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665
665
Apr 11 2013, 3:20pm Anchor

Why should I buy a overpriced(those games are cheaper on steam) Game on Desura if it still requires Steam to play?

Please stop this it makes Desura pointless.

Apr 11 2013, 5:20pm Anchor

Origin has the same problem. I remember buying Tomb Raider on Origin and then it told me I needed Steam to run the game.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 11 2013, 10:20pm Anchor

We are just giving people what they want. Most of the steam titles that we will be supporting will have both DRM free versions and a Steam key.

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Apr 11 2013, 11:21pm Anchor
665 wrote:Why should I buy a overpriced(those games are cheaper on steam) Game on Desura if it still requires Steam to play?

Please stop this it makes Desura pointless.



I normally can buy Steam titles in store for less then what Valve sells them fore. Why are YOU buying overpriced games on Steam? :D

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s_d
Apr 11 2013, 11:42pm Anchor

Interesting... I had no idea at all that there was a demand for Steam titles on Desura... O_o

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 12 2013, 2:41am Anchor
s_d wrote:Interesting... I had no idea at all that there was a demand for Steam titles on Desura... O_o

Basically people will only purchase a game on Desura if they can get a guaranteed steam key at the end of the tunnel.

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665
665
Apr 12 2013, 11:05am Anchor
Henley wrote:We are just giving people what they want. Most of the steam titles that we will be supporting will have both DRM free versions and a Steam key.

So, Serious Sam 3 and Crusader Kings is available DRM-free?

Henley wrote:Basically people will only purchase a game on Desura if they can get a guaranteed steam key at the end of the tunnel.

I don't talk about Steam-keys I talk about games that require Steam to run - I personally see no reason for running 2 game clients in the background just to play a game(start a game in desura which launches Steam which launches the game)

Apr 13 2013, 7:07am Anchor
665 wrote:I don't talk about Steam-keys I talk about games that require Steam to run - I personally see no reason for running 2 game clients in the background just to play a game(start a game in desura which launches Steam which launches the game)


This is creepy... Imagine if you bought an Origin game and you had to have 3 clients active :devil:

If people want Steam games on Desura that is their choice but can't Desura pressure the publisher to make the games DRM-Free or at least hook the DRM to Desura instead of Steam?

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 14 2013, 8:23pm Anchor
ElBaron wrote:
665 wrote:I don't talk about Steam-keys I talk about games that require Steam to run - I personally see no reason for running 2 game clients in the background just to play a game(start a game in desura which launches Steam which launches the game)


This is creepy... Imagine if you bought an Origin game and you had to have 3 clients active :devil:

If people want Steam games on Desura that is their choice but can't Desura pressure the publisher to make the games DRM-Free or at least hook the DRM to Desura instead of Steam?


We are not as big as you think. We also understand it is a lot of work to maintain multiple distros and that a steam release makes a lot of sense financially. What we require is either a Steam key and if possible DRM free releases. However you do not need to run the Desura application to get your key, I would say about 50% of our audience has never even downloaded the app. 95% of games are available as standalones or as redeemable keys for other services. This will make more sense once our redesign comes out we are just preparing for that at the moment, which means a massive redesign on our backend key system.

665 wrote:
Henley wrote:We are just giving people what they want. Most of the steam titles that we will be supporting will have both DRM free versions and a Steam key.

So, Serious Sam 3 and Crusader Kings is available DRM-free?


No, I did say most. The paradox stuff in particular (the most recent stuff anyway) does seem to be going down the steam only ideal.

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Apr 20 2013, 6:59pm Anchor

I think that selling Steam games on Desura is okm since sometimes some Steam-only games coming out of Stema and releasing Drm-free version that purchasers will, probably, have here (i mostly speaking about IndieRoyales purchases).
But that Desura REALLY need to do is to mark such games with BIG LETTERS that they STEAM games, when nobody will be confused.

Apr 22 2013, 4:39am Anchor

Personally, I would buy the game where its cheapest, unless the expensive version gets me pancakes delivered every morning at 6 am. But there might be people out there who simply prefer Desura over Steam. I doub the price difference is massive for the player. Perhaps there is a price difference for the developer as well. I don't know what it costs to get a game on Desura, but Steam is fairly pricy, at least 100 bucks just to hope to get Greenlit.

For what its worth, there has obviously been some people requesting this system, or else it would be pointless to make it. If this doesn't suit your needs, then you don't need to use it - you could just buy the games on the cheapest platform.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 22 2013, 7:51pm Anchor
Qieth wrote:Personally, I would buy the game where its cheapest, unless the expensive version gets me pancakes delivered every morning at 6 am. But there might be people out there who simply prefer Desura over Steam. I doub the price difference is massive for the player. Perhaps there is a price difference for the developer as well. I don't know what it costs to get a game on Desura, but Steam is fairly pricy, at least 100 bucks just to hope to get Greenlit.

For what its worth, there has obviously been some people requesting this system, or else it would be pointless to make it. If this doesn't suit your needs, then you don't need to use it - you could just buy the games on the cheapest platform.


Plus we match prices based on currency movements not some random number. So Australian versions or whatever won't cost most then the US versions do.

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Apr 23 2013, 5:19am Anchor

Thats kind of neat, Henley. I know the aussies have been complaining about game prices for a really long time.

Henley
Henley the sun never sets on the eternally cool
Apr 23 2013, 10:47pm Anchor
Qieth wrote:Thats kind of neat, Henley. I know the aussies have been complaining about game prices for a really long time.

We are Australian ourselves so unless instructed otherwise we make it as fair as possible.

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