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  • TheGooseinator - September 30, 2013 9:05 p.m.

    Wow, Valve fans get pissed about the littlest things. Half Life 3 would be kinda nice though... I wonder how the Steam Controller would work with Half Life's type of gameplay? Maybe flick forward to throw object with gravity gun?
  • Craza - September 30, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    I used to be pretty pissed off too when every game I wanted to buy was required to activate and install through Steam, even when I had bought the physical copy of the game from a store. This was because I didn't have my gaming PC hooked up to the internet, and it was quite some time before we even got a 3 mb/s line at my parents' house. I hated that all of the new games required internet to even play, and since Steam often was the culprit, I directed a lot of my hate towards it. Now, I still hate it if it's required when it's not necessary at all, but since I now have some good internet on my own PC, I don't mind it so much...AS LONG AS IT WORKS. And I think that's what has made me come to love Valve and Steam, because I have had very few problems with the service itself, and I feel it's more or less incredibly easy and streamlined. If the service DOESN'T work well, that's when I start throwing a fit *Cough cough* Origin and various online-only games *Cough cough*. So, as long as Valve and Steam keep their service top-notch, I can't complain about too much, and I don't find myself overly bothered about the fact of not having a physical copy of my games considering I paid so much less for them.
  • D0CCON - September 30, 2013 8:29 p.m.

    Top 7 Examples of Gamers Being Whiney Assholes. Especially L4D2 (I hate how long it takes them to make sequels, now they're making a sequel at a faster rate and the game turned out fantastic, but screw them anyways) and Portal 2 (they gave me an awesome deal on a bunch of fantastic indie games and got me evolved in an event that made me feel like I was a part of something bigger than myself. Screw that, they tricked me into having fun).
  • duffer00 - September 30, 2013 9:35 p.m.

    Not even because this is just PC gamers. Console gamers are just as good at it.
  • DeadlyFred - September 30, 2013 7:31 p.m.

    I've never really "liked" Valve. I like that I can go on-line and buy digital copies of games for $2.50... but at the same time I also loathe that I can no longer walk into a store and buy one for any price that I will actually OWN, which can be used without permission from the "benevolent" internet overlords. Valve gets way too much credit for way too many things, IMHO. They got lucky, very lucky, with their fortunes in the gaming industry. Not so much due to their own designs. They've also nicked most of their best ideas from other people and their own original ones really have not been that amazing. But, in Gabe we trust, right?
  • MrNobodyWTB - October 1, 2013 6:32 a.m.

    Publishers would be quick to inform you that even on those older games you didn't "own" the game. You still had to click agree to a terms of service etc etc. That's still the publisher informing you that you own a single license for the game. Technology is now just making it easier for publishers to enforce that agreement.
  • DeadlyFred - October 1, 2013 10:52 a.m.

    Technicalities. You could still install it on your own system as often as you wanted to and play it without some kind of remote verification.
  • g1rldraco7 - September 30, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    One of the reasons why I don't game on the PC :P
  • The_Tingler - October 1, 2013 8:41 a.m.

    I'm not sure I get you. You don't game on PC because gamers are whiny assholes (in which case console gamers are just as bad), or because a big company has made decisions that upset people (have you met Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Atari...?).
  • Ramstein - September 30, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    I remember when Steam came out. Everyone I knew hated it and the fact that Steam was built from the ashes of VALVe's former system, the World Opponent Network, didn't leave many people happy. Myself included. W.O.N. was simple, easy, efficient. Now? Many of us can't see PC gaming without Steam. THAT THERE is why I am cautiously OPTIMISTIC about VALVe hardware announcements.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 30, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    Couldn't agree more. I try my best to not get into a Valve-fanboy 'They-can-do-no-wrong' mindset, and I realize they have a very steep uphill battle with this, but I imagine that Valve wouldn't have attempted this entire venture if they didn't think they had some chance of pulling it off. Of course, this could all blow up in their face. That's a very real possibility, but like you, I'm cautiously optimistic that they know what they're doing.
  • ObliqueZombie - September 30, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Timely article for me, Hollander, and well written! Slide 2 was expected, but hilarious nonetheless.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 30, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    As much as I love PC gaming and those who enjoy it with me, sometimes we PC gamers can be the whiniest, most overly-cynical assholes around....find myself falling in that trap myself sometimes as well, truth be told.
  • chriszewski - September 30, 2013 1:08 p.m.

    Meh, i think thats just people in general... not restricted to pc gamers. -or gamers for that matter.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 30, 2013 1:23 p.m.

    Very true. Could just be I spend more time around PC gamers in general :P Ya get all kinds, PC, console, or otherwise.
  • someonetgsn - September 30, 2013 2:20 p.m.

    Yeah, I think the only reason console gamers do not (seem to) whine as much, is because posting on a forum would mean getting off the couch. PC gamers are already within arms reach of the nearest forum. :P Though there is an upside to gamer's tendency to whine I think. It means that we are passionate about our hobby... we just sometimes need a reminder to maintain realistic expectations.
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 30, 2013 2:45 p.m.

    Excellent point. I just wish some gamers were less...'passionate' sometimes.
  • StrayGator - September 30, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA BOOO HOO HOO Hoo hoo hoo hoo... still sore about it. also, it's "hesitaNT cynicism", methinkz.
  • Talvari - September 30, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    I don't really remember people getting angry over Dota2 being picked up by valve. Some speculation maybe at the beginning, but considering Icefrog handled development for DotA alone after the others left to do other things (create HoN etc)...I don't think there was as much anger at all.
  • Bloodstorm - September 30, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    don't remember it that way myself, either.

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