1) i've read those news sites he "cites" - they dont point to any retailer
2)Personally ive come to the conclusion its TESCO, not game, why tesco? just look at how many steamworks titles they carry compared to other supermarkets.
3)i want proper proof of the retailers involved before i boycott anything.
Reading the article deeper and all of its links, again theres no proof that it is GAME, red faction was available for preorder by other retailers, not just game.
Whilst it is true that "games not being available in your region" is down to some bs exclusivity deal the question is how to tell whos behind it? GAME are often not the cheapest place to buy however cheaper than steam.
What makes me think its tesco/supermarkets? certain ones you can go in store look along their pc sections and surprise you wont find many steam works titles at all, my local tescos stocked a ton of EA stuff (no steam), stuff like fable 3/batman/etc (gfwl), but no steamworks ones. Portal 2 on 360/ps3 sure, pc? no. Whether this is down to regional stocking i dont know but out of 20 or so stores ive seen no steamworks games. Their online store does however stock them however their online store is also run by the hut group (chain of franchises ran out of jersey)
As much as i hate stupid censorship (considering this is pretty much a form of it) its hard to say whats going on, second someone says definitively its retailer X with proof i'll consider some further action.
I go where the prices are cheapest anyway, steam often wants £30 per title, buy else where is often cheaper with retailer places usually going for £25, buying from a US buyer or in a 4pack often rips the price down too.
My example for this is quite simply dead island (kinda disproves game theory too):
Available on steam in the Uk £30, also available from game/gameplay/etc for 25
On the US store with a 4pack its £23 per copy.
Edited by FireFalcon (Thu 25-Aug-11 03:35:00)