“Steamworks Makes DRM Obsolete,” Claims Valve

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AntiHero

Hated Steam when I first got it, to the point where it was that I could't even play the games I had on it, it frustrated me, especially since offline mode didn't work when my internet went out on that rare occasion, and i was up for some HL2 or something. Steam got better around the same time as the orange box though, so i'm ok with it now, i even bought Call of Duty 4 from it (loooooooonnnnnnggggg download sadly) however the downloads aren't special, mine time out and stay at "resuming updating" or some shit for as long as it goes till i reboot steam.

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JonnyNYK

I remember when Steam initially launched. Everybody hated it including myself. Just plain unstable and the Friends Network was "under construction" for years. Now, I'm glad it's here mainly to push out the greater evil that is SecuRom.

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plaskon

That's why the release of GTA IV PC went so smoothly.

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brockalee

Suspenders make belts obsolete.

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decapitor

So is this just like a watermark so that you'd be in trouble if you put your copy online?  If there is any need to communicate with a server to install the product then it's still DRM, it doesn't matter if they remove all install limits, they will eventually not have the servers and the consumer is boned.  Need some further clarification on this.

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nekollx

Steams only limit is on inital install and authentication, after that you can play in ofline mode until the head crab coem for you if you want.

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Seana7a7

We've known this for years.

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