Valve states if their sales were actually killing games, they would have ended it by now
The verbal feud between Valve and Electronic Arts continued as Valve officially responded to earlier claims by EA of Steam sales being dangerous to the strength of gaming properties. EA accused Valve of "cheapening" those properties as a result and not in terms of savings to consumers. In a bit of irony, EA would shortly hold their own mega sale on Origin which "cheapened" a lot of their own games.
Valve's Business Development boss, Jason Holtman, stated recently the annual Summer sales and other big sales done by Steam do not "cannibalize" overall sales but instead help those same games succeed a lot more.
He also mentioned had Valve ever felt these sales were doing more harm than good to these games and partner companies, they would have ended the mega sales long ago and that these sales are not company policy but rather a means of giving extra value to the player.
Using Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal 2 as examples, Holtman said if these sales were in any way killing their franchises or causing them to take a hit in terms of revenue, they simply wouldn’t put them on sale.
Editor’s Note: Is the Origin sale ironic, hypocritical, or both? I’m not quite sure. But I do know that John Riccitiello’s face must be red right now. Oddly enough, I think Gabe Newell is likely too busy counting Valve's profits to even notice.
Someone should make a drawing of that xD and send it to EA e-mail !!
Valve thinking (They MADDDDDDDD) Ea (We MAdddd)
i know, also what's EA's problem, since valve mainly makes PC gaming, while EA works mostly console gaming? Like how does this effect EA's sales?
No, EA, what's cheapening games is the origin service altogether. You're just upset that someone is taking money that could be going into your pockets.
Cheapening games? uh... Madden ?
Valve = Best Company Ever
EA = Company who wants to Be Valve, but cant get their shit straight
Is it now a crime in EA's eyes for anyone to have a sale now? *ugh*
Valve already has a ton of money from me and there's a reason for that......They're good to their consumers. EA could care less and that's why they have to whine if they don't get their way.
Valve's business plan: Maybe if we're, like, the best company ever, people might buy our shit.
EA is all about trying to maximize profits. They want to kill used game sales and try to disparage Steam all in the name of the mighty dollar. They are the source of Online Pass and the murderer of some of the best studios around. They are a blight on the industry and should be taken down brick by brick until they no longer are a player in the Video game industry. EA represents a clear and present danger to the modern video game industry. Their policies and actions make them an enemy of the consumer. Do you have the courage to not buy another EA game new ever again?
God bless you Gaben and the almighty Valve.
Sometimes they feel that way, fuck.
ALL GAMES SHOULD BE $60 FOREVER, GIVE ME YOUR MONEY
Valve is the hero PC Gaming deserves
Really valve give us a arma 2 sale that is at least 50 % off that game would reach the #1 slot even if it is on the flash deal thing
Excellent sale is excellent. No point in EA claiming Valve's sales to be detrimental when EA has a hand in sales themselves.
Sheesh, I'm starting to think EA is run by oil tycoons...
EA's Origin is a brand new Steam like service-_- OF COURSE their more popular then you, you EA Jack Asses! Sure Steam might have DRM but it isn't harming the consumer unlike oh I don't know like EA's Origin's with that whole spying the user thing. Hey EA why don't you put your words and put it up your ASS and stop talking shit on Valve's Steam, Nobody like's you as a Company EA. People may like your games but not the EA Company itself so shut up!....Sorry for that rant their my friends,I kinda lost it.
And this is why I love Valve.