When you get a game pass from a friend you can try the full game for usually 1 or 2 days. Sometimes there are free weekends to try games like L4D2 as well. I personally dislike a bit that the "default" price for many games is relatively high and you have to wait for special deals to buy em for a reasonable amount of money (interestingly the price depends on the country you live in, in Germany you pay usually 20% more than in the US but Russians get a 66% discount). Beside from that i basically like Steam supports gifts that you can give your friends (or receive of course). I did not notice of any DRM restrictions other than you can not start the Steam client on 2 systems the sam time. Without Steam Guard i have it on several systems preinstalled but can of course use only 1 at a time - basically thats fair and i hope that Valve is successfull with Linux and a possible Steambox. I hope that 3rd party games receice speed optimisations because they could be really faster compared to Win. Also the load times for Source engine games need to improve drastically...
FWIW, I wasn't aware that you could get full trials like that on Steam. Good to know.
Still wouldn't touch it since Steam is malware, but hey, they're trying to be good malware
I didn't know you could try out the full version too. It is a really nice development if this is happening, and i am sure a key part of the success of Valve. As i said, i used to pirate games, right now i don't because i don't game at all.
Why the hate? Why you don't just enjoy the fruits and keep sitting on the fence: Certain GNU/Linux graphics drivers has become notable better because of Steam.
so far, spend 25€... and more will come... bought Amnesia a couple of days too early...
http://linuxlock.blogspot.com/2013/0...ids-table.html"Why does Google refuse to reference that Android or Chromebooks are Linux-based?"
He took a pull on his Shiner Bock and did something I didn't really expect.
He answered me. And I'm not going to use quotes because I didn't write it down but this is awful close:
Because Linux Users can't be trusted to behave if they are taken out into public.