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Originally Posted by twalsh View Post
yep used to despise steam and it slowed my pc WAY down in the early days but i got a none POS pc and they made steam amazing i like hard copies still but almost all my games are on steam and i love it
You know you can back up your locally stored game data, right?
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PC gaming is dead they said.
damn that's exactly what I was thinking too
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Steam already IS, an evil company. The only problem is that since they're a monopoly there's no competition to show other people how badly they're getting &#@#% by them.

Check their forums.
Lack of evidence ftl
    
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So...Steam by itself generates about half as much revenue from software as the PS3, and about a third as much as the 360. How much of the PC gaming market does Steam have?
Edited by Drenlin - 2/6/11 at 12:15am
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There are two major sales each year, one around Thanksgiving and one just before Christmas, there's also a game on sale (sometimes more) each week-end and sometimes during the week (called mid-week madness), there's also some random publisher's weeks during the year.
It's Black Friday through New Year's, and a big mid-summer sale to help alleviate the boredom of college students.

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don't forget that a good bunch of games force you to have a Steam account due to Steamworks.

Metro 2033, Just Cause 2, Mafia II, and Fallout New Vegas are notable examples from this year
I'm not sure how BOPS was left out of that, but I'd say that was a pretty big deal for STEAM to get exclusive steamworks rights to that game.

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What the hell are you babbling about? There's plenty of on-line game sellers. D2D, WGL, Gamersgate, EA Online...

Funny how goons like you throw around the "M" word any time a company is profitable.
I think what he was saying is that he missed the $6 Bad Company 2 sale... twice
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I love steam, it's the right way to combat piracy. And therefore a way to revive developer's interest in releasing PC games.
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i think what he was saying is that he missed the $6 bad company 2 sale... Twice
zing!!!!!!!!!!!!
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but is this why valve has really stalled out on creating a new graphics engine and new games? have they turned into just an electronic store?
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Steam already IS, an evil company. The only problem is that since they're a monopoly there's no competition to show other people how badly they're getting &#@#% by them.

Check their forums.
First of all, Steam isn't a company.
Second of all, it's not a monopoly, there are competing companies out there, like Direct2Drive
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But, but..... I thought PC gaming was dead?













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