This About That: The acronym "EA", when printed on a software package, is really a new rating symbol. It means "DRM gone nuts".
germ78: CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.Where have you seen that? I keep looking all over the steam store for it (I want to share it with a friend who was interested in Cities XL) but keep coming up emptyhanded. And I've seen the screengrabs for it, so I know it exists.
Obiwontaun: Not to thread jack, but has anyone plated the new Tomb Raider yet? Thoughts?
Harbinger of the Doomed Rat: skinink: Nice to see that some comments made in the Geeks Tab is as clueless and confrontational as comments from the Politics Tab.That's what happens when you come in here and say clueless shiat. Pro Tip: Unless you're dealing with a situation like this new Sim City where everyone is having a problem, you will never get sympathy on Fark with a "Game X didn't work for me, WAAAA!" post (especially if you follow that up with "So I'll never buy from Steam again!" Folks 'round here loves their Steam). A number of people on Fark work in various computer fields and have zero tolerance for entitled whinging about computer and/or software issues.And to save you some time:• Yes, the problem you encountered was with your setup and not the game. That is not open for discussion; if Arkham City had shipped broken, there'd have been a geek outcry the likes of which has never been seen before or since. This is not an indictment of you as a person, sometimes a given configuration just doesn't work with a given application. The only way I was able to get Metro 2033 to run on my rig was to get a different brand of the same model of video card, for example.• No, Steam doesn't owe you jack shiat because something on your system wouldn't let you play a game they sold you. That's how the software retail industry works, get used to it.• Yes, you are well within your rights to no longer patronize Steam over that $8. Just as we're well within our rights to laugh at you and point out just how poor that decision was.• And just in case you're still clueless as to why your initial post got the response it did, it was because you came into a SimCity/EA biatchfest and whined about how Steam didn't cater to your demands. You're the guy who walks into a Pets With Cancer support group and says, "Oh yeah? Well, my cat scratched my hand the other day, so I dropped him off at the nearest animal shelter. I aint gonna live with no cat that scratches me."
skinink: Nice to see that some comments made in the Geeks Tab is as clueless and confrontational as comments from the Politics Tab.
Cubicle Jockey: Gamespot gave it a 5.0 out of 10.0, which is a pretty gutsy move of theirs against one of the biggest advertisers publishers around.
BarkingUnicorn: I enjoy the suffering of gamers and their enablers.
CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.
The WindowLicker: This is also why I am bothered by people who claim that piracy is not theft because you are only copying.
IronJelly: skinink: CraicBaby: Steam is having a "CIty Sims That Work Offline" Sale.Fark Steam. I bought "Batman - Arkham City" through them and the game crashes to the point where I can't play the game anymore (only finished 9% of it). Asked them for a refund or a credit and they would give neither. To top it off, it's only $8 they would have to credit me. I'm not buying any games that have to go through Steam, if it means I never play another game again. And that includes any new Portal or Half Life games.wow, really?I've bought a few games that don't work on my laptop, which run on my desktop, but I've only bought a few that don't work at all on my desktop. Steam has always had decent support for me, and has had someone who would help me to get it running.besides, the issue sounds like it was with the game, not Steam which is almost entirely just a delivery platform. Unless the crash was related to their overlay layer, you went to the wrong people.I'm genuinely surprised at the trouble you're having, unless your "one problem means i can never use the service again grrr" attitude is something you carried over on the phone, in which case, i don't blame them for not helping you.
cman: This About That: The acronym "EA", when printed on a software package, is really a new rating symbol. It means "DRM gone nuts".What would you have them do? Not try at all? These companies have been affected by piracy and they are fighting back.Yeah, it does suck, and yes, there will be some troubles; but you really cannot blame them for trying extreme actions.
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