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Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.04.06 00:52:00 - [61]
 

Originally by: Asuka Smith
Originally by: Cpt Placeholder
Originally by: Asuka Smith
What ads?


http://inside.lanothon.org/2007/03/counter-strike-16-ads-debate.html


are you certain that those ads are not generated by a given server rather than by Valve? Because I frequently see ads for whichever clan runs the server I am on, so I always assumed it was just that clan doing it.


Yeah, the server mods have the ability to place a texture into the map, this is on CS:S though, never played 1.6

Asuka Smith
Gallente
Royal Black Watch Highlanders
Posted - 2009.04.06 01:43:00 - [62]
 

So Valve gave people the option to advertise themselves, hardly worth complaining about IMO it saves me the time of downloading their modified and re-textured version of de_dust when I want to play.

Cpt Placeholder
Posted - 2009.04.06 08:39:00 - [63]
 

Quote:
In March 2007, Valve implemented mandatory advertisements through Steam in official maps and in the game's GUI overhead. Customers have expressed frustration with the ads, including an over 200 page thread on Valve's official forums, saying that they violate original terms of service and distract from the game.[8] The thread was later deleted by an unknown moderator.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counter-Strike

People would only cripple their own server by adding ads voluntarily.

Asuka Smith
Gallente
Royal Black Watch Highlanders
Posted - 2009.04.06 09:07:00 - [64]
 

Edited by: Asuka Smith on 06/04/2009 10:18:05
Well when the ad is for Mountain Dew rather than CPL I will be outraged, I agree that it is a bit of BS and Valve should not have done that (horrible choice ethically) but I can get over it since at least it is CS related ads. Not saying at all that I agree with Valve and in fact now that I know this I am a bit irked, but since I do not play CS/CSS I am mostly indifferent.

Carniflex
StarHunt
Fallout Project
Posted - 2009.04.06 11:59:00 - [65]
 

Originally by: Rawr Cristina
Edited by: Rawr Cristina on 03/04/2009 14:28:06
Steam is a service more than it's DRM to me. I mean it's not like any of the things EA uses lets you download your game however many times you want from anywhere in the world. Razz

I'd actually rather have a game on Steam than a physical copy these days.


That. It's nice and convinient method. No need for pile of DVD's that can burn down with your house or get stolen or whatever.

It has some downsides ofc, like being windows centric and not allowing some of the games to play in offline mode regardless of them having quite valid single player options.

Regardless of few shortcomings if I have option to buy from Steam nowdays I prefer that over physical disk. I also have principle of not buying items with draconian DRM (like install 5 times and then buy new one). Those items are usually marked in Steam by nice note. Not like some of them in shop where that note is nice and hidden into other text and hard to spot on first glance.

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2009.04.06 12:05:00 - [66]
 

Originally by: Rawr Cristina
Last I played, you -need- a serial key (tied to an account) if you want to play Sins online. There's no way around that; if you don't have a valid copy of the game, no internet games for you Neutral

That's about the same kind of 'DRM' found in Steam. Only a pain if don't like paying for things in the first place.
Needing a serial is standard for online games. That's not DRM, because it locks down server access, not access to the game.


Regardless, most of the arguments against Steam don't apply to multiplayer games. The issue arises when they apply multiplayer style restrictions to single player games.


Originally by: Carniflex
That. It's nice and convinient method. No need for pile of DVD's that can burn down with your house or get stolen or whatever.
Man you guys are really afraid of fire and burglars. Do you live in matchstick houses in the bad part of town or something? :p

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2009.04.06 12:18:00 - [67]
 

Originally by: Crumplecorn
Man you guys are really afraid of fire and burglars. Do you live in matchstick houses in the bad part of town or something? :p


Personally? Yes. Sad

Xen Gin
Silurian Operations
Posted - 2009.04.06 12:40:00 - [68]
 

Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Crumplecorn
Man you guys are really afraid of fire and burglars. Do you live in matchstick houses in the bad part of town or something? :p


Personally? Yes. Sad


*Throws Reaper his first brick*

Here ya go, it's just a little something to get you started on that dream of one day owning a home that doesn't fall down when the dog farts!

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2009.04.06 12:51:00 - [69]
 

Americans build wooden houses in the path of hurricanes.

In Ireland we build brick houses to keep rain out.

The world is lol.

ReaperOfSly
Gallente
Underworld Protection Agency
South Pole Dancers
Posted - 2009.04.06 12:55:00 - [70]
 

Originally by: Xen Gin
Originally by: ReaperOfSly
Originally by: Crumplecorn
Man you guys are really afraid of fire and burglars. Do you live in matchstick houses in the bad part of town or something? :p


Personally? Yes. Sad


*Throws Reaper his first brick*

Here ya go, it's just a little something to get you started on that dream of one day owning a home that doesn't fall down when the dog farts!


Well it's more the "bad part of town" part that applies to me. The house is made of bricks, but it's not really sturdy. The windows fall out if we get more than a stiff breeze. I'm not joking, by the way - a window actually DID fall out of its place and smashed on the patio below recently.

Crumplecorn
Gallente
Eve Cluster Explorations
Posted - 2009.04.06 13:12:00 - [71]
 

Note to self - do not stand on Reaper's patio.


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