Why does everyone abhor Steam, again? Because you have to enter personal information?
I Live...AGAIN wrote:I hope it doesn't require Steam......
Agreed, although my opinion does not really matter considering I don't own any Valve products largely due to what I have heard about Steam.
So why care? The CIA knows what games you are playing? Valve doesn't freakin send advertisements other than the helpful or interesting stuff on the Steam homepage and news windows. I'm not trying to defend Steam, but I just have NO idea what all the bad hubbub is about.
@ILA: Steam only runs when I tell it to. I told it not to run when Windows starts.
4evry1: Steam is ALMOST a subscription service, except you don't have to pay to use, only to buy software. Not only does it distribute the software to any computer you want it to, you can completely format/reinstall Windows and steam will still have your games ready for download. Games are updated automatically, and the content is usually ready for you to acquire. If you don't want to update, you can run in offline mode. All you need to do that is to have connected with it once. /rant
...Yeah, this TC or mod or whatev would definitely be on Steam, as it is based on HL2.
This is my reason exactly Slink.
I dont want Steam to do anything automatically. If I want to update my games, I'll do it myself. I dont need any help.
Here is another perfect example of why I don;t like Steam:
On another forum that I frequent, we talk about games we play and other random stuff, Well one member posts an innocent thread about, "we should have an intervention with one of the other members because his Steam profile said "So and So, has played Mount And Blade for 69.0 hours in the last 2 weeks"
The guy in question had no idea that Steam made this information available in his profile and was a little bit embarrassed that now everyone on the forum knew how much he played.
It was all pretty innocent but you can see how this might be a red flag to alot of us about Steam.
They take in ALOT of information about you while you play and are connected to it. They do not ask you if it's ok with you to share this information. They download content to your machine without asking you. It's all very dangerious IMO.