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Originally Posted by maximus20895 View Post
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.
Happened with APB
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post #32 of 79
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I bought physical copies of all my steam games for a similar reason.
Wait a tick. You double bought games because you were worried about Steam?

They said back in ~2004/5 that if Steam ever fails all your games are unlocked and belong to you forever.
    
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Happened with APB
APB devs also didn't spend the money wisely.
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post #34 of 79
You really can't compare steam and APB they're totally different beasts.
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Valve has a dead man's switch. Err, patch. Basically, if Valve goes under, a patch is released that will absolve Steam of the need to log in. It's basically an official crack that Valve has tucked away. As far as I know there's several copies of this dead man's switch scattered worldwide, too.

See, Valve cares about their customers, so they've even planned ahead in the event they tank. Which isn't likely.
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I own few doubles and triples only cause I realized i prefer a steam copy on most games. with the exception of a few for modding abilities. Love having all my games in one place.
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Valve has a dead man's switch. Err, patch. Basically, if Valve goes under, a patch is released that will absolve Steam of the need to log in. It's basically an official crack that Valve has tucked away. As far as I know there's several copies of this dead man's switch scattered worldwide, too.

See, Valve cares about their customers, so they've even planned ahead in the event they tank. Which isn't likely.
If true, my biggest problem would be storing 200+ games for future install, which is a big enough problem.
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Don't worry, Steam is too big to fail
*cough* Enron.
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At this rate, Steam will die when the Internet does.
that
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post #40 of 79
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1. Steam will not go under because there is no competition. Unless they somehow shoot themselves in the foot and take themselves out of business.

2. The closest to competition right now i think is just the games being sold from the companies themselves for download or the direct2drive thing. From what i can see none of these can TOUCH steam at all.

last and final most important factor:
3. When you buy a game on steam you have a CD KEY that is yours. Steam just provides the convenience and the download for you.

If all else fails, then like the above stated... The world WILL in fact end.
The people at Enron thought that to,so did the people investing
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