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Not exactly news, and hadn't seen it posted anywhere else, but it's a good read:

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The name could hardly be more appropriate. ‬Just as railroads swept the ‬US, ‬leaving in their wake a west that was significantly less wild, ‬so has Valve’s Steam client spread across the PC, ‬centralising, ‬simplifying and consolidating

What started as a way of administering updates has become a delivery platform so powerful that it has threatened to render even the big publishers’ ‬alternatives obsolete, ‬an online community so well-supported that it sets standards even for those found on consoles, ‬and a no-fiddling environment that allows your games, ‬settings and saves to follow you from one PC to the next every time you log in.

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The Steam Age.
 

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I honestly clicked on it thinking it was about history (or maybe a period game called The Age of Steam), not about Steam lol.
 

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I reformat and move stuff around so much that Steam is perfect for me. I always manage to lose or scratch the cd. Lose the box with the key. Steam stopped all of this for me.
 

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Is that what Americans think of when they hear age of steam?!

Most Americans don't know what Steam is.
 

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Good article steam has really done great for themselves. Due to the fact that they actually listen to their consumers. I try to buy all my games from steam if at all possible. I still shortcut the game anyways even if I buy them from retail.
 

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Most Americans don't know what Steam is.

You are kidding me?


The age of steam happened in Britiain I mean. We invented mass rail networks, the train, the engine, the factories that make them, the modern cities that grew around the factories and all the other things that were invented because of the steam engine and the modern city.
 

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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
While steam is a pretty good idea, I still prefer having the tangible copy of my games.

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I agree. I have only bought one game on steam and it was too good a deal to pass up. I need to make a back up.
but thats one of the greatest features of steam you can re download any game on any pc and never have to search for that cd or dig for that key again
 

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Originally Posted by Elev8rSh0es View Post
but thats one of the greatest features of steam you can re download any game on any pc and never have to search for that cd or dig for that key again

I agree wholeheartedly but then I picked up Empire Total War, 14 bloody gig's, 14!!!
If I had of known that I would have picked it up at retail.
 

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Steam sucked balls for years, I HATED it when it came out. Recently it has been pretty awesome though.
 

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Steam sucked balls for years, I HATED it when it came out. Recently it has been pretty awesome though.
indeed. i kinda had a look at it back then, saw all the bad, and didn't look at it again until just last year. now i buy almost all my games from Steam, for many of the reasons mentioned in this thread.
 

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AND...you don't have to worry about the drm crap that some developers are putting in their games, like far cry2, fear2. I'm sure other will follow. Steam is great. If you need to reformat, you don't lose your games.
 

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I agree wholeheartedly but then I picked up Empire Total War, 14 bloody gig's, 14!!!
If I had of known that I would have picked it up at retail.


qft.
 
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