Originally Posted by Bloodfire
I disagree. Steam works well. You only need to be connected once to access your account and install the game in question and then hit offline mode and you can play all your games.
Also, steam is non-invasive. Unlike the majority of ubi's DRM. Not to mention, steam doesn't kick you out of your game (lest it be multiplayer) if you lose internet connection.
So, pray tell, what is so bad about it? Its not like they force you to buy from them. All it does is offer an alternative DRM system so that you don't have to reply on the other crap that is out there. Not to mention it keeps everything up to date for you...
1. Not like they foprce you to buy from them? IF you want to play Just Cause 2 or Modern Warfare 2, you have zero choice but to use STeam.
2. I can also keep everything up to date, in fact, if a patch is 2GB in size, contains 100% multiplayer fixes, and I just want to play single player. Without Steam I can forgo the patch for a time and still paly Singleplayer. Steam does not allow you to do this and makes you wait until the updates are done. On a 2Mbps connection this is annoying and invasive. Invasive because that decision is made for me.
3. I shouldn't have to be online at all to play my games, whether that's on first load or not. If I have activated a game on Steam then the whole ensuring it's a unique copy thing is done there and then, why do I have to be online?
4. Once a game is activated on Steam it's final. Which makes sense for digital games bought over the Store, but retail games or games like UT3 should not be this way.
Yeah, Steam works for you. But for one, stop getting pissy because someone doesn't like it as much as you and two, accept that different people have difference expectations. Valve do not need your defense.