Why do people support steam

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#1 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

I want to play gears 5 on my pc. I have an Xbox and ps4. It’s 69 bucks on the Xbox and 99 on steam. It’s clear steam is anti pc gaming. The sales are good but should I have to wait 6 months for the price to become reasonable. Why does the publisher ok this. It kills the pc game and promotes piracy. I live in Australia.

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#2 Edited by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

PeterRoberts123456 marked this as the best answer

Update. JB HiFi has a card with the pc code for borderlands 3. $68 via epic store. If this was via steam it would be $99. I repeat, steam is killing pc gaming and ripping off customers. Steam nuthuggers just cannot see it. Taking 30% is just too much.

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#3 Edited by lundy86_4 (53856 posts) -

Publishers set the prices on Steam. It's also $80CDN, which is the same as many AAA launch titles.

This thread is garbage.

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#4 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

@lundy86_4: bullshit. It’s 60 us in the states. Your saying they’re marking it up by 30 to 40 percent just for Australians.

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#5 Edited by lundy86_4 (53856 posts) -

@peterroberts123456: It's clear that you are unaware of what you're talking about. Again, the publishers set the price, and it's well in-line with AAA releases. Gears 5 is $100AUD on Xbox via EBgames, you lemon. It's also in-line with upcoming releases in Australia. Are you doing okay? Should we send an ambulance?

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#7 Posted by dagubot (1384 posts) -

Move then...

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#8 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44402 posts) -

@peterroberts123456: Damn, Steam is anti-PC gaming?

And here I was enjoying their:

  • huge discounts
  • support, forums, and so forth
  • in-house mod support usable by anyone
  • large library at inexpensive prices
  • excellent community support

Thanks for telling me! Now I can go use something that doesn't have all the above, but somehow actually is supportive of PC gaming, despite not appearing to be so. Like the Tencent-Epic Game Store :P

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#9 Posted by lundy86_4 (53856 posts) -

@peterroberts123456 said:

Only a dickhead like yourself buys from eb games. Harvey Norman has it for 69. You sir are semi retarded it seems. Job hifi has it for 79 you fool.@lundy86_4:

Alright, it's clear you're off the plot. Later.

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#10 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

So I get to enjoy gears on pc for a hundred bucks while I can get it for 69 on Xbox. Right. I love steam.@mrbojangles25:

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#11 Posted by Gamerno6666 (6900 posts) -

I love regional pricing.

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#12 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

Doesn’t steam have a regional pricing algorithm that suggests prices to publishers. I can’t believe they are that stupid to sell a digital game for 100 while a tradeable physical copy is 69. Both steam and the publishers are killing regional pc gaming.

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#13 Edited by lundy86_4 (53856 posts) -

TC is not open to admitting he/she was wrong. Let the thread die.

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#14 Posted by sakaiXx (6077 posts) -

Noooo I just got here

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#15 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

@lundy86_4: @lundy86_4: haha you’re back. And I call bullshit that steam has nothing to do with the 100 price tag. Valve sets a recommended price. The pub can change it. But why not go with an elevated recommended price.

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#16 Posted by lundy86_4 (53856 posts) -

@sakaixx said:

Noooo I just got here

I wouldn't wade into the stupid.

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#17 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

@lundy86_4: and join you, why not.

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#18 Posted by uninspiredcup (35065 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

TC is not open to admitting he/she was wrong. Let the thread die.

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#19 Posted by Fedor (5354 posts) -

@peterroberts123456: Use gamepass, you pleb.

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#20 Posted by DaVillain- (38138 posts) -

@fedor said:

@peterroberts123456: Use gamepass, you pleb.

This! Why pay full price when you can just rent the game and be done with it within a month?

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#21 Posted by Archangel3371 (28553 posts) -

Well I don’t support Steam by default because I don’t game on the PC largely because I prefer getting my games on physical formats.

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#22 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (8706 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

This thread is garbage.

Yeah it is bro, but I laughed pretty hard, so...

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#23 Posted by NoodleFighter (10504 posts) -

Steam doesn't encourage piracy its actually the complete opposite. Steam is the first platform on PC to provide a quality service to PC gamers. Steam proved that piracy can be countered by providing services superior to getting a pirated copy. Many people that use to pirate started buying games because of Steam. Countries like Russia and China which are rampant in piracy became some of PC gaming's top markets now that they got people buying games. Not only that Steam added so many features that makes it superior and more appealing than other online services even those on consoles.

