wait till you have no internet available and see if you still love steam.
Not being a steam hater/lover personally, the real reason people stick with steam is because of their ridiculous sales. Because the steam business profile is really one that kicks the consumer's ass by giving them 0 rights to their games.
Quoted for making sense.
I have a steam account, and love/hate them for having sales, but effectively making it so that offline people (for any length of time) are sort of screwed out of their "purchase". Its' in quotes because it is an accepted thing these days to give up all rights to content that you paid for.
So if that ever happens, I guess I'll just have to get some help from Reloaded to at least get the single player back. Nonetheless, all those who act like STEAM dislike or hate isn't at all justified are just plain ignorant, non-critically thinking average types. I get it and understand because as a consumer I cling to the hope that I might have rights over purchased content that up to now only pirates have been able to enjoy. Silly us, I know.
There needs to, at the least, be a way for someone in the middle of BFE with no internet for an extended period of time to enjoy the games they paid for. Full stop. Anything else is simply not right.
Actually fourteen (14) of the games listed above on sale require Steam no matter where you purchase them even on physical media. So, essentially outside of EA's games, Steam does have a monopoly on PC gaming.
These are the games which require Steam:
Borderlands 2 [gamefly.com] $44.99 (CEG)
Darksiders II [gamefly.com] $16.99 (CEG)
Darksiders II Season Pass Dlc [gamefly.com] $6.80
Doom 3 BFG [gamefly.com] $14.99
Endless Space - Admiral Edition [gamefly.com] $20.09
Fallout New Vegas UE [gamefly.com] $14.99
Hotline Miami [gamefly.com] $7.49 - 11/23-24 only
Mafia II [gamefly.com] $7.49 (CEG)
Sleeping Dogs Digital Edition [gamefly.com] $24.99 (CEG)
Spec Ops: The Line [gamefly.com] $7.49 (CEG)
The Darkness II [gamefly.com] $7.49 (CEG)
Torchlight 2 [gamefly.com] $14.99
Xcom: Enemy Unknown [gamefly.com] $44.99 (CEG)
At least seven of these games also use Steam's CEG type of DRM which limits offline play to no more than 30 days without going online to redownload/update the protected executable/binaries.
Just snagged the Mass Effect Trilogy for $23.99 AC. Then I get an email saying they need to verify something, and no CD key is present in the gamefly client. a big WTF and middle finger to Gamefly. My first and last order with them!
This ever happen to anyone?
Edit: I lied. Couldn't pass up Torchlight II for $12 AC. Maybe a glitch in their systems?
This happened to me the last time I tried to buy something from GameFly. I forgot about that or I would've used a different payment method this time, but NOPE. Same thing happened. Now I get to wait for them to call me before I get my key. And that won't be until tomorrow. There is no way to cancel on the site and now I'm stuck waiting because I don't want to deal with possibly getting a duplicate key if all of a sudden this order goes through.
No other site gives me problems like this, I certainly won't be ordering anything from them unless it's on sale and cheaper than anywhere else.
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