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I've personally got 2 accounts. When an awesome co-op game comes out I usually buy two copies of it so if a friend comes over I already got a spare copy to use.

Anyone remember the old days of steam when it came out for CS 1.5? Then HL2 had to unlock through steam using slow as heck internet?
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I've personally got 2 accounts. When an awesome co-op game comes out I usually buy two copies of it so if a friend comes over I already got a spare copy to use.

Anyone remember the old days of steam when it came out for CS 1.5? Then HL2 had to unlock through steam using slow as heck internet?

Steam came out for 1.6, 1.5 was the last version of the game that was not steam based (played on WON servers). I do remember making my account on my friends PC because he had DSL and I still bad 56K. I made the account over 10 years ago (2 days I think after the service launched)
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I remember those days. Fortunately my family had upgraded to Cox highspeed internet and I DLed HL2 at over 500 KBPS tongue.gif
    
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post

I've personally got 2 accounts. When an awesome co-op game comes out I usually buy two copies of it so if a friend comes over I already got a spare copy to use.

Anyone remember the old days of steam when it came out for CS 1.5? Then HL2 had to unlock through steam using slow as heck internet?

Yeah we had to abandon the even worse WON network for online play.

We all cried foul. Now in retrospect we were still right to complain, but Valve has proven to us they can deliver.
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I have no clue why you are saying this, capitalism is always wanting more.
They have money, yes, they sure want more.
More likely that time invested into Steam makes them more than equivalent time invested into making games.

Stardock said something like this back when they owned Impulse. That it basically just started eating their developers until they didn't have as many left to work on games.
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More likely that time invested into Steam makes them more than equivalent time invested into making games.

Stardock said something like this back when they owned Impulse. That it basically just started eating their developers until they didn't have as many left to work on games.

I really don't think it has anything to do with money or Steam. While, yes, this is the longest they've taken between games in the series (really only by one year) Valve is known to take their time. Games like Left4Dead are exceptions. Part of that time is probably spent developing a new engine and then there's the fact that Gabe is perfectionist and will go as far as to scrap a whole project and restart it from scratch if he doesn't like where it's going, hence Valve time.
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Everybody make room.

OG 2005 Steam veteran coming through. cool.gif

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me and my 99999 dota smurf accounts contribute to that tongue.gif
 
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This list isn't even right. Steam is at 73Million already at least now. 65 Million was like the beginning of the year....
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This is impressive, can't for SteamOS and finally get rid of Windows and use a proper gaming orientated platform that gets more out of our hardware. Good times for PC gaming for sure.
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