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#24 Posted by I_P_Daily (12577 posts) -

@davillain- said:
@fedor said:

@peterroberts123456: Use gamepass, you pleb.

This! Why pay full price when you can just rent the game and be done with it within a month?

Maybe because it will have MP, AND MP content will get released even next year. Oh and some people like to own stuff.

Renting is for (to use fedors line) plebs lol.

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#25 Posted by AnthonyAutumns (1691 posts) -

@NoodleFighter said:

Steam doesn't encourage piracy its actually the complete opposite. Steam is the first platform on PC to provide a quality service to PC gamers. Steam proved that piracy can be countered by providing services superior to getting a pirated copy. Many people that use to pirate started buying games because of Steam. Countries like Russia and China which are rampant in piracy became some of PC gaming's top markets now that they got people buying games. Not only that Steam added so many features that makes it superior and more appealing than other online services even those on consoles.

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#26 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31608 posts) -

I dislike Valve/steam because they forgot how to make good games. The games they make aren't games anymore. They are plaforms on which to sell microtransactions/lootboxes.

But I don't dislike steam as a store.

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#27 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (5043 posts) -
@lundy86_4 said:

@peterroberts123456: It's clear that you are unaware of what you're talking about. Again, the publishers set the price, and it's well in-line with AAA releases. Gears 5 is $100AUD on Xbox via EBgames, you lemon. It's also in-line with upcoming releases in Australia. Are you doing okay? Should we send an ambulance?

Aaaannnd /thread. I'll go call the burn unit after this one.

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#28 Posted by Fedor (5354 posts) -

@i_p_daily: After a month everyone will forget Gears 5 even exists, no reason to pay full price.

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#29 Posted by mumunaro (158 posts) -

Garbage thread with garbage opinion.

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#30 Posted by xantufrog (11700 posts) -

moved to the PC discussion forum

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#31 Posted by Kadin_Kai (541 posts) -

It’s the Australian tax system.

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#32 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44402 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

TC is not open to admitting he/she was wrong. Let the thread die.

I believe we refer to people like this as "it", not "he" or "she".

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#33 Posted by I_P_Daily (12577 posts) -

@fedor said:

@i_p_daily: After a month everyone will forget Gears 5 even exists, no reason to pay full price.

No they won't, it has MP and people on my FL still play 4, so again only plebs will be renting it.

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#34 Posted by GeryGo (12460 posts) -

If other store offers you a better deal then go for it.

You'll be able to play it for 3 months for 5$ if you purchase the Xbox GamePass.

It's a Microsoft title, you're surprised they offer lower prices at their store? I wonder why...

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#35 Posted by Blazepanzer24 (214 posts) -

Well...Personally I like using steam due to convenience and the sales, plus I can always buy a Steam gift card rather than having to buy a Debit gift card and pay an extra $5 if I want to buy myself a $20 or $30 game. (I refuse to use an Actual credit card or dedicated debit card for ordering things online BTW).

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#36 Posted by attirex (1641 posts) -

Many things are different from country to country, and cost of goods and services is one of them, Einstein. I wish I could wake up every morning and schralp some tasty waves on the Goldie after banging a hot Sheila, but don't. That doesn't make the U.S. anti-Ausssie/anti-fun...it means I'm living the wrong life.

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#37 Posted by npiet1 (2528 posts) -

OP does realize that steam also charges 30% to publish games right?

So if the game is $100 on steam and MS also publishes it, they don't have to charge the extra 30% which is? $70.

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#38 Posted by PeterRoberts123456 (31 posts) -

@fedor: wake up son. gears is there but other games are not. i still have to pay 100 bucks and steam takes 30 of that. you steam nuthuggers are unbelievable.

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#39 Edited by xantufrog (11700 posts) -

@peterroberts123456: no need for personal attacks. Also, games in general are regularly more expensive on the Windows store than Steam, so it's weird that you've singled out Gears 5 schlock as an example that defines the whole case you want to make.

There's no perfect store on PC, but Steam is far better than most, ESPECIALLY the Windows store.

Now you'll call me a nuthugger too, I'm sure, but what you ought to know first is that I will buy anything on GoG before Steam in a heartbeat if the price is comparable. So no, I'm not a Steam "fan", it's just that your argument is frankly weird

*edit* also, I just booted it up out of curiosity and I don't know what you're talking about - it would seem you are a victim of different regional pricing models between the two stores or something:

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#40 Posted by Horgen (121180 posts) -

Why on earth would Steam be anti PC gaming?