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Thats good and is strikingly similar to Xbox Live which has:

-35 million users
-3000 games(Indie, Arcade, Retail)

"The Xbox Live of PC gaming" is great because Xbox Live is a great service. It offers more entertainment than Steam does. I doubt Microsoft would allow Steam to be nothing more than a channel and rightfully so.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

Thats good and is strikingly similar to Xbox Live which has:
-35 million users
-3000 games(Indie, Arcade, Retail)
"The Xbox Live of PC gaming" is great because Xbox Live is a great service. It offers more entertainment than Steam does. I doubt Microsoft would allow Steam to be nothing more than a channel and rightfully so.

Basically, my walled garden is bigger than your walled garden argument. That means Apple iOS is the biggest gaming platform in the world.
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Good for Valve. I use Steam since it's very convenient for me, and I live nowhere near a GameStop or game store of any kind. I'm not going to wait 2 to 3 days for a game to be delivered. Steam is Valve's idea for a moneymaker, but it also benefits the user (in most cases) with low prices and convenience. I don't care if their games graphically benefit users with lower end PCs more vs users with higher end PCs. You want graphics? Go play mainstream shooters like BF3. I prefer something more competitive in terms of gameplay like CS, even though it doesn't look very attractive. I'm a story/gameplay guy.
Edited by AbdullahG - 1/6/12 at 4:05pm
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1800 games now on Steam. Wonder how many of those I’ve played? At a total blind guess, around 400.
That part of the data is completely false. No idea about the rest, but I know for sure this one is false as there are currently over 2,495 games on Steam.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/YamaOG3 That user has that many games.

Don't know how many games there are on Steam but DLCs are often counted asfull games in your community profile, like each DLC for Magicka is counted as a full game in my Steam profile, hell even a sprite pack for Hearts of Iron 3 is counted as one.
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Monopolies aren't cool dude.

Agreed, that's why we have GOG, GMG, Desura, and a bunch of other digital distributors. Origin should die like a diseased rat in a vat of acid.
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origin is still fairly new. so theres bound to be issues and i can see it taking off at some point or another. also, iirc steam was a hot mess when valve first released it. and it took them a good while before it finally became manageable.

Origin isn't fairly new at all. It's a reskinned version of EA Download Manager. I don't understand why this argument keeps being brought up as to why the client is poor.

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1800 games now on Steam. Wonder how many of those I’ve played? At a total blind guess, around 400.

That part of the data is completely false. No idea about the rest, but I know for sure this one is false as there are currently over 2,495 games on Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/YamaOG3 That user has that many games.

http://www.steamcalculator.com/id/YamaOG3

He has 1412 games


Everything else is most likely DLC, extras, etc.

The game The Ship comes with 3 games. The game, a tutorial, and something else.
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origin is still fairly new. so theres bound to be issues and i can see it taking off at some point or another. also, iirc steam was a hot mess when valve first released it. and it took them a good while before it finally became manageable.

Origin isn't fairly new at all. It's a reskinned version of EA Download Manager. I don't understand why this argument keeps being brought up as to why the client is poor.

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1800 games now on Steam. Wonder how many of those I’ve played? At a total blind guess, around 400.

That part of the data is completely false. No idea about the rest, but I know for sure this one is false as there are currently over 2,495 games on Steam.

http://steamcommunity.com/id/YamaOG3 That user has that many games.

http://www.steamcalculator.com/id/YamaOG3

He has 1412 games


Everything else is most likely DLC, extras, etc.

The game The Ship comes with 3 games. The game, a tutorial, and something else.

The Steam calculator doesn't calculate every game. rolleyes.gif

Regardless there's still other misinformation like 40 Million users. Steam is over 46Million users registered. Wouldn't be surprised if there was more mis-information.
Edited by dmasteR - 1/6/12 at 9:12pm
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Thats good and is strikingly similar to Xbox Live which has:
-35 million users
-3000 games(Indie, Arcade, Retail)
"The Xbox Live of PC gaming" is great because Xbox Live is a great service. It offers more entertainment than Steam does. I doubt Microsoft would allow Steam to be nothing more than a channel and rightfully so.

I know I'm not supposed to feed them, but I can't help it.

Seriously? XBL is why I sold my xbox. It's a terrible service, for so many (highly off-topic) reasons . XBL is M$'s excuse to make more money off their loyal and not so savvy customer base. Why do I need a gold account to use youtube and netflix?

Steam is 1,000x the service of live, and it's free and steam sales provide way more value to its customers than xbl does. Sorry, use steam for a week before making silly comments.
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origin is still fairly new. so theres bound to be issues and i can see it taking off at some point or another. also, iirc steam was a hot mess when valve first released it. and it took them a good while before it finally became manageable.

this is true, but steam didn't really have a huge competitor that was doing the exact same thing but 1000x better.
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