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post #11 of 40
well.. it does stop downloading..... but only if your playing a steam game.... which usually im not...

but i have no problem with download speeds.. but the installing part is what takes forever.. but it is nice that it auto updates so i dont have to look for the update
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Wow. I never thought I'd see the day where so many people are praising Steam... A couple years ago, people absolutely HATED it.
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Wow. I never thought I'd see the day where so many people are praising Steam... A couple years ago, people absolutely HATED it.
it did come a long way since the release of HL2 and having to install the damn thing if you wanted to play the game. HL2 even had a bug during the installation that, if you decided not to install CSS, it would not finish the install. if i remember correctly you had an error message, but i'm not sure.
    
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I never understood the STEAM-bashing. For me, as a guy with more money than time, it's great. I don't have to eff with it, it just works. And the prices are a little slower than retail to fall, but for the most part, it's really well-priced.
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I have never used Steam nor Valve's products as im not much into fps but I may have to reevaluate my stance. I would have no problem supporting this company from now on in light of the last few months news about them. I really like that even now after they are a gaming powerhouse they are not afraid to say that they actually fear what we think about how they operate. At least someone is still willing to throw all in for us pc gamers. Anyone know where I can get a crash course on cs? hehehe
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I have never used Steam nor Valve's products as im not much into fps but I may have to reevaluate my stance. I would have no problem supporting this company from now on in light of the last few months news about them. I really like that even now after they are a gaming powerhouse they are not afraid to say that they actually fear what we think about how they operate. At least someone is still willing to throw all in for us pc gamers. Anyone know where I can get a crash course on cs? hehehe

best crash course is actually playing it
    
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post #17 of 40
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does anyone else think that steam takes forever and a day to update games....

+ it loves to download crap right at the best of times ... like when im trying to play online...
Not really....compare it to downloading patches for games such as BF2 from EAs servers......yuck. I normally get the patch from a torrent source or
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if i could marry valve ..i would
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post #19 of 40
steam is awesome. only time it really took a while to download anything was the first major portal update and even that didnt take very long. steam + valve = win hopefully no more console releases from valve. computer development should be first for them...imo at least..
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if i could marry valve ..i would
Valve is cheating on me? :O

Seriously though for me steam is the all in one for any gamer.
Heck you can even add none steam games to your game list, epic win.
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