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Poll Results: Would you pay $20-25 for steam

Poll expired: Feb 26, 2011  
  • 23% (36)
    yes
  • 76% (120)
    no
156 Total Votes  
post #41 of 72
Hi All,

I would not for the same reason I don't do Netflix. If I want to buy something I'll buy it. If I have to "rent" it then keep it. I like steam now because it gives me a place where I can see oodles of games and buy the ones I want. IF that changes I'll quit doing Steam.
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post #42 of 72
Nope. I barely used Netflix movies shipped to my house, then Netflix like heard me in my dreams and offered Streaming Only plans.

I don't buy ports every month, sorry.
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post #43 of 72
THIS EXISTS exactly as you have described this, not like onlive, but where you download them.
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post #44 of 72
I wouldn't. I only game about 3-4 hrs per week so 25$ a month is a lot for such little amounts of playtime. Maybe during the summer or something I would do that.
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post #45 of 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
So he's not allowed to voice his opinion? If you hate it so much, ignore it.

As for OP, I think I would. It depends what games are included. If Black Ops was included I'd probably get it.
He's allowed to voice his opinion, but he sets it as if it's an abomination. Also, the term "the real world" always irks me. A lot.
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post #46 of 72
I likely wouldn't. But I suppose that all depends on the circumstances. If this were a non-binding service that I could start and stop at anytime...then, yes I surely would. But if I were obligated to sign up for a year....then likely hell no, even if I were able to play all the games I wanted to in the years time.

While I can't say that I don't purchase 5 or more games a year that would mirror or be more than a yearly membership to this fictitious scenario.....Something about physically owning a copy whether digi downloaded or an actual disc makes me happy.

Once upon a time, I had a Gamefly membership. In that 6 months of paying +20 bucks per month , I spent +$120. I had the ability to rent 2 games out at a time and if I played my timing right, I could have tried out at least 8-10 games a month. Problem for me was, in that 6 months time....I latched on to 1-2 games. After realizing I would have owned the games by now, I just purchased it from them and shut down the account. Fortunately, Gamefly had a buy it program, so I was able to purchase them for used prices and I had no issues purchasing them since I rented brand new copies. But my point is, in my circumstance...I spent close to $200 bucks for those 2 games. Makes my stomach hurt just thinking about it now, even though this was over 3 years ago.

So this is why I likely wouldn't participate in this program.
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post #47 of 72
Metaboli and GameTap do this. Most of their games are pretty bad, and they use a lot of DRM, but for the price it's not such a bad deal.

$20 is way too much. That sort of price tag is why I don't like MMOs.
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post #48 of 72
Yeah it will never happen. But hypothetically, I would not do this.

I would spend less buying only the games I wanted. I don't want or need access to 5000 games I'm never going to play. Only 1 or so a month that I will play a lot.
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post #49 of 72
I would totally do that, so would alot of people who say they wouldn't, ha!
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post #50 of 72
Actually yes they have, the onlive service

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What's the point of this thread anyway? That's never going to happen, no company would agree, EVER.
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