Also, Steam app rentals ...
Must be using voice wreck ignition.
I know, I know, that was an incendiary comment. But you must admit, it is at least partially true. Valve has said that if they go under, they'll release patches for all of their games that I assume that you've previously installed. But as for the third party games? I'm willing to bet the publishers would balk, and we'd (steam 3rd party game owners) would be seriously SOL. Especially if you bought the games well below list price in a bundle (like the majority of mine are). Even if I was able to come up with the 500+ receipts (+/- 200), would they even honor them on an alternative distrib method (Desura? Origin? or, ugh Uplay?)
That said, they have a lot of clever people getting other people (like me) to spend time and money on virtual items that get you (steam based) virtual benefits. I don't think the rental service is going anywhere soon. Although Origin now reserves the right to remove games from your 'cloud' if they are not played in two years. They may as well do it with Burnout for me, I installed it 2 times (yes, 2 bad Seagate 1 TB drives, grr), the 3rd time it said, (paraphrasing here) F--- You, man. You gotta buy me again. Their support said, Too bad, release an install authorization from one of your other Windows installs. I thought the cloud was supposed to be the backup.
Okay, enough ranting. Anyone have any other Steam deals of note? (c: