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Steam?
« on: February 15, 2010, 12:50:34 pm »
Your latest blog post hints at VVVVVV coming to further digital distribution platforms. Is VVVVVV ever going to make its way to Steam? I've been holding out for a Steam version so I can have the game sit proudly in my online collection and satisfy my compulsive addiction to have my playtime officialy tracked by Valve and have it shown off to my friends list and to not have "In a non-Steam game" appear whenever I play it. I promise I will get it at full price and not during some silly holiday sale! I just want to know if Steam is definitely not an option so I can buy it normally and immediately without worry. If there is some possibility of it appearing on Steam, though, would I be a bad person for choosing to get it there? I also want to support you to the max, and have heard nasty things about Valve stealing your money.

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Re: Steam?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 02:32:15 pm »
This.... is kind of amusing.  I refuse to believe there isn't any trolling going on there.  I'm not sure how I would feel if he were completely serious.  Sick to my stomach, maybe?

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Re: Steam?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 02:45:57 pm »
Ahem. The only answer I can really give is that I don't know, but I'm trying.

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Re: Steam?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 07:09:41 pm »
H... how is it that important which store you buy your game from?  No matter how many times I hear it explained to me, I still struggle to understand.  Valve must be some kind of geniuses at developing a brand image, if they can inspire this amount of loyalty to an online store.

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Re: Steam?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 07:33:11 pm »
Steam is a community, not just an online store. As the original poster said:

I've been holding out for a Steam version so I can have the game sit proudly in my online collection and satisfy my compulsive addiction to have my playtime officialy tracked by Valve and have it shown off to my friends list and to not have "In a non-Steam game" appear whenever I play it.

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 08:07:24 pm »
I don't really understand the need for Steam. But some people really like it. It does make it easier to install games across multiple computers, but having to be online to play the games is irritating (offline mode never seems to work for me).

Terry himself would benefit from Steam by having the huge user base. And when Steam sales go around, people usually make quite a bit of money due to how in your face those ads are. I hope he does get it on Steam, more for his sake though.

I heard from a few kids that parents are more willing to buy stuff on Steam rather than someone's site. Instead of hearing "I want to buy this game from this guy Terry's website" they would hear "I want to buy a game on Steam". I could see parents being more understanding.

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Re: Steam?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 12:59:46 am »
I agree.  Some parents definitely don't want to spend money on some site somewhere that says "Buy my game here!"  or something to that extent.  They would be more willing to buy from a super-company or what-you-call-it.
Also, my brother already added his to steam as a "non-steam-game".  I don't mind either.  In fact I prefer to play it that way.  Mostly to show off and spread word about it.  Also I like to keep in touch with the "community".