Neoseeker : News : Steam sales "cheapen" value of IPs, says Origin boss
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bob8294 Jun 9, 12
"...we're not trying to be Target. We're trying to be Nordstrom. When I say that, I mean good value..."
I don't know about anyone else, but I've never found anything in Nordstrom to be good value. His bashing of Steams depreciation strategy isn't right either, as any other brick and mortar store does exactly the same thing Steam does, sell high at release, and then as demand dies down, so do the prices. For example, MW3 was being sold at ~$60 bucks at release, and it's already being sold at ~$30-40 depending on where you go. Steam has it right, they are just following the market. EA just needs to get their head out of their asses and live in the real world. He's probably just jealous that they can't manage to make Origin work properly.
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Night Surgeon Jun 9, 12
Lololol. This is too funny. Get more butthurt EA. Origin can't compete with Steam.
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walnuts Jun 9, 12
Steam is going strong, and has a satisfied customer in me. Their platform is superior to Origin anyway, even without their great prices.
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StuMan Jun 9, 12
I understand what saying, but I disagree. I think in some cases it can actually help developers. I know there has been games I've but been sure on and waited until they were on a steam sale, loved it and gone to by the games sequel when released at full price (and in some cases other games by that same developer).
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Spark Jun 9, 12
lol Origin trying to be better than Steam. give me a reason to go to origin maybe? you just told me valve is cheaper so why would I go to origin? same games but for more $$..
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BlackScythe Jun 9, 12
You can't be the Nordstrom while they are the Target when you sell the same exact product. You're basically stifiling your sales by keeping prices sky high while Steam sees people buying games they simply wouldn't EVER by other wise.

EA is so moronic.
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oni_hero Jun 9, 12
Dude, what is with the attempted cheap shot at Target?!? Sounds to me that he is pissed that he can't charge an arm and a leg for games that are over a year old, oh no, poor greedy bastard.

Now if you will excuse me I am heading to Target to buy some cheap quality goods.
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shaunybaby Jun 9, 12
David DeMartinis also went on to say "the company I work for is full of tools, and I am one of the biggest.".

EA needs to get a f*cking clue.
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Hellfire29 Jun 9, 12
Target has a net income 7x that of Nordstorm. Something tells me this guy is gonna have some angry shareholders.
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RazeHell Jun 9, 12
Origin:
Slowly killing itself one stupid action at a time.
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Rendan Jun 9, 12
EA is just jealous because Steam actually cares about it's customers.
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Abyss Raider Jun 9, 12
Couldn't have said it better myself, Blackscythe, there's plenty of games I've found on Steam that I would never in a million years have bought for full price, but when I had seen it at their low prices, I might as well give it a try. It's better reducing prices and making money than refusing to budge from your totem and losing all your cash in the process. Also, when people see games from little-known companies, or games they were on the edge about purchasing for cheap, then buy them and end up loving them, they are more likely to buy the next game from that company for full price anyway. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Also, slamming Steam, Origin? Really? You and everyone else knows they are far superior, and this little hissy-fit just proves it even further.
Go strong, Steam. We need more companies like Valve who actually listen and care for what their customers want.
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Vapid Soul Jun 9, 12
Origin would work if we had better internet connections. Until then, shut up EA.
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Obie Jun 9, 12
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