Valve: Rivals miss out by boycotting Steamworks games

GamingIndustry: "Valve has said that digital distributors who boycott PC games because they ship with Steamworks services are missing out on potentially lucrative sales."

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I_LOVE_MYSELF4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

In before massive Valve hate as usual...

Winter47th4870d ago

Please warn us before we have to look at blobs, it's not nice.

Darkfocus4870d ago

what are you talking about? I'm pretty sure no PC gamer on N4G hates valve and this is a PC article.

Saaking4869d ago

I don't hate valve, I hate Gabe Newell and his biased statmentes about the PS3.

Montrealien4869d ago

They don' t hate Valve, they hate people who criticize the PS3. Its pretty simple actually, they are pretty simple.

Venatus-Deus4869d ago (Edited 4869d ago )

"Sony has said that game developers who boycott the PS3 platform because of its online community are missing out on potentially lucrative sales."

toaster4869d ago (Edited 4869d ago )

I love Valve. I have been a die-hard fan since Half Life.I love their games, I really like the direction Steam is heading. What I don't like is their attitude. I don't have a PS3, but I respect the platform. PS3 has great games and Valve is too snobby to realize that it's a big pile of money ready for them to jump into, that's IF they decide to develop for it.

I don't see how a game with Steamworks integration can hurt other DD services like D2D. If people have been using those other services then they most likely won't change where they buy from. I have bought some games from D2D and I still use Steam. It's like an attachment, people like this service so they use that one all the time instead of another.

Nihilism4869d ago (Edited 4869d ago )

I like steam, but any non valve game that comes with a mandatory steam requirement pisses me off, being forced to use it just gets us closer to a monopoly, and despite it's uses, steam will always be more restrictive than a game with stand alone patches etc.

Dawn of War 2 can go F itself. Rockstar can also shove it's third party B.S up their asses, same with any game that comes with GFWL

I will never buy a game with a mandatory third party app every again.


It obvously does hurt other DD services. Imagine buying something from wallmart, and having to take it to kmart for repairs etc all the time, you would walk past all the kmart advertising signs etc, and chances are that you would figure that seeing as you're already going to kmart, you may as well shop there.

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toaster4869d ago

Good analogy. But I was thinking something more along the lines of this:

Say you have a nice car. You know this mechanic and you've had him fix your car for years. You trust him and he does a good job. Now if your car broke down, you would go back to that mechanic that you trust because, well, because you trust him. Same with Steam and other DD services. You trust that service and then you would rather buy from that and know that what you're getting than buying from a new service.

Elwenil4869d ago

Wrong analogy. Steam is like taking your car to a trusted mechanic and then having the mechanic tell you that you can only buy parts from one parts store and only allow him to fix the car from now on. It's like the myth that continues to go around that when you buy a new car that you "must" bring it back to the dealership for oil changes to keep your warranty, which is BS.

I consider any program, game or otherwise, that requires me to install unneeded and unwanted software, fraud. It's the same BS that every program in the world now wants you to agree to use this or that toolbar and switch your search engine over to some unknown BS. I'm not paying for Steam or any other BS, nor will I ever, nor do I want unwanted programs on my computer. If I want a game, that's all I want and the sooner that the game developers realize that not everyone wants, needs or even likes Steam, the better off the PC gaming world will be.

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I_LOVE_MYSELF4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

oops... didnt mean to poste here :<

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thief4869d ago

Just like developers who boycott PS3 games because they are too incompetent to develop for that platform are missing out on potentially lucrative sales.

kwyjibo4869d ago

Whereas Valve would need to make an investment to begin PS3 development, the retailer just needs to say yes - at absolutely no cost or risk.

Valve would rather invest in getting Steam out there such as the latest Alienware deal.

The retailers are only boycotting Steam games, because they feel they can't compete otherwise. Like as soon as one customer goes Steam, they're never going to go back.

It's obviously true.

rawd4869d ago (Edited 4869d ago )

Valve certainly has alot of time on their hands. I guess when you publish exclusive poop, it's bound to happen

Nihilism4869d ago

it's a shame you can't give negative feedback more often, your button seems to be greyed out

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