While Steam is something that has revolutionized PC gaming and is single handedly responsible for its revival, in the days of its amazing summer sales I have come to wonder if Steam is actually spoiling us, and if so, what could the consequences be?
Well think of it this way when Steam is not running sales Amazon is your best bet (pretty much always) if not Amazon then you are left with other stores: Best Buy, GameStop, etc. Yet I have found in-store that Game stops's selection is getting smaller and smaller anyway. So competition is definitely still there and thrives much more so when Steam is not doing a sale. Case: Bought Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II (First and then it's first expansion) 22.00 Steam at the time wanted I think 40? so it was a deal for me and it was on Amazon. Steam then threw up Retribution (sequel) for 20 (? Maybe less) a few days into their sale. So overall combining both I was able to get it for a bit less. So I don't think there are any forseen consequences just yet other than PC gaming getting more in the stream I suppose. More people playing their games more developers turning their eyes toward it. More games for us all on PC and look at what we have so far developers are throwing stuff out left and right and sometimes getting free updates/dlc on those games. So as of right now I think the kick back to these sales are pretty damn good :). P.S. I'd say spoiled I have a lot of games but hell I barely finished half of them I got from winter and my wallet is slightly crying because of it.
yup $60 is outrageous for a game!
Yes. It's pretty simple. Yes...
Last time I paid $60 for a game was MGS4. Had to have it on launch day. Before that, I can't even remember.
Battlefield 2 was the first game to cost $50 as far as I can remember. But that game was worth every penny for what it did back then.
Well, every game In my collection I have bought for under 10.00, with the exception of Fallout 3 GOTY which I bought for 10.12 today. No used game sales and the devs get money. I have bought over 200.00 games on steam since I joined a years back, with mass effect being my first purchase even though I already had it on the 360. Steam is a great svc when it comes to price.........THE ONLY THING CONSUMERS CARE ABOUT!!!!!! I have games that I probably will never play just because it was in a bundle at a great price. I have bought games that I already had the hard copies for simply because it was a great price and I knew I wouldn't have to constantly take my DVD's in and out. Love steam for the games, but hate steam because they know how to take my money
Steam has most definitely spoiled me. The sale prices are absolutely ridiculous, and I swear they have a group of people just sitting at a conference table thinking up new reasons to have sales. They have weekend sales, midweek sales, daily sales, and summer/winter sales. I wouldn't be surprised if they started sales that corresponded to the moon cycles. *note to self: send in that feedback*.
Im new to steam and im addicted.
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