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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 #41 of 94
Steam for a PC gamer is like Windows.


Yes I do.
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Steam FTW!
 
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post #44 of 94
I think a better question would be: Who doesn't use Steam?
    
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post #45 of 94
I bought the first half life and counter strike back in the old WON days before steam came around. After WON died I started using steam back in 03.
post #46 of 94
i was intodued to steam when i got MW2 at walmart, then i bought LfD2 at a lan party for like $15, and then black ops i got on release night at walmart was forced to use steam too, but then i got that awsosome deal on BFBC2 for $6.72 this weekend
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post #47 of 94
steams great. i love it.
post #48 of 94
Personally, I don't care for it and don't game alot anyway to have a need for it. Plus with what happened recently, it's all the more reason I stay away from it.

I guess I'm another old fashioned person in that I like having a physical copy of what I'm paying for and don't like to be required to log into a server just to play it. True that may limit my choices of what I get but as stated, I don't do too much gaming anyway. I've done some online gaming before (Particularly COD2) but it was a peer-to-peer connection to folks I knew and trusted.

If you do alot of gaming, I guess it's OK but in my case I'll pass.
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post #49 of 94
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Originally Posted by Paradox me View Post
Who says it'll be Valve simply locking you out? Perhaps Valve goes under, what then?

It will happen, eventually. No company or service will last forever. You just have to hope that Valve actually has a reliable contingency plan in place, in the even such a thing does happen while the service is still relevant to you.

On the other hand, my physical copy isn't going anywhere. Whether the developer/publisher fails the day after I buy the game or lasts until I'm on my death bed, I have that game no matter what.
While it means nothing really, Gabe did say that he thinks it would be feasible to release a patch allowing one to play their Steam games if Steam goes under. Where you would download these games in that eventuality I don't know, and who knows if he/Valve would actually do it, since other companies might sue for breaking their DRM.
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Originally Posted by Kryton View Post
Personally, I don't care for it and don't game alot anyway to have a need for it. Plus with what happened recently, it's all the more reason I stay away from it.
What happened recently? Oh smeg.
Edited by Mygaffer - 12/25/10 at 10:47pm
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post #50 of 94
I've been using Steam since 2008. However, I've been using it more for buying games since early 2009. It's now the place for me to buy most of my games.
 
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