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Valve's site, Steam, has 30 million customers downloading PC games and add-ons. Only Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony have larger footprints in the gamer community. A milestone was reached last year when unit sales of PC games via download outstripped sales of boxed games in stores for the first time, according to research firm NPD Group.
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Stumbled upon this while looking at other things on Forbes; I couldn't find this posted anywhere(was surprised tbh)
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valve is moving up in the chain i see
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Good. Better them than Ea+craptivision/GFWL
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I'm not surprised, there were some pretty good games last year, AND, through Steam, some insanely good Deals. I think I bought 20 games last year from Steam, my roomate bought more than that. When you're selling games like Gotham City GotYE for 10 bucks, Super Meat Boy for 3 bucks, it's really a no-brainer.
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But guys, PC gaming is dying remember?
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With all that money U'd think they could afford to start making HL3 already.
    
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With all that money U'd think they could afford to start making HL3 already.
Would you rather they hire a new team to make it or would you rather wait until the original HL team gets to it?
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I am happy to see Steam is picking up some steam
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post #9 of 11
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Would you rather they hire a new team to make it or would you rather wait until the original HL team gets to it?
I'd rather them hire a new team to make all the crap I don't care about and get the good team on HL3 now.
post #10 of 11
Although valve has released some poor updates to tf2 and cs (they really dont beta test them like they should..) they have always gone back and fixed the issue, they listen and support the community, and give us wonderful modding tools too. I'm glad they are doing so well, because they certainly deserve it. And although steam can be a ***** at times (going down without notice and losing unlocks and such) its a marvelous platform for a community.
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