• justin-kirk - June 26, 2014 4:18 a.m.

    Honestly this doesn't pertain to me for the simple fact I'm not a PC gamer I've always been for consoles plus I've always been against downloading games for rediculous money if I can't physically hold it in my hand to hell with it granted I wish we were still using carts for video game consoles But at least a disk is a physical thing I can touch it there for I know I paid good money for something I know I can playanytime I want nice article by the way
  • treeroy - December 21, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    85% of my 700 games on Steam are unplayed... I need help
  • Manguy17 - December 21, 2013 6:53 a.m.

    My main issue is that I always end up re-purchasing games I already own on xbox just for better performance. Although the fact that my Xbox disc tray is jammed and takes a lot of effort to open does make the decision to re purchase all of the Bioshock games a little easier. I'm just counting of steam never going away...ever...ever.
  • tuomotaivainen - December 21, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    Didn't Gabe say that if Steam were to ever die they would unlock all customer purchases so it didn't require Steam?
  • Counterpart - December 21, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    Is that true? If it is, he is quite literally a god among men to promise everyone that. I dont know how some server issues would resolve there, but that is amazing
  • Eightboll812 - December 23, 2013 9 a.m.

    For a fun exercise, google to try and find this promise. It doesn't exist even in the FAQ on Steam. There's just a lot of threads in their forums asking the same question and gamers speculating the answer based on a vaguely worded statement by Gabe somewhere which I can't find an actual quote of.
  • Eightboll812 - December 23, 2013 8:50 a.m.

    We just had this discussion, and it's rolled to page 2. Summary, if it's not in writing, you can't take it for more than grain of salt. I don't see this promise in any of the T&Cs of Steam, but I haven't read them all. Maybe someone can show where this binding promise is. And a company in Chapter 13 is beholden to a bankruptcy court and creditors. Giving away unlocked free software is something they are probably not able to do at that point.
  • DeeEss - December 21, 2013 4:28 a.m.

    All of these are good. Though I don't get the full price one you mentioned. Surely, they must be making much more money when EVERYONE pays a discounted price during the sale than when a handfull buys the game at full price off the sale? Or am I dumb, and have missed something?
  • Counterpart - December 21, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    It refers to the amount of money developers would make if there were no sale and the same quantity of people purchased it at full price.
  • srbingham - December 23, 2013 8:26 a.m.

    Yeah, but it's more likely those people would either not buy their game, or buy it used. In both cases the developer would have mad zero dollars.
  • Rollinthunder01 - December 20, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    If steam goes under you will be able to play most of your games in offline mode. The games that have active DRM checks probaly won't work in most cases. Case in point are games like Battlefield and COD won't play without the link to Steam. In another matter has anyone tried to add a GOG game to Steam and been able to get the achievements and trading cards to work for that game?
  • Counterpart - December 21, 2013 11:59 a.m.

    Here's a tip for you. Go fuck yourself and take your shitty fucking spam with you
  • treeroy - December 21, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    No you can't do that, the game must be registered through Steam in order for you to get achievements and stuff like that. Steam just sees it as a non-Steam game, it doesn't differentiate between any of them.
  • Rollinthunder01 - December 21, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    Thanks for the answer.. At least it's a way to help keep track of your GOG and Steam games so you don't dup your purchases. :)
  • Pruman - December 20, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    #3 is definitely me. I think my library is north of 200.
  • db1331 - December 20, 2013 11:31 a.m.

    LMAO at number 18. I hate how Steam Sales have become a meme though. Everyone loves shouting some joke about their poor wallet every damn sale. It's like it's the new "THE CAKE IS A LIE!" If you are even the least bit active on Steam, you probably already own most of the games you would be interested in in these sales. I have enjoyed selling all my Steam trading cards this morning though. I do almost feel bad about taking advantage of all the autistic people out there who care enough to buy them. But oh well. So far, this Holiday Sale has actually netted me over $10. Guess I get a free game when something I want comes along. Probably Tomb Raider.
  • treeroy - December 21, 2013 7:24 a.m.

    Why does wanting to collect things make you autistic? Though I agree, it's a fantastic system. The people who want cards can have them, the people who don't get money. Win Win.
  • GLuna46 - December 20, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    oh lucas you have done it again. lol damn that last one was mind blowing... because it does apply to me lol everything seems filler IRL wile i wait for the next steam sale. i have 205 games in my games library T_T
  • Verenitz - December 19, 2013 10:56 p.m.

    I am a console owning friend and I can vouch that is destroys friendships. Damn you, Steam Sales, why do you tear us apart?!

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