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Poll Results: Are you happy with Steam?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 6% of voters (39)
    About as happy as I would be getting my toenails torn out.
  • 11% of voters (75)
    Indifferent.
  • 68% of voters (439)
    I love steam.
  • 14% of voters (91)
    I wouldn't mind it if they weren't such douche bag control freaks.
644 Total Votes  
post #101 of 178
I think the main reason steam became so successful was their integration of the system in games that use steam works. The ease of being able to jump into games made multiplayer such a treat. The only time I buy steam games that are full price is if they're MP. Single Player games? I wouldn't be caught dead having them on steam instead of a retail disk version.
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post #102 of 178
I personally love steam. The only complaint I could have about it is the back up process doesn't seem to work like it is supposed to.
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post #103 of 178
I did hate Steam when I tried playing HL1 on a machine only running 64mb of ram in that day. It ate a lot of it.
Today I don't buy any other place than Steam and have re-purchased many of my older games from Steam. It's convenient, cheap, sleek and organized.
If I had one complaint it's about the Steam Cloud version. It's slow and just a bit quirky but not totally bad as you could imagine it is much less likely to crash completely and corrupt.
Downloads boast +1mb/s so absolutely no issues there. Shopping for games is fun and almost insta-gratifying.
Steam was also in the news recently with some crazy amount of subscribers, so, if anything they are going to be around for the next 10 or 20 years. Microsoft needs to give it up with GFWL (this ain't the XBOX fockers), get it over with and integrate Steam.
I agree with some of the concern though. Steam needs some type of clause in place to protect it's customers from their games being unplayable, be it Steam offline or a ban.
post #104 of 178
I think steam is the closest things PC gamers have towards being unified. If anything, PC gamers should strive to unify more through steam.

If Microsoft was smart, they would get in on steam. They have no foothold like steam does with the PC (In the gaming client business). They got XBL locked down, but thats all.
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post #105 of 178
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Originally Posted by Katana View Post
You are claiming 100% of pirates would not buy the games anyway. Post a source for this information before you make this claim - I hear far too many people say that.
And if you're going to post a "survey", don't bother. I couldn't be bothered with millions of people CLAIMING they wouldn't buy something anyway. It's on the same level as people CLAIMING they would heroically intervene with an alleyway mugging if they saw it in action.
Even if the real percent of who WOULD buy it is much less than 100, that is MORE than enough reason for them to get to work on DRM. I agree their measures are generally disproportionate and draconion, but that doesn't excuse the actions of pirates in any way. Even discounting whether or not they truly affect sale numbers, pirates smear the good name of PC gamers and make us all appear to be ingrateful nerds with an increasing sense of self-entitlement. We're not all like that, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to convince people otherwise.

I'm tired of pirates trying to defend their actions.
Thanks for saying that. I have a friend who thinks I'm stupid for buying games....it really annoys me. If it wasn't for people buying games, you wouldn't have a game to pirate. Also, if you don't like it enough to buy it: why have you played it for hours on end?

And to answer the question: I love steam. Its fast and unified. And when sales are on games are really cheap.
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post #106 of 178
Because of steam, I am able to have a short stroked hdd.
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post #107 of 178
I don't have any reason not to be happy with them. In general, except for people who get hacked or whatnot, it works perfectly fine.
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post #108 of 178
I like steam.
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post #109 of 178
I live for steam
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post #110 of 178
I like steam for it provides Me with a way to kill millions of tiny baby men and snack on sanviches til my hearts content.
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