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That.Guy
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Tristo999
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Steam is better than XBox Live

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Started: 6/8/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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That.Guy

Pro

I believe Steam is much better than XBox Live. My opponent believes otherwise. And this is a serious debate, unlike our last debate. This is just an acceptance round, unless my opponent would like to give his opening statement first. That it will be an acceptance and opening statement round.
Tristo999

Con

I Accept your challenge. I belive that Xbox Live is the Better of the two you have stated. I will let you go first
Debate Round No. 1
That.Guy

Pro

Steam and XBox Live are the top 2 game-based content delivery/multiplayer systems on the market right now, each with over 30 million accounts. Steam (mostly) represents the PC gaming crowd, and XBox Live represents the XBox. But, Steam has more features, costs less, and is more reliable.

Amount of Games:
In total, Steam has 3,368 games(1), while XBox Live Marketplace and XBox Live Arcade have a total of 2480 games(2). That is a total of 35% more games for Steam.

Price of use:
Steam is free.

XBox Live is free, assuming you don't want multiplayer gaming or party chat, which leaves you with fairly bare bones functionality.(3)

Social features:
Steam has desktop-style overlay that contains easy access to a web browser, chat windows, friends lists, and achievement lists, and more.

I cannot say what XBox Live has

Cross-platform:
The PlayStation 3 has Steam integration, allowing for cross platform play in the game Portal 2. This will be expanded in future DLCs for various games.(4)

Updating:
Steam updates games in the background discretely, allowing gamers to continue playing their other games during the download.

I await my opponents response

Sources
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(1)http://en.wikipedia.org...(software)
(2)http://marketplace.xbox.com...
(3)http://en.wikipedia.org...
(4)http://ps3.ign.com...
Tristo999

Con

Tristo999 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
That.Guy

Pro

That.Guy forfeited this round.
Tristo999

Con

Tristo999 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
That.Guy

Pro

That.Guy forfeited this round.
Tristo999

Con

Tristo999 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Jonyak 5 years ago
Jonyak
Pro, you made some good points. I've been thinking about quitting my live account and only using steam for a while now.
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