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Old June 29, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Yeah, Steam REALLY needs to pricematch.
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Old June 30, 2011, 05:35 AM
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They're too used to being the only show in town. Personally, I'm running a number of download services without an issue but I do like Steam's Cloud service for save games and the easy migration from one system to another.
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Old June 30, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Portal 2 price drop at futureshop? $29.99
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Old June 30, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Steam really doesn't need to pricematch.

Here's the argument:

Steam is too used to being the only successful distribution service out there. They should start pricematching other sites so that instead of these deals helping draw in customers to alternative services, it gives people even MORE of a reason to just stick with Steam.

Steam soon drives all it's competition out of the market thanks to being able to beat any price they propose. All the competition goes away, Steam goes back to charging whatever the hell they want.

Edit: Alternate outcome scenario: Games start becoming service exclusive. We've already seen EA going that route.

BTW, when the hell is the Summer Sale going to start. I have money to burn. I want to burn it.
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Old June 30, 2011, 11:03 AM
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Did it just start?
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Old June 30, 2011, 11:26 AM
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Yup, it did start, super slow navigation though.
Steam must be getting hammered.
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Old June 30, 2011, 11:42 AM
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**** I'm at work. Must get home quickly.
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Old June 30, 2011, 11:50 AM
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They are doing the scavenger hunt again. There goes my week!

They are seriously getting hammered. Keep getting crazy time outs.
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Old June 30, 2011, 11:54 AM
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**** I'm at work. Must get home quickly.
Ditto. thinking of grabbing portal 2 at futureshop on way home, roughly the same price even after tax, and saves bandwidth.
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Old June 30, 2011, 01:04 PM
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OMG witcher 2 for 33 dollars?!

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