I am getting sick to the back teeth of this happening to every decent game coming out. I have always hated DRM in games, and the first Borderlands game I discovered only AFTER buying and installing it, was that it had securom on the disc. Now after searching around, I have discovered that Borderlands 2 will now be Steam exclusive for the PC version. So if you are like me and hate the very thought of Steam only games, do not buy it.
I didn't see it needed Steam, but I'm glad it does - makes starting/joining co-op with my mates so much easier. As long as it doesn't use that useless, unreliable bit of malware called GFWL then it's fine by me.
Steam is awesome, if you don't like it then there is something seriously wrong with you and you should go and seek medical help.
First of all it allows the game to be played without the disc. That's a good enough reason to use it alone, but there is more. Multiplayer becomes so much easier, friends you have made are easily chatted to inside and outside of games, making setting up new games easier too. A third plus, the DLC is easily installed, plus any patches, all automatically.
This is before you get into how cheap games are during Steam Sales, which happen daily. I was forced to install Steam when I bought Duke Nukem Forever and am very glad I did. Lots of bargains, great community, and all in all the saviour of PC gaming.
Oh yes, steam is so great that when you want to play a single player game and steam is down for any length of time, you cannot play said game. That is so amazing is it not.....
And yes that is fantastic that you can buy games at such cheap prices, making it sell for so little that most people involved in its creation cannot even be bothered putting any effort into making better games anymore because what is the point in making an actual decent game that actually gives you options when you can make a scaled down version with very little content and sell it on the cheap. Cheaply made product lacking content + steam sales = profit. Duke Nukem Forever took 12 years to be made and released, and look how bad that game was at launch. If that doesnt make my point for me I dont know what will.
Steam is the best alternative DRM . So when it is down for what ever reason i would always have it above all those abysmal bastard twins or rootkits and other hacktools. At least they don't treat customers like potential criminals making more people to pirate :( dumb dumber Nothing more retard that sometimes you need a crack to play your bought game, another excuse for many to go pirate ,i am very sure that a lot of pirating is self inflicted damage. Steal deals are sometimes amazing but new games are 99,9% cheaper over here :)
You don't half spout a load of rubbish. Steam has an offline mode, you can access it from the options if you have an Internet connection, or if you don't then it automatically puts you into offline mode allowing you to play all games offline, except those which require Internet (MMO's etc.)
As for your other comment, Steam is actually putting more money into developers pockets. Previously if you wanted to play an old game you would buy second hand. They would see none of that money. Now even small indie developers have a platform which they can easily distribute games, and get revenue from it without having to deal with a chain, with everyone taking a cut along the way.
Steam is great. Ease of building a team through your friends list, great deals (just got Dead Space 2 with 75% off), an offline mode so if the net is down then you can still play your games and devs are still making great games like Borderlands 2.
If you're going to post you need facts. The only downside to any of this is the one thing you failed to mention, cant sell the game second hand. Seeing as you're not complaining about that all the rest is pointless.
Not everyone likes steam, and for some it's a crap program that just dosen't run right, which i know from experience. It's never run correctly on my laptop and had loads of issues, but runs fine on the desktop and net book.
DRM as a whole is obnoxious, but steam atleast is a less so DRM. Would be nice to see a DRM free verssion of AAA games but those very rarely happen since publishers still think DRM stops piracy
i actually prefer to have my games in steam, cause if i do lose my cd, i can just get a digital download, and there wont be things like insert your cd every time when you install, i know there are cd cracks for that, but i just prefer the steam way. steam is helping the developers by give them protection on the game, while gamer can get the game they love on steam for a cheaper price by buying a cd copy from amazon and still be able to get it on steam, its a win win. it will be foolish to not buy
wtf are you talking about? steam can go to offline mode if the internet is down, all it needs is a offline profile, which you get by log in and switch to offline mode. if you want to play online games with your internet disconnected, you need to get help
Anyone have any idea if this is legitimate? http://steam-games-free.com/?i=yXxPqbHxc - it says after however many referrals you can simply add the game to steam? I doubt it would be but haven't had enough clicks to find out yet, if it works this would be awesome haha.