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Pros & Cons - Steam vs GOG which will you pick and why?


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In the US most debit cards can be used as either debit or credit - the difference being only the manner in which the outlet processes the sale - the outcome is still the same the money is deducted from your account immediately on processing - other differences between how a debit vs credit transaction plays out may vary from card to card.



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Debit cards work perfectly fine with Steam. I've been using mine with Steam for years.

 

Don't take mention of 'Credit card' in any payment system in the literal sense. It's just used as a general name to mean both Credit and Debit cards.

 

In a lot of countries, debit cards are what your average person uses rather than credit cards. It's not exclusive to Germany. :)

 

Note that the debit payment system is location-specific. Last time I checked, debit wasn't offered by Steam in germany (only indirectly via paypal). I'll take another look today just to go sure.

 

EDIT: Did a quick check... yupp... only paypal if you want to pay via debit. Steam doesn't like germans.


Edited by Zwiebelchen, 26 March 2015 - 04:58 AM.


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Steam. I have a GoG account and it's great but I want to keep my games library as together as possible and not have yet another interface like Uplay/Origin etc on my PC.



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I prefer Steam for better library, easy payment system (PayPal ftw), auto-updates and community hub. 


Edited by Aramintai, 26 March 2015 - 06:31 AM.


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I chose Steam, mostly since the rest of my library is there. I also have my physical copy coming as well, which I assume is DRM free so I may have both in the end ^.^ Maybe XD I'm not sure if the disc needs a code or anything.



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I don't understand why they don't have a DRM Free download in addition to the key.  I like the value adds from Steam (achievements and cards), but I love being able to save a DRM Free installer to my backups just in case.



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A tip to all those who suggest you can play in 'offline' mode if you wish on Steam. Note that this does not apply to PoE specifically but to Steam in general, in particular games that are Steam only (which PoE is not, but if Paradox had their way I'm sure it would be).

 

Awhile back I was in a closed beta for a certain company's AAA title (I shouldn't say which as it would break an NDA). It came to light in the closed QA forums that some aspects of the game's AI did not work in offline mode. After some insistent prodding by some of us in the beta one of the devs finally admitted that the AI code was actually somehow tied into the Steam code associated with the game, and that the AI would not work properly if the game was in offline mode or Steam had been uninstalled (something the developer assured the players of it's game that did not like the company's transition to Steam could do (this company had previously taken a public stance against DRM, and insists that Steam isn't DRM)).

 

That's probably about all of the detail I can go into without breaking an NDA, but the short of it is that for Steam only games (again, which PoE is not), it's possible that the offline mode very well may disable or break certain aspects of a game (and not just multiplayer).

 

And all that said. Gog of course.


Edited by Valsuelm, 27 March 2015 - 03:32 PM.


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I went with Steam because I find the client convenient and I like how it tracks how long you've spent playing a game.

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GoG! And Steam... But only because I realized that I had an extra copy that I had gotten for my Ex but, since she's my Ex, I might as well activate and use. GoG is always my first choice though.



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GOG for me.

 

There are certain conviences to Steam, no doubt about it.  I get why people like it.  Personally though, I care a lot about the long term PC gaming picture.  I believe it's best for PC gaming that DRM-free models like GOG's succeed financially, and game companies see financial incentives to create and sell games that way.

 

As a computer gamer since the days of paper teletypes in the 70's, I've seen former powerhouse game companies "that would always be here" disappear, activation servers go offline when no longer profitable, forced upates that revoke content, etc.  I don't want to see a future where everyone is beholden to a few huge companies like that.

 

Props to Obsidian for allowing DRM free sales on GOG.  No matter how good Steam might be, GOG gets my gaming dollars, because that's the model I want to see win out, at least for single player games.


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Good evening, backers.

Quick question, it said "Generated Steam Key" but I can't find the key anywhere. Some help please:)


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Well, I didn't go the Steam route, but you can't find this in your backer portal after generating the key?

I'd definitely contact support if it's not there.

 

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i go for steam since most of my games in it and its easy to get along with






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