Stop Contradicting Yourselves

Discussion in 'Half-Life' started by hunter-killer25, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. hunter-killer25

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    listen, if buying on steam would only generate a small profit decrease for vivendi then WHY IS VIVENDI TRYING TO SUE VALVE FOR IT. Vivendi is a corporation and loves money, any loss IS A LOSS. If what people are saying is true only a small percent would buy from steam.... why is vivendi suing them, they shouldn't care about a small loss, most people will only find out about steam after they buy and install the retail copy god.

    The truth of the matter is, if only hardcore fans would buy it now only hardcore fans will buy it later which would mean the damage they were trying to prevent is done. Probably more because theres no retail box to oppose it and people want to play CSS.

    (yes i know its technically suing for "breach of contract" because they made the games too slow. but seriously, would they have sued them for that if they didn't have steam?)
     
  2. Absinthe

    Absinthe The Freeman

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    Best to nip the problem at the bud before shit really begins to hit the fan.
     
  3. f|uke

    f|uke Newbie

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    Yes, VALVe shouldn't count their chickens before they hatch or VUg might to burn that bridge when they get to it.
     
  4. Demonmerc

    Demonmerc Newbie

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    Its because Vivendi makes at least double off of HL2 retail sales. They own most if not all of the packagers/distributors etc, so any packaging costs are put right back into their pocket.

    Think about it this way, if half of hl2 sales are on steam, vivendi stands to lose 15-20% of their projected HL2 profits.
     
  5. SMT

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    As long as you're begging the question, YES, of course they would sue regardless. Vivendi is suing for breach of contract, same as any other company would do in a situation where the complicit party is attempting to change/negate crucial terms after the fact. Is that so hard to understand?
     

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