Woaw, that picture scared me :(...
But steam is the man! How ever i sometimes rather go grab a hard copy of it so i don't have to wait hours downloading the files xD
CD's...? for PC games?...people still do that? I was under that impression as well, heck I even bought the collectors edition of Fallout New Vegas. It's in my closet now, that's where all the crap goes eventually. What could be more versatile than a media library of all your video games combined with all the other features of Steam on all my computer's. Yup that useful .Glad Fallout uses Steam to run as well.
I love steam I get 85mbs down speed with comcast so almost no waiting for games for me!
I like steam because of the ability to D/L my games from anywhere.
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Steam is a godsend for people like me. I keep my steam install on an external drive and can move it from test machine to test machine for benchmarking purposes.
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I'm with you there Marco. I back up all my steam files to an external drive since it makes it very easy to put them on any machine. Why download for hours.
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Damn, that's a good idea and I'm gonna have to get my Shtuff together now,.....................DUH!
Just copy over the whole folder, then install Steam to that folder Neil. As soon as you launch Steam after that, everything will be there ready to go.
Yeah, I downloaded a set of instructions last night and copied them onto a portable drive while I slept. Now they're backed up at least.
Like someone else said, instead of using them and eventually putting them away for a long time, which takes up space; downloading Steam games will take up space, but when you're done, just delete the local files, and when you want to play with it again, re-download.
SMcGinnis:Steam games will take up space,
People seem to have tons of space these days. I put mine onto a 500GB external firewire drive and still have lots of room for other things too.
This really to me just sounds like a last whine even if it is for retailers in a specific location. This will probably just hasten the transfer to internet retail from Brick and Mortar stores. I personally do almost all shopping online, and have done so for years, that is unless it is on something perishable such as groceries etc. Heck I even buy things from Walmart online as you can often find deals on things they don't have at a certain store. Then have it delivered to the closest store to your house with there site to store service which is free. Who lives more than 10-15 minutes from a Walmart? I have 3 in 5-10 minutes from my house maybe more.
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