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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 #71 of 178
I <3 Steam! I prefer to purchase my games there. Right now, downloading FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage @~300kbs.. and I have a SHOTTY ISP.
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post #72 of 178
Why does this poll consist of checkboxes instead of radio buttons?
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post #73 of 178
Over the years Steam has been a mixed kettle of fish.

I have had a couple of instances of complete frustration, but overall the experience has been quite good.
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post #74 of 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cretz View Post
But will you be cheating again now?
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post #75 of 178
I DO love steam, but anyone who says their support is good is a door knob. THANKFULLY, I never need support....however, the one time I did, when VAC decided it was going to ban me from MW2 (which was undone with a free copy of L4D2 to boot), they copied and pasted the same damn response they give to everyone else. One even had some other persons name in it. Their support is bogus. They say VAC is automatic and they can't reverse bans, and then contradict it completely when...lolwut!? they reverse 12,000 bans!?

Like I said, Steam is awesome. Steam support can eat ****.
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post #76 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.
Do you know WHY those obnoxious DRM systems exist? Look at all the proud "non pirates" you see online. On THESE forums for example. They go out and subtly flaunt that they pirate their games and software. Its people like THAT that are the reason these DRM systems exist. Pay for your damn software.
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post #77 of 178
Indifferent. Steam sales are nice and the client itself works well, though I don't play online at all so I can't comment on community features and such. From what I remember it was very frustrating back when I first joined and tried to buy Hal-Life 2, but it's not too bad these days. Wouldn't mind having access to installed games without having to sign into Steam though.

I hate digital distribution in general, so they must be doing something right to keep me on board.
post #78 of 178
I voted indifferent because Steam is fine when it works, but I find it crashes/freezes on a frequent basis.
post #79 of 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle View Post
Do you know WHY those obnoxious DRM systems exist? Look at all the proud "non pirates" you see online. On THESE forums for example. They go out and subtly flaunt that they pirate their games and software. Its people like THAT that are the reason these DRM systems exist. Pay for your damn software.
correction pirates are NOT the reason for these DRM schemes. It's money they think they're securing. Pirates have been around since the start and won't be going anywhere. They think putting obnoxious DRM on games is going to cause people to behave more but it's not, it's like gun laws.

So lets break it down. Pirates always exist, take them out of the equation. Now you have people who buy there games. People who buy their games are going to decide what game to spend their money on. When they decide what to spend their money on, most times it's to a game that has the potential and isn't boring.

Keeping that in mind you have companies like UBIsoft and EA Games who have been using the same cookie cut games and don't have a creative bone in their team that releases nothing but garbage, like the new rainbow six games, hawx, anything they can throw that worthless tom clancy name on cause it once had meaning. No one buys this junk. Company see's a deciline in sales and decides to blame pirates not buying software they weren't GOING TO BUY TO START WITH. So instead of actually doing something to the company and making sure their games that come out are quality, they would rather blame the scapegoat because it's easier than fixing the company that's digging itself in a hole.

Sins of a Solar Empire was one of the top selling games for months. Not a smidgen of DRM in it, it's because they know wasting money on DRM is just that, a waste of money that could have been used in the production of the game to ensure it's quality.

Moral of the story? Pirates dont hurt game companies and never did, they weren't going to buy it anyways so it's no lost sale. Their own arrogance on letting their company release lack luster quality games is the problem.

Call of Duty, The Sims, Need For Speed, Assassins Creed, Medal of Honor, generic lack luster games that need to be taken off the market.

Sadly Call of Duty makes money for whatever reason and won't be dying down till they release the 42nd release of it.

My point to this wall of text? I'm tired of people using "pirates" as a scapegoat for their ****ty games.
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post #80 of 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post
correction pirates are NOT the reason for these DRM schemes. It's money they think they're securing because of pirates that keep stealing from them.
TL;DR

Fixed.

Whether the game is ****ty or not is irrelevant. It has no real place in this argument. You should STILL pay for your software.
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