Originally Posted by xenophobe
When I want to find something on an auction site... I go to ebay. As much as I hate them, I won't even bother looking on yahoo auctions or wherever. Also, if I want a good price and don't mind waiting I'll order from wherever, but Amazon 2 day 1 click and 1 day 1-click $3.99? Pretty amazing.
Why won't I use Origin? I've already got Steam. I don't particularly like or dislike it, but it works to keep most of my games in one manageable location that I can easily re-download at any time anywhere without having to bother finding the serials...
The problem with your and many others COMPLETE and FINAL commitment to steam is that:
-If people didn't support steam so vehemently, the idea of making ones games exclusive to your own download client wouldn't be such a "mainstream" idea now.
-Therefore, if steam didn't have so many users that literally invested so much time and money into steam that they've basically trapped themselves to the point where not using steam is a huge inconvenience, this problem actually wouldn't exist
-If people wanted to kill the idea of having to download a client to play a publishers game, people should have rallied against Steam, not Origin. Instead, Steam is publicised by its supporters as pure gold.
-Its too late to cry out now. You put the poison in the cake with all your support. You cant now complain when you get ill of your own doing.
If you didn't want publishers having the idea of making their games exclusive to their own gaming clients, you shouldn't have supported Steam with "thousands" of game play hours and spent "hundreds" on their client.
It is essentially YOU who are the cause of this "too many companies with download clients" situation, by showing the world and other publishers, that you and millions of others think its okay to do so with your undying support.
If you would like to bring up the "but the cheap games is why we support Steam", it is even worse.
You dont agree with publishers pushing their own clients, but will support vehemently, those who give you cheap games.
You basically showed a weak spine towards your so called morals/ideals and bent sideways at the sight of saving some quids off your next purchases, ignoring the fact that supporting steam, is supporting the idea of a publisher making their games available to play only on their individual download client.
Even if its for another reason you support steam, while frowning upon the idea of a publishers wanting you to use their client to run a game, you're simply showing that you will support an idea you dont agree with, as long as you get a "backhander" that will temporarily hush your concerns as long as you get your "bit".
I hope I have awakened some people with this post as it seems many just follow the pitchfork train without really thinking about things properly.
If you are so invested into steam that literally using anything else will hinder your gaming experience, you have noone else to blame for any future publishers pushing their own clients but yourselves.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 8/18/11 at 12:39am