I have come to believe that Steam has taken the first step in setting a new standard for how products are marketed, by releasing there platform across operating systems at no additional cost.
I believe further more that more software manufacturer's need to step up to the plate and offer cross platform licenses, meaning ones which you can use to run there product on any given OS they support. Instead of requiring you to buy two separate versions, even if your switching platforms completely.
I believe by forcing one to rebuy the same software they own, for another OS, they are inflating there sales with no concern for there customers whom support them.
I do not believe this should allow one to install multiple copies of the software however, but should come with a form of unintrusive monitoring which can detect if the software is running on more then one system.
What are your thoughts regarding this?
asked Jun 09 '10 at 22:23
I think it's great that steam extended it's support onto apple. Not only will it give it more of an edge for gaming but ill also see a lot more people playing. I think that adds to the experience of an online video game like l4d.
answered Jun 09 '10 at 22:44
I see your point, but I like to OWN not rent my games. Otherwise, I like the idea of renting so I can try out games to determine which games are worthy of owning.
Personally & often depending upon genre, Some games are only enjoyable as a single play through. I.E. Beat the game & forget it.
The major disadvantage to a service such as Steam I see is that if Steam ever goes out of business, You lose access to their library of games ...
answered May 22 '11 at 02:31
I like steam as a whole although if you want to mod stick to the microsoft downloads (in my experience) The problem with steam for Mac is that it doesnt bring the steam library with it. Most of steams games remain PC only. Which isnt that big of a deal since if you really wanted to play some serious games you'd have bought a PC. Nothing fanboy about it. Just facts
answered May 22 '11 at 02:40
I think it's great. I just wish that they extended support for linux as well.
answered May 22 '11 at 12:17