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Windows 7: Steam good or bad?

19 Sep 2010   #31
WukaChop

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I always liked Steam because it has a lot of features, like the non-steam game feature, I always thought that was an advantage, because the Shift+Tab layout was always useful. (Unless I'm playing a game like Call of Duty and want to check the score and sprint, which I do quite often...) It has a lot of menu features, and you can use YouTube while on a game. (No idea why you would want to do this, but I thought I might just merely point out that you can.)
Problems with it however, are only small things like the log in time. I mean, I'm on an AOL connection, it takes a long time to do anything, but it takes 20 minutes to log into Steam after 6PM.
And it doesn't recognise some games, an example is WarRock, which is irritating, it means I have to Alt+Tab to get to things, then reopen the game.
But on the whole I think it's very good, I mean on the laptop version it even shows the charge level if you Shift + Tab while gaming on battery.
It does have some flaws however, like I would really like a new account because I keep getting lots of spam and things off lots of people who added themselves to my account somehow, and when I delete them, they just return, could be that I'm being hacked, but anyhow, I just don't like that you can't swap games onto another account, or if you can I have no idea how to do it.
And some of the games on their marketplace are very overpriced. Fallout 3 is a good example, it's 21.99, I've saw it for 8 new before, so if they got some of the pricing sorted, I think it would be completely flawless.


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19 Sep 2010   #32
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WukaChop View Post
like I would really like a new account because I keep getting lots of spam and things off lots of people who added themselves to my account somehow, and when I delete them, they just return, could be that I'm being hacked, but anyhow, I just don't like that you can't swap games onto another account, or if you can I have no idea how to do it.
And some of the games on their marketplace are very overpriced. Fallout 3 is a good example, it's 21.99, I've saw it for 8 new before, so if they got some of the pricing sorted, I think it would be completely flawless.
I think if you contact support they can transfer games over, but will lock your old account instantly. Not 100% sure, though.

The overpriced games is the only thing I dislike about Steam, too. A game that's been out for 6 months is still full price on Steam, yet can be bought for 15 on Play.com, or Amazon.
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