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Why do people think Valve isn't greedy?

#21ClouddxPosted 7/30/2014 6:57:44 AM(edited)
Raikouen posted...
Lvthn posted...
Because nobody minds if they make ridiculous money if they're also giving us awesome deals and publishers are making a great margin?

What, companies are only good companies if they're charities?


Outside of sales, their prices are atrocious and generally, aside from EA's content of course, sets the MSRP of all PC games.

You can get a new copy of MW3 with the first DLC pack for $30 standard in store for consoles? Regular copy of PC version is still $40 because that's what it is on Steam.

Black Ops 2's MSRP for consoles dropped to $50? Still $60 on PC because Steam.

Skyrim is $30 on console? $40 on PC because Steam.


See a trend forming?


Guess what, the devs set the price not Valve... So your point is moot.

Also where are you seeing Skyrim for $40 on PC? That's the Legendary Edition on Steam not just the base game. Which at stores can be had for $30 while consoles are still selling the Legendary Edition for $40.

I think you got some facts messed up buddy: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Skyrim,28zu0

It's funny that even a pre-owned copy of Skyrim: LE on consoles is more expensive than a new copy for PC.

You can get Black Ops II for PC for $29.99 from Gamestop.

Modern Warfare 3 is $19.99 at Gamestop, I mean everything is cheaper on PC.

See a trend forming?
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#22Killah PriestPosted 7/30/2014 6:54:03 AM
Everyone is greedy, deal with it.
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#23ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/30/2014 6:54:15 AM
Your complaint is a $15 game?
#24reincarnator07Posted 7/30/2014 7:01:25 AM
Aren't those knives (and pretty much everything) on the marketplace priced by the community? They sell for that much because people are actually buying them for that much.
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#25arleasPosted 7/30/2014 7:01:37 AM
Clouddx posted...
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think it's more likely TC thinks Valve is greedy because they put so much of their dev work into those pointless gimmicky game items.


Except most of those items are player made... >_>


Yeah and some people who make those silly hats and stuff are making six figure incomes off of it....AFTER Valve has taken their cut.
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#26RaikouenPosted 7/30/2014 7:01:43 AM
Clouddx posted...
Raikouen posted...
Lvthn posted...
Because nobody minds if they make ridiculous money if they're also giving us awesome deals and publishers are making a great margin?

What, companies are only good companies if they're charities?


Outside of sales, their prices are atrocious and generally, aside from EA's content of course, sets the MSRP of all PC games.

You can get a new copy of MW3 with the first DLC pack for $30 standard in store for consoles? Regular copy of PC version is still $40 because that's what it is on Steam.

Black Ops 2's MSRP for consoles dropped to $50? Still $60 on PC because Steam.

Skyrim is $30 on console? $40 on PC because Steam.


See a trend forming?


Guess what, the devs set the price not Valve... So your point is moot.

Also where are you seeing Skyrim for $40 on PC? That's the Legendary Edition on Steam not just the base game. Which at stores can be had for $30 while consoles are still selling the Legendary Edition for $40.

I think you got some facts messed up buddy: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Skyrim,28zu0

It's funny that even a pre-owned copy of Skyrim: LE on consoles is more expensive than a new copy for PC.


I like how you try to refute only one example by intentionally using the one major store that doesn't follow MSRP for consoles and claiming I'm wrong. Why not the other two? Or use other sites?

http://mobile.walmart.com/search/Skyrim%20legendary

$30 standard for Skyrim Legendary on console. $30 online only for Skyrim Legendary on PC. $40 clearance for Elder Scrolls Anthology on PC (likely why Skyrim is temporarily discounted).

Using your words.... "Your point is moot."
#27claytonbuckleyPosted 7/30/2014 7:02:10 AM
Easy way to tell.

Are they publicly traded or still privately held.

If they are a publicly traded company they are greedy, now the share holders are in charge and only care about making money.
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#28ClouddxPosted 7/30/2014 7:14:47 AM(edited)
Raikouen posted...
Clouddx posted...
Raikouen posted...
Lvthn posted...
Because nobody minds if they make ridiculous money if they're also giving us awesome deals and publishers are making a great margin?

What, companies are only good companies if they're charities?


Outside of sales, their prices are atrocious and generally, aside from EA's content of course, sets the MSRP of all PC games.

You can get a new copy of MW3 with the first DLC pack for $30 standard in store for consoles? Regular copy of PC version is still $40 because that's what it is on Steam.

Black Ops 2's MSRP for consoles dropped to $50? Still $60 on PC because Steam.

Skyrim is $30 on console? $40 on PC because Steam.


See a trend forming?


Guess what, the devs set the price not Valve... So your point is moot.

Also where are you seeing Skyrim for $40 on PC? That's the Legendary Edition on Steam not just the base game. Which at stores can be had for $30 while consoles are still selling the Legendary Edition for $40.

I think you got some facts messed up buddy: http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Skyrim,28zu0

It's funny that even a pre-owned copy of Skyrim: LE on consoles is more expensive than a new copy for PC.


I like how you try to refute only one example by intentionally using the one major store that doesn't follow MSRP for consoles and claiming I'm wrong. Why not the other two? Or use other sites?

http://mobile.walmart.com/search/Skyrim%20legendary

$30 standard for Skyrim Legendary on console. $30 online only for Skyrim Legendary on PC. $40 clearance for Elder Scrolls Anthology on PC (likely why Skyrim is temporarily discounted).

Using your words.... "Your point is moot."


Why would you buy from the most expensive place... I could have used 100 other places to make my example. I can find Skyrim: LE for PC right now for $15.

You're original point was that Valve is greedy because of the pricing on Steam.

You're point is moot because the devs set the prices on Steam, so how can you call Valve the greedy ones?
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#29clowningPosted 7/30/2014 7:15:57 AM
Valve's non-sale prices are very high. I rarely buy anything on Steam because I can almost always find the game for less elsewhere.

Their sales are pretty good, but usually the games that go on sale I either already have or don't want. So I don't have many games on Steam, and some require Steam, but I didn't buy through Steam.

I find Valve to be incredibly over-rated.
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#30RaikouenPosted 7/30/2014 7:18:22 AM
Oh so you find some copies cheaper, likely on websites where 3rd parties are the sellers? That totally makes up for Steam's atrocious prices and essentially setting the MSRP for most PC games.