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Is it just that the game devs dont want to have to run their own activation server or have to deal with any of that, so they just let Steam do it for them (for $$$)


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Inb4 GFWL hate.
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I hate GFWL.
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GFWL is the greatest thing since cyanide.
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It's the most widely accepted DRM...
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Steam is a content distribution system. Developers choose Steam because it offers them a much cheaper alternative to B&M stores, does a little to combat piracy, and gives the users a convenient tool to manage their game. IMO its much easier than using disks and cd-keys and intrusive DRM schemes.

If you think Steam is dreadful that puts you in the extreme minority. Basically that means your opinion doesn't matter.
    
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Steam is a content distribution system. Developers choose Steam because it offers them a much cheaper alternative to B&M stores, does a little to combat piracy, and gives the users a convenient tool to manage their game. IMO its much easier than using disks and cd-keys and intrusive DRM schemes.

If you think Steam is dreadful that puts you in the extreme minority. Basically that means your opinion doesn't matter.
Im not talking about downloading the game, Im talking about when you go buy the game from the store... Get home, and find out you need Steam to play the game. Not downloading the game.
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GFWL is the greatest thing since cyanide.
GFWL told me I'd activated Batman, too many times
Silly me! I thought I bought the game off of Steam

So they can both suck balls IMO
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Steam is amazing, discs are so 10 years ago... and retail games that require steam - who cares - you wont need the discs after you activate it.

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If you think Steam is dreadful that puts you in the extreme minority. Basically that means your opinion doesn't matter.
Yea... it's been a long while since i've heard someone complain about steam. The software is great now, and I won't even buy games unless they are on steam. (With blizzard games being the only exception)

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Im not talking about downloading the game, Im talking about when you go buy the game from the store... Get home, and find out you need Steam to play the game. Not downloading the game.
Because its a form of DRM.. would you rather it have securom and limited installs?
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Steam is the greatest invention
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