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Left4Dead preloading on STEAM... and "sharing" is an experience

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I know that to anyone who isnt a pc gamer the Left4Dead preloading experience may be like downloading porn, I mean, you dont care until you get to see it right? And thats not going to be until Tuesday which sounds like a a couple of months away (why they couldnt make a Friday release so I could play on the weekend?).

Then I was thinking about other download services like RapidShare.
Rapidshare is a way for you to upload files and download files from a server that other people uploads. It can be used from business to piracy, but mostly piracy since games take 20 minutes to be release on forums with their respective rapidhsare links. Not only games, porn too! I mean, you get the picture. You can pay a premium of 70 usd a year and download, download, download... and download at peak speed.

The problem with STEAM is that is preloading at an average of 120kb/s, is a stupid thing to complain about since: 1) is not released until tuesday, 2)probably every pc gamer is preloading right now and servers are beign cooled with urine. But it has happened to me, I have had slow download speeds with games and we are not talking about huge releases.
Im paying for a game or content in this case, and I demand speed from the servers.
Thats the next thing Valve has to come forward with the STEAM platform, speed.

STEAM wasnt very reliable at the very beginning, but it has come a long way since then, for good: it has a great friends system, comunity, groups, etc. I mean, lets face it, STEAM is the LIVE for the PC market right now.
Still the groups system needs some work, like a group chat and not the invite only chat, I mean, thats old tech, its easy and it should be there. Some navigation issues could be better too...

Valve has a big oportunity with STEAM. It should try to get EA and other big publishers on board of the platform, Im in favor of a big and only gaming platform for the PC that covers multiplayer and buying games. Since its free and is on the pc I dont care if it starts sucking because then something else will come along and replace it. I dont like multiple downloading services each for a different publisher. EA thinks that is only about the "i sell you a game throught broadband and you just play it", STEAM has the right focus in mind with groups, friends and of course the $ issue.
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About Veltone of us since 11:54 PM on 05.31.2007

Iam a gammer from the harsh uruguayan jungle (we dont even have a jungle down here, too cold, go and do some wikipedia of Uruguay). I used to do a podcast in spanish about videogames at Radio LevelUp but I dont do it anymore... anyway those guys are there still making it so you can give it a try if you understand spanish
And i can say "�aca �aca �aca" and i know how to pronoaunce it well since im a spanish speaker, so Im a superior race.
A couple of idiots may find funny that I dont have good english grammar, but again, they are probably idiots since they only speak/write one language...

Most of my time in the internet is because of games. I love videogames so much that i sleep with my girlfriend and my ds, at the same time... i call that a "threesome" and my humor doesnt get anything better than that.
Mostly im a PC gamer, i was going to buy a 360 but faulty crappy hardware told me not to since if it goes RRoD here I would have lost my money, and as a man Im entitled to the sweat of my brow. I want to fuck the Wii and I believe the PS3 is going to be the first console in space.

In the "real" life (come on, internet now is part of our lives anyway...), I study medicine (takes a lot of time and I cant spend enough of my time playing videogames). Is not what you would call a marriage made in heaven, if I wanted to game more I should have sutdy something related to pc�s, but I grown surrounded by computers and stuff so I chose the bio stuff instead. Anyway, little time to play video games if you dont want my biographical shit.

And the main reasson I play games for the story behind them. I love well written stories like Half Life series, of course Portal (kind of a Valve fan). Other great games include World Of Warcraft (not currently playing, actually I was never hardcore, but I enjoyed the experience a lot), and of course the classics like System Shock 2. Other great titles had stuck with me over the years, classics adventure games like Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and Grim Fandango.

So, best game experiences:
Half Life 2 (and the original Half Life of course).
System Shock 2
Grim Fandango
Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis
Monkey Island

Links:
My Picasa Web Album.
My videogame blog in spanish
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