In case you don't know Football Manager 2012 will require Steam activation (Google it if don't believe me/don't know), & honestly for that sole reason I wont be getting FM:2012. Why? Well, why should I have to activate my game (that I have already payed for!) via Steam? Also, I don't have a Steam account & don't want one, & will not be bullied or forced into making one.
(P.S Why does Game-FAQS still not recognize Google on the spell-check? Come on now) --- Sega should bring back the super peel out in Sonic games. Do you agree? People that agree: 8.
It's no issue at all to me. I find it hard to believe fans will not buy the product purely because they don't want to sign up to a FREE (and quality) service. --- Liverpool Football Club You'll Never Walk Alone
RoyTheRover posted... It's no issue at all to me. I find it hard to believe fans will not buy the product purely because they don't want to sign up to a FREE (and quality) service.
But you shouldn't have to sign up to any service in the first place to activate something you have already paid for. If I purchase a product I expect to be able to use it as soon as I have it in my hands, not having to wait untill I have permission to use it. If they could they would probably tell me when I can & can't play the game too. --- Sega should bring back the super peel out in Sonic games. Do you agree? People that agree: 8.
It's more secure and free, why not? It's a great service, there's NO reason not to use it. --- Anne Frank - "We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."
I find it a bit weird, but it won't stop me buying it. I actually created a Steam account to use on FM9 or 10. But then i decided against it, and just ran the game using the disk. i'm hoping it has remembered my password, because i certainly can't... --- YNWA
Trust me the way steam is going in terms of reliability and ease of use its pretty much going to be the future of gaming in a bout a decade or so.
I was very skeptical myself but i bit the bullet. Now i use steam to contribute more of my money to the actual game makers rather than game retailers. --- Math illiteracy affects 8 out of every 5 people, If you are not one of them, put this in your sig!!!
I used to be resentful towards Steam and then they completely converted me when they made Portal available for free. Since then I have spent so much money on steam and I love it. --- All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain
My brother bought Shogun a while back and had to use Steam to play it. It forced him to download something which took FOREVER. He bought the game on a Friday and couldn't even play it at all throughout the weekend which he was NOT happy about.
This and many other stories about Steam have meant i will NOT be getting ANY game if it requires Steam activation.
And i sincerely hope that this will not be the norm in gaming in a decade or so as i will never buy another PC game if that is the case.
P.S. Gamers Gate does it SOOOOOOOOO much better than Steam anyway. --- Diamond on a Landmine