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GamersGate on Steam Competition

The GamersGate interview on IndustryGamers chats with Theo Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate, to discuss the present and future of digital distribution. Theo talks with them about the growing appeal of buying games via download, what GamersGate is doing to compete in this space, and more. He also expresses optimism about their ability to compete with Steam: "Once digital sales are superior to physical sales, we believe Steam will have a harder time remaining #1. We’ve led the way with many things like weekend offers, promotion programs, holiday sales, and more and they’ve followed. We believe our focus on premium customer support, a client-free experience, a robust reward program, and a DRM-friendly policy will appeal to the masses once they decide to go digital."

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1. Re: GamersGate on Steam Competition Feb 7, 2011, 21:34 WyldKat
 
I simply don't purchase from GamersGate since I highly doubt they'll be around in 5 years, Steam however will be and I'll always be able to reinstall my purchases.

Steam's sales also blow anything I've seen from other online download companies out of the water.

Steam is also a much more integrated experience, almost "console" like in its easiness to join friends for games, groups, etc.

If anyone can compete with Steam it's perhaps Impulse, but then I only used that to buy a Stardock game.
 
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