- Mar 30, 2010
Yeah, the console element of it is frightening, however it will still be PC gaming, and besides running steam it's still your PC to do other things with after all.Garak73 said:Indeed that it requires a certain of CPU does prevent it from becoming mandatory right away but if it works out I do believe it will become mandatory at some point. The consoles already identify themselves in a unique way so really this is just Steam becoming more consolish and that should worry people...it worries me.Harsh2808 said:Yeah, but I don't see this one going this way, at least not for a long time. For one thing, it's only available on two, brand new, top of the line processors. Both of which are of the same brand. So. Until ALL processor makers use the same or a similar system and all computers for 5 years beforehand have had these processors, I can't see it being possible to be mandatory. Valve wouldn't shut off their customer base by telling people they had to buy compatible processors. At least...I hope not, those massive trolls..Garak73 said:Don't most mandatory things start off as optional? Remember when registration was optional...now it's called activation and it's mandatory.Harsh2808 said:Can anybody verify that this is actual Gabe's account? I know he does have an account that he uses often, but I wouldn't be surprised if this one was a dud, just in case the inevitable happens.
Anyone worrying about the new security system, it's completely optional and only available with new intel processors. Lots of people asking questions about that.
Alot of freedom has already been lost with the very existence of Steam. Remember when Steam (or GFWL) was an option and you could always buy the game at retail without Steam? Today, the games you buy at retail are just Steam or GFWL games on a DVD. If we keep this up in 5 years PC's will be as locked down as consoles.
BTW, if they wanted to accomplish the same thing without waiting until all the CPU's are compatible, they could use a USB dongle.
I agree with this, that Steam has kinda tunnel-visioned the market on PC game delivery, however we can't forsake them this, since it now grants us the power to have games in our lap at any hour of the day, as well as other advantages. And hell, if you were Valve, and you got asked if you wanted most games to run off your platform, you wouldn't say no, would ya?
Oh, go ahead, give them idea, won't you.
I do feel we're getting a little off-topic here now, though, so I'll state for the record that I'm still wondering if it was a dud account.