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Steam

Discussion in 'PC/Console Gaming' started by SixofNine, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Steam has been mentioned before in these forums. It took a few alerts about tremendous bargains here and over at DSLR, but I didn't break down and install the free client until last night.

    It's a pretty slick system, and it's easy to see how it wouldn't have been possible in the era of 28.8. :D

    Some folks elsewhere were excited about getting The Witcher for $13, so I made that my test purchase/download. All I know about the game is that it's an RPG.
     
  2. Copzilla

    Copzilla dangerous animal Staff Member

    I tried Steam out, but I thought it was a little too intrusive for a game shell. I tend to dislike things that install into systray unnecessarily. I also didn't care for TF2 so much, which is what I used Steam for. So I uninstalled all of it.
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    You are both right.

    1. It's a really neat way to distribute games. Saves a ton in S&H, boxing, cover art, etc...
    2. It IS intrusive as hell. Wants to come up with the PC (unless you disable it in msconfig).

    CS was the only game I tried it and I loved that game so much that I was able to overlook point #2. Most people don't/ can't.<_<
     
  4. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    I'm going to shackle it a bit because it committed the cardinal sin last night: it popped me out of the middle of a WoW raid to let me know that there was an update to the client. :holyshit:

    I know there are settings such as telling it not to start up automatically when the PC boots up, but I'll dig into the settings some more to see if I can get it to know its place. :)
     

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