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I'm not so sure I like the idea of combining console and PC gaming markets... How it works out remains to be seen, of course, but I really liked the direction D2D was heading in lately. Permanent preorder coupons? Witcher 2 preorder for $35? Yes please. If I don't care about getting a retail copy of a game (true for most games, and Amazon frequently has good preoder deals), that's enough to switch my purchases for games on release from Steam to D2D. I hope it continues.
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Hmmm, as long as they keep D2D the way it is, or make it better I consider D2D the top competitor to Steam right now, if they got an exceptional client to manage games, it would be an even more compelling place to buy from.
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I am still hoping for the ability to rent PC games for LAN parties. Sounds like D2D might be first to do this.
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I am still hoping for the ability to rent PC games for LAN parties. Sounds like D2D might be first to do this.


Then what? Rent it for 10 bucks a month, then return the disc and keep the game?



How are you going to rent a game that requires installation to play?
post #15 of 23
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Hmmm, as long as they keep D2D the way it is, or make it better I consider D2D the top competitor to Steam right now, if they got an exceptional client to manage games, it would be an even more compelling place to buy from.
Agreed. D2D has won me over from Steam already. Their pre-order deals are kick-ass.
If they make it better, Steam will have a strong competitor was it comes down to price.

Price wins everytime. Having all your games in one place and friends list are great features, but when gamers are buying their games for $10-15 less on D2D, it's hard to make a case of why those Steam features even matter.
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if only gamefly were bought out by Netflix..
This.

PC Games = Steam
Movies = Netflix

There's no other reason to use any other service unless you are a (lol, console gamer).
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hopefully it's good.

i see greater potential than Gamestop's acquisition of Impulse, for example
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Hmmm, as long as they keep D2D the way it is, or make it better I consider D2D the top competitor to Steam right now, if they got an exceptional client to manage games, it would be an even more compelling place to buy from.
The lack of a client is D2Ds best feature. I'm tired of having to install Amazon Downloader, EA Downloader, Impulse, or whatever just to install a game.
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This.

PC Games = Steam
Movies = Netflix

There's no other reason to use any other service unless you are a (lol, console gamer).
Or you're not a valve fanboy.
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Steam+Netflix+GFWL+Gamefly = Dream Team

Steam's program and games, netflix's monthly movies, gamefly's monthly video games, gfwl's cross platform abilities.
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