I suppose the real questions are how Steam got to be so popular in the first place and why it hasn’t really felt much in the way of heat from challengers up until now? In hindsight it seems like some sort of crazy accident. A little over 15 years ago, in September 2003, Valve launched […]
Great question. I have purchased, mostly free games except for Civilization III Complete (Civ3 Complete) on Steam. Many of the games I list on Gaming Sunday or during the week when I show Humble Bundle or Fantical.com bundles are Steam games on sale. I haven’t checked too many alternatives, but the sales tend to generate interest as I purchased Civ3 Complete for less than $5.00. Considering it originally would have gone for a lot more had I purchased it when it first available, I thought this was a bargain price. I don’t have home Internet unless you count my cell phone, but I am able to play Civ3 on my laptop by skipping the connect to Internet when I start the game.
I agree with the issue about buying a retail copy (CD/DVD) as I have games that may now require me to buy the game on Steam even though I own a copy. In my case, I have two copies of Civilization III Conquests (C3C), but I can’t find the one copy and the other copy is a signed copy of the game that was signed by many of those involved with the game so opening it would significantly reduce its value should I ever want to part with it.