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If Steam didn't exist, would you still be a PC gamer?

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If Lord GabeN was never born, and there was no Steam (nor origin or uPlay or anything like that) would you be a PC gamer? I know personally I wouldn't. But I want to hear from you guys :)

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I would be, I'd just have significantly less games (I purchase most of my games on sale :P). We'd also not have Origin or U-Play since they basically copied Steam for their own games only.

 

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What is this blasphemy.

well I would have a lot of spare time. I have always wanted my own workshop, so I can build things and fix things.

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yeah, you could still buy physical copies and shit steam just makes its simple

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Yes, there would probably be another service like it.

 

there was no Steam (nor origin or uPlay or anything like that)

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I would probably have to use Origin... :(

 

But you can always still buy a disc :)

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Eh, depends if all that stuff we could do now would be the same. Like modding and plan on line and such. If not nope, PS all the way then

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Well I used to play games and go out and purchase them in stores. Don't see why I'd give up a Keyboard + Mouse and Upgrade-ability when consoles still requires Physical Purchases.

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i would like to think that it would happen either way.

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Yes, i first got into pc gaming for mods

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Yes but mostly a retro pc gamer: I don't think they would be nearly as many good titles for the past 8 or so years without it.

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I'm surprised with how many people said yes.

 

I guess I'm just too lazy to install games manually and have to use dics :P

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That's a weird question..I would be a PC gamer

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Yes I would, I was playing on PC before any of those came out, in fact I was a PC gamer before windows 98 came out. :D

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Ive been gaming on PC since before steam existed ( ive been pc gaming since before we had internet) so yes, yes it would.

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Most likely. Id say I started on PC and then shifted to consoles and then slowly came back to PC just because of all the other random stuff you can do on it.

More of a natural progression for me than anything to do with certian software applications.

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yes, but I would for sure have less games and I would need an optical drive, which would make some of these new cases really difficult to like. 

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