- Sep 1, 2011
Valve got themselves into legal trouble in erop. but that aside no I don't think Vavle are in any distress and while there are worse digital distributes then Steam. Steam started and popularized this form of DRM and speaking as someone living outside the USA I can say that Steam isn't that kind to out of USA customers. They have a monopoly on digital distribution and it's not healthy.Agent357 said:*Steam *andMagmarock said:There's nothing on Steaming that really tantalizes me to sacrifice my consumer rights to play.
The first reason Steam was used, was because people stole HL2's source code adn with no sign of HL3, I can't even sympathize with you any more.
Tantalize means to promise something unobtainable to you, which does not fit in context, and Steam does not do.
Of everything that there is, Steam probably asks you to sacrifice your consumer's rights the least.
Steam was actually supposed to be put out at the same time as Half-Life 2: September 2003. After the leak, Steam rolled out. HL2 was delayed. Half-Life 3 isn't coming for a while. Just accept that. People only need sympathy who are in distress. Valve is nowhere near distress, and couldn't give a rat's ass about your sympathy.
OT: Thank God. This'll make playing at summer camp hella easier.
As for Half life 3 I think you didn't quite understand my comment, so I'll try wording it better.
HL3 I feel is in the same bucket as Duke Nukem forever was. It's been so long that there is nothing they could release that would live up to expectations. I'll be curious as to what HL3 will be like but I don't see myself loosing sleep over it. Vavle can't really call themselves a games company any more, and their consumers they lost from their broken offline system would've all stopped using steam in favor of more reliable offline services. GOG being one of them.