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09 Dec 2014   #11
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Thank you blackroseMD1 appreciated


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09 Dec 2014   #12
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I play Midtown Madness 2 using Gamespy (Now dead).
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09 Dec 2014   #13
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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09 Dec 2014   #14
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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There's also Battle.net for Blizzard games like Diablo III and Starcraft.
Isn't Battle.net just multiplayer network? And is it even still relevant today?

Anyway I think Stephanie was just looking for game platforms like Steam, or Origin. These guys not only manage games, but also sell games through their game managers.
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10 Dec 2014   #15
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

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There's also Battle.net for Blizzard games like Diablo III and Starcraft.
Isn't Battle.net just multiplayer network? And is it even still relevant today?

Anyway I think Stephanie was just looking for game platforms like Steam, or Origin. These guys not only manage games, but also sell games through their game managers.
As far as I know, you can't play the Diablo games, Starcraft, WoW or Hearthstone without launching the Battle.net launcher program. It also has a store built in and manages your Blizzard games. So, it's pretty much exactly like Origin, UPlay and Steam, just for Blizzard games.

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10 Dec 2014   #16
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Wow. Never knew Battle.net morphed into a Steam like game manager. I guess everyone is going the way of Steam.

Thanks.
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10 Dec 2014   #17
blackroseMD1

Windows 10 Tech Preview 9926 x64
 
 

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Wow. Never knew Battle.net morphed into a Steam like game manager. I guess everyone is going the way of Steam.

Thanks.
Yep. It's a bit annoying though. As of now I have 5 different launchers installed for my various games.

Really wish they'd all just merge into Steam.
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10 Dec 2014   #18
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Really wish they'd all just merge into Steam.
Totally agree.
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26 Dec 2014   #19
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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Wow. Never knew Battle.net morphed into a Steam like game manager. I guess everyone is going the way of Steam.

Thanks.
Yep. It's a bit annoying though. As of now I have 5 different launchers installed for my various games.

Really wish they'd all just merge into Steam.
Agreed. Origin & Blizzard should just partner with Steam or something. I know it's an OCD thing, but I hate the way that Origin (non-steam) games look in my steam library (or in the big picture). but if I want to play SC2, I have to launch battle net. :-/

I must admit though, I dig that Origin tries to do thing a little differently with their play before you buy stuff. And the occasional free game. Battlefield 3 for 99 cents right now. etc.

But it would be nice if they all just merged into Steam or found a better way to integrate into the launcher at least.
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