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Funny. Never experienced bugs or lag.

Was about to say the same thing. After years of using it I've never had a single problem.
post #12 of 40
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I think that Steam is quite literally the worst thing that has ever disgraced the PC gaming market. It's buggy, lags tremendously, and is far more trouble than it's worth.
I've had quite the opposite experience...same with all other steam users I know.

Honestly it makes it much easier to manage your games, especially when you have to do a clean install of your OS. It elminates having to keep track of numerous cd's and serial keys...you lose a cd key for one of your games and you'll have to pay another $60 for the game O_O
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Funny. Never experienced bugs or lag.
same
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I think that Steam is quite literally the worst thing that has ever disgraced the PC gaming market. It's buggy, lags tremendously, and is far more trouble than it's worth.
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I think that Steam is quite literally the worst thing that has ever disgraced the PC gaming market. It's buggy, lags tremendously, and is far more trouble than it's worth.
Your doing it wrong!

All seriousness, could be the infamous ID10T error?
post #16 of 40
i have sooo many steam games that i would sell for a buck a piece...

honestly, i think steam should have a program where you can sell your game back to them for like 1/10 the price you bought it for.

i just want them gone, and having a few bucks credit to put toward something good would be nice.

steam sells too many s**t games to not have something like this.
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post #17 of 40
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Seems like this is the trend now. It seems more popular games require platforms like Steam and Origin. Pretty much all cod games are tied to steam, and it seems like BF3 might be tied to origin.

What's irritating is that the buyer isn't even given an option to not use these platforms when they go out and pay an absurd $60 for a video game.

What if you think the game is garbage after buying it new...

Or you've played the game out and don't want to play it any more...

...you don't even have the option to sell it used because it's tied to your steam or origin account, etc.

Seems like a bad deal for pc gamers. Even console gamers can sell their games used without issue.

It would be nice if there was a trade feature on steam or origin where you can trade your digital downloads back to steam for some kind of discount on a newer game. Even if it was just a 50% of the current retail value, at least it would be something.

PC gamers never did have it easy re selling games.

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post #18 of 40
Valve just announced the new Trading Beta. Sure it really only lets you sell extra copies, but the idea is there.

Game companies don't like the resale of console games either. They feel like they lose out on a sale because of it, and stores like GameStop, and their respective worldwide similar stores, make a sale, and make profit, but the publisher gets nothing from it.
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I don't normally trade in my console games anyway so I will take a cheap Steam game over a full priced hard copy. That said if they are both full price I tend to go with the hard copy.
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post #20 of 40
There are so many sales on steam with great games going for <15$ I don't really think of the need to sell them back after I paid so little for them.
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