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so about steam and skyrim



why does skyrim for pc require steam? it is a single player offline game, what could possibly be the benefit of steam being required to play this game?

i kinda want to get it(skyrim) since my laptop will run it, but the whole steam thing kinda irks me for an offline game.







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brucevilanch
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re: so about steam and skyrim


Why are you mad at steam?





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jefforize
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re: so about steam and skyrim


So steam can harvest your cookies for data to sell to a third party for profit.





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VABuckeye
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re: so about steam and skyrim


Steam is the distributor for the game.

quote:

the game is a Steamworks title, so the only version is the Steam version.






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Lucky Tiger13
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I assume it's because game developers are no longer required to sell a polished product at launch anymore. The ability to make quick updates allows faster releases and thus quicker money.





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polarbehr
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re: so about steam and skyrim


quote:

distributor


even if i buy a retail copy?

which i am totally not now






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VABuckeye
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re: so about steam and skyrim


If you buy a retail copy it's going to ask you to activate it via Steam. Honestly, I think Steam is a good idea for Skyrim. You get instant access to DLC when it comes out.





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sicboy
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After a while, I'm certain you'll be hard pressed to find a PC game that doesn't run through Steam.





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polarbehr
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dlc if it comes out


fify






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jefforize
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Always remember, if you install anything "free" on your computer...you aren't a consumer, you are being harvested for data

Kind of like Facebook. Marketing companies pay big bucks for browsing history of their potential clients






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DoUrden
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I don't know what I would do without steam, if Gabe ever sells out I am so fricked.





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polarbehr
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re: so about steam and skyrim


so basically pc gamers are ok with getting trillhogged by valve/steam?





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Doldil
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I think the better question is why do you hate steam so much? fricking commies all up in the gaming board hating on steam





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polarbehr
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never said i hate steam, read the thread. just simply asking about the benefit of steam for an offline singleplayer game.

pc bitches getting thier jimmies rustled over steam (check)



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sbr2
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And people get mad at Origin and Uplay for the same thing....





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Doldil
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oh I'm sorry, I forgot to turn on my sarcasm font.







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sicboy
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jefforize
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Old boring game is old and boring





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baytiger
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steam acts as the DRM

it's better than a lot of alternatives.






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