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Steam is beginning to embrace Free-to-play
Steam is beginning to embrace free-to-play games in what has been a bastion of upfront paid-for games. So it is incredibly pleasing to see a game I have been working on for nearly three years become the second...
- Posted 422 days ago
What share does the platform take?
The GAMESbrief revenue forecasting spreadsheet is aimed at forecasting gross revenues. Many people have asked me to include the cut taken by the platform holder since, in effect, these costs are always taken out.
- Posted 539 days ago
If you’re going to vary the price of Your game, Shout about it. Loudly.
In a fascinating interview on stage at the WTIA TechNW, Gabe Newell gave detailed insight into pricing experiments that Valve has run via its Steam digital distribution service.
- Posted 574 days ago
Piracy can be beaten by offering a Great Service, says Valve’s Gabe newell
Gabe Newell of Valve has created one of the most powerful distribution machines in games. His comments on piracy ought to be illuminating. And they are.
- Posted 577 days ago
Steam isn’t Google, or Facebook, or Microsoft… yet
I came in for some pretty heavy flak for my article on the risk to PC gaming that Steam’s de facto monopoly poses. Perhaps the most cogently argued piece came from Andrew at Systemic Babbler (Steam is...
- Posted 626 days ago
How Facebook Will Kill Steam
Back on 13 May, Nicholas wrote a post slamming the Facebook game N.O.V.A. ELITE for having a minimum specification, control layout sheet and loud music. All cardinal sins, he argued, of a social game. I disagreed with...
- Posted 722 days ago
Is Steam’s tactical growth masking a strategic decline?
I spent a couple of hours today talking to students at London South Bank University. These are the people who will be the Miyamotos and Molyneuxs of the future, so it was great to talk to them....
- Posted 777 days ago