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BigMikeyOcho
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Joseph C SoMuchMass Celestial Yeah, but there is a reality when it comes to the internet. Realistically, if you truly want privacy then you should never give out your information. If you don’t want people to know something, don’t tell anyone. Simple as that.
However, for every piece of technology or big-ticket item that comes along, part of the cost of using it is you becoming a little less private. I’m all for protecting your privacy, and weighing what part of your privacy you have to give up for the benefit of a new technology. In the end, though, your privacy is your responsibility and nobody elses. If you put your information out there and you lose control of it… well, you really only have yourself to blame. And trust me, I’ve been hacked… it sucks. But you learn, you fix your own security holes, and you move on. 
To expect working software and websites to not have glitches or not have security holes is just unrealistic and naive to how the world works. Nothing is perfectly secure. As long as personal information is a hot commodity, it will always be targeted. Security is a cat and mouse game. 
But this also doesn’t mean we shouldn’t demand that they need to make our security a priority. Doing so is in their best interest and ours and creates a more reliable product when we can trust it more. You should always demand your information be treated as securely as possible, under encryption, salted, and multiple layers of security… but you also shouldn’t be surprised when all of that still fails.

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Lhumierre CastagereShaikura I haven’t bought any new games from steam lately. All the steam games i own i’ve played out already. I have been getting games from GOG though. Been getting into more classic games again like kotor and Baldurs gate series. Most new games are just crap to me lately.

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Zulika_Mi_Nam Also, most credit cards have an option to notify you when the card is used. For example, I have mine set up so that any use of my credit card $25 or over (minimum for notification) or any overseas transaction no matter the amount, I get sent a text message of the charge. Then I only use that one card for online purchases. I highly suggest setting it up with anyone’s credit cards that way, too.

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That’s the thing… they probably have no idea what the full extent of the breach was, so they don’t want to needlessly frighten people. Especially if it was a cached data issue, and database leaks were not released. It doesn’t look like a lot of damage was done. They’re most likely still investigating the full extent of what occurred, how it happened, and how not to have it happen again in the future.

Lhumierre
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Lethality If steam was really that bad, they wouldn’t be where they are today.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

AntonKurakov What about multiplayer? I know they working on a integration client with Galaxy but how is that going to let you play with the steam community etc ?

Lethality
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Lethality

Lhumierre CastagereShaikura Steam’s business practices have always been terrible, and they have gamers eating out of their hands. Steam is terrible and no one should use it. Everyone needs to stop asking for and assuming games should be on Steam – the further away they are, the better.

Lethality
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Lethality

Anyone need another reason not to use  proprietary 3rd party DRM/store for all your games? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

AntonKurakov
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Lhumierre CastagereShaikura I buy from GOG. I don’t have time to play games from neither of distributors, though.

But at least I can download game clients from GOG to play “at some point in the future. Probably. May be”. And I think GOG tries to optimise old games to newer OS version as well.

Ceder
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Ceder

I have a dream.

At the biggest Gaming Awards ceremony that I sponsor a special dinner for all the developers and publishers with each being seated at tables for each of their companies:

1. I’d seat them in a timely fashion respective of each of their companies’ Customer service response time or region lock/launch delays.
2. I’d have waiters and waitresses that treat them as their companies have treated customers.
3. I’d serve them meals according to their company practices: uncooked and rushed(early access), no spices salt or condiments(bare bones launches planning to maximize profit on expansion/supplements) and charge them extra for it. Served on broken dishes (bugs crashes etc) And most dishes would be unfulfilling, crack laced slop that would have them eating and eating and mindlessly begging for more because they couldn’t get better.
4. I’d charge for napkins utensils ice for their water etc(cash shops).
5. I’d have entertainment come to each table: bad comedians telling horrible jokes at the expense of families seated(like bad community managers and mods), others that tell jokes incorporating leaks of personal information, and more.

6. And for dessert, most would get rotten eggs or big fat lemons…. representing their just desserts.

Oh to dream…