memory for me, and I never notice its on unless I look at the clock area. With all my programs on my PC idles below 1gb memory used... I dont think its bloated.
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ea just released origin i highly doubt they will be steam only anytime soon
    
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I love steam. I wish all games would use it. I'd go buy a physical copy for the extras or w/e, then activate on Steam. Steam manages the game patches for me, and I have my friend's list right there for people to play with. Viva la steam!
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I strictly use Steam for the games I have to, like CS 1.6. Otherwise I avoid it. I really do not want pc gaming to be forced into Steam since the program is not only bugged, but it also makes modding and modifying game files harder in general
Yes, steam is buggy and makes game files harder to modify. The current year is also 2008.


AKA Welcome to... 2011?
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Can i configure a steam game on nvidia or amd control panel?

I prefer a physical copy too though steam folders make much less of a mess than a disc-to-hdd installation (directories, registry, separate drm systems etc).

But some things are annoying. Eg i buy VvvvvV from the official site. No drm. No internet. Just 42 mb. Install it anywhere and as often you like

Buy this from steam and you are limited from internet connection and to one user.

Steam should make an exception to some games.

Regarding prices, outside the us steam isnt cheap at all on new games.
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I like using Steam. However, if I buy a physical copy of the game, I expect to be able to INSTALL AND THE PLAY THE GAME WITHOUT ANY OTHER SOFTWARE!
I wish this was the case. However most games come with some sort of DRM, so you still have to go out and get the crack.
 
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Im saying more and more games are going up only for steamworks..pc gamers will soon be forced to use steam only..i love it though. As long as valve never goes under
They have a dead man's switch just in case.
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AKA Welcome to... 2011?
Exactly. Its 2011. Now where is my internet connection to handle Steam only? Oh that's right, Non Existent. Satellite and Dial up are the only things available to us here
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