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Old 05-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Steam wow

7,805,443 peak users online.

Steams going from strength to strength at the moment and SteamOS is only gonna make things better, I wonder if MS / Sony are worried?

Once console gamers get wind of Steam sales and the overall prices of games on there vs Console then there may be a wave of converts

And box prices, check this out, $499 with a more powerful GPU than the PS4!

http://www.steamfirst.com/ces-2014-i...cially-coming/

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Re: Steam wow

Have you read this piece by Yahtzee?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...eturning-to-PC

Very eloquently put. This bit in particular nails it for me.

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When gaming was in its infancy, PCs and consoles occupied opposing ends of the spectrum. PCs were more about adventure games, strategy games, simulators and the like. Appealing to the older crowd with the necessary level of computer literacy, focussing on more thoughtful aspects like writing and preparing for the challenges ahead. Consoles, meanwhile, were the children of arcade gaming and offered quick, gameplay-focussed adrenaline challenges that generally appealed more to the young. And this was all fine. Neither was better than the other, they just appealed to different audiences. Console gamers didn't want to have to faff about with installation, boot disks, operating systems and the like. The inability to write documents or hack into classified missile defence systems was an acceptable loss if it meant they could just switch on and start playing.

But now, I get my Xbone set up, put a game disk in, and could find myself waiting anything up to an hour before reaching the point where I am in the game and moving the little man around with the controller. The amount of time between console switched on and moving the little man around would embarrass my old Commodore 64. So that's one traditional benefit of console gaming out the window.
I've spent way more time on Steam in the last few days than I have in months, owing in part to a phenomenal backlog of games from the Humble Bundles. I'd still say I'm primarily a console gamer just 'cos I find it comfier (seriously, KB+M is better for aiming, but I feel like Satan has used my fingers to pleasure his spined and fiery bottom and I dislike this) but I'm far more likely to switch as opposed to upgrade.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:49 AM   #3
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Re: Steam wow

I am having a simalar experience with my XBOne, from putting the NFS Rivals disc in to playing it was almost half a hour, first it wanted to install, then patch.
I could play it half way through the install but whats the point when its pretty much a demo at that point.

With Steam I can set the install going anywhere as long as its logged in at home and then get home to find my latest purchase installed and ready to go.

Steam is going places, fast.

Oh and Digital downloads on XBOne like 10 more than disc, convenience tax, thats going to get people to move over sure.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:59 AM   #4
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Oh and Digital downloads on XBOne like 10 more than disc, convenience tax, thats going to get people to move over sure.
This is what pisses me off more than anything. You can't take a physical retail product, put it into digital distribution and charge the same amount.

The vast majority of a retail product is profit, obviously, but it's also high due to production, shipping etc. You don't get any of this with digital distribution. 30 max. for an online game, and that's still getting gamers to lube up and be bummed by EA for profit.
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:44 PM   #5
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Re: Steam wow

TBH it is sort of the same on Steam but not to the same levels, past few AAA titles I have bought for the PC I bought the version on disc and attached it to Steam, only a few quid to be saved though.
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Re: Steam wow

It's definitely an interesting time for gaming, that's for sure. Will this pull the masses away from consoles..? I'm not so sure.

You've got to remember that "Peak Users Online" doesn't mean their actively using the Steam service to be playing a game at that time. You'll be lumped into that stat if you're just signed in!
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Re: Steam wow

I think it will start to pull people over, and I'm hoping it means the console devs will sort their act out. The point about digital downloads is a great one - why in the name of all things good and clean would I pay $60 to download a new game when I *could* wait for a week and buy it second hand for a minimum of $10 cheaper? Or even buy it from a store for a special price? That's not even taking into consideration how utterly useless console HDDs are for storing games. I have something like 120 Xbox 360 games on my shelf - at, say, 5gb per game (not including multidisc games) that's 600 gig, already more than an Xbone's hard drive, and I'm gonna go out on a limb and assume the Bone has far larger files for each game.
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Re: Steam wow

I missed a point in my previous post where I was meant to say that I think it will pull 'core' PC gamers, definitely.

And pricing. Yes. I agree 100% there. That needs to change.
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