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...and what happens if an earthquake destroys the Steam servers? It bends both ways.
There are steam servers all over the world that provide content.

If you're talking about the user database, then yes, that may pose a problem.
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Which is why Steam should host their servers from giant airships, take the earthquake scare out of consideration And I don't actually think it's $1,800. I would believe it, but most Steam game calculators factor in original price, not sales. I have well over $1k, but most of my games were purchased during the Christmas sale.
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THIS, is the reason why i buy retail boxed games instead of giving up my money for the "priviledge" of using something off of stupid steam.
Owning the boxed copy of a retail game doesn't make your product more valuable, and it certainly doesn't mean the DRM on the disk wont screw you over in one way or another.

I see steam as a fair trade off, even though you dont have a physical copy, you have unlimited copies of it, and you can even make a physical backup of a steam game if you wanted.
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Seeing as Steam has frequent deals for games (albeit not just-released ones) at significantly discounted prices from regular retail, I think it's perfectly fair that they want to retain their best interests in sales, and prohibit any trading/transferring/selling of accounts or games.

I don't think I've ever once sold or given away one of my physical game copies to someone else so they could play it. I've often gotten rid of some because I would never play them again, but never directly to someone else (usually just donated). I don't think I've ever purchased a game with the underlying understanding that I'd just sell it later when I didn't want to play it anymore. So it makes sense that the non-trade/sell of Steam games doesn't bother me.

The convenience of Steam for me completely outweighs the "cons" that people view.

Then again, I purchase *maybe* one game per year (maybe two sometimes), and I don't game much. But holy hell, $1800?!
    
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It is (almost) entirely stupid that you cannot sell your account. If I have purchased the games, I should be able to do with them as I please. If that includes selling them, fine.

I can go out and sell a DVD based game, right? The exact same game, made by the same company, simply purchased differently.
Like many have said already, if people were able to resell their used games then Steam couldn't afford to have all these great sales. People could buy a bunch of games during a sale and then undercut Steam's price after the sale.

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Although I am a minor steam user, due to the extremely good deals, I must say that cloud computing is a poor idea.
There will be far more problems related to cloud computing later on.

Cloud computing, such as steam, is like renting something. I can give them money in exchange for a product, but I do not own it.
It's not cloud computing, it's DRM... All the game data and processing is on your hardware. You just need Steam for multiplayer and to verify the key.

As I see it, since I buy games off Steam so cheap anyways I won't really save any money by paying full retail and then reselling the game after I'm done. If anything it's more of a pain that way. Then again I don't buy games day one, beat them, and move on to the next release. I more or less stock pile them during a sale and play them throughout the year. My friends do the same so it works out pretty well.
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One of the reasons why I like GFWL is that is you get your account suspended, you will only get suspended in the game you cheated in, and you can still use all your other games
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