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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.
U could if u went into the program folders and clicked on the game executable file.
    
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post #52 of 162
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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.
I have 4 gamers in my household and each of us have our own Steam account. While it doesn't completely eliminate conflicts, it does help.

As for Steam itself...I love it. I can't even guess how many games I've bought in the past and either lost the disk or found it on my son's desk covered in scratches. I don't have to keep up with keys or books or disks. It really simplifies matters for me. I have a folder on my storage drive with all my Steam games backed up in it (roughly 150GB). When I want to play a game, I dbl click the install icon. There's no downloading involved other than patches (which I'd get with a disk anyway).

Steam isn't perfect. I'd like the ability to trade in or resell games that I don't play anymore or I'm unhappy with (Assassin's Creed comes to mind, thank you, Ubisoft). I'd also like an option to get disks/manuals/extras from deluxe editions in hard copy. Even so, Steam is still the best form of DRM I've seen so far, and I don't mind running it.
 
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post #53 of 162
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
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)
1. VAC
2. They can ban you at any time for any reason
3. It's a big corporation

I only get games there if it's a steam exclusive..
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1. VAC
2. They can ban you at any time for any reason
3. It's a big corporation

I only get games there if it's a steam exclusive..
Vac keeps out idiots and hackers.
They only ban people who break their tos.
It's not really a big corporation but ok.
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Why, Steam's the greatest invention of all since TF2 brought hats! Very organized and effective retail service, plus their sales are so awesome they're practically giving away good games.
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There's so many games that I would never have known about or gotten to play if it wasn't for Steam. I have no problems with them. I don't try to hack, and I've somewhat recently gotten into the habit of leaving it running all the time, so I can just launch games without trouble.
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I'd rather have the physical disk.
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or if you could make an .ISO of it, I wouldnt have a problem.
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It would be cool if steam added the option to have the retail disc and book for an extra five bucks.. or free.
Agree, nice to know I'm not the only one who dislikes steam. My net isn't fast(300-400kb/s best I've seen) so it takes forever to get games, not to mention I've had my net go down and I'd rather not need steam to play(yes, I know about offline mode)
    
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Problem with getting physical anything from Steam is, it nullifies most of the point behind them. Storage. At the moment, they have servers and nothing else to store games, but if they decide to distribute ANYTHING physical, they'll need to get storage space, shipping, extra employees and whatnot. They'd have to put a completely department in there, and branch out. Honestly, it isn't a good business move, especially if people aren't willing to pay more than 5 bucks for the disks.
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I believe steam is dreadful as well.

One and only game I bought [DVD BO] requires steam and probably the following new games that come out will as well.

So dreadful I use
Code:
127.0.0.1  store.steampowered.com
in my host file so when I do play my game I don't get a nagging steam browser screen when i load up my game.
post #60 of 162
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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.
so you are saying that all xbox game rentals should stop so several people cant play the same game? do you work for activision or something??

what i just stated has NOTHING to do with DRM. are you saying i shouldnt be able to watch a DVD my brother owns while he plays on my computer? same thing as what you just stated. i am nothing saying we all want to play the same game at once, as long as one person is playing the game at a time nothing has been done against the DRM.
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