Steam news

Computer & console games and gaming gear

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
impar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18402
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:42 am

Re: Steam news

Post by impar » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:55 am

Greetings!

It would help Steam if Valve actually produced some games.
W10x64 - B450 - R5 3600 - 16GB - RX570 - 275GB - 4TB - 24" 16:10 - 650W

War Continues On, Why Can't We See The Truth, We Are All One

User avatar
powerarmour
Mod Squad
Mod Squad
Posts: 11404
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2002 2:10 am

Re: Steam news

Post by powerarmour » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:58 pm

Steam has the largest catalogue, so it'll take a long time to knock them off their perch.
I'd doubt anyone will be able to compete with Google's streaming infrastructure however.
Libera te tutemet ex inferis

User avatar
jpr
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:15 pm

Re: Steam news

Post by jpr » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 pm

Amazon will probably try to get some of that pie as well (they already have a bunch of game development and infrastructure services, and they own Twitch), and, about 3 years too late, Microsoft will join the party :lol:
No sig due to budget cuts.

User avatar
Tabajara
Ultra nForced
Ultra nForced
Posts: 5924
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:33 pm

Re: Steam news

Post by Tabajara » Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm

jpr wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Amazon will probably try to get some of that pie as well (they already have a bunch of game development and infrastructure services, and they own Twitch), and, about 3 years too late, Microsoft will join the party :lol:
Microsoft is a company that would have to think carefully about this, as it has xbox game sales to lose and not as much servers as Google or Amazon. I wonder if this "all in" play by Apple will work... :-k

Next they will make Apple only cities and will match Apple couples :hoghappy:
Come put your overclock into good use at the nforcersHQ [email protected] team! :sweet:

User avatar
jpr
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 1748
Joined: Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:15 pm

Re: Steam news

Post by jpr » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:48 pm

Tabajara wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Microsoft is a company that would have to think carefully about this, as it has xbox game sales to lose and not as much servers as Google or Amazon.
It certainly fits the subscription model they've been migrating to, so that wouldn't be too far fetched, even if they lose some Xbox game sales, it could still be worth it (see Origin Access).

As for the number of servers, they've been investing heavily in Azure since its inception, some estimates actually put them ahead of Google in terms of raw numbers (you could argue that they need more servers to run Windows :mrgreen:).

Interesting times ahead {8()+
No sig due to budget cuts.

User avatar
Tabajara
Ultra nForced
Ultra nForced
Posts: 5924
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:33 pm

Re: Steam news

Post by Tabajara » Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:18 am

jpr wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:48 pm
(you could argue that they need more servers to run Windows :mrgreen:).

Interesting times ahead {8()+
Yes :lol:

A opportunity they do have: to use their dominant PC platform to sell gaming as a service.

If they happen to embrace streaming a console would be probably a very good platform for this, to just enable gaming with RTX like ray traced lighting or better.
Come put your overclock into good use at the nforcersHQ [email protected] team! :sweet:

User avatar
powerarmour
Mod Squad
Mod Squad
Posts: 11404
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2002 2:10 am

Re: Steam news

Post by powerarmour » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Tabajara wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
I wonder if this "all in" play by Apple will work... :-k

Next they will make Apple only cities and will match Apple couples :hoghappy:
I think Apple's problem will be convincing non-Apple users, although with a current ~100m userbase it might not have to.
Libera te tutemet ex inferis

User avatar
Tabajara
Ultra nForced
Ultra nForced
Posts: 5924
Joined: Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:33 pm

Re: Steam news

Post by Tabajara » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:09 pm

powerarmour wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:57 pm
Tabajara wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
I wonder if this "all in" play by Apple will work... :-k

Next they will make Apple only cities and will match Apple couples :hoghappy:
I think Apple's problem will be convincing non-Apple users, although with a current ~100m userbase it might not have to.
I don't think Apple plans to stop at it's current user base, the scale of the plan looks like they would have to grow to make it all the structure worthwhile.

You also have to think that a sizeable chunk of that user base lives outside of the US and won't be able to enjoy most of those products for a while, and chinese customers, for example, might never have access to part of the package.

Here's a piece I've read today:
The new “bundle” of subscription services also raises questions as to whether more iOS-only products are a good thing for consumers, who in recent years have moved away from expensive, often restrictive media and wireless service packages in favor of à la carte, monthly, or non-contractual services. Apple was careful to highlight all of the ways in which it’s giving consumers choice—HBO! Showtime! 300-plus magazines! two Oprah-endorsed documentaries—and touted privacy as a feature of its offerings. But clearly, the company’s push in services is designed to lock more customers into the Apple life.
https://www.wired.com/story/apple-subsc ... ple-arcade
Come put your overclock into good use at the nforcersHQ [email protected] team! :sweet:

User avatar
impar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18402
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:42 am

Re: Steam news

Post by impar » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:25 am

Greetings!
impar wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:55 am
It would help Steam if Valve actually produced some games.
Their last effort:
Valve halts Artifact updates, goes back to the drawing board

https://www.neowin.net/news/valve-halts ... wing-board
W10x64 - B450 - R5 3600 - 16GB - RX570 - 275GB - 4TB - 24" 16:10 - 650W

War Continues On, Why Can't We See The Truth, We Are All One

User avatar
impar
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 18402
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 11:42 am

Re: Steam news

Post by impar » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:31 am

Greetings!
Why Valve actually gets less than 30 percent of Steam game sales
Commission-free Steam key sales through other stores cut into Valve's bottom line.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/04/ ... ame-sales/
W10x64 - B450 - R5 3600 - 16GB - RX570 - 275GB - 4TB - 24" 16:10 - 650W

War Continues On, Why Can't We See The Truth, We Are All One

Post Reply