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Steam means that the game you bought doesn't belong to you forever, right?

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3 years ago#1
To play the game you have to be online. If steam goes to economic crisis then steam will be closed forever and your games are gone. ( your games $100 - $1000 and over. ).
Right?

If not, then what does steam do?
3 years ago#2
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=3160-agcb-2555
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3 years ago#3
Also, Gaben has even said that they would have backup servers online when they are done, even if it's just a little while.
3 years ago#4
You never bought games, you always bought (and buy) licences. In other words, you have no control over the intellectual property that's the game, you only pay the owner for the right to use it.

If having a physical copy of said game is that important, you can always make a backup DVD with Steam. And if Steam ever goes down, as you claim it will, then you can use those backups in conjunction to a crack to play the games you paid for. Problem solved.
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3 years ago#5
Steam and Valve aren't going anywhere. They don't make stupid decisions.
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3 years ago#6
Even in the unlikely event Steam goes down, it's a safe bet someone will buy them out and keep the service running.
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3 years ago#7
FiendingHard posted...
Steam and Valve aren't going anywhere. They don't make stupid decisions.


Left 4 Dead 2, keys and chests, TF2 going free with some stupid hat as compensation, hats, HL2 episodes only to abandon the idea of episodic content after a cliffhanger, downtimes with no in-game or client warning, coal, current DLC store policy...

They've made dumb decisions, but people are quick to forget after they get a few sales and free stuff from them.
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3 years ago#8
60fps posted...
FiendingHard posted...
Steam and Valve aren't going anywhere. They don't make stupid decisions.


keys and chests


This is one the the smartest things they've done and has made them more money than TF2 copies I'd wager, what are you talking about.
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3 years ago#9
60fps posted...
FiendingHard posted...
Steam and Valve aren't going anywhere. They don't make stupid decisions.


Left 4 Dead 2, keys and chests, TF2 going free with some stupid hat as compensation, hats, HL2 episodes only to abandon the idea of episodic content after a cliffhanger, downtimes with no in-game or client warning, coal, current DLC store policy...

They've made dumb decisions, but people are quick to forget after they get a few sales and free stuff from them.


i think he means business wise

all of those decisions (except maybe the hl2 one) were profitable for valve, and/or increased their userbase

downtime isn't great, but honestly i can't see anyone ditching the service like that, unless they're not too invested

not sure what the dlc thing you mention is
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3 years ago#10
TheWhoFan posted...
You never bought games, you always bought (and buy) licences. In other words, you have no control over the intellectual property that's the game, you only pay the owner for the right to use it.

If having a physical copy of said game is that important, you can always make a backup DVD with Steam. And if Steam ever goes down, as you claim it will, then you can use those backups in conjunction to a crack to play the games you paid for. Problem solved.


Thank god someone posted this before I had to. It is a shame more people don't understand how things work.
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