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Digital Chart Initiative Losing Steam

Valve says it has no interest in submitting Steam sales data to planned digital game charts, reports MCV. Head of Steam Jason Holtman explains: "The idea of a chart is old. It came from people trying to aggregate disaggregated information. What we provide to partners is much more rapid and perfected information." He offers a self-fulfilling criticism that charts don't accurately reflect sales because they have failed to include digital sales in the past: "“If you look back at the way retail charts have been made, they have been proven to be telling an inaccurate story," said Holtman. "They apparently had shown how the PC format was dying when it was actually thriving." He goes on to explain it's not important to developers and publishers to know how other games are performing, just how their own games are selling.

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24. Re: Digital Chart Initiative Losing Steam Apr 21, 2011, 15:36 Beamer
 
I mean, I'm one of the last people to trumpet privacy around here, mostly because I don't think corporations or government really care enough about us, nor have the time and resources, to do much of anything with information they collect.

But I think we very distinctly need privacy from each other, most obviously in areas Americans care most (money and sex), but in any other area, too.

Under Tumbler's view everyone would have the ability to go to the government and see what everyone else made. And before he says "I just mean corporations," he needs to remember that some giant bulk of corporations are extremely small with only one or two owners.
 
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