The power. It’s being put back into the hands of the little guys. Say what you want about Steam, “blah blah DRM,” it’s the best digital game service out there, and if any and all businesses, families, governments were run like Steam, the world would be a better place for you and me. Think about it; Mount Rushmore would have a big, fat Gabe Newell head next to the other leaders of the free world, France will send us large, phallic structures in honor of setting affordable prices for products and services at our own accord.
There’s just an overwhelming sense of freedom and love, man.
Every failed or struggling business just needs to look at the Steam model for success. It’s easier to get 1,000 people to spend $10 then 10 people to spend $1,000… Where am I going with this? I don’t know, I just love Steam and now the devs are in charge of their own fates as salesmen.
Yes, Steam is now giving devs and publishers tools to set their own sales. Awesome.
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