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I prefer Hard copies. Downloading games would suck because I get 860kb's and it would take a few hours/Overnight to download. Rather than grabbing my disc and spending 30 or less minutes installing.

Games online shouldn't require anything other than Anti-Cheat software.
Black ops was the biggest fail to install for me. Not only did I go over my 25GB Limit at the time downloading 7GB of Bloatware just to play online, it was buggy aswell. What was worse though the game was just a POS.
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Yes, Steam is being mandatory to play your games. Its extremely annoying. I can't even play Mafia 2 without an internet connection.


I mean really, who the hell knows that there internet might go down FOR A WEEK. So pretty much you need to be psychic in order to know when you need to turn on offline mode.
I had that happen when my modem dies, i used Steam's offline mode.
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The future of pc gaming will be digital. However it will end up with steam as a monopoly with all the customers, and then they will be free to do whatever they want. Let's not forget Gabe and the other fellow that created half life and eventually steam used to work at microsoft.

Unless Valve, EA, and other publishers or studios stop having their own games exclusive to their own DD service it will become a monopoly. People don't like like monopolies, but people like to be able to have everything in one place. And change to another if it suits them. This is where Valve fails. Their games can only be used with steam. You can't get half life or counterstrike on EADM can you?
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It was $80 for 25GB of 7mb's/860kb's. Suppose to be 24/1 But in Australia Telco's are too busy ripping us off.

I am on 100GB now aha ^_^
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The future of pc gaming will be digital. However it will end up with steam as a monopoly with all the customers, and then they will be free to do whatever they want. Let's not forget Gabe and the other fellow that created half life and eventually steam used to work at microsoft.

Unless Valve, EA, and other publishers or studios stop having their own games exclusive to their own DD service it will become a monopoly. People don't like like monopolies, but people like to be able to have everything in one place. And change to another if it suits them. This is where Valve fails. Their games can only be used with steam. You can't get half life or counterstrike on EADM can you?
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I prefer Hard copies. Downloading games would suck because I get 860kb's and it would take a few hours/Overnight to download. Rather than grabbing my disc and spending 30 or less minutes installing.

Games online shouldn't require anything other than Anti-Cheat software.
Black ops was the biggest fail to install for me. Not only did I go over my 25GB Limit at the time downloading 7GB of Bloatware just to play online, it was buggy aswell. What was worse though the game was just a POS.
At any point you can backup your Steam folder to any medium you wish. By doing this, you're not limited to a specific medium (e.g. dvd like physical copies), and the game will be current when you back it up. With a hard copy you will not have all the latest patches and updates slipstreamed.

So Steam = win, you don't even have to install them just drag the files in and you're golden. When switching completely between platforms you may have to re verify integrity of game cache but that is rare and would probably take less time than installing from a DVD.
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Not only did I go over my 25GB Limit
Ouch. I have a 900GB limit.
 
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I love steam. It means that I no longer have to buy any dvd racks and I have more space in the gaming room. Life is so much simpler when you have Steam and Netflix.
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It was $80 for 25GB of 7mb's/860kb's. Suppose to be 24/1 But in Australia Telco's are too busy ripping us off.

I am on 100GB now aha ^_^
It's not supposed to be 24 megabits, it's UP to. your more likely to get 5-15 megabits, depending on line quality.

TPG offer 500gb a month, as do other value providers.

Steam is the future of PC gaming. Get over it guys. Just don't buy the product if you don't like it.
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It's not supposed to be 24 megabits, it's UP to. your more likely to get 5-15 megabits, depending on line quality.

TPG offer 500gb a month, as do other value providers.

Steam is the future of PC gaming. Get over it guys. Just don't buy the product if you don't like it.
I get 7mb's up :S

My mate gets 7kb's with TPG, he is on there ADLS2+ Plan. He is one pissed of bloke
Edited by Jesse^_^ - 6/4/11 at 4:46am
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