Steam has grown into the dominant platform for game distribution. How did we get from buying games on optical media to using Steam for most of our gaming needs?
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Valve of game is good and I have two game that do not run. One of them is black ops3 will not run to error update steam and other farming simulator 17 will not run the game to old file to run game.i have other game play ok.
F**k Steam. Have you SEEN the shite that has been blasted onto it's store!? Go watch Jim Sterling's YT channel. You'll see. Also f**kk steam also for making me have to find a crack of Black Mesa because the legal version DIDN'T F**KING WORK! Apparently there are still some bugs on the platform. Valve, FIX THIS NOW!
You have no idea how long I pondered this question about the Half-Life Collection disc I had: "So, is there a way I can install Half-Life WITHOUT installing this Steam thing?" Many years and many Steam sales later there are 148 games in my library, many of which I've never played.
And if your PC crashes or you build a new one, you get to re-purchase all the games rather than just pop in the disc and re-install! ..also sucks if your internet goes down. Fuck Steam, give me discs that don't require the internet!
Steam like Netflix is just loaded with garbage titles to play and watch 90/10 . Only reason I have steam is because you had to have it to setup /play the game you bought at the store ( company of heroes) . So there a company that Forces you to have them .. Game patches was not that big of a deal.
This is all very fine, but I still see no reason to use steam. I've never had trouble updating my games and I rarely play online. I am now playing Stellaris and the developers and the community are peeing their pants trying to get everyone to link their account to their steam account. I don't have a steam account and the game works just fine thank you. No one involved with Stellaris has yet been able to explain why I need steam, they just say I need it and it is great. Harumph! All I see is another bit of software I will never use cluttering up my computer.
So, I'll ask here, why do I need steam?
According to Wikipedia, "Steam is water in the gas phase, which is formed when water boils. Steam is invisible; however, "steam" often refers to wet steam, the visible mist or aerosol of water droplets formed as this water vapour condenses. At lower pressures, such as in the upper atmosphere or at the top of high mountains, water boils at a lower temperature than the nominal 100 °C (212 °F) at standard pressure. If heated further it becomes superheated steam."
i wish they would remove the damn region lock thing... because i have a friend who lives in the USA, and it will NOT let me gift him a game because of fucking "price difference"
like.. who cares!! IM the one buying it for him. therefore IM spending the money!