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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 #81 of 178
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Originally Posted by SpykeZ View Post
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.
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.
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FU! I voted wrong. I love steam.
    
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post #83 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.
I didn't say ALL pirates. I just used the term pirates. I don't need to post any charts or any of these retarded articles because I'm not daft enough to need someone else to tell me what's real or what's the truth.

Im about as tired of game companies claiming pirates are the cause of their games needing DRM to help their profit rather than it being their horrible lame ass games as you are pirates trying to defend their positions.

The real PC gamers here who've been around the PC gaming scene as long as I have will all agree with me. I don't care if you want charts or not. It's just as simple as being able to pull your head out of your arse and realize how companies like UBI, EA, Eidos have all taken a huge fall in the quality of decent games instead of these derp retarded games that's been simplified to hell and back and that's why they're losing so much money.

I own 2 copies of Splinter Cell Chaos theory. Why? Because it's a great effin game. I haven't bought a UBIsoft game since. Why is that? Ubisoft hasn't released anything but simplified garbage ever since. And the thousands of what used to customers are the same way, they speak with their money. Resulting in the loss of money to UBIsoft. Had nothing to do with piracy, it's to do with their crappy games they keep releasing.

EA Games? They're a joke more now than ever, and still can't release a game that doesn't smell of generic.

So go ahead and argue till your blue in the face. I'm not the one that needs a scapegoat.

DRM is useless. Period. It's yet to prove anything but a fail tactic. The more obtrusive it gets the more it pisses off customers, the more customers won't buy the game. Assassins Creed 2 sold like crap on PC simply because of the DRM. No one is going to want to own a game they have to jump hoops through to play. UBIsoft is digging their own grave.
Edited by SpykeZ - 12/26/10 at 7:35pm
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post #84 of 178
There's nothing wrong with steam. It's actually quite convenient.
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post #85 of 178
I think this thread should be renamed to, how many of you are happy to see how steam turned out compared to when it first came out

God the horror stories that would ensue. I remember when it came out it was a buggy horrible experience. They offered ways to play games without it. Then HL2 came out and I had to sit around for an hour or more to install the game because it had to decode as it installed. Ugh.. lol
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post #86 of 178
i ride the steam train, not the short bus. gamez, friendz, installz, ezmode.
post #87 of 178
Steams fine until you run into complications with it's UI in game via ctrl and tab. I also had punkbuster errors. I also know many people who lost their steam account due to hackers getting in and renaming/changing password, details ect. I know so many people who's had this done to them whilst using a virus free PC and safegurding their info and not adding anyone to friends list.
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post #88 of 178
I think the votes show whats true.
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post #89 of 178
i like steam except big sale days. Takes FOREVER to download a game. i wanted to play mass effect 3 hours ago...
post #90 of 178
Honestly the download rate for steam is horrible now. I know everyone is buying games for christmas. Usually I'd be able to download around 2mb's a second for steam. But now.. I'm pissed...
    
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