These days, if a game is good, I'll buy it/download it/try it, whatever.
The game has to be truthfully shitty for me not to care about it.
A company can't piss me off any longer...
I see that now that Valve has done what they've done.
I'm still alright with the whole thing, about Steam and DNF.
Why? Because Halflife 2 is still a good game and who knows... we haven't seen any recent screenshots or movie caps of DNF in ... six/seven years (give or take) so chances are the production has seen some quality creations.
True the technology is probably way behind the times, but why would the character models be outdated? The textures? If you look at 1999's screenshots, the texture work is top notch, they're simply missing the bells and whistles applied to today's games (eg: spec, normal and reflect maps)
DNF probably won't have the sweet spatial effects of FEAR either... which is too bad because I think DNF would really benefit from that sort of effect.
Provided it ever actually gets made.
DNF that is.