PoM, I don't see why it would be trolling. Its merely making sure their words are on record. Frekk, some of your concerns are valid. There is a chance that Valve could go bankrupt or be bought out by someone sinister. However in 7 years Steam has gone to the market leader at 75% of market share by some estimates, is offering generous deals and the Steamworks functionality to free to other developers and has remained firmly in the control of Valve software as "their" thing. The guy in this article is biased and a known troll but has some stuff about Steam's strong position and how its adapted its business model to stay successful. Theres reason to be confident that Steam isn't going away soon. http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/Dere...rs_Boycott_Valves_Steam_Service_Seriously.php The article is about how rival download services refused to stock Modern Warfare 2 because it had Steamworks integrated. Its expected that many of them will do the same for Civ5 for the same reason.