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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:57 PM
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:26 PM
For me personally its quite simple.
I only use steam occasionally and I've been wondering - what's the big deal with Steam keys? Why do gamers sometimes prefer or even demand to run their games through Steam when they purchase the game from another service?
new PCs don't necessarily have optical drives (atleast not the ones i build for myself) and having all your games in one place, available for download on any machine you want whenever you want is really convenient (if you got proper broadband), I only buy games that are either reasonably small and DRM free(so i can store them on my own server) or on Steam(unless they got extra DRM from the publisher that adds further restrictions). Other digital distribution channels might be just as good or even better but i allready have a huge set of games on steam and don't really want to bother with yet another service.
The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:59 PM
If your signature on a web forum takes up more space than your average post, then you are doing things wrong.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:17 AM
Most of the time if I'm downloading a large file from some random website, I get speeds of about 100KiB/s. Most of the time with steam I get 1.5MiB/s, because their CDN is awesome, so I'm actually connecting to a server in my city, instead of one 10,000 miles away.