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Has Steam saved PC gaming?

Has Steam saved PC gaming? Did PC gaming need saving in the first place? Goozernation thinks PC gaming needed a boost more then anything since everyone is turning to consoles as the "cheaper" gaming setup. Steam and other services such as GOG.com have provided this need boost.

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CrzyFooL1639d ago

PC gaming didn't need saving.

pangitkqb1639d ago

I don't think Steam has saved PC gaming. I think a better description would be that Steam has re-invigorated PC gaming.

I enjoy steam and the great community behind it. Last night when I was on there were 4 million others gaming on Steam as well.

papashango1639d ago

Steam was the driving force for the evolution of pc gaming. There was nothing to be saved. Now due to the hard work and efforts of valve you got the douchebags at ea creating a split in the community for an extra buck

Saryk1639d ago

The only problems I have with digital distribution are these:

I can’t trade my games.
What happens to your games when a company changes their agreement? AKA EA says that if I buy my games from them I can always download. Then Origins poops up and now they say they can stop the download at anytime. And if I do not accept the agreement I cannot play my games purchased prior to Origin.

Veni Vidi Vici1639d ago

You could never trade PC games before. They would always require an authorization code in the old days and what would prevent you from copying the game and the code, then trading the game and still play it? I guess you could do it with a friend that trusted you but otherwise, stores would never let you trade PC games in. There's really little difference now.

SlickShoes1639d ago

I have never been able to trade in PC games as far as I can remember, so not being able to trade in games on a platform like steam is a non issue for most people.

The second hand market is primarily console games and always has been.

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Publicglutton1639d ago

AAAAAHHHHHH NOT another "PC gaming is dying , save pc gaming " fucking bullshiT!!!

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