Kamakahah - I didn't really need to dig through all that but I guess that is part of the beauty of Steam- auto update/patching as I played from day 1 and never noticed a problem - maybe just great timing on when and where I was in the game related to updates.
On a similar note Path of Exile officially premiers today. It is a F2P (some in game microtransactions for gear/cosmetic stuff if you want but vertainly not necc.) very similar to Diabl3/Torchlight2/Van Helsing most recent ARPG etc. Really great full length game you can play for free. I have been in the beta for months and really enjoyed it. You may want to give it a try
Just a quick update. The Dark Souls 2 CB stress test that was scheduled for tonight is working for everyone but North and South America. They are going to reschedule another one for us at a later time.
Godus Beta: 5/10 - would be worse but reminds me of Populous in my childhood.
Serious Sam 3: 7/10 (nostalgia value)
Dead Space 3: 7/10 - could be an 8, but too much repetition.
Crysis 2: 7/10 - a bit long and samey
Saints Row 4: 8/10 - just tonnes of fun - best on MP.