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3 years ago#11
Why even pay for a game. there a ton of ftp games that are pretty large
3 years ago#12
http://store.steampowered.com/news/5856/

All the content on the new system is sent via HTTP; this is more firewall-friendly than the current system, and will automatically take advantage of web-caching proxies installed at ISPs.

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3 years ago#13
alwekycell posted...
Why even pay for a game. there a ton of ftp games that are pretty large



Even better, great idea
3 years ago#14
alwekycell posted...
Why even pay for a game. there a ton of ftp games that are pretty large


Yup, just constantly download them all.

DC universe is rather large.
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3 years ago#15
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u/62985325

This guy posted this in generally the same time.
3 years ago#16
gaben will never know what hit him
3 years ago#17
TheCommunator posted...
gaben will never know what hit him


Maybe under frustration he will release HL3 and use the funds to upgrade the servers to ultimate servers.
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3 years ago#18
The only way this might work is if you were running a botnet and were able to write a program to get all of the PCs on it to download the Steam client and create accounts, then all begin downloading a large f2p game at the same time.

However, I think the real question here is, why would you want to bankrupt Valve?
3 years ago#19
Enjoy doing that. Valve have already specifically mentioned they tripled their servers capacity before, so even if the current user base max out their connection downloads gigs of data simultaneously the load is more than enough for their network to handle and new users as well.

You have way better luck if breaking into this guy account:

http://steamcommunity.com/id/gabelogannewell

http://www.tf2items.com/id/gabelogannewell
3 years ago#20
lightpeak posted...
Enjoy doing that. Valve have already specifically mentioned they tripled their servers capacity before, so even if the current user base max out their connection downloads gigs of data simultaneously the load is more than enough for their network to handle and new users as well.

When did this happen?

Because the store was laggy as hell during the winter sales.
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