StingingVelvet wrote on Nov 12, 2010, 07:36:
Why is it that no one can speak of Steam\'s downsides? Why do dozens of rabid fans immediately come out of the woodwork insisting Steam is perfect, or that Steam\'s benefits make mentioning its downsides a bad thing to do? It\'s like loving Xbox Live and refusing to admit it shouldn\'t cost money to use your own bandwith to play games you bought.
You and nxs, or whatever his name is, are building a giant fucking straw man here. There have been plenty of people who have said that Steam isn't perfect, that it could definitely be better, and several others have said that it's a worrisome idea if Steam were to ever become the sole platform on the PC.
However, right now that isn't the case, and right now Steam is, by and large, giving both the publishers AND the customers what they want. Ergo, it's immensely succesful.
B&M stores and Steam's competitors aren't giving customers/publishers what they want, and therefore they don't get a bigger piece of the pie.
So I'd seriously like to know where "no one can speak of Steam's downsides."