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Sometimes I feel like... Gabe Newell is watching meeee.
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post #42 of 61
Just offer Gabe a couple of Big Macs and an order of large fries. Make sure it to supersize it.
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That is such a dumb thing to say that it's funny, luckily.
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This is all about charging more money for their games. They already are able to sell at different prices to different customers. The customers willing to pay full price buy it at launch or soon after, then they drop the price a little at a time and more people buy, then they have the big sales much later on when everyone else buys.

This kind of idea has the makings of a PR disaster.
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ive read this before somewhere :S
     
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Originally Posted by PriceEddie View Post
I think it would be a good thing, in theory. Who knows what it might be like in practise.

I See no wrong in rewarding good players and not rewarding bad players. sounds logical to me.



You shouldn't have to suck up to server admins if you a good gamer. Sucking up is a ploy used by crap gamers to make themselves look good.

Eddie.
Ever heard of admin abuse? I get this in COD 4 all the time. The stupid campers think they're invisible, but they show up as red dots on the radar. So I shoot them through the wall next time I respawn. 3 minutes later I'm banned.
post #47 of 61
discrimination based on stats is the last thing we need. with steam collecting vast amounts of data, this opens the door for more "deals" for certain types of people.

this could eventually lead to perfect price discrimination, which is very bad for consumers.
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post #48 of 61

Valve accounting department secret surveilance camera.

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I really hope this is some kind of silly joke.
    
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post #50 of 61
I believe this is from his interview with a high school economics class thats on youtube. (its a few months old) and the quote is pretty out of context as it was clearly intended for the econ students and not for the gamers.
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