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Not just me thinks that Steam is so crap

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  • muffins89muffins89 Yakima, WAPosts: 1,306Member Uncommon

    here's a link to why steam doesnt care if you like it or not.

    http://store.steampowered.com/stats/

    I think the prostitute mod corrupted your game files man. -elhefen

  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    Well reading through a lot of those posts it looks like most of those people have no idea about how PCs work... they are blaming steam, kind of like you where yesterday when there was actually nothing wrong with it..

     

    but each to their own i guess we all like and hate different things for different reasons LOL..

  • DancingQueenDancingQueen LA, CAPosts: 201Member
    Here is another one on a different website: Steam is crap. Why are we forced to use it? http://www.gameskyrim.com/steam-crap-why-are-forced-use-t55217.html
  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    could be worse.

     

    you could have to use Origin.

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  • n3v3rriv3rn3v3rriv3r NowherePosts: 349Member Uncommon
    if it is on the internet it must be true
  • sudosudo Tel-AvivPosts: 697Member Uncommon

    Steam is about to support Linux soon. The only gaming business with lots of money that will support Linux on any serious level.

    Steam lets you buy, manage and share the progress of your games easily.

    Steam connects you with your gamer friends. Let me tell you, playing Skyrim without steam, when I can upload a screenshot to steam cloud and show it off to my best Skyrim buddy instantly or talk with him about yet another great dungeon experience I'm having in the game while in-game, just isn't the same for me anymore.

    Steam workshop? Best thing to enchance your Skyrim without having to manually deal with tons of mods or third-party programs.

    And more importantly: Why hate on a software you personally dislike or find unfitting for you needs, instead of just ignore it and choose not to use it? Buy your games directly, without Steam and enjoy your steamless gaming without hating on a system (a community, if you wish), that tons of other gamers worldwide love and use every day.

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    Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world."
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  • ElgarLElgarL BristolPosts: 191Member

    Steam as a platform is great.

    Steam for support is the crappiest I've ever seen.

    That said, I'd still choose Steam over any other distribution platform. I trust Steam.

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  • charlespaynecharlespayne greater manchesterPosts: 365Member Common

    I love steam and i love how there going cloud and, i love how you just download the game and no need to actully install and,

    i love how you can talk to friends, and i love that you can buy a game and imput key and never need to use the disk to install game,

    and i love how thay do such awsum deals like 75% off games, you name any other company that can do all that.

  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Robokapp

    could be worse.

     

    you could have to use Origin.

    Exactly.  People really do not know how good they have it until they try out the competition.

    I will say that Gamestop's new steam-like service is very nice as well with some awesome deals like steam has.  It is also easy to use and very lightweight.  But nobody can match steam's selection.

  • EladiEladi ArnhemPosts: 1,099Member Uncommon

    Steam has becom a quite good platform for gaming, They used to havea  ultra crappy support center but they improved that extremely over the past years , still not "great" but its now amoung the ok to good range.  theres nowere you can get games more easy and cheaper currenty except on the (gold)blackmarket of gaming (Game key sellers).

    Only down side is that they still dont have a fairly stupit proof account system. lost password? lost email account and dint save all those game keys to youre harddrive? well bad luck you just lost every game you had. (coud be costly)

  • atuerstaratuerstar melbournePosts: 234Member

    Im so glad you have found a futile crusade to throw your energy at. Perhaps 10 years ago you may have made a difference but I do believe youre too late to this hate party.

     

    On a side note I cannot take anything you say seriously with an avatar like that.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,635Member Uncommon

    I really like Steam, it suits me and dosen't cause me any problems whatsoever. I like the convienience and the pricing, and I like the fact that it gives serious 'shelf space' and exposure to indies.

    I haven't even read the link the OP posted, simply because it's all irrelevant to my experience, like so much of the spewing negativity that is written by randoms on the internet.

    If I personally ever have an issue with the service I will stop buying from them, I don't need to wallow in other people's contrived misery regarding Steam in the meantime.

     

     

  • timtracktimtrack StockholmPosts: 414Member Uncommon
    Steam taking heat off SWTOR?
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,635Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Eladi

    Only down side is that they still dont have a fairly stupit proof account system. lost password? lost email account and dint save all those game keys to youre harddrive? well bad luck you just lost every game you had. (coud be costly)

     

    So could a house fire with no insurance if you had bought those games on disk... or theft... or a pissed off spouse...

    Any way of owning games can be faulted in this way if you make the worst case scenarios.

