From: The Big Nowhere
Steam has been great for me, anytime I want to clean up my HD of games I haven't touched in over a year I can safely remove them and I can always reinstall easily from my Steam library. No problems what so ever with Steam, it's a wonderful platform to play games.
Anytime I can purchase a game on Steam vs having a hard copy, I go with Steam.
Here is a RL example of why I like Steam: Took a short mini vacation to Great Wolf Lodge, brought wife's laptop along to play "Faster Then Light" (great indie strategy game) in the late evening. I downloaded Steam on her PC, logged in to my account via her laptop. After email verification, that it was indeed me using this unrecognized PC for Steam, I was allowed to access my entire library of games and download them to her PC.
I was up and playing FTL in no time
Short story, I love Steam :)
Where I am just the opposite. I always want to have a physical copy of my games. Its a case of to each his own. If you are comfortable using Steam, then use it. Personally I'm not comfortable using services such as Steam.
Distant Worlds Fan
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