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2 years ago#11
Requiem posted...
If Steam "goes away", they'd probably sell the business to someone else to takeover.


I say this every time this topic comes up, and no one ever listens to me. Valve might go away, but Steam isn't going anywhere.
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2 years ago#12
Don't worry - Steam will only completely disappear once Half-Life 3 is released.

...which means never.
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2 years ago#13
_LegendaryPunk_ posted...
Don't worry - Steam will only completely disappear once Half-Life 3 is released.

...which means never.


Didn't they just say they were making it and L4D3?
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2 years ago#14
In the unlikely even steam went under pirates would win as everyone would just crack there games. (Is it me or this question come up at least once a month).
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2 years ago#15
Origin will be on top
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2 years ago#16
Back up your games and crack them if it bothers you so much.
2 years ago#17
From: Requiem | #009
I believe that a Korean company was trying to buy Steam (which, fortunately, did not go through).


Valve isn't going to be bought up by anyone because Valve is not publicly traded. There's no reason for Gabe to sell off Valve. You can't just force someone to sell you something... in the case of publicly traded companies, those are called "Hostile takeovers" and they can only happen because you can buy a majority share of the stock and then force the company to sell, or replace the board of directors with people who are favorable to the sale.

There were rumors that EA wanted to buy up Valve too but that was likely just something someone made up to scare people.

As far as "What if steam goes away"? I would put the client into offline mode in advance and would block it from gaining access to the internet, and I'd probably try to back up as many games as possible.

You might as well be asking "what if we get nuked by Russia" though... That's got more of a chance of happening than Valve going away in the next 20-30 years.
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2 years ago#18
I'll be long dead by that time that were to happen.
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2 years ago#19
For everyone else we still get to play our games.....for you they get deleted....at least I hope they do.
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2 years ago#20
arleas posted...
From: Requiem | #009
I believe that a Korean company was trying to buy Steam (which, fortunately, did not go through).


Valve isn't going to be bought up by anyone because Valve is not publicly traded. There's no reason for Gabe to sell off Valve. You can't just force someone to sell you something... in the case of publicly traded companies, those are called "Hostile takeovers" and they can only happen because you can buy a majority share of the stock and then force the company to sell, or replace the board of directors with people who are favorable to the sale.

There were rumors that EA wanted to buy up Valve too but that was likely just something someone made up to scare people.

As far as "What if steam goes away"? I would put the client into offline mode in advance and would block it from gaining access to the internet, and I'd probably try to back up as many games as possible.

You might as well be asking "what if we get nuked by Russia" though... That's got more of a chance of happening than Valve going away in the next 20-30 years.


http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-sought-to-buy-valve-for-1-billion-report-6394880
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