Deathlok (banned) Mar 30, 2013 @ 5:42am
I HATE STEAM !!!
Many years ago, I bought one of the best games ever made: Half Life, along with its two expansions. I bought them on good old-fashioned discs, because that's how it was done.

When Half-Life 2 came out, I bought it the same way, but it came with Steam, which would install along with the game. Unfortunately, Steam decided to "update" my original Half-Life game, and it stopped working. I was livid. I finished Half-Life 2 and swore never to use Steam again.

It's gotten pretty hard to avoid Steam since then. Many games come bundled with the software; if you want the game, you have to accept Steam, too. It's like having a smokin' hot girlfriend with webbed toes.

I remember a recent rant from some EA executive over the pricing structures behind Steam games. The argument was that all games should be sold at full retail price all the time.

Yeah. About that....

In the past several months, I have bought more games through Steam than I have my entire life, and I'm not some young kid. Those daily and weekend deals have allowed me to get older games I've always wanted, but couldn't buy when they came out. In my case, I had to struggle along with an aging PC that couldn't support most new releases. Obviously, that's changed, but the really awesome thing is that Steam allows me to catch back up with everything I've missed.

Developers can't be too upset. They're selling a lot of older titles they would not have normally sold. It's a big market with prominant advertising. When was the last time the original Serious Sam found itself being advertised? It was on Steam, just a couple weeks ago.

And then there's the fact that I don't need game discs to play the games. That alone is pretty awesome. Wish it had always been that way.

Today, I really love Steam. I hate it for being a money pit in my life, but I'm sure having a good time with it. Can't imagine gaming without it.

How's that for a one-eighty?
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Марк Сильвестр Mar 30, 2013 @ 8:33am 
i just wish steam would have a warning screen that says "It appears you are intoxicated, are you SURE you would like to continue with your purchase?"
Ganger Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:17am 
Originally posted by iamwileecoyote:
I remember a recent rant from some EA executive over the pricing structures behind Steam games. The argument was that all games should be sold at full retail price all the time.

EA have soon changed their minds about sales, EA have been having some really good sales recently, only a few weeks ago Battlefield 3 was only £9.99 and only last week Crysis 3 was 50% on origin at £19.99. The people who are going to buy games at full price on release will do so and no really brothered about pricing. If someone has been looking forward to a game for ages, their are going to buy that game within the first week or so.

The first time the game goes on sale (maybe 30% off), will incite the people on the fence to maybe buy it or not at this point. Further sales, months and years down the line will sell to people that had no intention of buying the game in the first place, so meaning more money for the Devs.
BDK Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:39am 
Nobody likes DRM (some mentally challenged individuals do however). Wait, Valve can do no wrong! ................... dot dot dot
banzaigtv Mar 30, 2013 @ 11:55am 
It bothers me that I have to make sure Steam behaves itself before I think about purchasing Bioshock Infinite, which requires Steam. What a letdown.
Joh Mahmah Mar 30, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
It's a good thing I had the time (patience) to read your entire thread. Your op title is a bit misleading - intentional?
OstrichGuy Mar 30, 2013 @ 3:39pm 
Originally posted by 19delta3:
It's a good thing I had the time (patience) to read your entire thread. Your op title is a bit misleading - intentional?
He's pretending to be one of those people who always are like "I HATE STEAM IT SUKS".

Steam is the best thing that happened to me with gaming. When I used to buy games for my xbox, I could get 2 or 3 games with $60. With the sales on Steam, I can get at least 5 games for $60.
MAZAFAKA' Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:24pm 
steam network is down
Dreakon Mar 30, 2013 @ 4:41pm 
Originally posted by mrostrichman:
With the sales on Steam, I can get at least 5 games for $60.
Hell, with the THQ Humble Bundle, I got 5 retail quality Steam games for $5.

If you game on PC and have even an iota of patience (which admittedly I'm lacking with all the good games coming out recently)... you can save a ton of money. In that sense, I hate Steam as well. It's ripping my bank account to shreds.
Jasperline Mar 30, 2013 @ 9:57pm 
The game you're in now, correct?
FrazerJC Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:03pm 
Originally posted by Jennifer:
The game you're in now, correct?
Seems so. A case of PEBKAC?
Miyumi Ayase Mar 30, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
I hate steam right now cause its region restricting Batman Arkham City and its on sale. =(

love it for the rest of the time though!
Tito Shivan Mar 31, 2013 @ 4:39am 
Originally posted by Miyumi Ayase:
I hate steam right now cause its region restricting Batman Arkham City and its on sale. =(
You can blame Warner Bros and GFWL for the regional restrictions...As a store Steam would be more than happy to sell the bigger number of games on the bigger number of countries.
Deathlok (banned) Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:01am 
Steam put GTA IV on sale and forced me to buy it. Evil monsters!
Domino Mar 31, 2013 @ 6:06am 
So,you hate that you love Steam because it is a money sucker...
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KevinLongtime Mar 31, 2013 @ 7:45am 
I originally hated steam (back in dial-up days) when I had to use it for counter strike. These days I simply love it and couldn't imagine a better DRM aside from Steams offline problems.
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