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Author Topic: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam  (Read 1372 times)

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Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« on: November 18, 2010, 12:39:38 AM »
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A growing number of the biggest PC games are making use of Valve’s SteamWorks tools and that doesn’t seem to bode well with brick and mortar game retailers who don’t want to promote their competitor’s services.

 

“If we have a digital service, then I don’t want to start selling a rival in-store,” the digital boss at one of the biggest UK games retailers told MCV-UK. “Publishers are creating a monster ­– we are telling suppliers to stop using Steam in their games.”

The head of sales at a big-name digital service provider agreed: “At the moment the big digital distributors need to stock games with Steam. But the power resides with bricks and mortar retailers; they can refuse to stock these titles. Publishers are hesitant, but retail must put pressure on them.”

Industry experts estimate that Steam controls more than 80% of the online games distribution market.

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« Last Edit: November 18, 2010, 01:05:54 AM by MrDownerup »

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RE: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2010, 02:19:27 AM »
Translation: "Whine, whine, whine we're no longer making astronomical amounts of money and we need someone to blame!"

These retailers need to realize Steam is the future whether they like it or not.
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RE: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2010, 02:57:11 AM »
Quote from: 'Panzer89' pid='66755' dateline='1290064767'

Translation: "Whine, whine, whine we're no longer making astronomical amounts of money and we need someone to blame!"

These retailers need to realize Steam is the future whether they like it or not.


yup as usual profiteering gluttons. :(

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RE: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 11:34:12 AM »
:oh-u: fuck them for finding someone else to blame, if they don't like it, then they should go fucking fuck their fucking selfs! :ignore:
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RE: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 09:29:54 PM »
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RE: Game Retailers Plan To Boycott Steam
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 11:07:13 PM »
Quote from: 'Habebe' pid='66882' dateline='1290220194'

I will say this, I bought the new cod online and the first download was corrupted. Boo hoo you say? Well , when I go over my 100 gig cap (and this happens often) I pay $2 a gig ... 8 gig wasted download parlays into an additional $16 for my game that I payed them for. What gives? Oops, sorry ? That does not buy breakfast. more wine please. ;)


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