Originally Posted by sollitdude
steam might seem great to its users, but beneath this cover of 'great service' and 'awesome game collection' lies a company thats getting more greedy with the minute.
its not unreasonable to expect payment for anything going through their servers. as it stands, steam make reasonable
money to maintain their 'great service', publishers get reasonable
money to publish, devs get reasonable
money to develop, we get games/excellent sales........ everybody gets something they want.
people(namely EA) don't have to make 'as much as fucking possible!!!!!' they just need to make more than they spent
...... which they do anyway.
and as you mention 'great service', i can download every game i have on steam every day for months if i wanted, for no extra cost(my ISP bandwidth not withstanding) i seem to remember i could only download an assasins creed copy from the ubi store 3 or 5 times(may have changed now but shitty drm AND shitty service don't make me want to attempt it again.)
last saints row the third went offline for over 20 hours, becouse steam failed to extribute a patch correctly, and volition Inc got the blame for it.
is this the 'exception' or the 'rule'?
1500 games on steam as of january 2012, i expect you to list at least 750 that have been patched wrongly because of
steam, before i believe its the 'rule' anyway