you can't be bothered to make a backup of your CDs?
Sure, if I wanted to, but burned CDs don't last nearly as long as the original (pressed) CDs.
not to mention stupid copy protection schemes that necessitate you to have the CD in the drive at all times in the first place
I guess that is Gabe's doing too, huh? Copy protection is a reality and I have no problem with it, as I buy all my games.
as for work and relatives, guess its just me cuz I actually have a life, but when I work, I work, I don't play games, and when I'm with relatives, I can think of a few more things to do than just playing games, or are your relationships with your family so weak they are based on showing off overhyped games in order to validate yourself?
I said, if you bothered to read, they play during lunch and after work, and the company encourages it.
We visit my wife's relatives, and if one of them wanted to play a bit based on my recommendation, why not download it and check it out? Do you not talk about whatever games you enjoy when around other computer geeks? Everyone here does, hence the reason we post here. I feel sad for you if you cannot share this hobby with friends and family.
*shrug* to each his own, but everything you've described is easily something you could have prevented yourself if you had thought first
Your computer being stolen is preventable? Have you or anyone you know ever been robbed? You've never heard of an airline losing luggage? You've never accidentally
dropped or scratched a CD in your life?
since its a requirement it needlessly pisses off the fanbase and hence..less money for Valve
I see you consider yourself the entire "fanbase" now. nin and I and hundreds of thousands of others apparently don't count....
Oh wait, they already thought of that by offering overpriced gold and silver versions
Most folks got the Bronze or the "free" ATI-coupon version of the game. Those that wanted extras paid for them. What's wrong with that?
Valve's rich no matter what you do
No, Valve is rich because they created a great game we all bought and played. They aren't John Romero. The game rocks and is well worth the money, IMHO.*************
* Warhawk **************
God, I hate that bitch.
Probably shouldn't have married her then, huh?
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Did IQs just drop sharply while I was away? - Ripley