MMORPGHoD - How could you not know what DRM is in any given game these days?
So, for all intents and purposes it isn't possible to resell games on Steam. I contacted Valve about transferring games from an old account I had to my current account and they said I wasn't allowed to do that, so I know firsthand that it isn't possible.
Boston- What gamer wouldn't support this? Any gamer with an ounce of common sense. Whether you personally resell pc games or not, it is a right already existing in the United States at least, under First Sale Doctrine. Disclosing DRM is just the carrot to distract you from the stick.
you think so? where can you purchase a pc for $120? is this really a serious reply?
So you think the subscription fee is going to be $12 a month? Wow !
I've been using Vista64 because it supports more than 4GB of RAM and because it has numerous features of use to me, including DX10.
Installing new hardware is a MUCH more pleasant experience in Vista and I've had Vista auto-install devices that refused to work under XP. Win7 is just Vista with a few tweaks (I know, I've used it) so I don't see how upgrading from XP was a bad decision... in fact I can stick with Vista if Win7 proves to be too expensive and all I'd really be missing is some UI changes, which have their own issues anyway (it's no longer possible to minimise / restore applications by clicking the icon if multiple windows are open).
I find it embarrassing to go back to systems with XP and it just goes to show how stubborn some people can be.
Pushing DX10 means you can make a game with a lower minimum videocard requirement and/or more stuff for the higher-end cards, but the end result really wouldn't be anything more than DX9 on steroids.