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yeah...who the hell buys retail PC games? the only reason i would is if i get a game for christmas and my mother doesn't want to buy me a game on steam because she wants me to open up a gift. or if i want a collector's edition. other than that, i just buy on steam or a similar site, like GoG or occasionally gamersgate (actually a pretty decent site if you havent heard of them, you dont have to be logged in to an account to play games)
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yeah...who the hell buys retail PC games?
I do for two reasons. 1. I don't have unlimited high speed internet available where I live to take advantage of Steam. 2. I like physical copies of what I buy. Call me old fashioned but, That's just how I am
     
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I do for two reasons. 1. I don't have unlimited high speed internet available where I live to take advantage of Steam. 2. I like physical copies of what I buy. Call me old fashioned but, That's just how I am
physical ftw. Im the same way
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didnt valve recently say that 2010 shattered steam sales records? as in they made more money in 2010 than EVER before. 1+1=...?
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Hmm. 19% increase.

Games used to be $50, now they are $60...

20%

Interesting...
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Have you been on steam? used to be 50, now its 10!

I notice how the PC section never has any titles outside of Blizzard AAA titles!

Its sickening, so I went to Steam and never looked back. Great for freinds IMO
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post
Notice what i bolded there for you. Digital downloads are where it is at. People don't go to the store and buy games anymore for the pc. With steam, ea downloader, ect... there is no need to have a physical copy of a game. That means less cost, companies no longer have to get discs, packaging, ect...

Retail =/= Total sales in this day and age.
Yep. I can buy an key online for $25, or I can drive to the store, wait in line, and drive back home to buy a game for $50. Retail PC market is definitely dying.
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Previous article: PC gaming industry dying
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They probably just read Steam's financial figures for this "report".
    
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Quote:
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physical ftw. Im the same way
Once your house gets burgled or you lose your possessions through no fault of your own, even once in your lifetime, you'll change your mind, believe me.
Edited by Am* - 3/1/11 at 6:19pm
    
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