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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 #121 of 178
When steam first released it, and for several months after, it was crap.
They have improved it significantly since then though.
Edited by amstech - 12/27/10 at 12:33pm
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post #122 of 178
UNHAPPY with Steam.

Sure, great sales. But then what? Nothing. Sub-standard support, locked down titles and inability to share titles (It used to be that you'd only need one copy of a game per household, now you need one per account)
    
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post #123 of 178
steam sucks.


/thread.


anyways its a progaram that forces you to have it active at all time. that tkae up resources. and the games cannot function without it. yea.
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post #124 of 178
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Originally Posted by SgtBigRig View Post
steam sucks.


/thread.


anyways its a progaram that forces you to have it active at all time. that tkae up resources. and the games cannot function without it. yea.
Having it active has never bothered me. It just runs in the background or not at all if its that big a deal.

Steam doesn't suck. You just have a different preference towards how you handle your gaming. Steam is just a preference and a very convenient one.

Even if I didn't want all of my games organized in one program or account, I could still appreciate the appeal of Steam.
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post #125 of 178
I see nothing wrong with steam and I like their sales some time. I like it so I don't have 304934 icons on my computer and have to try to find the games, not to mention makes it easier to join friends that are playing games, it updates games for me, etc...

Yes it has some issues like you can't sell games, but that's why you do demos before you buy games to see if you like it. As far as taking up resources on your computer, if you have an issue with it, upgrade your computer. It doesn't take that much up. Seems like alot of the 'issues' are more the user and not so much the client.
post #126 of 178
Steam is great for the following reasons:

(1) Never have to find a patch again. Two peeps with steam accounts will never have "type mismatch" errors again in Multiplayer. Good riddance to that.
(2) Totally transportable. When I travel to visit my parents in Canada I can just log into my steam account and play games on my dad's comp.
(3) Non-losable. Love to hear these I-love-CD's-groupies call up EA games and ask them to send you a new CD because you lost your original. EA and Blizzard do not work on the honor code system.
(4) Game companies are allowed to make money. I am one of the few people who will not shop at Gamestop because of their reselling used games deals. NONE of that money goes to the game developers and all of it goes to Gamestop. Screw them.

As for the I lose 2-3 FPS argument via steam, I find that argument highly suspect. With the memory available through modern Windows 7 and the trivial amount of memory Steam uses up in the background, (100mb at most during intensive downloads), that FPS loss is a rounding error and very difficult to blame on Steam. Compared to all the other forced-crap installed on my computer by WAY more evil companies (i.e., iTunes, Adobe, Quicktime, Java, Flash) I think Steam is the MOST benign software I have on my computer. Do you guys even know what Internet Explorer is broadcasting to the world about you? Steam is like a crippled puppy in a 2000 strong wolf pack of privacy violations currently on your computer right now. Spare us the "invasion of privacy" crap.

And yes, the I firmly believe the people who complain the most about steam are the ones who you used to "buy" all their games on bittorrent / piratebay. Yep. That's right. I said it.
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post #127 of 178
Steam makes me happy, steam makes me glad and sometimes steam makes me mad.
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Originally Posted by Mark the Bold View Post
And yes, the I firmly believe the people who complain the most about steam are the ones who you used to "buy" all their games on bittorrent / piratebay. Yep. That's right. I said it.
You can't resell games you legally own. It puts the publisher in control of the price far too much (COD Games still selling for £40, even though none of them are worth it) It makes it harder to grab a pre-owned copy. It probably pushes more people TO piracy/freedom-with-their-games.

And I BUY all my games, kid, and I still rag on Steam. What's your answer to that?
    
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post #129 of 178
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Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
You can't resell games you legally own. It puts the publisher in control of the price far too much (COD Games still selling for £40, even though none of them are worth it) It makes it harder to grab a pre-owned copy. It probably pushes more people TO piracy/freedom-with-their-games.

And I BUY all my games, kid, and I still rag on Steam. What's your answer to that?
Is money that big of an issue with gamers these days?

I never understood the reselling of games thing. Do I return all of my movies once I'm finished? Or return an album once I'm done listening to it? I might get enjoyment out of my games one day in the future, or maybe my friends or kids will one day like to check it out. There are plenty of reasons to keep things that I legally own. (sure, selling preowned games helps plenty of other gamers out, but steam sells game dirt cheap eventually and has unlimited amount of copies, so gamers dont need my help or my old copies really)

I like the idea of steam because I always intend on keeping my games (yes even bad ones) forever. And It's not really a big deal about "pre-owned games" cause steam gives you good deals anyways. not to mention demos. and even then, the most expensive game is still pretty good priced in this day and age. (Who can't afford 60 bucks? yeesh.)

I dont really think the idea of not being able to sell your games is a justification for hating steam. Unless you are a total cheapskate
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Is money that big of an issue with gamers these days?

I never understood the reselling of games thing. Do I return all of my movies once I'm finished? Or return an album once I'm done listening to it? I might get enjoyment out of my games one day in the future, or maybe my friends or kids will one day like to check it out. There are plenty of reasons to keep things that I legally own. (sure, selling preowned games helps plenty of other gamers out, but steam sells game dirt cheap eventually and has unlimited amount of copies, so gamers dont need my help or my old copies really)

I like the idea of steam because I always intend on keeping my games (yes even bad ones) forever. And It's not really a big deal about "pre-owned games" cause steam gives you good deals anyways. not to mention demos. and even then, the most expensive game is still pretty good priced in this day and age. (Who can't afford 60 bucks? yeesh.)

I dont really think the idea of not being able to sell your games is a justification for hating steam. Unless you are a total cheapskate
well, that is a choice that everyone should be able to make. Just because you like something, doesnt mean everyone else should.

While i never trade in old games, i keep them all, or pass them along to a friend. I dont see the problem with people who do. To each their own.
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