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19. Re: Shadowrun Returns DRM Ending Nov 13, 2013, 09:38 Fibrocyte
 
Sho wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 08:34:
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 13, 2013, 07:54:

Steam is so convenient and non-intrusive that I would hesitate to categorize it with typical DRM. Why must people whine so damn much about nothing?

It's not whining to point out that none of Steam's convenience and non-intrusiveness derive from its DRM features; it'd work just as well if it didn't have them, and it would allow users additional freedoms that I've sometimes desired in practice. I use Steam, I get value out of Steam, but I think it could be even better. Fortunately, it actually has been improving, too.

I think having DRM-free purchase options for games only increases the pressure on Steam to improve, so I think it's a good idea to ask for them for that reason alone. However, I've also sometimes explicitly bought a game from a different vendor than Steam because circumstances required me to have those additional freedoms Steam doesn't offer (for example, concurrent logins).

Having an opinion != whining.

I don't disagree with much of what you said, but still stand by what I said. This was the comment I quoted:

"Sooner you do, the sooner I buy! No more money for Gabe Newell's DRM."

That is whining. He did not state that Steam has value but he wants it to get better.
 
 
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