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Just one of the many reasons why I always buy hard copy of a game on consoles, but sadly that is not even that great anymore since every darn game these days has a giant day one patch(comcast hates my city so hours worth of downloading). Stuff like what is going on is one reason why at least on the console side people do not want digital only.
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This is one of the many problems when expanding IP rights are not negotiated with a broad ensemble of people that includes customer representatives.

It stands to reason that many facets of IP rights as they are today are not democratically legitimated. It's about finding compromises that all individuals who are affected by IP rights in any way, can about equally agree to.
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is someone even big enough to buy Steam off Valve?
"Steam" is more likely to hit a hundred billion dollars upfront if Valve were to auction it.
Possibly. But you never know who out there would have an interest in such things. Amazon was the least likely in my mind to ever buy something like Twitch. I never would have thought Yahoo would buy something like tumblr. So any company can think the same.
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How do you buy a private company who doesnt want to sell? tongue.gif
Oh, that was based on assumption and theory. I don't see Steam going down anytime soon. Then again, anything can happen.

Overall, anyone with the right funds and the right interest can pretty much buy anything. Especially if a company is in trouble. If Valve and/or Steam were ever in that much trouble, that a corporation with enough interest could come in to make the investment. With Steam being such a part of our nomenclature, it could be wise for a company to make said purchase if that situation were to arise. I'm sure some entertainment companies would chomp at the bit for that opportunity.
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Yet such companies wonder why people pirate.
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I used to be afraid Steam will just go belly up some day and all my 250+ games library dissapears, but thats probably not a realistic scenario

Good thing there is a thing called "off line mode" and games that don't have MP will work just fine thumb.gif
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Just one of the many reasons why I always buy hard copy of a game on consoles, but sadly that is not even that great anymore since every darn game these days has a giant day one patch(comcast hates my city so hours worth of downloading). Stuff like what is going on is one reason why at least on the console side people do not want digital only.
This is why you do not buy a game day 1. Wait for the inevitable GOTY/collectors/complete edition with all the DLC, which will be fully patched on disk. Saves money too.
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This is why you do not buy a game day 1. Wait for the inevitable GOTY/collectors/complete edition with all the DLC, which will be fully patched on disk. Saves money too.

Yep, then to save extra wait for the store to do clearance. Reason I nabbed Fallout 3 GOTY for like 20 bucks at a BX. biggrin.gif They always be trying to do clearance on PC games.
     
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