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JEMC said:
It's a good move from everybody involved, but Valve will have to watch it closely or else it may become a real problem like we've seen with review sites that were forced to give good scores to certain games in order to keep recieving copies of their games.

And quite frankly, given how bad has Valve managed the whole Greenlight/Direct side of Steam, I'm not sure they'll manage to keep this part under control.

Read that sentence again and try not to laugh. The only thing Valve will ever watch closely is their money vault.



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vivster said:
JEMC said:
It's a good move from everybody involved, but Valve will have to watch it closely or else it may become a real problem like we've seen with review sites that were forced to give good scores to certain games in order to keep recieving copies of their games.

And quite frankly, given how bad has Valve managed the whole Greenlight/Direct side of Steam, I'm not sure they'll manage to keep this part under control.

Read that sentence again and try not to laugh. The only thing Valve will ever watch closely is their money vault.

I know and I agree, as I stated in my last sentence.

Valve has done a lot of good for PC gaming with Steam, but it gives the impression that Steam has gone out of control, and may end up being a problem for PC gaming.



Please excuse my bad English.

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JEMC said:
vivster said:

Read that sentence again and try not to laugh. The only thing Valve will ever watch closely is their money vault.

I know and I agree, as I stated in my last sentence.

Valve has done a lot of good for PC gaming with Steam, but it gives the impression that Steam has gone out of control, and may end up being a problem for PC gaming.

I'm not sure anymore if Valve ever has done something "good" for PC gaming or if they just did something and people reluctantly accepted it.



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vivster said:
JEMC said:

I know and I agree, as I stated in my last sentence.

Valve has done a lot of good for PC gaming with Steam, but it gives the impression that Steam has gone out of control, and may end up being a problem for PC gaming.

I'm not sure anymore if Valve ever has done something "good" for PC gaming or if they just did something and people reluctantly accepted it.

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

JEMC said:
vivster said:

I'm not sure anymore if Valve ever has done something "good" for PC gaming or if they just did something and people reluctantly accepted it.

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.

It's never a good idea to say: "If X didn't do something we wouldn't have Y".

Maybe if Valve hadn't started it we would have something much better today. Which doesn't seem to be that hard to do.



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vivster said:
JEMC said:

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.

It's never a good idea to say: "If X didn't do something we wouldn't have Y".

Maybe if Valve hadn't started it we would have something much better today. Which doesn't seem to be that hard to do.

Maybe it's not that hard, but no one else did it, right?

The best we have is GOG thanks to its lack if DRM, and that's mostly it. And retail stores like Green Man Gaming rely on Steam codes, so they aren't the answer.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

vivster said:
JEMC said:

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.

It's never a good idea to say: "If X didn't do something we wouldn't have Y".

Maybe if Valve hadn't started it we would have something much better today. Which doesn't seem to be that hard to do.

One thing is for sure, before Steam became the omni presence of PC gaming i could buy used PC games who were 1 year on the market for pennies



Is it just me, or has Steam's recommendation algorithm gotten a Lot better over the past year.
Steam still has fundamental problems, but good content often seems be a stone's throw away now.

The Steam shopping experience feels better these days.



JEMC said:
vivster said:

I'm not sure anymore if Valve ever has done something "good" for PC gaming or if they just did something and people reluctantly accepted it.

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.

Restrictive platform but isn't EU going after them to have users ability to give or sell their games in their library?  Not sure what happened with all that.  I could look it up but too lazy because it wouldn't change anything here in USA.



sethnintendo said:
JEMC said:

Nah! Without Steam, PC gaming nowadays would be in a much worse state. We have to keep in mind that Steam is a DRM platform that helps reduce piracy, that's why publishers were so eager to join.

Restrictive platform but isn't EU going after them to have users ability to give or sell their games in their library?  I could look it up but too lazy because it wouldn't change anything here in USA.

EU and I think Australia too. But that doesn't change what I said and, in fact, if this ever happens it will be good for all of us.

Heck! They could even implement it in a way that one euro/dollar/pound/etc, goes to the developer, another one to Steam and the rest for the end user, almost like they do it when selling cards.



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.