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_FLESHLY DELIGHT_ Jul 8, 2014 @ 1:53pm
So, where do you think Steam will be in about 15 years?
Steam is basically the only place you can buy games and enjoy the community around them.

You have the option of going to other places, like Origin or Desura, but they aren't nearly as good as Steam is in terms of the accessability of games and such a large community.

I think in the future, Steam will have become THE big boy. Valve will have out matched Microsoft and Sony, bypassing them and making the other competetors obselete.

And personally, I wouldn't mind that. If Valve kept up with the way they treat Steam now, as they do in the future (with a bit more content control in terms of what games get greenlit cough cough AIR CONTROL cough cough ) then I see no problem with them being the 'world power' in the gaming industry.

I dunno, maybe I just like getting my games cheap and storing them effectively.

What do you guys think?
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Nyashin Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:01pm 
Steam already is the big boy..

I hope steam will stay the same, grow even more. I like the idea of having all my games at the same place while hating DRM-Free stuff..its annoying.
_FLESHLY DELIGHT_ Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:03pm 
Originally posted by Shiin:
Steam already is the big boy..

Well, I meant as to where nobody even hears about Microsoft or Sony anymore.

That Steam has outclasses them in every possible way. I mean sure, Steam is great and all, but I don't think it's earned its rightful place as king just yet.
cinedine Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:09pm 
In 15 years it's become obsolete as there are better alternatives - like what Nordic Games did with Origin - and Valve has run out of money thanks to its many side projects. It was a reals shame, though, as they just confirmed Half-Life 3 Episode 1 was being in development for 5 years already

Originally posted by Shiin:
Steam already is the big boy..

[...] while hating DRM-Free stuff..its annoying.

What?! Software which you can install anytime anywhere without having to register, be online or aren't allowed certain programs on your PC is annoying?
Nyashin Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:11pm 
Originally posted by cinedine:
Originally posted by Shiin:
Steam already is the big boy..

[...] while hating DRM-Free stuff..its annoying.

What?! Software which you can install anytime anywhere without having to register, be online or aren't allowed certain programs on your PC is annoying?

Yes. It's a personal thing, i just hate it.
And there are a lot of people who hate DRM-Free stuff.
_FLESHLY DELIGHT_ Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:17pm 
Originally posted by Shiin:

Yes. It's a personal thing, i just hate it.
And there are a lot of people who hate DRM-Free stuff.


Personally, I perfer DRM-free.

Dunno, It interests me in how easy it is to use and buy.
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Kargor Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:18pm 
15 years? Probably dead, buried and forgotten.
_FLESHLY DELIGHT_ Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
Originally posted by Kargor:
15 years? Probably dead, buried and forgotten.

That's the sad thing.

If Steam keeps up with technology, I see it working just fine.

If it remains exactly the same, I expect it to become like a Blockbuster; Knocked down for something better.
Keyes Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:29pm 
Remember when Sega was the "big" thing? now they make games for nintendo.

Just because Valve is sailing smoothly now doesn't mean they will forever.
Nyashin Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
Originally posted by Keyes:
Remember when Sega was the "big" thing? now they make games for nintendo.

Just because Valve is sailing smoothly now doesn't mean they will forever.

The funny thing is too watch whats going on right now.
At first DRM-Free games where the usual thing, after that the big thing was steam & DRM Games on one Software, no w DRM-Free games are coming again..i wonder where it'll end someday.
Shasow Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:36pm 
Owned by either Google, Microsoft, or Facebook....
Processor Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
I just hope Valve doesn't allow anyone to buy them out and doesn't start charging us money just to play online like the darn consoles already do.
Keyes Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:39pm 
Originally posted by Shasow:
Owned by either Google, Microsoft, or Facebook....

Man, I can't wait to play that absolutely amazing (rubbish) Clash of the Clans game from Google, and wear my Facebook Oculus rift helmet on my Windows 9.1 16 bit NoStartMenu Eiditon tablet.

E3 2029 looks good.
_FLESHLY DELIGHT_ Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:41pm 
Originally posted by Shasow:
Owned by either Google, Microsoft, or Facebook....

Speaking of Google...

Google is pretty frightening as to how much it can do. I mean, It bought Youtube, It wants Twitch.TV, There's no telling what else Google wants to devour.
Wolfman-RIP Jul 8, 2014 @ 2:55pm 
Originally posted by Shasow:
Owned by either Google, Microsoft, or Facebook....

That is the most accurate answer by far. Steam won't die as it has never stopped growing.

Problem is once it hits critical mass it will get massive offers to be bought out. If they get bought Steam will go down the toilet.

Better get your games on gog while you can :P
DewPhi Jul 8, 2014 @ 3:07pm 
they'll be even more awesome
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