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Poll Results: Do you use Steam or another digital delivery system?

 
  • 96% (280)
    Yes, I use Steam
  • 0% (1)
    No, I don't use Steam, but I use a different digital delivery provider
  • 2% (8)
    I don't use any digital content delivery systems
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post #1 of 94
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OK OCN, since we are the vanguards of technology I am curious, do you use Steam? If so, why do you use it. If not, why do you avoid it?

If you do use Steam when did you first start using it? For example I bought Counter Strike at Fry's not knowing it required Steam. I still didn't use it besides that one game until they had a holiday sale with a game I wanted. Now I have well over 100 games on my Steam account.

Also, to all the people who use and enjoy Steam, what about Steam don't you like and what would you like to see them change?

I'd like to see them forgo the logon requirement, in fact I'd like to see them do something like Good Old Games, where you can download the installer and install your game whenever or wherever you want, maybe they could tie it to the CD key you can access.

Also, for the people who don't like or use Steam, have you ever tried Steam and if not why not?

Thanks OCN, and Happy Holidays!
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/25/10 at 9:17pm
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post #2 of 94
yes, because - cheapest games around, so many $1 indie games for example at the moment. (5 for $5 packs)

+I can't lose them like physical copies...
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post #3 of 94
I use it. I like Valve games. I like that they stay patched. I can go play with any of my friends with a click. I can buy a game on sale and play it as soon as it downloads. Works fine for me.
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post #4 of 94
I started When i bought HL2. At first i hated it, Now i despise it because it takes all my money with sales lol
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post #5 of 94
I was unaware that there are people who don't use Steam.

I use it for most of my games. Cheap.
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-i was exposed to it when i bought 1.6 years ago.

-Then CSS, and now its become a small addiction, i have maybe played half of the games i own, the rest ill get to, one day. maybe.

-as for the alternatives, none that really spark my interest, i mean i got gta IV for 6 bucks a month after pc release thanks to steam, cant beat that.

+That steam game calculator thing says ive spent something like 600 or whatever, i've actually MAYBE spent 200. and thats stretchin it, maybe more like 150.
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i use Steam, and have done so since February of 2008. i remember seeing Railroad Tycoon II Platinum (one of my favourite games) on Steam, and taking the risk and buying it. and in maybe 10-15 minutes i downloaded it and was playing - i remember the thought striking me as how simple and easy it was. consider that i had scratched my original disc to oblivion. the fact i could play with no disc was a boon. even now, my rig has no DVD drive installed and i still game .

it's easy to use, the downloads are fast, i have access to my games wherever i am (i tend to travel around) and they have good sales. i am also a fan of the community features, the overlay with clock and web browser, and the sales, as well as the timers telling me how much i have played game X. oh, and the support staff are awesome

Steam is awesome
Edited by -iceblade^ - 12/25/10 at 9:07pm
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post #8 of 94
Wait... you can buy games at stores?
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<3 Steam and I rarely have issues with it which is nice ^_^
 
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post #10 of 94
Loved steam from the day I activated my account
GTA4 for $5, Bioshock 2 for $15, Modern Warfare 2 on it(yuck, CoD!) And I can launch and use most non-steam games with it! And Portal, I love Portal. Will the second one have cake?
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