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: Though it was worrying that they talked about "openness" Why the
: scare quotes?
Because it's clear that "open" for them means very different things.
The trend over the last decade has been to Apple's way of doing things--a fenced sandbox. Personally, I like Apple's products, so I don't mind the cage (as for power users it's easy to escape or ignore.) I also accept it from consoles to a degree because that's always been their use.
Now, however, consoles are increasingly becoming more multi-purpose, and I think their restrictions are being eroded. Yet Steam seems to be trying to push PC gamers to become more like consoles, and I think that kills any appeal of it to me. If you're a Linux or even a Mac gamer, I think you can appreciate Steam's role in bringing previously Windows-exclusive games to a broader market, but Steam's onerous gatekeeper approach and incessant updates, combined with sluggish, unresponsive desktop client, make me hate it. I can't imagine a box dedicated to just their games could justify its use for me.
Short version of my thoughts: it's a lot easier and a lot more advantageous for consoles to become more PC-like. The reverse is stupid for the majority of customers, I wager, and I will certainly not be supporting it.
|SteamOS oooooo||scarab||9/24/13 4:09 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||davidfuchs||9/24/13 7:53 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||scarab||9/24/13 8:00 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||davidfuchs||9/24/13 6:05 pm|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||NotTheVacuum||9/26/13 11:21 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||Captain Spark||9/24/13 9:27 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||Arithmomaniac||9/24/13 6:28 pm|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||Captain Spark||9/24/13 6:47 pm|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||DHalo||9/24/13 10:56 pm|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||Pkmnrulz240||9/24/13 1:58 pm|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||General Vagueness||10/2/13 10:55 pm|
|It was posted before the controller, Vague *NM*||ZackDark||10/2/13 11:03 pm|
|Vague doesn't care about pedantic views of time *NM*||Grizzlei||10/2/13 11:42 pm|
|On hindsight...||ZackDark||10/3/13 12:08 am|
|Re: On hindsight...||Chewbaccawakka||10/3/13 1:02 am|
|Re: On hindsight...||Quirel||10/3/13 3:54 am|
|That sentence...||ZackDark||10/3/13 11:03 am|
|Re: It was posted before the controller, Vague||General Vagueness||10/4/13 8:34 pm|
|Your mom goes to College *NM*||PyroSporker16||10/16/13 12:45 am|
|Re: SteamOS oooooo||NotTheVacuum||10/4/13 9:17 am|