Primalchrome wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 19:12:
DrSquick wrote on Dec 14, 2018, 19:01:Oh...I don't know....but I guess I can *try* to think of a single thing....
What does Steam do to justify a 30% cut? Great customer support?
* First product to bring market, libraries, patching, and multiplayer under one banner for any dev.
* Free marketing for products on steam
* Developed Steam workshop for easy management of mods
* Integrated communities
* Exposure for Indie games
* Linux support
* Big Picture mode
* Controller support
* Steam Controller
* SteamBox (the political/market implications)
I mean...really...I know it's cool and edgy to hate Gabe/Valve/Steam, but don't pretend like Steam hasn't done amazing things for gaming and provided a wide swath of services for the devs that use it.
10000% agree and need to post this again... Without Steam/Valve (and WoW), PC gaming pretty much dead (very dead) when MS gave up PC gaming in 2001 and opened Xbox department. Just remember what kind of PC gaming sh!t we need deal with E fxxking A, Ubisuck, Activision... Do you really think EA will develop Origin, Ubisuck will develop Uplay, GoG will develop GoG Galaxy if Stream is not ULTRA successful?
Go Wikipedia and read how Steam was born. (thanks for the stupid MS, Yahoo and Realplayer) I LOVE Steam and they deserve all their success and become the de facto online game store for PC (and Linux).
The only 2 companies which really made history and pioneer online software stores are Valve - Steam (a game developer!) and Apple - iTune (a hardware company!). MS (the world biggest software company) was just WTF?? I still remembered when MS Office 2013 released in 2012, people were still drove to a Best Buy, bought a copy of MS Office 2013 which is a plastic box contain a card inside that has a product key and download link on it. So you can drove back home/office with the plastic box/key card, turn on your computer, hand type the product key, download the Office and install. This is so fxxking stupid...This comment was edited on Dec 14, 2018, 21:56.
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