Originally Posted by Psyren
Cool story bro.
Enjoy buying a disc for every $2-$15 indie game out now and coming out in future.
Or get DRM free Digital Downloads and stop feeding middlemen DRM programs. Ones that can remove purchased games from your account without notification or refund. Yea, love those "services".
Not using Steam = Having to buy discs? Um... cool story bro.
Originally Posted by HanSomPa
Well... I'm not a big fan of Steam but it's not an evil empire that you make it out to be. Quite honestly I love the idea of it. It's a library of Video Games, pretty friggin awesome.
Yet its closer to being as evil as I make it out to be than it is to being the savior most others think it is
Know what I had before Steam that did everything that Steam does now for me? A folder. I had a little folder called "Games" which I then split into subfolders for genre's and favs. I owned those games, and could launch them and play them without the need for intrusive DRM like Steam. I also didn't have to worry about purchased games suddenly asking me to buy them again.
My opinions are mine. I just happen to be one of the "lucky" people who have had to deal with the really bad aspects of Steam, like having games I paid money for taken from me without notice, and having Steam deny I own the games even after providing receipts and bank/CC statements. The first time in my life I ever bought a game and wasn't allowed to play it. So yea, maybe it has more to do with people just overlooking the terrible issues because they don't have to deal with them.
But oh well, I guess I should love them for allowing me the chance to buy the same game over and over and not get to play. That itself is a game!
Personally, I consider Steam more akin to a data mining virus than I do to anything useful. Because, well, it has not done anything for me to benefit me, but has hindered me immensely.
Back OT to the Steam console. It's funny. I see Valve talking about how bad MS is and how Win8 is so "closed" and "bad for gaming" yet Valve will likely create a console thats just that, locked down and closed to Steam games and programs. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black IMO.
But only time will tell. But what are the chances they will allow Origin games to be played? I say pretty close to nothing. So yea, they can preach and moan all they like, but they are one of the more evil companies out there, and they seem to have the communities blessing.
But hey, thats just my take on things...
Originally Posted by cdoublejj
it's not JUST drm, it does more than that, that's why i use it. it does lots of stuff that would be manually intensive other wise.
And for those that don't want/need those "extra features" that steam offers? It's simply intrusive DRM that you have ZERO choice in the matter about.
Pretty DRM is still DRM. Intrusive and useless DRM. They can make Steam optional completely, but theres a reason they won't.Edited by Fuell - 12/11/12 at 3:01am