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Steam Summer Sale Confirmed

The annual summer sale on Steam has become a significant enough event that there have been murmurs of concern from the gaming community because Valve hasn't been talking about it. A post to the Steam Users' Forums by Valve's Mike Blaszczak should offer the necessary reassurance: "We are planning a sale sometime this summer. Hope that helps!" Thanks VG247 via GameTrailers.

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57. Re: Origin sales are irrelevant. Jul 6, 2012, 21:56 Dev
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 20:24:
Therefore bashing EA for not having a sale on Origin is pointless and just an empty excuse to bash EA.

I think you're missing his point. He's arguing that it's a stupid business move on EA's behalf to not have these sales on Origin. Discounting games through Amazon is all well and good, except Amazon gets a 30% cut from each sale. If these discounts were Origin-exclusive, EA would be getting 100% profit from each sale. In addition, people would have greater incentive to install and actually use Origin. Steam's discounts are the primary cause of its success. EA would do well to learn from this if they want Origin to succeed.
Yeah, thats one of the big reasons.

In fact, wasn't that EA's main reason to have stuff on origin in the first place? So they could claim all the profit from it? (well that and have more control, such as their ToS that says if you don't use a game for a year or two they WILL not may but WILL remove it from your account).

Because if they don't care about giving up 30%, they might as well stick with steam, thats about what steam takes.
 
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