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the more of you who buy games on steam, the longer DRM will continue, you DO NOT buy your games on steam you pay triple A prices (unless sale) to rent your games, thats right you dnt own your games cos steam games are not DRM free like GOG is, yes GOG has a client but you dnt need it to play games, where as with steam you have to have the client installed to play 98% of games ofc there are a few wehre u dnt need the steam client but you have to modify the install files.

its time to stop supporting steam,orgin etc and all these other DRM clients, i do not count battle net in this cos they only host there own games unlike steam or origin so its more of a convieniance than actual DRM
I really just care about being able to play the games I want to play
Steam got regional pricing for me, so unfortunately I will still buy from Steam once in a while.
I haven't purchased anything from Steam in at least 5 years. That is more due to how they treated me rather than DRM but I doubt I would go back since DRM free is little to no hassle on my end.
By itself? No it is not.
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considering how steam`s staff is treating me, i try to stay away from steam. they threatened with giving me a permanent ban if i post anything more on their forums(ban=loss of access to game library). there is however some games that is available only on steam. if a game is available on gog however i will get it here and not on steam.
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steam in itself is not DRM, so no
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As long as any games that I want to play, are available elsewhere at a lower price than at Steam -- or even at the same price, but without the DRM -- then I will gladly put Steam aside and buy my games elsewhere. I actually prefer that!!

But if I can purchase a Steam-key at a reasonable price elsewhere, or if a game that I want to play is not available anywhere but on Steam, or they offer it at a better price, then nobody will stop me from using Steam. Even though I would prefer to go elsewhere, I remain opportunistic about such things.

What anyone else does, is their choice. But what I do, is mine!
I only buy games in steam that imho don't have a chance coming here. Which are not that many. Microsoft games, new tomb raider series.
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andreasaspenberg2: considering how steam`s staff is treating me, i try to stay away from steam. they threatened with giving me a permanent ban if i post anything more on their forums(ban=loss of access to game library). there is however some games that is available only on steam. if a game is available on gog however i will get it here and not on steam.
a forum ban has nothing to do with access to your library of games
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amok: steam in itself is not DRM, so no
steam is DRM can u play a game u buy on steam wi thout the client no so it is DRM
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amok: steam in itself is not DRM, so no
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moobot83: steam is DRM can u play a game u buy on steam wi thout the client no so it is DRM
Yes, there are games on Steam where you can do that. Steam can be used as DRM, but can also be DRM-Free. Witcher 3 on Steam is DRM-Free for instance.

https://www.gog.com/forum/general/list_of_drmfree_games_on_steam/page1
Post edited February 16, 2019 by Pheace
If you use Linux, you will support steam. Say what you want, but valve support for Linux community is unmatched by anyone. By making proton Valve pays wine developers to improve it's compatibility.
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moobot83: the more of you who buy games on steam, the longer DRM will continue, you DO NOT buy your games on steam you pay triple A prices (unless sale) to rent your games, thats right you dnt own your games cos steam games are not DRM free like GOG is, yes GOG has a client but you dnt need it to play games, where as with steam you have to have the client installed to play 98% of games ofc there are a few wehre u dnt need the steam client but you have to modify the install files.

its time to stop supporting steam,orgin etc and all these other DRM clients, i do not count battle net in this cos they only host there own games unlike steam or origin so its more of a convieniance than actual DRM
No.

GOG is and will always be a service for a niche market. I support it, and I hope that it continues to succeed and survive.

But Steam going out of business? The end of DRM? Those are not the goals.

Just providing a good service for the slice of the market that wants it.
Honestly, my not supporting Steam has much more to do with them being a crushing monopoly of computer games rather than helping in making DRM what it is.
I wouldn't mind its existence, *if* they had less than 30% of the market share. As it is, they are above 90%, so...