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The big problem with "my whole library is there" is that also makes it a single point of failure. Especially when you aren't able to reinstall your purchased games without authentication.
As an example, what happens if Facebook swooped in with a pile of cash, buys Steam and then decides to rebrand it as a service for Occulus and mobile games while quietly leaving PC to die on the vine?
It's far from a "big problem" when the only way to justify that statement is with a monstrous hypothetical that basically goes against everything Valve really stands for.
Valve isn't even publicly traded. They just don't give a f*** about selling out like that.
Valve sold out when it decided that Half-Life 3 wasn't as important as Steam. The second something better than Steam comes along, I'm switching.
lol, so since one company just isn't rushing out sequel after sequel (and inevitable making the game boring/old/rushed/crappy) you say they sold out? I would say companies cranking out yearly sequels to big name franchises are the ones that sold out, I mean in all seriousness it takes more than a year to put together a good game... too many companies crank them out that fast anyways and it shows in the quality.
I was once eagerly awaiting HL3 but now I just accept the fact that it won't come out until valve gets a new source engine and that they will probably use HL3 to show it off. That's fine with me there are plenty of good games to play in the meantime. Valve likes to make sure their HL releases are like the holy grail of FPS games when they release, so far they've done great whilst so many other FPS games just started getting greedy and totally ruined their franchises.
Drugs are never the answer, unless the question is what isn't the answer.
Yeah no. No excuse for taking this long with the followup episode besides poor management structure and running out of ideas. If they'd stopped after some story closure I'd give them the benefit of the doubt, but after episode 2... yeah.
Some roads you shouldn't go down because maps used to say there'd be dragons there. Now they don't, but that don't mean the dragons aren't there.