I'm starting to wonder... Why do we like/love or use steam?
For me, it all started with competitive counter strike. I had my clanmates on my friends list as well as people from other clans so we could arrange practices or matches.
I had all half life titles in there because after I found out, as a kid, that counter strike was a modification of another game, I just had to play that other game. But I was one of the few that did it: MP was where the fun was at for everybody.
Then, I don't really remember when, I think it was when valve started releasing other games, the orange box, I think, that they started to come up with these huge promotions.
I never checked the store, I didn't play anything but CS. But on a re-install I might have glanced at the store and saw a promotion and decided to take advantage of it.
Later I became a little addicted with those sales, bought many games just for the sake of buying, because they were cheap.
But if you think about it, they are not really cheap, because there are other services where you can buy them for even cheaper prices.
Meh... Now what? I don't play CS anymore. Many of the people that have grown up in the game with me doesn't play anymore because, like me, they don't have time for it.
Many of them are buying games.
But shouldn't steam be just your friends and server list?
I hate having multiple friends lists in the games I want to play with my friends.
Frankly, I don't really know the point, anymore. I might just be addicted to it. It's been a while I have last said hello to any of my friends on steam, basically because of I'm out of CS.
I know they have teams inside valve for their many projects. What I don't like is that there is a team for steam. Even though I know that is the team that makes the most money, whereas the teams responsible for other games, like CS and now dota, is what gives steam their users.
By the way, as an old CS competitive player, I hate that valve now has 3 versions of the game.
Why couldn't they just mix CSS and 1.6 like the PROMOD tried to? Everyone would be happy... I was angry before because it had 2 separate communities, now I'm even more because there are 3...