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January 9th, 2014, 23:08
If there are any game etailers I'd be worried about it's the ones that are basically steam key resellers, not GOG. They're at the mercy of Valve and as soon as they start competing too successfully they'll get the shaft, so they'll always be limited to bit parts- that's the inherent and fundamental problem with having a monopoly choke point. GOG does not have that problem, has the second largest exclusive title base and clearly has an increasing user base since they quadrupled their server capacity for the recent sale(s) and it still wasn't enough.

It's easy enough to dismiss all that as GOG PR spin that is made up to project success, of course. Then again, as a private company Valve can lie far more easily as they won't get thrown in jail by regulators (ohohoho, ahahaha, like that would ever happen) for manipulating their stock price. I'm not saying it's the case, but Steam's x million users could be just made up to hide that it's struggling, all its DOTA players bar a few could be bots etc etc. You can do that for anything using that method, as any sign of success automatically becomes a smokescreen for failure.
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