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User Info: Dirk85UK

Dirk85UK
4 weeks ago#1
When Steam first launched, did you think it would turn out to be so successful?

User Info: Dragon Nexus

Dragon Nexus
4 weeks ago#2
Dirk85UK posted...
When Steam first launched, did you think it would turn out to be so successful?
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
4 weeks ago#3
Nope.

Not only I thought it would fail as another piece of garbage DRM, I though it would be responsible for the death of Valve.
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User Info: Chargers_31

Chargers_31
4 weeks ago#4
Not really. It was just annoying that I had to download a third-party program to play CS 1.6 at the time.
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User Info: grand_commander

grand_commander
4 weeks ago#5
MarceloSampaio posted...
Not only I thought it would fail as another piece of garbage DRM, I though it would be responsible for the death of Valve.

Wasn't it though?

User Info: Dirk85UK

Dirk85UK
4 weeks ago#6
Chargers_31 posted...
Not really. It was just annoying that I had to download a third-party program to play CS 1.6 at the time.


"Before implementing Steam, Valve Corporation had problems updating its online games, such as Counter-Strike; providing patches would result in most of the online user base disconnecting for several days. Valve decided to create a platform that would update games automatically and implement stronger anti-piracy and anti-cheat measures"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_(software)

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arleas
4 weeks ago#7
I didn't know or care. I knew a lot of people b****ed about needing an online client for a single player game... sounds familiar
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
4 weeks ago#8
grand_commander posted...
MarceloSampaio posted...
Not only I thought it would fail as another piece of garbage DRM, I though it would be responsible for the death of Valve.

Wasn't it though?

Yes, it was.

Exactly why I thought it would be a failure. Then again, I didn't know it would become the most popular digital store for PC games. Took me quite a while to start using it anyways, as I started using it only when it started accepting Brazilian credit cards (2011).
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User Info: the4thstooge

the4thstooge
4 weeks ago#9
I didn't even know Steam was a thing until I had my first gaming computer (an Asus G74SX3DE laptop) for about six months. Up until then I still bought physical copies of PC games and wondered why they were so hard to find...even at GameStop.
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User Info: Boge

Boge
4 weeks ago#10
I knew it would if people bought into it. So I didn't.
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