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Originally Posted by xShishy View Post
Steam downloads are incredibly fast for me (Like > 2mb/s)
Same here, but they do tend to crap out at new releases or sales. Seen a lot of people complaining with the Christmas sales about this.
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I'd rather have the physical disk.
I'd rather have them ship on a little flash drive or something, that would be amazing.
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I thought only pirates complained about DRM....and I don't even complain that much.
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post #44 of 162
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I thought only pirates complained about DRM....and I don't even complain that much.
I only complain when it becomes a bother, as in I forgot to deactivate some keys, or my internet is down when I'm trying to activate it. If it's something that never bothers me, I have no problem with it.
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post #45 of 162
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Because Steam offers Steamworks for free to publishers who jump at the chance, naively thinking DRM will stop piracy. I hate steam so much. This is why Minecraft has the best DRM.

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and Valve need to get their **** straight and learn how to program a decent client.
Minecraft DRM is actually almost identical to Steam DRM.

Both require online validation to connect to any server, and will allow you to play offline if you don't have internet or the servers go down.
    
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i HATE steam and let me explain...
i have a kid who games and my brother lives with me while in college... but we dont always play the same game at the same time. when i buy a physical copy they can play games A and B while i play game C. if games A B and C are on steam then they cant play A and B while i play C. i know it sounds stupid but when you have 3 gamers in 1 house its actually really nice to swap games around without buying 3 copies.
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i HATE steam and let me explain...
i have a kid who games and my brother lives with me while in college... but we dont always play the same game at the same time. when i buy a physical copy they can play games A and B while i play game C. if games A B and C are on steam then they cant play A and B while i play C. i know it sounds stupid but when you have 3 gamers in 1 house its actually really nice to swap games around without buying 3 copies.
That's pretty much why the DRM exists.. so three people can't play the game when one copy was purchased.

Being related doesn't null the ToS.
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Steam is great. I don't need to buy discs anymore and anytime I switch machines I don’t need to find a disk or keep serials I can just load up steam.
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Steam is awesome yes besides the annoying unannounced disconnection of maintenance or else VAC may does it's job but some people say it's a joke for it to be a anti cheat system.

I believe some games are worthy to be in steam as long it doesn't use VAC and runs a better anti cheat system. Also isn't steam the highest pirated game? How can they pirate it and make it work when you have to pay for it. I consider that stupid and i hope piracy can be prevented via steam. I perfer to pay my way.
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Because those games know whats up and are awesome.
    
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