  • MukeMuke BredaPosts: 2,166Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DancingQueen
    Why are we forced to use it?

    You're not.

    YOU installed it, not them.

    Don't like Steam?

    Don't buy their products.

    "going into arguments with idiots is a lost cause, it requires you to stoop down to their level and you can't win"

  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,026Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sudo

    And more importantly: Why hate on a software you personally dislike or find unfitting for you needs, instead of just ignore it and choose not to use it? Buy your games directly, without Steam and enjoy your steamless gaming without hating on a system (a community, if you wish), that tons of other gamers worldwide love and use every day.

    Plenty of game, whatever brought from steam or retail forces you to use steam to play the game. I like steam though and never had a problem with it myself. Well besides sometimes the download speed being slow, even when they has been no big release/event.

  • dinamsdinams Muriae, VAPosts: 1,362Member

    ...blah blah blah "Steam sucks for futile reasons" blah blah blah...

    "It has potential"
    -Second most used phrase on existence
    "It sucks"
    -Most used phrase on existence

  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member
    If they don't make you use steam they make you use one of the crappy alternatives instead like origin, gfwl or uplay


    You are going to get drm on games, games makers want to make money and not have their latest expensive to make game instantly available as a bunch of pirate torrents.

    At least with steam you can play offline when verified, install on multiple machines and what have you. Compare to the draconian drm of gfwl and origin that only let's you replace or upgrade your pc 3 times or that of uplay and battlenet that requires you be always online or sonys rootkits on game dvds.

    We are lucky steam won the early battle and not gfwl.

    Then there's all the benefits to steam like the chat channels, automatic updating of drivers, automatic game patching, the game hubs, steam workshop & Optional cloud storage.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    If it's that bad, stop using it. Don't play games that require it. Move on with your life.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • miguksarammiguksaram Fort Meade, MDPosts: 826Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sudo

    Steam is about to support Linux soon. The only gaming business with lots of money that will support Linux on any serious level.

    Steam lets you buy, manage and share the progress of your games easily.

    Steam connects you with your gamer friends. Let me tell you, playing Skyrim without steam, when I can upload a screenshot to steam cloud and show it off to my best Skyrim buddy instantly or talk with him about yet another great dungeon experience I'm having in the game while in-game, just isn't the same for me anymore.

    Steam workshop? Best thing to enchance your Skyrim without having to manually deal with tons of mods or third-party programs.

    And more importantly: Why hate on a software you personally dislike or find unfitting for you needs, instead of just ignore it and choose not to use it? Buy your games directly, without Steam and enjoy your steamless gaming without hating on a system (a community, if you wish), that tons of other gamers worldwide love and use every day.

    Because some people are just "Drama Queens'?  

  • skydiver12skydiver12 burgundPosts: 432Member

    Aside from the usual denial queens, it mostly boils down that "it could be worse" which is true, if you consider starforce and other copy protection root-kits, or even worse, ubi-softs "protection". (doesn't mean some games still have those on top of steam).


    The truth is as simple as ugly: you have no choice, and there is no reason why you couldn't but you still can't.


  • Ice-QueenIce-Queen USA, GAPosts: 2,451Member Uncommon

    I don't like steam, so I don't buy products from them. It's that simple. Like steam? Buy from them. Don't like steam? Don't buy from them.

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  • CaldrinCaldrin CwmbranPosts: 4,533Member Uncommon

    the OP was on here yesterday complaining how crap steam was because it was saying it had no internet connection.. turned out to be his firewall blocking it.. he then blamed steam for not telling him that it was his firewall that was blocking it...

     

    next he will blame steam for the end of the world in a few days...

     

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,966Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    the OP was on here yesterday complaining how crap steam was because it was saying it had no internet connection.. turned out to be his firewall blocking it.. he then blamed steam for not telling him that it was his firewall that was blocking it...

     

    next he will blame steam for the end of the world in a few days...

     

    I'm sure Steam is why DF:UW hasn't announced launching tomorrow either.  Root of all evil I tell you.

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  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,652Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Caldrin

    Well reading through a lot of those posts it looks like most of those people have no idea about how PCs work... they are blaming steam, kind of like you where yesterday when there was actually nothing wrong with it..

     

    but each to their own i guess we all like and hate different things for different reasons LOL..

    True. Steam is great. Too bad it seems to be too "complicated" for people who only recently learnt how to use a browser. Oh well, they will learn eventually.

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