Steam lets you play op4 for free, if you have a HL cd-key... I would have never played it otherwise. If your computer cant run Steam and HL, or CS, or whatever at the same time. Then you have bigger problems than worring about all the minor issues, like upgrading from that p3 400mzh computer you're running. If you don't have the internet, how are you reading and posting on Bluesnews anyhow. You people make some stupid ass comments sometimes, ya know? Sounds like mostly just alot of whining. No not whinging, thats a fucking stupid ass god damn word it makes me want to kill small furry animals when I read it. So excuese me I now have a baby squirrel to kill.
I could be accessing the internet from a few thousand place without having it at home. But that's completely beside the point since it's obvious that the SinglePlayer game will not need an internet connection to be "activated".
And it doesn't matter if I can (or cannot) run the game at the same time. Most of the problem is that when you close steam (in it's obvious beta form), it just reduce to your system tray instead of closing. So if I go play another non-steam game online, then it will use bandwith slowing down those other games. That's the kind of "sneaking up" that bothers me.
It's like windows automated update with winXP. I already have to bother with that shit with an OS (mind you, that's why I use win2000), I don't want my games to start doing the same thing. And even if Valve doesn't cross the line between "usefull" and "annoying", then complaining (in a constructive way) will make sure that no other game will end up doing it. Because it won't be fun the day 10 different dev. all have their own little "steam" system fighting for your bandwith and system ressources.
ps: What the hell is op4?This comment was edited on Sep 7, 21:45.