Dev wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 17:15: 3) Steam controls like crazy? WTF? They are some of the least controlling out there.
I'm speechless... this must be a case of someone being controlled so hard that they have lost all sense of being controlled... or something like that.
Seriously, I have come to appreciate Steam over the years but contrary to some propaganda victims like yourself I'm not blind to the fact that Gabe & co are all about controlling a major share of the digitally distributed gaming content on the PC platform (= what you'd usually expect from the platform leader or OS maker a.k.a MS but MS is apparently too busy with their Xbox control freakage to bother just even generally farting in Valve's direction).
Also, speaking in principle, every restriction of Steam (and there are shitloads when you think about it) is in effect an exercise of control.
Steam in and by itself and in its function as a digital distribution tool of publishers does indeed control like crazy. I find it outright scary that some people don't even realize that anymore. It reinforces suspicion that too much gaming might not be good for one's IQ. Seriously. Open your eyes, people. And use your brain for more than just thinking about whether $9.99 is a good deal for Crysis or not. Jeez...