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Doest Microsoft own PC gaming?

#41darkphoenix181Posted 5/17/2013 11:20:43 AM
Killah Priest posted...
How can you not like Steam?

I prefer physical media to digital and I don't like how some physical games had steam forced on for no reason.

the interface is hideous, and it randomly bloats on my system.

Its really only good for sales.


party chat, instant message, see friends who are online, see what your friends are playing.
Do you also feel Xbox Live is only good for it's sales?
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#42Killah PriestPosted 5/17/2013 11:25:12 AM
I don't really love xbox live either, they are what they are.
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#43Arucard05Posted 5/17/2013 11:26:19 AM
I'm no fan of digital download either, but on PC at least that battle is lost.
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#44darkphoenix181Posted 5/17/2013 11:28:05 AM
Arucard05 posted...
I'm no fan of digital download either, but on PC at least that battle is lost.


yep, retail disc of Heart of the Swarm just installed a downloader to your computer LOL
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#45Killah PriestPosted 5/17/2013 11:31:12 AM
I don't boycott steam or anything.

But if you ask me would I rather run games with steam or without? without steam always. I don't like loading an extra app period just for social things.

I ain't saying things should be how I want them either, I've long accepted that the world doesn't go the way I want it to go.
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#46darkphoenix181Posted 5/17/2013 11:39:49 AM
Killah Priest posted...
I don't boycott steam or anything.

But if you ask me would I rather run games with steam or without? without steam always. I don't like loading an extra app period just for social things.

I ain't saying things should be how I want them either, I've long accepted that the world doesn't go the way I want it to go.


I agree, but if given the choice of buying games cheap or running them without steam, I would go with steam and cheap games.
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#47AsucaHayashiPosted 5/17/2013 12:39:49 PM
darkphoenix181 posted...
Killah Priest posted...
I don't boycott steam or anything.

But if you ask me would I rather run games with steam or without? without steam always. I don't like loading an extra app period just for social things.

I ain't saying things should be how I want them either, I've long accepted that the world doesn't go the way I want it to go.


I agree, but if given the choice of buying games cheap or running them without steam, I would go with steam and cheap games.


srsly this.

sonic generations on xbox 360 with a physical copy:
http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Generations-Xbox-360/dp/B004X56OU8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1368822368&sr=8-9&keywords=sonic+bundle

$15.9 (66.8% discount and down to $13 if bought used... same for PS3 version).

sonic generations on PC all digital:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AG21KGU/ref=hy-tab1-dvg-4?pf_rd_p=1557599622&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=979455011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=5336536D8B384592AAF3

oh damn... it's apparently a bundle which includes:
1. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing [Download]
2. Sonic 3 & Knuckles [Download]
3. Sonic 3D Blast [Download]
4. Sonic Adventure DX [Download]
5. Sonic CD [Download]
6. Sonic Generations Casino Night DLC [Online Game Code]
7. Sonic Generations [Download]
8. Sonic Spinball [Download]
9. Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 [Download]
10. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 [Download]
11. Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 [Download]
12. Sonic the Hedgehog [Download]

$9.99

yeah, people can enjoy having their physical copies if they prefer to hang onto like it's a prized posession they can enjoy in 10 years' time... i'll stick to getting like 10x the amount of games for what i have to spend that are all playable right now at this moment.

as for the actual question even though it's a troll topic, microsoft would love to see PC die as a gaming platform just as much as console companies:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=q6p8qz6wv8M#t=371s
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PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy. http://www.steamgamesales.com/
#48Killah PriestPosted 5/17/2013 4:42:41 PM
I agree, but if given the choice of buying games cheap or running them without steam, I would go with steam and cheap games.

I already said the sales trump all. so basically you just agree, no buts =p
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