|Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 12:20 PM EDT|
|Steam is two seperate things:|
A DRM System.
The shop is why it's gotten lots of users.
The DRM system is why it got lots of games on it (It could probably ditch the
DRM now and be fine, in all honesty, it's popular enough now). However
illogical that is, publishers like DRM. (I don't, it's one of those logical
impossibilities that ends up with you fighting your own customers, but they
haven't realised this yet)
Also, they've got the DRM in an "if I can't confirm, then allow" mode,
at least for the most part (lack of internet access after a Steam update has
been applied, before it's run is the only case I know of where it locks when it
fails to phone in). And it also doesn't mess with your computer: It phones in
to their database.
All in all, it's one of the least evil (and least stupid) DRM systems I've seen.
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