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I avoid Steam like the plague. I am not interested in online distribution. I want the games in their boxes with printed manuals and maps on my shelf in the corner over there....--->

I did, however, make an exception for The Witcher 2 and The Witcher Enhance Edition, bought them DRM free from GoG.com but I can take those files and burn them to DVD (which reminds me...) for future installs.

Someday... a hacker will remove all your games from that digital storage. Steam has been solid so far but look at what's happening to Sony, don't kid yourself and think it can't happen.
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I have been having so much pain in the ass with steam >_< I bought TF2 and every update for game or steam i have to re download the whole game! With my horrible internet connection it can take up to two weeks >_<.
So yes i hate steam.
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I avoid Steam like the plague. I am not interested in online distribution. I want the games in their boxes with printed manuals and maps on my shelf in the corner over there....--->

I did, however, make an exception for The Witcher 2 and The Witcher Enhance Edition, bought them DRM free from GoG.com but I can take those files and burn them to DVD (which reminds me...) for future installs.

Someday... a hacker will remove all your games from that digital storage. Steam has been solid so far but look at what's happening to Sony, don't kid yourself and think it can't happen.
It's less likely though, unless steam goes after geohot or maintains the same level of "security" as sony. Also them losing it isn't that big of a deal they more than likely have backups and can get the game data again.
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I love steam. I love the convenience, the sales (my wallet hates them for it) and the auto updates as well. However, one thing I do hate is that if you wanted to buy a physical copy of a game, you couldn't put it on steam. you would need to buy two different copies of the game. It would be great if physical copies came with a steam code.
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And this thread shows just how segmented we gamers are. Some live happily with this, other begrudgingly, others not at all.

Too bad the happy ones way outweigh the unhappy . The way the makers of witcher 2 and gog is the best future for consumers, steam for corporations. Who do you think will win?
Edited by Nocturin - 6/4/11 at 1:01pm
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However, one thing I do hate is that if you wanted to buy a physical copy of a game, you couldn't put it on steam. you would need to buy two different copies of the game. It would be great if physical copies came with a steam code.
You can put non Steam games in your Steam library.

You'll miss out on some Steam features but not every feature is entirely locked out.
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Did you read my post at all?????


You cannot go into offline mode with an internet connection!!!! So unless you know your not going to have internet access, your screwed!
What are you talking about?? You don't need to know in advance. If your internet goes down,
1. try to logon steam
2. Click yes to use offline mode
3. ???
4. Profit

If you have internet but you still want to use offline mode, disable it then logon steam in offline mode. Once in offline mode, enable internet. I don't understand why people complain about Steam's offline mode. As long as your games are up to date, it works fine.
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thing is steam could pull an Enron syle move overnight then bam, enite game libarys wiped. THts what worries me most. Of course there will be the numbskulls that will say that can never happen, and like history has shown us time and time again it Can happen.


Tho i do like the convince but as i said if something were to happen to steam, were screwed thats it thats all. With not a trace of physical evidence that you even owned the game. hold on to those online receipts ppl lol
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I love digital distribution. My main gripe is other comapnies are gonna start up and make me use theres to so ill have like 12 digital distribution programs which will suck. But if I had to choose between steam being gotten rid of or hard copies. I'd choose to get rid of hard copies.
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