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Valve today announced that Sony Online Entertainment has joined the Steam family, bringing its many massively multiplayer titles to the digital distribution service.

The complete EverQuest and EverQuest II collections are now available on Steam, as well as Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Pirates of the Burning Sea, and the most recent EverQuest expansions. All of the games will come packed with 30 days of free gameplay.

To celebrate the occasion, the following titles will be introduced at the reduced price of $14.99 for the next ten days: Pirates of the Burning Sea, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer and EverQuest: Rise of Kunark.

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/56799



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cool, thats great news for PC gamers



omfg, this is amazing.

Blizzard, Valve called, you should answer.



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ssj12 said:

Blizzard, Valve called, you should answer.

Blizzard's Secretary:  Sorry, we're too busy counting our money to take your call.  We'll call back when we're done.



Words Of Wisdom said:
ssj12 said:

Blizzard, Valve called, you should answer.

Blizzard's Secretary:  Sorry, we're too busy counting our money to take your call.  We'll call back when we're done.

 

you realize Blizzard would be able to increase sales by a good margin if the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises were on Steam. Activision Blizzard likes money, they should so more for it.



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ssj12 said:
Words Of Wisdom said:
ssj12 said:

Blizzard, Valve called, you should answer.

Blizzard's Secretary:  Sorry, we're too busy counting our money to take your call.  We'll call back when we're done.

you realize Blizzard would be able to increase sales by a good margin if the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises were on Steam. Activision Blizzard likes money, they should so more for it.

You realize if it was that simple that they would have already done it by now? 

This isn't Podunk Inc., this is Blizzard so they're not lacking the manpower or talent to make things happen as necessary.  If they haven't done it yet, it's because it's not worthwhile for them to do so... yet.



If you guys check the steam page of "EverQuest® Seeds of Destruction™ All-In-One Compilation Pack", in the features there's:

  • Also includes the unique "Rusty Steam Valve" in-game item. One item per account. Non-tradeable. No cash value.



I have stopped playing MMOs since I spent like 10 hours on a City of Heroes mission and the last arena would refuse to load no matter how many times I tried. My party was pissed because I was the healer of the group. I stopped day and date when that bullshit happened. Might get back in for one of the new games coming out though.



ssj12 said:
Words Of Wisdom said:
ssj12 said:

Blizzard, Valve called, you should answer.

Blizzard's Secretary:  Sorry, we're too busy counting our money to take your call.  We'll call back when we're done.

 

you realize Blizzard would be able to increase sales by a good margin if the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises were on Steam. Activision Blizzard likes money, they should so more for it.

All of those still sell well and get shelf-space at retail.  Plus Blizzard already has several of their games available for download on their store.  I'm sure they don't want Valve to get a piece of their pie.  They could stand to add the rest of their games though.



There is some other issue then just money I think. Sony JUST got into Steam bandwagon while it has been out for years and many others have as well. Sony would/should have been went on Steam if they wanted more money before- and they do need money.

I think the community aspect is what turns companies like Blizzard off- they want to handle the community themselves. Steam has forums, online store, friends messenger, friend profiles pages, achievements, etc. Companies like Blizzard want all those people in their applications not in Steam's. Blizzard has lots of money to offer those community features easily and goes along with their online reality things like MMORPGs to offer them.