Adam Jensen said:
I'm surprised that more people aren't jumping to Steam. Steam sales make games cheaper than your average cup of coffee. For $60 you can buy 10-12 games sometimes. And the best thing of all, they're not used games. They're brand new, because they are digital.
Oddly enough, of the sale games from majo publishers, most of the ones I've seen are rivaled by sales of new, physical stock.
It's almost like it being digital is complete superfluous.
Hell, it's used as an excuse to keep the games more expensive year round because there is no need to depreciate for shelf real estate.
I just don't get this line of thinking, praising someone for cutting their arbitrarily high prices every so often to toss you a bone.
The notion that "PC gaming is dead" has been put to bed countless times by now, yet somehow it always gets back up.
Oddly enough, "PC Gaming is dead" is something I see predominantly from people refuting it. It's like "The War on Christmas" or really, any other strawman used to attack a notion that has little to no real support.
I remember in threads about PC gaming that mentioning the massive numbers of users on steam, especially active users, when compared to even Xbox live is met with a "That seems dubious/ pics or it didn't happen"
How fortunate, then, that there were articles from last year talking about Steam overtaking XBL. One really only needed to point to articles on gaming news sites such as this one to demonstrate it.
...Of course, few people did, which is a real pity. Steam proponents seemed more interested in the dogma of the claim rather than the actual evidence behind it. And honestly? I don't think this is going to change. People have the right to be skeptical, especially when the 'evidence' given isn't links to news, but "shut up, that's why" statements.
Hopefully, I'm wrong. But I fear, like Adrian Monk, I'm incredibly neurotic I'm not.
So we have this information, but still no info regarding numbers of digital sales?
What a shame :/
Nothing wrong with companies being on the honour system.