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Captain Obvious.
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Agreed. I wouldn't say steam was any value added. Its just convenient.


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I wouldn't say steam was any value added.


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Its just convenient.
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Everyone interprets things differently. I personally do not feel as if steam adds any value to my games. You may feel differently and that is fine. I do like steam and it does a decent job at what it is meant for.
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Everyone interprets things differently. I personally do not feel as if steam adds any value to my games. You may feel differently and that is fine. I do like steam and it does a decent job at what it is meant for.
To each his own, i wasn't harping on you. Just thought what you said was kinda funny.
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DRM should be illegal.

But that will never happen because the U.S. legal system is controlled by the corporations.
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The only reason I don't like DRM in music is because migrating songs I've legally purchased between devices is either cumbersome or nearly impossible.

This isn't surprising, and one of the best things that's happened is the release of music download services from Amazon and others that offers DRM-free songs. I severely disrespect Apple for removing DRM from their songs but increasing the cost per song by 30%...Although that apparently comes from agreements with recording industries.
    
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torrents are not piracy. they are used mostly by pirates but torrents are legal, what might be on the torrent is another question and getting it off the internet is still piracy.
Some of us actually use torrents for legitimate things like Linux isos and other things freely distributed.

I just wonder what so called "PC" game studios and publishers will say about this.
     
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post #28 of 51
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Some of us actually use torrents for legitimate things like Linux isos and other things freely distributed.

I just wonder what so called "PC" game studios and publishers will say about this.
If only people would understand that "torrents" is just a method of file transfer. Life FTP or UDP. There is nothing inherently illegal with the torrent protocol, and if you consider that illegal, then you'll have to consider virtually any other file transfer protocol illegal that's been used since the beginning of time.
    
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If only people would understand that "torrents" is just a method of file transfer. Life FTP or UDP. There is nothing inherently illegal with the torrent protocol, and if you consider that illegal, then you'll have to consider virtually any other file transfer protocol illegal that's been used since the beginning of time.
Yeah. The problem is "guilt by association" which comes from the mainstream news and other sources not explaining things very in depth. I've met people who believed that torrenting was for piracy alone and it's simply because of their limited exposure and knowledge.
     
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I don't have the facts to back this up but I'm pretty sure the same applies to draconian software DRM.
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