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Former Valve dev: Steam was killing PC gaming [47816]

 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Former Valve dev: Steam was killing PC gaming [47816] Reply with quote

DSOGaming notes a bunch of thoughts on these topics are available from former Valve developer Richard Geldreich, whose

credits include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Portal 2, Alien Swarm, and Left 4 Dead 2. Richard has been posting to
his twitter feed on the topic for a few days, saying Steam uot;wa

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You have no idea how profitable Steam was for Valve

You'd be surprised. Knew it all along.
So, what?
Buy your on GOG.com or offer and equivalent/better alternative.
Else just shut the fuck up.
Ubi, Epic and those others pale in comparison and they even sell your data to the highest bidder. Coming to think of it, to any serious bidder.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are games cheaper on Epic's platform? No? What do I care then. Greed everywhere. Nothing new.

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Hey you know how much was PHYSICAL game distribution killing gaming? All the factories making Disks, boxes, printing manuals and boxes...On Steam, digital distribution, no boxes, no physical copy, no extra expenses but pay 30% to Steam for distribution and marketing and blah blah.

Screw that guy.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valve fired this clearly unstable disgruntled person (probably for good reason, just look at his venom filled tweets) and now he is bad mouthing Valve.

Steam killing PC gaming? How? Smile Sales are good, more and more games where coming out on Steam since Steam introduced how PC market is actually strong. Its like this dude hasn't been alive for 15years and doesn't know what the fuck he is talking about LOL Smile Besides every digital distributor besides Epic is taking 30%, and it was Apple who introduced that figure, not Valve. As a customer, why should I care how much a developer gets paid off the launcher I have to use is awful? Yeah, devs are signing Epic now because of the bigger cut and the free money Epic is handing out. The question is whether Epic will gain enough market share to attract business on its own without sweetening every single deal, before it runs out of Fortnite money to give away
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heretic wrote:
Valve fired this clearly unstable disgruntled person (probably for good reason, just look at his venom filled tweets) and now he is bad mouthing Valve.

Steam killing PC gaming? How? Smile Sales are good, more and more games where coming out on Steam since Steam introduced how PC market is actually strong. Its like this dude hasn't been alive for 15years and doesn't know what the fuck he is talking about LOL Smile Besides every digital distributor besides Epic is taking 30%, and it was Apple who introduced that figure, not Valve. As a customer, why should I care how much a developer gets paid off the launcher I have to use is awful? Yeah, devs are signing Epic now because of the bigger cut and the free money Epic is handing out. The question is whether Epic will gain enough market share to attract business on its own without sweetening every single deal, before it runs out of Fortnite money to give away


Exactly. Epic is also nothing like Steam. Feature-wise Steam kicks Epics ass. You think Epic is going offer similar? Not a chance without raising their take. And P.S. Sweeney is an asshole. So is the disgruntled former Valve employee clearly trying to kiss Epic ass. Who goes looking for a job and trashes their former company? Only an [censored].
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