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News Tripwire: Valve isn't exploiting us either

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    I'm beginning to think Gearbox wanted to use Source and Steam but were told no.
     
  3. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    Everyone seems to love Steam! Except one bitter man. Now, who are we to believe...
     
  4. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Steam is on my pc since ... eh. 6 years or something?
    And last weeks I play a lot of L4D with my old clan members, mostly custom campaigns

    I love it :D
     
  5. AshT

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    It would be interesting to see Randys response to these responses.

    It's a bit silly to be throwing stones at something as big as Steam/Valve.
     
  6. TreeDude

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    Like Gary's Mod, Red Orchestra started out as a free mod for HL2. Now it is a full fledged game that they are making money off of because of the low cost of digital distribution through Steam. When they say they would not be here if it were not for Steam, they mean it. If it were not for the initial money they made selling the game through Steam, they would not have had enough cash to distribute it to retail stores.

    Valve does have somewhat of a monopoly on digital distribution of games, but it is only because they are the best at it. Until someone else steps up and does it better, they will remain at the top.
     
  7. tripwired

    tripwired Deploying Surprise in 3... 2...1...

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    I love Steam, consumers love Steam, developers, big and small have no problems with Steam and it's a fantastic platform for indie games. Epic win for everyone?
     
  8. Evildead666

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    personally i think Steam is great.
    have loads of games on it, and prefer it to DVD's...
    Just wish it was a bit cheaper tho (Eurozone here in France)
     
  9. Star*Dagger

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    I wish Windoze worked as well as Steam. In fact I wish govt worked as well as Steam.
    Valve is one of the great dev companies of all-time, they have helped advance PC Gaming and the distribution thereof, kudos and honours to them!

    Yours in Steam Plasma,
    Star*Dagger
     
  10. lacuna

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    I remember when half life 2 was released -every man and his dog was cursing Steam. Now it seems that nobody will have a word said against it. Its funny how the tables turn...
     
  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    It's testament to the work and support valve have lent to the platform.
     
  12. cheeriokilla

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    Specially when you are dealing with that company to sell your upcoming game... I've got to say Valve has some good ethics, I would of doubled the cost of putting their Borderlands on my platform. Adapt or go sell your game somewhere else
     
  13. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    It could've also been something to do with hl2 being the game to own and the quickest way to get hold of it was through steam. How many hundreds of thousands of people were clamouring for bandwidth?

    Watching the updates come through then finally unlocking - oh, the antici... pation.
     
  14. Isitari

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    I do hope at some point a competitor rises up against steam as their would be far more competition. We don't want a roaming behemoth like M$.
     
  15. bogie170

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    Steam and Valve are good in my books. The only thing I don't like is that they charge more than a retail disk.

    I wish XFire foraged into the direct downloads market too, to create some more competition.
     
  16. MiNiMaL_FuSS

    MiNiMaL_FuSS ƬӇЄƦЄ ƁЄ ƇƠƜƧ ӇЄƦЄ.

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    There's always going to be a balencing act...steam at times is more expensive, but they do seem to have good ehtics and not screw the little guys, have great offers, and price smaller games farily.

    If there was competition sure the prices would go down, but would the quality of the service...would valve start offering contracts with 'landmines' to the little guy to keep its margins.

    Be careful what you wish for.
     
  17. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Stop gabbing Tripwire, and hurry up with Red Orchestra 2. You can start by scrapping single player cos no one wants it.

    We all love Steam nuff said. Lets all get back to work.
     
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    When a company makes it's customers feel like friends with it, they have done a good job.
     
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    people seem to forget how much steam sucked in the early days. yeah, it's pretty reliable and fast now. but in the beginning, it was a buggy, unstable POS, and the laughing stock of the community.
     
  20. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    we're not forgetting, and have long since moved away from that what's the point of harping on about it? That was then and they are being called out now.
     
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