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Poll Results: Would you pay $20-25 for steam

Poll expired: Feb 26, 2011  
  • 23% (36)
    yes
  • 76% (120)
    no
156 Total Votes  
post #21 of 72
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Originally Posted by Prox View Post
Didn't one company try something like this? Onlive I think it was called...


They still are developing it I think, it was in Beta last time I looked at the website.
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post #22 of 72
I'd do it for less, but not for $25.

Maybe if there were certain packages, I'd definately pay $5/mo to play all of the FPS games.
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post #23 of 72
am a student an wont be able to afford $25 a month to play games, i like to completly finish games so i dont buy many
post #24 of 72
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Originally Posted by Dyslexyc View Post
The reason people pay $15/month for WOW
$15 a month to play WOW??!?! Are you mad? That's £10, that's how much I pay to go to the gym for a month, unlimited access...to the real world.

And WOW's rubbish.
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post #25 of 72
Theory is good,

But in my life, I would not play a game quick enough to be able to justify the extra cost.

EG - if I purchasse a game for £40 then play it over 3 months - 1 x £40 = £40
If I were to play using your idea - 3 x £25 = £75 or 3 x £20 = £60

That = bad for me

Also from a developers point of view

PC games bought gives a injection of cash at the release of a game they can use to invest in the next development.
If they went for a monthly scheme then they would have to go into debt to get the investment required and would not be guaranteed to get their money back.

There are many more reasons for both sides to prevent this from becoming a reality. In fact the only winner without any cons is steam itself!

EDIT - to answer your edit, i certainly would not buy the game out right then pay steam the monthly subscription to play! That is why I dont agree with MMO games like WoW that charge you to play monthly.
Edited by Mitche01 - 2/16/11 at 5:44am
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post #26 of 72
Lol no. I like to own the things I pay for.
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post #27 of 72
...Yeah. I mean, it's completely unrealistic, but for me, it'd be a good deal.
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post #28 of 72
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...Yeah. I mean, it's completely unrealistic, but for me, it'd be a good deal.
Same. I'd love to be able to try a ton of different games and find that diamond in the rough.
    
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post #29 of 72
I like to actually OWN my games whether it's MMO or not. Say what you say, but what happens to all of those games you bought(rent for the sake of this thread) when Steam closes?

Yeah steam's future looks great from an investors point of view, but what happens when they are not the best outlet for pc gaming purchases? I think 99% of gamers buy games like consumables and play a couple hundred hours per title and then drop it for something new without ever returning to said title again. I on the other hand have dozens of titles that I plan to play 10-20 yrs from now, that's how much I love pc gaming. but I know there are things like DRM, MMO shutdown( sup Hellgate London, Tabula Rasa) and end of service(someday Steam, Games for Windows, etc that prevent that.
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post #30 of 72
not me, i buy mabe $20 worth of games every 3 months
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