I just dont get it... why would anyone be excited for a Steam option?
This is my experience with Steam, such a horrible one that I will NEVER buy another Steam game again, which sadly means no HL3:
Before I begin, I will say every game on Steam has been pirated or will become pirated in the future, which is ironic considering the DRM is supposed to prevent that and this casts doubt on how necessary a DRM scheme such as Steam really is.
Bought two games, Empire: total war and Dawn of War 2. Both games installed from the disk yet were required to be reinstalled online rendering the disk installation utterly pointless in the first place. Both downloads took a day and a half even though Ive downloaded similarly large files in much less time.
This is without a doubt the largest problem with steam. Updates and "updates" take such a long time over steam because they are done by an overbearingly "safe" process. Steam is like an overprotective mother who's strict impositions ironically lead to her kids to drinking and drugs and other bad things. Of course, some of the good kids (steams loyalists) still stay behind in the name of "good" and "supporting momma".
Now I dont "drink" or "inject" or "snort" stardock games, because their DRM is just great. I mean seriously, what's the fucking point of using Steam over Impulse? "OH NOES! THE IMPULSE CLIENT GRAPHICS SUCK! THE STEAMZ ONZ LOOKSIZ FANCIEZER! ANDZ UM STEAMZ IS BETTERZ BECAUSE IM ITS ITID MADED HALF LAEEEF AND STUFFS!"
Steam steam steam =
= easy multyply
=easy addons (DLC)
=its just easy
i wandt my rebellion cd key can be activatet on steam or if the steam discoudt is big then i dont buy it reatail
(budt i still like tho have cd dvd cases on my shelfs of my games colections)
Explain why a digital download is more convenient than simply installing the damn game from a disk.
Explain... easy m-u-l-t-y-p-l-y? So you like the fact that you can type to other friends while playing a game? This is hardly a reason to extol steam over impulse.
Explain "easy buying" "easy dlc", "patching" and "its just easy".
I guess my suspicions are confirmed... everyone who uses Steam knowingly over other options is a downie...