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Posted on November 11, 2010 at 15:50:25 [Post link]


"Steam is too great of a service. Because of that, people flock to them and as such a monopoly is created. We do not want to stock products that will rival our own services."

The best part is they really do call steam too great of a service.

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Posted on November 11, 2010 at 21:41:12 [Post link]

Oh no, they better not being thinking of banning Steam. Unless they want Steam people to stop buying CD-copies of games entirely. If they do ban, they sure as hell better give all the Steam users hard copies of the games they spent cash on.

EDIT: Totally didn't read it right. Thought they were DELETING Steam. LOL

Edited by MegamanZero66 on November 12, 2010 at 3:44:27.



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Posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:25:47 [Post link]

I don't know how it is in the UK, but around here, the selection of PC games in-store isn't half of what it used to be. Several titles still make it to the shelves, most notably MMORPGs and high-profile games, but many releases are now available on Steam only. For them to limit the products on display, I think it'll only hurt their sales as the customers will go somewhere else or immediately go with the downloadable. I see their point, and I agree to a certain degree, but I don't think that this action would have much of an effect.

If I have the choice between a game box and a Steam purchase, I'll get the box. If said box game still requires Steam, perhaps for preventing illegal copies, then I know that I won't have the choice to use it anyway. I'd rather get something not tied to any external system, but I'd say that this is better than having a nasty rootkit installed by Ubisoft and similar companies.

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