- Jun 17, 2005
I agree. I've said it many times here on these forums, Steam is DRM done right. It does stop some level of piracy through technological blocks, but does it much more by simply making it easier to buy the game than pirate it. It adds to the experience more than it removed from it. Steam gives me a handy way to shop for games, store games, download games, launch games, stay informed on information from the developer about the games, get the updates, talk about the games, even get some community support for the games. All in a package that mostly just works and stays out of my way. It even lets play in offline mode.I agree about Steam when it first came around, but let's face it, once they hashed out most of it, it works. That was many many years ago. Hating on Steam now is just...well stubborn. There's much worse things in the world of DRM.
Before Steam came along, as a lifelong avid PC gamer, I owned maybe 30-40 PC games in my entire life. I now have a library of over 300 PC games thanks to Steam sales. It is doing something right.