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Steam is on the internet. If you have the internet, you can.

 

Meaning it doesnt make any difference whether its on steam or not because steam requires internet and if you have the internet, you can download digital poe regardless.

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Yes, but if it wasn't on Steam (like the Sims 4, for example), then you could have the internet, but still not be able to download the game on Steam.

 

You seemed to be suggesting that it's obvious that, if it's on the internet, it's on Steam. Which is not the case. If that's not what you were trying to convey, then my apologies...

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Sorry, I guess I should have phrased it: Can I download it via the Steam client?

Maybe it will have achievements and that sort of thing too if downloaded via Steam? It doesn't matter much to me but I know some people enjoy that sort of thing. I like using steam to organize my gaming library so that is why I asked.

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^still yes,

and yes there will be steam achievements (which I'm personally not a fan of but I'll be getting mine on gog.com)

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I won't play this game unless I can download it off Origin

Looks like you better ask for a refund Wafflebum!  I am pissed too, they refuse to put it on Xbox One so I am cancelling as well!

 

 

Sorry, I guess I should have phrased it: Can I download it via the Steam client?

Maybe it will have achievements and that sort of thing too if downloaded via Steam? It doesn't matter much to me but I know some people enjoy that sort of thing. I like using steam to organize my gaming library so that is why I asked.

Like Silent Winter said.... yes.  If it is a game you can buy on steam then you can download it on steam.  If if you don't get a steam key and get a one time download you can "activate" it on steam and steam will still download and patch it for you because steam has it. 

 

Personally I don't see why people love steam so much.  I will be more than happy with my GoG version.

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I'm not sure internet=steam. You might need to conduct a proof on that. :)

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Steam will automatically update a game if patches are released.

 

Which is far from a good thing, usually.

 

I'm not certain, but I believe there's a setting for that. Because, as long as you don't begin the patching process, you can go on playing the game without ever patching it (or having to connect to the interwebs again) in Steam.

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Steam will automatically update a game if patches are released.

 

Which is far from a good thing, usually.

 

I'm not certain, but I believe there's a setting for that. Because, as long as you don't begin the patching process, you can go on playing the game without ever patching it (or having to connect to the interwebs again) in Steam.

 

I think you are correct.  

Isn't GoG DRM free?

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I'm not certain, but I believe there's a setting for that. Because, as long as you don't begin the patching process, you can go on playing the game without ever patching it (or having to connect to the interwebs again) in Steam.

This is true if you never go online. But as soon as you go online, Steam detects a patch is needed and even if you don't download it/have updates for the game disabled, will tend to disable the ability to launch the game again until you do update it (you get a "this game needs an update" type message). It might not do that for every single game, but in my experience it's been most games. Not that I own Steam's whole catalog or anything like that. wink.png

 

Isn't GoG DRM free?

Yes.

When there's a patch/newer version you can download it when you want, often as a different file, so you can easily revert back whenever you want, if you want.

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I'm not certain, but I believe there's a setting for that. Because, as long as you don't begin the patching process, you can go on playing the game without ever patching it (or having to connect to the interwebs again) in Steam.

Last I heard, Steam forced patching and the settings did nothing, and every time Steam updated, the setting would reset either way.

 

But I don't use Steam that much these days (especially not with games that are still regularly getting patched), so I don't know for sure. I just know a lot of people have had a lot of issues with it.

 

Thank you LadyCrimson, now that you mention it I remember getting that message on one of my Steam games. Good to know about how GOG handles it.

In the interest of having all cards on the table, I should also point out that GOG (who arth our lord and saviour) sometimes take way longer to release patches than Steam does, since they recompile the patches themselves or something along those lines, and do brief internal testing to make sure it works, before releasing it.

 

This stems from GOG originally not really being built for games that are still being patched regularly, starting out as Good Old Games.

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I like with Steam how the saves can be uploaded online. Since I have a ****ty laptop for myself there is a good gaming PC that my sister and I share with my dad, sometimes I play a game on my laptop and then once I can, I play the game from the PC with better performance. No hassle with copying the saves to another computer and then back again to the laptop. Steam handles that perfectly by itself.

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Is there really a reason to ever get a Steam version over the GOG version, if one has a choice? I never really got the brand loyalty. Steam allows you to add non-Steam games to your library anyway, right?

 

Depends on the game. Cloud saves are great. For those of us with a PC plugged into our TV and who enjoy some controller-based games, Big Picture is fantastic.

 

For a game like PoE, I'd favor GOG.

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