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  • 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 8 years ago
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  • 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 9 years ago
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  • 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 9 years ago
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  • Why retail doesn’t give a toss about Steam

    I have spent the last few days genuinely puzzled over a story that UK retailers are threatening to “demand that publishers remove Steam from their games, or they will not sell them in any form.” MCV broke...

    • Posted 9 years ago
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  • Steam is not a monopoly

    I’ve some good (and not so good) comments on my post Five reasons why Steam will destroy PC gaming. Peter Boivin, a US anti-trust attorney, provided a thoughtful counter-argument. It was so relevant I thought I would...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Five reasons why Steam will destroy the PC games industry

    In the feedback for How to Publish a Game, one element stood out. I had suggested that it made sense for a developer making PC games to work hard to get on all the distribution platforms. Not...

    • Posted 10 years ago
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  • Steam offers in-game transactions for downloadable content

    Steam continues to make massive strides in bringing high-quality downloadable content to the masses. Their latest innovation is the the “arrival of in-game downloadable content”. Purchased through the in-game browser, it allows users to purchase additional content...

    • Posted 11 years ago
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