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When Steam first launched, did you think it would turn out to be so successful?

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User Info: kobalobasileus

kobalobasileus
3 weeks ago#31
I didn't hear of it until roughly 2010, as I was of the opinion at that time that PC gaming was a burning dumpster filled with the corpses of Ebola victims... and to be fair, prior to Steam and Windows XP, it kinda was.

User Info: Somato

Somato
3 weeks ago#32
Dragon Nexus posted...
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When i first installed it i thought it would just be a thing for Valve games kinda like how the Battle.net client only has Blizzard games.

Never thought it was going to be the giant thing it is now.


This year there have been more Steam games released than in the years of 2005-2015 combined.

not sure why you felt like quoting me to tell me what i already knew

but thanks i guess?
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User Info: nominturddaddy

nominturddaddy
3 weeks ago#33
Pretty much everyone hated it for a while and thought it was going to tank.
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User Info: Setzera

Setzera
3 weeks ago#34
It almost made me quit playing CS 1.5, I never thought it would be what it is today and also that I prefer having it now.

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nominturddaddy
3 weeks ago#35
CS has never been the same though. Nor has Valve.
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User Info: AtmosOmega

AtmosOmega
3 weeks ago#36
I honestly thought that if they reworked the s*** coding and put some actual back end support in, that it could do reasonably well. But I didn't ever want to look sideways at it myself because of my garbage tier internet at the time (dial up...yeah).

I'm not at all surprised it took off as it did even in hindsight, but it could have just as easily flopped.
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User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
3 weeks ago#37
Never thought about it. Wasn't RTM Half Life 2 a performance train wreck?
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User Info: betatech

betatech
3 weeks ago#38
I wasn't there in the beginning, at first Steam was just DRM which wouldn't install from disc.......but then I discovered Steam Sales.
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User Info: thelocalhentai

thelocalhentai
3 weeks ago#39
It was annoying but mostly due to how shoddily made it was and how "ahead of it's time" it was since pushed patches were going through s*** internet (great now). So no, I didn't think it would be how big it is today, I honestly thought it was going to be like the battlenet client sans the support of rabid fans.

User Info: Hexenherz

Hexenherz
3 weeks ago#40
I actually thought it was a cool concept when I got it for CS and Day of Defeat. The idea that you could use one software to navigate and find servers was exciting, plus not having to manually download patches... they just took all the guess work out of it.
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