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PC retail has been dying forever.. when was the last time Game Stop carried a PC game in store?
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
Of course "Retail" being the key word here. Digital Distribution is just filling in where retail is exiting
Precisely. This is just another BS article trying to generate traffic with the same old song and dance.

This horse has been beaten to death. These topics should honestly be considered spam at this point.
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LOL-what a total article fail,who cares if it is sold in a retail store or downloaded-that goes for platforms too.
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Originally Posted by r34p3rex View Post
PC retail has been dying forever.. when was the last time Game Stop carried a PC game in store?
Or even the last time one went to a retail store to buy a game. Online distributors have been growing in the case like Steam; one of the biggest examples of success.

As long as we get our game with the least amount of energy being spent on driving to a store, walking, etc, then we are g00d.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
PC gaming is not in trouble. Retail is dying because people prefer to purchase online through many of the different online distributors we have now these days. STEAM being one of the obvious.

Retail can die out and will not adversely effect PC gaming too much as Online will take its place rather easily.
QFT

The problem is that stats never include the sales from places like steam, which has probably overtaken retail. So they always report pc gaming as dying, without looking at where its really gone.

I hope retail doesn't vanish, While i like steam (especially the steam sale), I prefer having the disks around, and will usually pay an extra £2 or 3 to get the them.
     
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When everything other than gamer specific shops decides to pull PC games from the shelves...yeah, it's going to hurt retail sales. Wal-Mart carries a couple of 10 year old games and a wall of Warcraft, Hastings is console only, I don't know if K-Mart ever did carry PC games. For me, the nearest place to buy a new-release PC game (that isn't some variation of WoW) is about 50 miles away. So, I could wait till I have time to take a trip, drive 100 miles round-trip, spend $20 on gas, and another $60 on a game. Or I could go to Steam, D2D, etc. and buy the game, save myself the $20 for gas, usually snag a discount over retail price, and still get the game faster than I would if I waited till I had time to drive 100 miles out of my way.
 
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Dying or not, if we can keep the pirates out of multiplayer it would help. MP is one of the biggest reasons to play on the PC.
Pirates? No no, cheaters! That's the real issue....

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Here is the real question, would you rather buy your kid a PS3 or a PC?

Exactly...
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tl/dr but..

http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...y-pc-sold.html

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Amensia (200,000 in four months ^_^)
Humble Indie Bundle
Borderlands (probably do to the almost bi-weekly sale on steam)
SC2
TF2
CS:S
Anything else by Valve really
BC2
WoW

All of these games... yeah they haven't sold anything have they?
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