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ajafoofoo
06-04-2004, 01:42 PM
Have you looked at Valve's content delivery system?

As an alternative to the normal game publishing formula this could be a way to realise more profit per unit of games sold.

Releasing BOB through STEAM online system could be a better way of doing business.

No box to worry about, no shipping, and you pretty much sell directly.

biz@steampowered.com

I would email them and see what their terms are. Valve is releasing Half Life 2 through STEAM. It is the most anticipated pc game in a long time.

They are also release the game through their regular publisher too, but will probably use STEAM more and more as it catches on.

AJA

ajafoofoo
06-04-2004, 01:42 PM
Have you looked at Valve's content delivery system?

As an alternative to the normal game publishing formula this could be a way to realise more profit per unit of games sold.

Releasing BOB through STEAM online system could be a better way of doing business.

No box to worry about, no shipping, and you pretty much sell directly.

biz@steampowered.com

I would email them and see what their terms are. Valve is releasing Half Life 2 through STEAM. It is the most anticipated pc game in a long time.

They are also release the game through their regular publisher too, but will probably use STEAM more and more as it catches on.

AJA

WOLFMondo
06-04-2004, 02:09 PM
Dear god no! Not Steam!

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PzKpfw
06-04-2004, 02:19 PM
Was my thinking to Wolf, especialy after all the problems with STEAM & CS players etc reported on the newsgroups etc. I noticed many have gone back to the original valve servers
& 1.5 same with DOD etc.


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VW-IceFire
06-04-2004, 02:57 PM
I'm a little oldschool and I want to see a box, a CD, and a game manual.

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Chuck_Older
06-04-2004, 03:13 PM
Wasn't the STEAM engine obsolete by the early 20th century?

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609IAP_Recon
06-04-2004, 03:22 PM
not a bad idea, might solve the delay issue to certain areas across the globe

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PlaneEater
06-04-2004, 04:01 PM
I wouldn't touch STEAM with a 59-and-1/2 foot pole.

Buggy, buggy, buggy, and you have a bazillion script-kiddy CS hackers who have been playing around and gutting it for a long time.

It's far too unstable and insecure.

meh_cd
06-04-2004, 05:14 PM
*hiss* Aaagh, not Steam! Blegh!

Charos
06-04-2004, 07:32 PM
BAH STEAM http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

Just send me a to AMAZON or similar and let me pay by Credit Card I then get forwarded to a FTP and DL it and burn to Disk. DONE.

purzel08
06-04-2004, 09:29 PM
Delete this thread as fast as possible. Did you ever thought of those who don´t have DSL ? These guys have to download all the patches again after a new installation of windows for example.

greetings...

LEXX_Luthor
06-04-2004, 10:34 PM
Actually, no. Have all Patches on backup disk (skin files too). You can have THE GAME backed up too. I know this. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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ajafoofoo
06-04-2004, 11:23 PM
Actually Purzel I did think of people who don't have dsl.

So did Valve. That's why in addition to a steam release there is a boxed retail version of HL2.

I'm suggesting the same thing for BOB.

As bad as a rep as STEAM has, most of it is undeserved BS related to a vocal minority who trash STEAM forums with complaints.

The vast majority use steam with no problems.

A lot of the whiners just associate Steam with the changes to the gameplay of cs. So even though the two are seperate things, people who don't like changes to cs tend to take it out on STeam in rant threads.

Steam is working great now compared to it's buggy start. It's a great idea that is now finally proving it's worth.

In addition to a standard publishing arrangment, Oleg and Co should seriously consider STEAM.

ajafoofoo
06-04-2004, 11:31 PM
Also, think of how the current game development cycle would improve if ONLY the developers had a say when a game was released.

Maybe having online distribution of games (STEAM) would make publishers think twice about forcing a developer to release a buggy unfinished game.

If a publisher's badgering was too much, a developer could just decide to release via STEAM only.

If game developers have options other than publishers, I think the **** uncompleted games would be rare.

Zhadetski
06-05-2004, 01:25 AM
When ever there is poop theres STEAM

SWS Timber
06-05-2004, 03:33 AM
Just in case Oleg actually considers this nonsense. Here's another "OMG NOOOOO!" vote.

JG53Hunter
06-05-2004, 04:00 AM
OH MY GOD NOOOOOO!

Id love to have a CD/DVD a box and a big fat good MANUAL!
And i don't downloading a game with a size of a dvd (wich will be the truth in quite a short time) will be fun even on a DSL connection!

Hell no, it wont!

609IAP_Recon
06-05-2004, 04:12 AM
wake up a call: this isn't saying the *only* way to get FB is using Steam

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06-05-2004, 08:12 AM
plz NO!!!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/52.gif

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06-05-2004, 09:31 AM
Can't wait to download the 300mb STEAM thingy on my 56 coal powered modem, wait eagerly for it to load and then CTD.
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06-05-2004, 10:49 AM
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Indianer.
06-05-2004, 12:10 PM
Dear God nooooo!!

Its a pile of ****.

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ajafoofoo
06-05-2004, 03:29 PM
Some of you seem to miss the point entirely.

Using STEAM doesn't mean that would be the only way to get the games you want.

There is always the traditional retail box. STEAM is an additional way to release content.

Please open your mind up before posting another "omg STEAM sux, I have 56k, it sux blah blah."

This is more about giving developers another outlet instead only relying on publishers.

It means more options for gamers and more money for the actual game developers (intead of publishers). Think about it.

AcesHigh_AVG
06-05-2004, 06:05 PM
NO STEAM PLEASE NO NO NO MY GOD NO!!!!!

ajafoofoo
06-05-2004, 09:50 PM
Yes STEAM PLEASE YES YES YES

Having it on STEAM and normal retail would work great.

Also the patching process would be a lot smoother.

It's a win win. Sorry so many people can't seem to grasp that concept. SO resistant to change.

AdmiralWarlord
06-05-2004, 10:25 PM
Isn't Steam one of the primal evils of this world?

Red_Storm
06-06-2004, 05:43 AM
Most of the people here whining against Steam are probably fresh from CS, or they have no idea what it is and just say "OMFG OLOL NO LOL SUXXXZZ!!11oneone" because everybody else is saying it. IMHO Steam would work great combined with retail. It would ensure more high quality games in the future.

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ajafoofoo
06-06-2004, 08:52 AM
Exactly. People are finally seeing the bigger picture and what STEAM really offers for the future.

I think this kind of distribution will certainly improve the quality of pc games as it takes a lot of pressure off developers to rush games out.

As mentioned before, supporting the game after it is released is so much easier through STEAM than conventional "patch" releases.

Valve really got blasted at first when they started this idea as many people thought they couldn't pull it off. Now it's working very well and they should prove a lot of people wrong.

Philipscdrw
06-07-2004, 07:46 AM
There was a STEAM-powered flight developer. I forget his name, but he flew an awkward aircraft across a field at an average height of 6 inches in the mid-19th century.

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bazzaah2
06-08-2004, 07:19 AM
sure, why notfor those who have good connections?

It's a good thing to cut down on all that packaging and stuff. And you need never leave your house again.

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carguy_
06-08-2004, 07:45 AM
OMG STEAM SUX, I HAVE 56K,IT SUX BLAH BLAH!!!

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JG5_UnKle
06-08-2004, 08:07 AM
STEAM? Yeah OK but only if it is cheaper.

If I'm expected to spend my own money on my own connection to d/l it then I expect to make a saving.

So if it is cheaper then I'm all for it, I won't miss having a manual for BoB, especially if it is anything like the IL-2 manual i.e **** http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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