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I _hate_ Steam!

Hooked Gamers' CaptainPatch: "I hate Steam. No, make that "I _HATE_ Steam!" Dealing with Steam has never been easy for me. It seems that EVERY time I am required to interact with Steam, something goes awry.

Today I broke down and acquired Mafia II. Got home, opened it up and saw that authentication via Steam is required. [Queue the ominous music.] So I start the install process and instead of installing the game and then going to Steam, you are _first_ required to open a Steam account. Okay, I can deal with that. Create the account, copy the account info to MyDocuments, and receive the happy message that I am now the proud owner of a new Steam account. Then I continue with installing the game. Finally, it's all done and ready to go!

Or is it?"

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NYC_Gamer2289d ago

well.....i love steam so f*ck you....

comp_ali2288d ago

He looks like a noob. I wonder what would he do If it was GFWL instead of Steam.

ColdFire2288d ago

Steam is the best platform in gaming by far, so many well implemented features!

vulcanproject2288d ago

N00b. Definitely. Who plays games on PC and doesnt already have a steam account? Why didnt he have the client already installed? Why wouldnt he use the account he must have made from those other games he has claimed to have played on steam?

Blacktric2288d ago

"Over the last couple years, I've had run-ins with a half-dozen games that require interaction with Steam. EVERY one of those did NOT go smoothly. I must be "special" or something; maybe I should change my name to "Ed"?"

He is obviously a noob. No. Make that a retard. There, I said it. Even the most noobish guy can completely handle a game activation/install/download on Steam let alone f*ck up more than half dozen. This is either pure flamebait or the guy asked for a copy of Episode 3 and since he didn't get one, he started trashing Steam for no reason.

Conloles2288d ago

Lol what kind of PC gamer doesn't have Steam installed before hand? Clearly a noob looking to complain

ThanatosDMC2288d ago

Computer inept. He should just buy his games on disks if he's gonna b!tch blog about his problems to show how much of a dumb@$$ he is online.

ph33rgear2288d ago

Seriously hahaha what a f*cking jackass! claims he has had dozens of problems with steam games but yet, had to open an account to play mafia II ...

this author is a total douchebag!

If he can't work a god damn steam account he should switch to a console... but then he'd prob have a hard time inserting the f*cking disc.

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Substance1012288d ago

Over 90 games bought on steam. I dont see a problem.

Akagi2288d ago

Bet this guy is STILL annoyed that Steam had to be installed in order to play Half Life 2.

KingKiff2288d ago

Lots of people love Steam.

The games, prices, variety, support and back up features are second to none.

Logging on is not a problem for most people, seeing what Steam offers.

I mean how goes on a PC and does not go online???

RankFTW2288d ago

The guy just seems to be a noob and we all know their is no helping them.

JsonHenry2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

He probably has trouble brushing his teeth and putting the toilet seat lid back down too if he can't figure out something that is fully automated like STEAM..

I've had STEAM since the pre-loading of Half Life 2. I now own 62 games on STEAM. I have never once had a problem.

pixelsword2288d ago

I don't think anyone expressed their hated steam until the Sony announcement... and when it comes closer to the time that Sony/Steam products are available, I am almost willing to say that the hate will grow.

EL1TE2288d ago (Edited 2288d ago )

"I don't think anyone expressed their hated steam until the Sony announcement... and when it comes closer to the time that Sony/Steam products are available, I am almost willing to say that the hate will grow. "
Are you bind or just trying to get attention?

I mean, he said more than once the he hates Steam. Are you ok?

bobcostus2288d ago

The author of this article is literally pants-on-head retarded. Don't even click it and give his site hits. He is just an absolute f*%#ing moron.

Dekonega2288d ago

This guy is troll or just beginner. Steam is simple, efficient and cheap.

BattleAxe2288d ago

If you're having a problem with Steam, then you must be stupid. You probably also have problems operating a PS3.

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Motorola2289d ago

Ive always had a problem with one or 2 demos but good software nevertheless. And yes tht is a word i looked it up ;D

gamejediben2289d ago

Buying box copy in store that requires Steam activation = fail
Buying game through Steam = win

If you are dumb enough to buy a box copy that requires a steam activation, you deserve the frustration you are getting.

jozzah2288d ago

Why should he deserve that frustration? What is the point of having the boxed copies for people who cannot things download massive things just for them to have so much trouble.

TABSF2288d ago

What If a want a disc version with Steamworks

For example steam games are cheap but sometimes the publishers don't allow the prices to come down
Assassin's Creed 2 is £29.99 on Steam because Ubisoft will not reduce the price yet and I got it for £9.99

OK Assassin's Creed 2 is not Steamworks but its still a good example, Steam do have great prices but its entirely up the the publisher to set the pricing

ColdFire2288d ago

I like buying game that need Steam activation, best of both worlds, I get the box, and the ease of DVD install, and the features and ease of using Steam!

Letros2289d ago (Edited 2289d ago )

What a joke, read what he wrote...

"Dealing with Steam has never been easy for me. It seems that EVERY time I am required to interact with Steam, something goes awry.

Today I broke down and acquired Mafia II. Got home, opened it up and saw that authentication via Steam is required. [Queue the ominous music.] So I start the install process and instead of installing the game and then going to Steam, you are _first_ required to open a Steam account. Okay, I can deal with that. Create the account"

So he has problems with Steam, but is just NOW creating an account, the whole article is probably one big lie to hate on Steam.

lolzers2288d ago

He wanted something to write about, couldn't come up with anything, so decided to make up some bullshit and get a few hits.

Happens all the time. N4G thrives on these people coming out with this kind of crap.

pr0digyZA2288d ago

lol agree how can it never be easy for him when he says he was asked to create an account :D that would mean he should have had one already from his past times he's used it, that would make his life much easier.

EL1TE2289d ago

Next time read the warning in the Back of the box. Obvious troll is obvious.