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August 15th, 2008, 15:04
Sega has published Chris Taylor's action RPG Space Siege on Steam, or should you prefer IGN's Direct2Drive service then it has also become available there.
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August 15th, 2008, 15:04
Why would this cost $10 more on Steam? Do I hate Rupert Murdoch so much that I would rather give $10 dollars to Gabe Newell?
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August 15th, 2008, 15:44
Because Steam is cla$$y.

No, actually I never get it why downloadable games have even remotely similar prices to boxed releases.
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August 15th, 2008, 16:04
Now that I've logged onto Steam, I think the web page listing is a mistake. The Steam client is showing the same price as Direct2Drive - about twice what I'm willing to pay for another 'Siege' game.
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August 15th, 2008, 16:10
My Steam is showing the $59.99 which the site also sais.
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August 15th, 2008, 16:10
Originally Posted by Umbragen View Post
Why would this cost $10 more on Steam? Do I hate Rupert Murdoch so much that I would rather give $10 dollars to Gabe Newell?
Selling a game on Steam is pretty expensive.

Originally Posted by Umbragen View Post
Now that I've logged onto Steam, I think the web page listing is a mistake.
It lists 59.99 USD in the Steam app for me. Must be regional pricing.
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August 15th, 2008, 16:16
STEAM: ALWAYS starts out at the MSRP, and is usually IMO a sign of poor retail sales.

Also the STEAM version will USUALLY stay at the original MSRP LONG after you can find a copy in a b&m store for $10-20, some months after which they will start.

I wonder if they always intended to start selling digitally almost immediately or if they're just getting signs of poor retail performance in stores already…
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August 15th, 2008, 16:25
Would probably still be 20$ cheaper than if I had to buy it in a store here in Denmark. Atleast if it will get a "new game" price. As 80$ seems to be the price atm here.

Though I must admit, if I wanted the game, I would rather pay the extra 20$ and get the box form instead of digital. I am still a bit oldfashion.
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August 15th, 2008, 21:05
I didn't list any prices in the newsbit, because $59.99 (as it shows for me) smelled too much of regional pricing, but I will update the newsbit with prices now since I've had time to research them.

Originally Posted by added to newsbit
Steam:
NA - $49.99
Europe - $59.99

Direct2Drive:
Worldwide excluding Asia - $49.95

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August 15th, 2008, 23:39
What's the point of arguing over pricing?

It's a really crappy game and not worth >$10.
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August 16th, 2008, 00:45
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What's the point of arguing over pricing?

It's a really crappy game and not worth >$10.
Agreed. How on Earth can they think a modern game can get away without customizable key mapping? What a load of crap. Like I want to use the number keys for skills (normal) while reaching for "Z" to pick up items. Pain in the ass.
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August 16th, 2008, 04:23
Enjoying this game a lot better than Drakensang: The Dark Eye
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August 16th, 2008, 04:43
Originally Posted by Brother None View Post
Selling a game on Steam is pretty expensive.
Please explain.
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August 16th, 2008, 04:44
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Enjoying this game a lot better than Drakensang: The Dark Eye
Thatīs okay. Some people prefer oranges, others apples.
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August 18th, 2008, 03:26
I hate that Steam apps are so expensive, but it is really like how he record companies demand DRM for Apple's iTunes and constantly try to keep pricing high … they don't want to cannibalize their other sales.

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