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I've never bought a game off steam because I prefer to have physical copies of all my games. I was thinking about buying the games with steams super awesome holiday sales going on but I got to thinking,
Although it probably won't be anytime soon,
what would happen to all your games if valve were to go under? Because valve makes steam right? So would steam just die and all your games would be gone forever? Because if they go bankrupt I really doubt you'd be getting a refund.

Just a question out of curiosity.
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post #2 of 79
If it does, the world will end. So many people use Steam and their profit margins are so high, I don't know how they could go under.

Even still, though, it's nice to have it physically.
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post #3 of 79
They have stated before that they have a solution to unlock your games if the Steam servers were to shut down for good. This way you could still play them.
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Before they go under they would probably need competition. The competition would buy them out and keep your games. That or there would be millions of pissed off people and something would probably get resolved some how..some way.

Can you think of anything like this that has happened before. Where millions of people had digital copies ..or anything really and then the company died and they customers got screwed? I would be interested to know.
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post #5 of 79
By then, I wont care about my games
They would probably let you downlaod them one last time before they go offline, and that would be your last copy of the game
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post #6 of 79
that will be right around the same time that microsoft goes under.
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At this rate, Steam will die when the Internet does.
    
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Yeah, like that'll happen
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post #9 of 79
Don't worry, Steam is too big to fail
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post #10 of 79
I bought physical copies of all my steam games for a similar reason.
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