Nintendo should follow the Steam model as far as digital distribution goes.

#1TheChaospowerPosted 7/16/2010 4:58:36 PM
Valve's proved pretty convincingly that the Steam model leads to RIDICULOUS profits, and also gives third party developers a lot better shot at making money off their games. Combine the Steam model with the fact that the 3DS is going to be wayyyy more widely owned than a gaming PC, and it'd just be a knockout winner.
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#2Bull__MoosePosted 7/16/2010 5:01:53 PM
Agreed
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#3SragentThomPosted 7/16/2010 5:16:39 PM
No just No tc.
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#4TheChaospower(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2010 5:20:05 PM
and why not
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#5DavCubePosted 7/16/2010 5:21:53 PM
I still get confused as to how the whole Steam thing even goes.
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#6SragentThomPosted 7/16/2010 5:25:41 PM
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#7TheChaospower(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2010 5:27:55 PM
Basically, games bought from Steam are tied to each user's account. The games can then be accessed by that user anywhere so long as they are on their account, so it's not like downloaded games are just lost.

Games are also usually offered with half off deals or bundle packs(or some such other), which is why you'll sometimes see users going I DIDN'T WANT TO BUY IT BUT I COULDN'T RESIST. Not only do users get the games cheaper, but, quoting from an article...

By analysing the figures Valve's been able to make some interesting predictions too. A 10 percent price reduction creates an average income increase (not just in sales) of 35 percent, while a 25 percent discount gives an increase of 245 percent. 50 percent discounts create average increases of 320 percent, while a price slash of 75 percent off will push income up by a staggering 1470 percent.
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#8TheChaospower(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2010 5:28:23 PM
Do I have to sign ever time I want to play A steam game?(unless you choose off line mode,But you can't play on line.)

I don't see how this is a problem?
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#9SragentThomPosted 7/16/2010 5:34:48 PM
Not ever one has the Internet.Valve piss a lot of gamers back in 2004 when they found out they have to have an Internet provider in order to play Half life 2.
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#10TheChaospower(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2010 5:37:01 PM
Well, if it's digital distribution I don't see how you plan to get the games without Internet?
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