Originally Posted by Thrackan
I didn't say that was a Valve problem, but it is THE problem preventing me from buying GOOD games for a decent price.
Activision does it, probably other companies too, but it's not a business model anyone in their right minds should be using.
PS. why would I take that out on you?
It's not like you're the one that keeps the prices up right?
You're right, you didn't say it was a Valve problem, but you did say it in the context of my reply to the underwhelmed among us. As you didn't quote me to direct link to that context, I apologize for putting words in your keyboard.
Just trying to say, that even if aspects like stubbornly resilient business models nip at the heels, this is an incredibly good sale and a continuing great thing for PC gamers.
If it helps understand me better, in addition to getting more people interested in PC gaming, I look at these sales as a financial incentive to opt-in to digital ownership only. I personally understand how that can scare people -I would be devastated if my digital service pulled the plug and I could never install Baldur's Gate, FreeSpace 2 or Deus Ex ever again- but frankly if the industry keeps trying to take physical ownership out of my hands, they'd better not ask for a wad of my bankroll for the 'privilege'. So if a service offers deep discounts in addition to painless Mod installs, a built-in community commons for clans and grouping, free cloud space for screenshots and videos and customer engagement rather than customer restriction?
Time and money well spent.