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Don't worry, Steam is too big to fail
Famous last words

Physical copies are better....but the prices are so yummy.

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The PC is a connected device that does not rely on retail buyers to stock the shelves with DVD's. Instead it counts 300 million gamers as an online frontier that doesn't need an arena with circus acrobats to help convince people of its importance." -Randy Stude, Head of the PC GAMING Alliance about E3
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WORD! To the RIAA!
Edited by DireLeon2010 - 12/31/10 at 11:30am
     
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In short, you'd be screwed out of your games.

Better question is though, will they go under? No, they will not.

EDIT: At least not for the coming decade. Plus, I'm willing to bet that even if they went under, they'd keep the games you bough available to you somehow.
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post #63 of 79
Does no one read the posts where the people who know what they're talking about state there is a contingency for this already? I'm certainly not going to repeat it!
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OP has me scared now i never thought about steam ever dissapearing
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post #65 of 79
As an example, how about Sony Music Connect. Hell, Sony didn't even go under, they just decided to close the online store and give two fingers to it's customer base.

As much as I'd like to think Valve were somehow different, if the unbelievable were to happen, then say hello to Gabe's middle finger.
post #66 of 79
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Does no one read the posts where the people who know what they're talking about state there is a contingency for this already? I'm certainly not going to repeat it!
1. I brought up the issue of a really bad update on the last page.
2. That response from Valve was made a long, long time ago when they just had their own games, plus a few other developers. Now, they have supreme numbers, and I'm not sure if the contract still allows for that doomsday scenario. I'm skeptical to say the least (though I think I'd feel safe if they went on-record today saying their contingency plan is still up-to-date)
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post #67 of 79
Just for a point of reference, there IS competition with Steam, albeit small. Anyone ever heard of Impulse? If not then here: http://www.impulsedriven.com/

Some games even let you sell the games BACK to Impulse or sell the game key to another person, depending on the type of DRM the game has. It's certainly a smaller company now, but if things work out right, this could become some good competition.

Also, I'm not too worried about Steam shutting down anytime soon. As others have stated, I'm sure if it does happen (knocks on wood) then there will be some plan in place to allow all the people who bought games to play them after. There would probably be worldwide riots if we just lost everything XD
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The day of the big Steam "UI Update" made the client use far more CPU and even GPU resources when running, even making some games run more poorly. Many windows will cause ALL of Steam at once to hang (as opposed to many browser hangs, which just affect the current tab) Furthermore, the minimum size of the main window is almost all of my main computer's screen, preventing me from sizing it down to do something else, and it takes up ALL of my laptop's screen.
Many of the UI changes are just curvy-looking adjustments to the original to make fonts bigger, borders wider, etc. Some of the colors don't even make sense, and there are many visually-distracting decals and differing-backgrounds that don't mean anything.

None of the organizational changes made sense to anyone. Everything was harder to use, and everyone wanted the old interface back. There was a massive protest, but support made it clear that there would be NO option to use the old interface, and everything was permanent. They assured us we'd get used to it; honestly, I still wish I had the old one. Please no one idiotically respond to this saying "Well I think it's fine." There are PLENTY of people still pissed about it, and that alone is proof Valve screwed up that one.

Basically, it's proof that Valve is not beyond making absurd updates to Steam that no one likes. Another REALLY bad update that actually affects your ability to play your games, and Steam might as well go down entirely.
Stop making extreme generalizations.

There are a lot of people that don't like it, but saying that they're making "absurd updates" that "no one likes" just makes you look naive.

The CPU increase isn't enough to be noticeable, unless you have a slow compute. I'll give you the UI size - I have a small computer that sometimes seems really cluttered with Steam. I will say that it looks fantastic on larger monitors though.

It's impossible to say whether the response was overall negative or positive, because people with negative reactions are more likely to comment on them. I'm neutral on it - I don't particularly care how the UI looks, it's about the games.

There will always be a group of people pissed off at changes a company makes. That's how consumer reception works. But making sweeping generalizations is silly - if there had been such a catastrophic response as you seem to believe, the UI would have been changed. Valve has a fairly reliable track record with responding to consumer feedback.
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They're the market leader in digital distribution of games, failure isn't exactly eminent..

Also, once you acquire a game there's simply the game installed directory in your steamapps folder. You could just launch it from there.. I'd imagine if you used the steam backup utility on all of your games you could even recover them on the client with offline mode.
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this'll happen when the world ends
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