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D2D Won't Sell Modern Warfare 2, Blames Steam

Direct2Drive has revealed they will not be selling Modern Warfare 2, pointing at the game's use of Steam for the decision.

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Pandamobile3121d ago (Edited 3121d ago )

You're not missing out on much, D2D. MW2 is barely ahead of Shattered Horizon on Steam's top sellers list.

Don't get me wrong, Shattered Horizon's an awesome game, but it's got virtually no hype around it.

StarScream4Ever3121d ago

I look at it as a playable benchmark game. Is it decent enough to earn our Jackson?

kwyjibo3121d ago

MW2 will bring tens of thousands (at least) of new players into the Steam community. These guys will be tied into Steam, that's a Valve win.

On the other hand, whereas I wish Futuremark every success, I doubt that it actually bought in any new blood to Steam.

This is a futile line in the sand from D2D, to try and discourage developers from implementing Steam features. Not to protect the customer from "trojan horses", but because they're afraid that when users goto Steam, they're going to want to ditch the Fox News distribution channel.

toaster3120d ago

I for one bought and enjoyed Shattered Horizon.

The people who are going to play MW2 on Steam are the noobies that don't read news. No TRUE pc gamer in their right mind would play MW2 after what IW/Activision has done.

likedamaster3120d ago (Edited 3120d ago )

Saint's Row 2 that I purchased on D2D HAD TO be activated through Steam in order to play, what makes MW2 any different? I call BS.

Either way, I'll be getting MW2 for 360.

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MajestieBeast3121d ago

Im glad Torchlight,Borderlands and dragon age are before modern gimped game 2. Games that deserve the sales they getting especially torchlight 15 euro for a great game.

champ213121d ago

60usd for a 5hr campaign no thx.

mistajeff3120d ago (Edited 3120d ago )

Whoa whoa whoa whoa, get your facts straight...

......it's 5 and a HALF hours. At least that's how quickly my friend and I got through the campaign, trading off on his hacked 360. But.. at least it's longer than cod5, right? Eh? Though I'd be lying if I said the campaign wasn't significantly better than I expected, and kind of makes cod4's feel like a paintball match. But still not worth $60 in my book.

Jamescagney3121d ago

Ah diddums, poor Direct2Drive :(

kwyjibo3121d ago

Every time you buy from D2D, you line Rupert Murdoch's pockets.

Pumbli3121d ago

Every time you buy from Steam, Gabe Newell eats a Big Mac.

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