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In the PC you have something console's can never match. You have total freedom to do whatever you want. Crysis did unmatched graphics. The Orange Box provided amazingly constructive games at a cheap price, without being a huge leap on Valve's part. Spore will provide a new style of games that could never happen on console's. The Battlefield series provided us with a new take on tactical battle and how many players can be fit on a map. This is the tip of the iceberg. The PC is where it all starts, simply because of the amazing hardware and software freedom. It can never truly die. --Without taking new things from the future.
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Great Read

thanks for the link
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
No...

I bought UTIII on D2D. Horrible. Pitiful download speeds, and it was split in two .rar archives. One of which was corrupt. 2gb down the drain. A really flawed system.

So I bought it on steam. Now I have two copies of UTIII lol
I've never encountered a game that was split into rar archives, but I have admitedly ran into some poor download speeds. However, I do average 700/KB/s from Direct 2 Drive.

The reasons I prefer direct 2 drive:

1. I don't need any client installed.
2. I virtually never have to download the game again.
3. I backup the registry keys after the game activates, so I never have to activate over the web again.

I have no doubts that steam is, on average, a good bit faster. However, for me it would be much more of a hassle.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Licht View Post
In the PC you have something console's can never match. You have total freedom to do whatever you want.
This is a truth ps3/360 fanboy's often refuse to aknowledge, because it's a level of (software) freedom they wish they had on thier platforms. and no matter how hard Sony/MS try, the console's will always collapse when pushed too hard - it's what sets the console world apart from the PC (and is why i prefer the Wii because it stick's to console standards). take Oblivion for example, yes, it's a buggy game on the PC as well as consoles, but thanks to the flexability of the PC you have more opportunities to fix it as well as modify it. couple this with how cheap PC games are; it really is far, far better value for money.

Steam is the future of PC gaming, and it'll soon be the new weapon to counter piracy.

I'm just concerned what the future holds for us PC gamers, will it be so tightly regulated that it'll be no different from gaming on consoles like the PS3 or 360? (minus the hardware restrictions). especially as Microsoft become more gaming conscious with each OS release?.....who knows. but i dont like it.
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