Post Reply Video Game Ports to Steam and why you should be grateful
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/26/15
I've seen a lot of articles and people slamming companies for putting a port on Steam when the company had no obligation in the first place to do so. Now some ports are less than satisfactory and could of used more love, but when it comes down to it, we gamers on Steam should be greatful we got it at all in the first place. Instead, I feel like most gamers on Steam are "PC master race" elitists who think they are entitled to their shitty opinion and are not afraid to look a gift horse in the mouth. If I was a company and people were begging to put my game on Steam and I did, and they turn around and call it shit, I would be like "Well fuck you too" and not put another game on the pc.

Long story short, be grateful we even get the damn game.
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depends on what they charge, the age of the game, the origin of the game and so much more.

long story short; obviously biased and overly simplified post is just that.

in a lot of cases i agree that people are complaining unfairly, in others the sheer stupidity of developers when they charge 30 usd for a game that was released 5-10 years ago and badly ported on top, should be readily apparent.
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Steam used to be a platform where it was difficult for games to get on. For the most part only competent games managed to get on and not buggy half-assed ports. The way I see it if you cant be bothered to port a game to PC correctly then don't port your game. It would be better to just not bother than to suffer the justified backlash of a bad port.

Now as for bashing a technically competent game that runs well on PC but isn't fun in some peoples opinion then that's a different story.
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Posted 1/25/15 , edited 1/25/15

Digital_Moonlight wrote:

Steam used to be a platform where it was difficult for games to get on. For the most part only competent games managed to get on and not buggy half-assed ports. The way I see it if you cant be bothered to port a game to PC correctly then don't port your game. It would be better to just not bother than to suffer the justified backlash of a bad port.

Now as for bashing a technically competent game that runs well on PC but isn't fun in some peoples opinion then that's a different story.


Games are ported to the pc at a fraction of the cost at which console users bought it at. Its ok to be constructive, I am tired of people calling it shit.
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Games are ported to the pc at a fraction of the cost at which console users bought it at. Its ok to be constructive, I am tired of people calling it shit.


PC port of Dead Space was god awful, full price and the developers never bothered to patch the largest issue with the game (the horrendous implementation of Vsync caused unusually massive amounts of input lag and locked at 30 FPS and without Vsync the tearing is probably the worst I've seen in any PC game) The only fix is to force your own Vsync through your video card drivers
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Posted 1/26/15

Legendzerox wrote:
If I was a company and people were begging to put my game on Steam and I did, and they turn around and call it shit, I would be like "Well fuck you too" and not put another game on the pc.

Long story short, be grateful we even get the damn game.


Haha good one, but let's be real that's not how business works.
One thing is to go out of your way porting a game to PC, another thing is when they don't go through with it and put up a half-assed version full of gamebreaking bugs etc.
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