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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 #41 of 178
steam sucks....period.
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post #42 of 178
I voted indifferent because I have never used Steam, nor do I foresee ever doing so. Instead, I prefer to buy the actual physical disc/user guide/etc.
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post #43 of 178
For what they are and what they do, pretty great. Not perfect but much better than anything similar.
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post #44 of 178
I like steam. When I see a good deal I pick it up.

But I don't LOVE steam. I have 3 main things to say


1: The european prices aren't like the USA prices. For example, BC2 is like $15 in USA when it is 40€ in finland QQ (remember that the euro is more valuable than the dollar)
However, the prices of games in stores are pretty cheap in finland compared to steam prices... BC2 = 13€


2: I don't like to keep all of my games IN ONE PLACE... If I was ever banned from steam for whatever reason (I never do anything that could cause banning, but there has been a number of innocent bannings), I'd lose most of my games... I wouldn't like that.

3: Forced updates: A number of games have stopped working foor me after these forced updates...



Also, people who say that the offline mode sucks: Haven't you realized that you can bypass steam completely by simply navigating to the folder where the game is stored in and launching the game.exe? It's that simple. No steam to intervene, although the game is stored in the steam folder. It launches just like any version without steam.. SIMPLE
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post #45 of 178
just visit steam now and see the sale..

if you still dont like steam, you are 'douche bag control freak', whatever that is..

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as far as i am concerned, nothing wrong.
    
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post #46 of 178
That works for some games, when they don't bother to deep-encode Steam in its EXE. For some things where they check a CD key, or the code is old (DOOM) it'll work fine, but other games will complain that Steam didn't launch it.
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post #47 of 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Yup.

Of all the obnoxious DRM systems out and coming out (cough Assassin's Creed 2 cough), Steam is the least bad.
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This is why I voted that they could be less controlling. I love steam, for sure, but if I can't connect to the internet I still want to be able to play my games. They have an "offline" mode, but even if you can get that to work, the games won't launch because they don't work in offline mode.
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post #48 of 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katana View Post
Competition is already there. It's not quite as awesome, but it's good it exists. Also, several of them use less DRM than Steam does.
www.impulsedriven.com
www.direct2drive.com
www.gog.com
www.gamersgate.com
www.gametap.com
www.gamesforwindows.com
PS. Several of these are poopy.
ugh i wish impulse would take off more. The fact you don't even have to have it running to play your games is pure win.
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post #49 of 178
A few things annoy me but im happy with it


things like Valve time which they actually think its funny but it isn't


release day games are horrid too


but once the game is fully released and been available for a few days its ok
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post #50 of 178
I have a couple gripes:

-Downloads could be faster.. but arent
-Cant leave it open on my PC and Mac at the same time

-Otherwise I love it
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