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1.0 out of 5 stars I hate Steam, August 24, 2011
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If I knew this is distributed through Steam, I swear I wouldn't bother. Pop the DVD in and it actually tried to install Steam but the game itself. Yes, it tried but failed. Steam error error and error... Finally got it through and it asked you to create a new account or login if you already have one. Tried to create a new account. Again error, error and error... Finally retrieved my decade old login id and password and thought it is done. Nan, it started downloading... That was just pain fun. Thanks goodness my cable company does not have a cap.

Sorry I know this is more like a rank than a review.
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Initial post: Aug 25, 2011 12:33:17 AM PDT
Westhouse says:
what real gamer doesn't have a steam account? seriously.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2011 9:44:47 AM PDT
Alex says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2011 10:02:31 AM PDT
D. Blizzard says:
That's not why EA pulled out of Steam....

Steam is needed more and more these days, Square Enix uses them all the time on their PC titles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2011 10:08:53 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 25, 2011 10:10:33 AM PDT
AC says:
The irony is the story of this game is about how corporation controls people's life. I am an old time gamer who just want to see what the latest PC hardware and games can do. Why do I need Steam to control over if I can play the game I bought?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 12:55:55 PM PDT
Just because you have one doesn't mean you like it.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 2:40:02 PM PDT
Spaxspore says:
couldnt agree more, the deals alone on there make it worth having an account...

for this weekend sale, boarderlands 7$ for all w/the dlcs... YES PLEASE!

Ignorance people have of steam and what it really is amazes me ...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 7:06:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 26, 2011 7:06:27 PM PDT
Alex says:
You're right here's the reason EA pulled out (just google battlefield 3 steam and it should be the first hit)

EA has claimed that Steam has added a "set of restrictive terms of service" that limits how the company can provide patches and other content. "No other download service has adopted these practices," EA explained. Reading between the lines, it sounds like EA wants to offer patches as well as for-pay content directly to gamers through the games itself. Valve seems to have rules in place that state such content must be sent through the Steam servers.

When a download service forbids publishers from contacting players with patches, new levels, items and other services-it disrupts our ability to provide the ongoing support players expect from us," EA said. "At present, this is the case with only one download service. While EA offers its entire portfolio to this site, they have elected to not post many of our games."

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 7:42:55 PM PDT
Spaxspore says:
yea they in turn turned out a thing called origin, which is just as bad if you dont like steam.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2011 12:58:51 AM PDT
AC says:
It is all about control in the corporate world. Seriously if I bought the game in a physical form and I have no intention to play online, registration should be optional.

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 8:35:18 AM PDT
H.Le says:
Adam C.,

"registration should be optional."

Yes, if Steam is the best thing for everyone, it needs not be force-fed down your throat.

For future reference, it is a good idea to do DRM research prior to buying any game. You'll find Amazon's Customers discussion a good place to start your research as we always inquire about any major game release's DRM scheme.
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