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Remember back when steam was selling movies on its platform?

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I do - and I liked it!
I do - I was indifferent
I do - Oh my goodness gracious what a terrible idea that was
I don't - I would've liked that though (it was a rental service, you wouldn't have.)
I don't - That sounds terrible
WAIT WHAT?! THAT WAS A THING?!

I didn't really like this movie all that much.

But in-case someone out there would like a light-hearted movie

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WAIT WHAT THEY MADE A MOVIE OF PAPERS PLEASE? HELL YEAH!

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Through that I just found out there's a short film of BEHOLDER, honestly great.

It's based off of this game

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If you're not in the target audience, Kung Fury makes absolutely no sense, but if you are, it is solid gold. Quite possibly the best genre parody ever.

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Where's the "why did you have to go and remind me, damn it" option? :D

Jokes aside, it was a silly idea imo, but I didn't really care.

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fair enough

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I'm annoyed that the very first movie on Steam isn't available anymore. (that zombie movie they put up before Left 4 Dead was announced)

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that's curious. Do you remember what it was called?

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Quite plainly, "Zombie Movie" :D
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_Movie

(it's at least still available on YouTube...)

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XDDDD wasn't expecting it to have such an unimaginative title.

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I would like to see that... but on GOG, without drm - I hate unstable streaming. If I could actually buy movie, download it and watch whenever I want - that would be nice.

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Selling movies on steam sounds interesting, but I don't understand, how do you add achievements - main steam feature and reason to buy games - to movies?

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I believe for Free to Play there were achievements for using some of the extras, e.g. watching the movies with different commentaries and such. It's a bit like with VNs where you get achievements for viewing the galleries etc. But aside from starting and finishing the movie there definitely seem more technical/menu achievement options than anything else XD

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They'd have had a lot of success with movies if they dropped trading cards. Though of course people would have just idled the movies. :)

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Was a cool idea, if only because early on, during a christmas sale they had just added a whole bunch of anime series to the store and the discount was pretty great. Managed to rebalance my karma by swiping legal copies of a few things.

That's not going to be an issue for much longer though. My main reason for downloading series to watch was due to my connection being so awful that I can't only stably stream things at 480p (720p tops on a really good day) without occasional pauses for buffering. A real mood killer if it happens in an intense moment. Finally moving out of the area with shoddy local telephone wiring on Friday so suddenly actual streaming services become viable, woo.

That said, I still prefer owning copies of things rather than having to go through subscription services. Once you like a story enough, having a version you can fall back on at any given moment is noice.

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I personally don't think it was a bad idea since it didn't hinder anything else. The issue was that they didn't keep developing the video player and didn't actively seek out deals to sell movies on their service. They needed to separate movies and games better while also highlighting the fact that movies are available for purchase. Many people barely knew that Steam dealt in movies.

Basically, a good idea, but a very weak implementation and barely any support.

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Fair enough

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Might have worked if Valve could land any major licenses. But I don't think it was willing to spend on that.

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I got one or two indie horror movies for close to free while they had movies, no regrets here. But I don't know how viable it was in the big picture (likely not at all, if they closed it)

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steam movie streaming was shit and it killed itself with buffering, still is shit

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If you could download the movies it would have been better. Streaming everything is just annoying.

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That wasn't THAT long ago, was it?

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This is the internet. You are a senior citizen if you're over the age of 20.

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HA! That sounds about right.
You kids with your merged GOG Galaxies and free Epics, get off my lawn!

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they closed up shop on in Febuary of this year, but movies on steam started back in 2015.

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Oh lol I though it was so random but after seeing it a few times I just ignored it.

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It was a fine idea, but the media player was a total piece of shit. I would get constant skipping on any PC I tried it with.

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