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32. Re: Beleszinski is a whiner Jun 21, 2013, 11:53 Beamer
Creston wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 11:44:
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 10:42:
The comparisons to other industries don't work. Except, you know, maybe to the PC gaming industry, where Steam's lack of used games, sharing games and piracy has led to prices absolutely plummeting (yeah, Valve being innovative and caring about customer first plays into this, but Valve still needs to convince the developers/publishers to play along, and it's the enormous revenue driven from no used, no sharing and lessened piracy that gets them to buy in.)

Didn't Gabe say that the reason Valve can put so many games on sale is because they give the publisher the same cut as always? So they do it without publisher approval?

Maybe I'm remembering what he said wrong.


I don't think that can be true. Steam takes a 30% cut, I believe, so they wouldn't be able to drop below that.

Plus, even still, I wouldn't hold it beyond a company like EA (wait, bad example) or Activision to pull their games from Steam in that case, because it "damages their IP" or some such nonsense.

But I'm basing this on assumptions.
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