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Comment Another "Netflix is great" story? (Score 0) 42

As much as I support the mandatory 2-minute-hate-for-Comcast routine we've established, this is maybe trying a bit too hard to establish Netflix as the savior. I mean, at least let 2-3 days pass between stories on how Netflix is going to save us from horrible cable TV.

Comment Re:because... (Score 1) 366

That Steam works. As a player, it does exactly what you expect. It handles the deals with the companies that want to push their stuff on their platform, they have a decent return policy that pretty much ensures whoever sells through them has to deliver a working product, they do have a very well working installation tool that (at least so far) didn't cause any problems for me (if a game worked AT ALL on a platform I chose, it did install without a problem), in a nutshell, Steam "just works".

I can't really say the same for anything MS has pushed. Ever. Just yesterday during an install of a Visual Studio component I got a cryptic error that was due to me having to restart the machine before that VS component could be installed. There was no, zero, indication that this could be the problem in the first place.

I don't really expect MS to be any more useful as a game delivering platform for games they didn't produce if they can't even get their act together for the software they themselves have 100% control over.

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