It only takes one person who likes a piece of software to write a post promoting or defending it. It doesn't make them a paid shill.
It's not shilling and it's not astroturf. Millions of gamers feel this way about Valve and Steam simply because they like the products and services they've been provided, and they like the general corporate attitude they've seen from Valve.
If he actually understood probability he wouldn't have wasted his money on lottery tickets.
Like I said, I mostly just though it looked like a poem.
I was mostly referring to your unnecessary use of linebreaks.
What is this, iambic pentameter? I've never been good with poetry.
I had 1.5 mbps cable internet in 1997. Just because you didn't know about the internet didn't make it hard to get.
I was like 14 when I saw Starship Troopers and the satire was painfully obvious to me. I loved it, but my friend and I were practically the only people in the theater on opening weekend. Also it had tits.
You can make a good argument for speed limits under 70 mph, or even as much as 80 mph, as only existing to generate revenue. But going well over 100 mph really and truly is endangering yourself and anyone else on the road around you, which is what this person did.
I was honestly hoping for an Animal House analogy. Was disappointed by the third line when I realized he meant to say Animal Farm.
> Seeing as how both Windows and MAC users can dual boot Linux, not really much of an issue...
For like 95% of consumers, this is too big of a hurdle to play a game. Half of them would probably nuke their entire hard drive in the process, and then blame Valve.
If HL3 materializes in the next 5-6 years or so, it will be on all platforms: Windows, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Linux. Valve still has to make money, and their primary interest is in building trust with their users. Telling people "we're forcing you to move over to our new system by putting our most anticipated game of all time exclusively on that system" would be perceived as a huge "fuck you, do as we say" by consumers, and a lot of that trust they've built up over the past 10 years (since the original debacle of HL2 requiring Steam) would be thrown away, just so they could try to force people onto Valve's preferred platform.
I just don't see it happening.
You buying one doesn't make a successful platform. A minority of people, mostly artists, really liked the first Surface Pro, too. Yet millions of them still sit in warehouses.
Valve, at least, has already moved onto the model of no longer selling you the game, but selling you bits on a server that you can't "steal" anyway. See: hats.
Isn't this precisely the type of thing archive.org exists for?