Originally Posted by icehotshot
I'm pretty sure there were a few articles with responses from Valve saying that if they ever went under there are measures in place so you would still be able to access your games.
Steam is far better than any other system out there at the moment. You can actually play games offline, cheap prices
(as in lots of sales), you shouldn't have to worry about them going out of business, and I'm sure that with all this steam trading stuff that has been happening and with the push from the EU, you will at sometime in the future be able to trade/sell games from your steam account.
I'm surprised that Valve doesn't already allow you to trade games because you could set whatever price you want and have fixed percentages for how much of that goes to the dev and valve. Would seem like a win-win imo.
So Steam says that you can keep your games if they go under (link please). I'm not so sure that is technically possible, but OK. One could imagine Microsoft could do the same with Xbox One games sometime in the future, right? Hypothetically, maybe when they release their next console >2020?
Now, I think all the Steam 'lovers' see that it's the same kind of DRM as with the Xbox. But it's better, because they have cheap prices.
Can someone explain this to me, Steam price
. It's the new version of Skyrim, released a few days ago, 74!!!!!!! % more expensive on Steam.
Considering amazon has to ship it (cost), the publisher has to manufacture the disc (cost), retailers profit (cost), etc. versus a digital download (NO cost), ... isn't Steam a ripoff???
Their prices are (admittedly) great on sales (older games), once they have milked them dry. After the first 6-12 months, it's easy to sell so cheap - it's how this industry works.