Originally Posted by aroc91
How so? It's completely optional.
So don't use it. You don't have
to use it. Have you ever played games with your friends over LAN? Latency is not an issue there, so why would it be with this?
I've been to plenty of LAN partys, I'm usually the one setting up the dedi for the LAN to be played. Streaming content from one PC to another over a network is COMPLETELY different then multiple players on one network connecting to a centralized server on said network.
It's not a problem, or an issue if they continue to support Windows FULLY. And not do something stupid like make HL3 a SteamOS exclusive.
As well, my statement was not conjecture. It's fact. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft etc. could do the dumbest thing in the world and be hated for it. If Valve did it, it would be welcomed. There is YEARS of evidence of hammer legion members to confirm this if you just take a gander. My money says had Metro been valves idea in Windows 8, it would have been well received.