|QUOTE (gamerzworld @ Nov 19 2008, 03:02)|
|That's not Steams fault, that's the publisher's fault for not updating the price. Steam merely sells at what ever price the publisher sets and has no control over the prices.|
Well at the end of the day I am a consumer and I don't care whose fault it is Steam really needs to buck up it's ideas if it wants to get anywhere. If they honestly think people are going to pay twice for a "virtual" copy then they are in for a shock.
Pricing isn't the only problem either, I got my fingers burnt with the late release of Crysis Warhead, I actually could have bought Warhead in the morning but Steam didn't allow the EU to download it till late on release day.
The cold hard fact is steam is allowing itself to be undercut and not just by a few quid here we are talking a pretty hefty margin. It is quite comical really when you think about it, if I buy a retail boxed copy from off the net it will be cheaper and I will be playing it quicker than I would with steam.
I don't mean to sound like I am bashing steam, the principle of the service is great I am a big fan of it, but they really need to buck up their ideas abit and using the excuse of "it isn't our fault it is the publishers" isn't good enough. So it is 99% likely I will be buying the game from play.com. I would rather pay £24.99 and get it the day it is released instead of paying £40 and getting it whenever the hell valve can be arsed to let us download the files.