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While I'd prefer to not have any DRM, publishers want to curb any and all second hand game sales and quite honestly..who would you rather managing the DRM in your game? EA or Valve? Ubisoft or Valve? Valve is the only company that is yet to really screw over PC gamers repeatedly, and Steam was the only DRM with benefits for consumers for a long time.

I choose no DRM? Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

As someone else said, have fun with that. Richard Stallman chooses not to use anything but free code, and while I agree with the principles of free programs I wouldn't give up the stuff I gain, especially considering it's not really giving me many disadvantages now. (Steam's offline mode sucking being the only real one I have right now, until Valve actually start taking games from my account anyway...Which I doubt will ever happen and is most likely only in there as one of those legal "What ifs?" just in case they actually have to for some reason later, such as if a player uses an exploit for free games)
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Games on the Steam box will be Linux games as well. Earlier I posted about it helping them port to PC, essentially the Steam box will be a pc...but. But the difference is, I'm going to assume Steam box will be set hardware. Allowing developers to guarantee X games to run on that platform and at a reasonable performance. The twist to that is, since it is already Linux all they would have to worry about "porting" is hardware testing. Making sure it runs universally on different hardware, either way Linux gets the games. I could see HL3 become a linux exclusive, or at least released first. Especially if that will be a promoting tittle for this device. Honestly though, Valve could make any promotional game and Steam lovers will eat it up. I know a few who would switch over instantly if that became a valid option instead of consoles.

All they'd really need to do is put mouse and keyboard support in, and add higher resolution graphics options. Means anyone running similar specs to the SteamBox get guaranteed good performance too.
    
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I choose no DRM? Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

Yes because steam is obviously out to ruin your experience and all your fun. /sarcasm
Stop acting like DRM kills you, steam rarely has any issues and it works great.
    
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I hope Gabe puts all his money into this...  so I can watch it & steam subsequently fail so i don't ever have to hear about game-lease companies again.

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I hope Gabe puts all his money into this...  so I can watch it & steam subsequently fail so i don't ever have to hear about game-lease companies again.

We get it, you don't like Steam, move along now, there's nothing in this thread for you.
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We get it, you don't like Steam, move along now, there's nothing in this thread for you.

 

 

There is nothing in this thread for anyone...  a "steambox" is vaporware!

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There is nothing in this thread for anyone...  a "steambox" is vaporware!

Cool story bro! thumb.gif
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I seriously hope that this fails miserably.
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I choose no DRM? Choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.

Have fun with that.

You know, if something like GOG.com was as popular as Steam we might actually have a fighting chance at a DRM free future.
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You know, if something like GOG.com was as popular as Steam we might actually have a fighting chance at a DRM free future.

No, you wouldn't. If there was no Steam, publishers would make their own. Much like a few companies do already. And I much prefer Steams business than I do the others, which are much more infamous for just stupid stuff.
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As someone else said, have fun with that. Richard Stallman chooses not to use anything but free code, and while I agree with the principles of free programs I wouldn't give up the stuff I gain, especially considering it's not really giving me many disadvantages now. (Steam's offline mode sucking being the only real one I have right now, until Valve actually start taking games from my account anyway...Which I doubt will ever happen and is most likely only in there as one of those legal "What ifs?" just in case they actually have to for some reason later, such as if a player uses an exploit for free games)
All they'd really need to do is put mouse and keyboard support in, and add higher resolution graphics options. Means anyone running similar specs to the SteamBox get guaranteed good performance too.

Yes and no, because they could strip out the linux kernel to nothing but the steambox hardware. That means devs wouldn't know how it worked on the opposite GPU, CPU, things like that. Though generally in linux distros if it works on one it should work on another. You might have to make sure you use the same lib versiosn, just don't count on it. So I still say they would have to do some testing, just not nearly as much.
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