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Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 12:49:
Steam was at 1 billion in... 2012, I believe? And they'd been having 30% year over year growth, so if that continues, it's easy to see they'd be right around the 2 billion dollar mark by now. of course, I'm not sure that that 30% sustained itself since there is a lot more competition now.

Even so, Steam is essentially just a money printing press.

Yes they made the right call. Make games or make a game selling client? The saw a need that should have been part of the O/S and put the whole company behind it, took time and a lot of bumps.
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PunkiBastardo wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 10:33:
One reddit user got a mail from Laidlaw in response to that HL3 video. Just posting it in case you hadn't seen it but make what you will of it:

I sent an email to Marc Laidlaw regarding recent rumors, Valve's silence, and Half-Life as a whole. This is his response

Well it's really nice that he actually answers his fan mail. This is cooler than the actual content of the mail.
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Sure would be nice if they used some of that to... I dunno... make a game. Like the THIRD game in series of games. For some of us its been HALF our LIFE since the first game and almost that since the last....
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Half Life 3 Confirmed™
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 14:40:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 14:12:
Uuhh... it would help if you would read more than the headline, you know?

Why would I EVER want to do that

You telling me the article actually has substantiated numbers? ^^

No. Reading really isn't your thing, is it? I specifically and intentionally wrote "estimated" and not "substantiated".
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CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 14:12:
Uuhh... it would help if you would read more than the headline, you know?

Why would I EVER want to do that

You telling me the article actually has substantiated numbers? ^^
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 10:29:
Since we know valve takes 30% we can extrapolate total size of the gaming market on steam.

End result: $2.4bn

That puts things into perspective...

Uuhh... it would help if you would read more than the headline, you know? The linked article has a breakdown of the estimated revenue on Steam and Valve's other activities. There is no need to "extrapolate" anything out of your ass if you would actually read shit.

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Steam was at 1 billion in... 2012, I believe? And they'd been having 30% year over year growth, so if that continues, it's easy to see they'd be right around the 2 billion dollar mark by now. of course, I'm not sure that that 30% sustained itself since there is a lot more competition now.

Even so, Steam is essentially just a money printing press.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 10:29:
Since we know valve takes 30% we can extrapolate total size of the gaming market on steam.

End result: $2.4bn

That puts things into perspective...

Selling games through the store is not the only way they make money, though. The first line of the article states that DOTA 2, CS:GO, and TF2 alone are responsible for over $400m of that, and it goes on to $1.5 billion being the estimate for total Steam revenue in 2014. The $730M figure comes from using those two rough guesses to calculate an even rougher one.

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Half Life 3 ending.... use your imagination, like any other story ever.
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One reddit user got a mail from Laidlaw in response to that HL3 video. Just posting it in case you hadn't seen it but make what you will of it:

I sent an email to Marc Laidlaw regarding recent rumors, Valve's silence, and Half-Life as a whole. This is his response
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Since we know valve takes 30% we can extrapolate total size of the gaming market on steam.

End result: $2.4bn

That puts things into perspective...
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...and apparently Valve making so much money on other cheaper to produce shit is one of the reasons why HL3 is in development Hell

Source:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=50lSIaSR3zc

They bring up some good arguments, although that Mass Effect 3 argument is kind of borderline conspiracy theory nutter stuff...

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