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crusty old AMD XP based PC will do the honours admirably.
Originally Posted by BioSniperQuite frankly I find that comment a little out of order. I still run on an Athlon XP because thats all I can afford right now and it still runs newer games pretty much just fine at decent detail levels.
It feels like the writer is taking the piss out of people who cant afford the latest and greatest and thats quite honestly insulting.
Originally Posted by g3n3tiX
About The media section : it does not use Bink, it uses WMV video, at pretty hi definition. (look in your Steam\Steamapps\media folder for the .wmv files)
Originally Posted by desert foxbut Bink is the codec and .wmv is the file format. There's no .bink or whatever
Originally Posted by [USRF]ObiwanCan someone tell me where this screen is from?
never seen it before.
Originally Posted by specofdustSorry Josh, I've read other stuff by you and I generally speaking do think you're a great writer.
Originally Posted by specofdustI'm just left by this feeling I could have just gone to some Valve advertising page and got pretty much the same thing.
Originally Posted by DXR_13KEi think steam is a rip off. 30$ for a game that has no manual, no phisical production costs, no transport and distribution cost is the biggest rip off of the century, you can buy the original for the same price with all the costs of production and distribution here.
Originally Posted by VelesErrr, if you didn't know, the bandwidth for all these downloads is slightly expensive, paying people to keep the servers up and running, paying people to make the steam client. It would all come in at a rather large cost I imagine.
Steam games arn't that expensive, espacially for me, living in the UK, steam games are almost half price, so steam is a blessing. You also don't have the problem of having to goto the shops, or wait for a delivery, or find the shop is out of stock.
Usually I agree that it's better to have something in your hand, but I really like steam, one of the few digital distribution systems I actually like to use.
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