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News Game launches new game updating service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 1 Sep 2010.

  1. puck

    puck New Member

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    Retailers will only disappear if they are not supported.

    To be honest I'll only ever buy anything from the web if there is a significant price difference, for games I'm not that bothered about a small gap. I guess I'm old-school, I still like being able to go into a shop and purchase something.

    Some people are now thinking that the price of a new game should be £28. This is neither realistic or sustainable. As WarrenJ said what we need is competition, the more players in the market the better the competition and innovation.
     
  2. Ciber

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    Could be handy if you have a lot of non-steam games that need updating. I'm guessing they are hoping it could become a platform for them to sell games as well.
     
  3. AstralWanderer

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    Surely a better option would be to offer an update disc/memory stick containing patches for all registered purchases? That would avoid any potential security issues with online updates (that "remote download" option looks particularly worrying from a security perspective - what a wonderful way to spread malware) and provide a permanent copy (as opposed to say, Steam, where all your purchases vanish if Valve disable your account).

    From a business perspective, physical updates could be sold multiple times also.
     
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