Nothing is eternal, history proved this more then once in various areas.
Originally Posted by blackshard
The point was that Steam has nothing to offer that users can do by themselves AND you have less problems with retail games.
I never had problems playing offline, at least with Valve games. However, if you search what you want, you'll find exactly what you want. You can find tons of people having problems with Linux, for example, but this doesn't mean that Linux sucks...
I was sure it's obvious that I meant non-Steam CD releases, but now it should be clear.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
Retail version works, Steam not. It would be rather weird if the fault was on developers site in such situation.
2nd, if Earth 2160 doesn't work in SP without a connection in Steam, then you should complain to the makers of that game. Steam absolutely supports this, but they can't fix crappy code that the game developers make for them. It sounds like they just did a bad job of porting the game onto steam.
It takes away control anyway. I could call it lesser evil but it is still evil.
So while I agree that Steam has the <B>potential</B> to be a bad system, calling it the worst DRM in existence is ridiculous. Nonsense.
Oh yes, the silly comic you posted is full of them, admirable.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
Ever heard about Ebay? you can those games cheaper then on Steam. I know, it's hard to believe.
Anyway, even for the purist FLOSS advocates I have a reason to get Steam: where are you going to get the data files for quake, doom, wolfenstein and duke nukem 3D from for which the code is released as GPL? Guess for how much money Steam is offering this without drm and copy protection?
Like every Steam sheep, I have no arguments so I just throw some insult to win. Admirable.
All I can say... No I am not going to even bother calling you faul names for your complete lack of practical insight and your lack of IQ...