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y do people use things other than steam...like xfire?
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post #12 of 25
i use steam just for the games aspect....
and no you cant get free weekends on all games. just tf2 that i know of and thats only certain weekends
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post #13 of 25
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y do people use things other than steam...like xfire?
Because Steam only works for Valve created/published/hosted games, while Xfire lets you message people in-game no matter what they are playing.
    
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y do people use things other than steam...like xfire?
Xfire is a messaging service with built in services to let you see where your friends are playing, what games etc..etc.... You can't buy games from Xfire.
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Because Steam only works for Valve created/published/hosted games, while Xfire lets you message people in-game no matter what they are playing.
You can do that with Steam too, all you have to do is add the game to your Steam list. Then, all you have to do is launch the game from Steam, and pressing Shift+Tab will bring up your steam friends list, and you can message, or voice chat anybody.
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post #16 of 25
nothing wrong with steam if you have a static connection to the internet, like cable and Dsl
and you dont mind publishers monitoring your activities to see what games you play the most.


lol who has dial up anymore anyway?
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post #17 of 25
Free game weekends so far have only been for TF2, and only when there is a fairly large update or addition to the game.
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post #18 of 25
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You can do that with Steam too, all you have to do is add the game to your Steam list. Then, all you have to do is launch the game from Steam, and pressing Shift+Tab will bring up your steam friends list, and you can message, or voice chat anybody.

No you cant. As the someone else said. They only game the ingame message if the game they have is a Valve game. Play Crysis with steam open and if someone sends you a msg via steam you wont get it in game. Send it via xfire and you get it in game
    
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post #19 of 25
Really? Cos I just added Mass Effect and the steam-friends overlay comes up just as in CS:S.

Maybe it doesnt work on all games, that wouldn't surprise me at all. But in the one instance I tried it worked perfectly.
    
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Lol owned
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