According to this article at MCV, key gaming retailers in the UK are preparing to take a stand against the juggernaut that is online game distribution:
At least two major retailers will demand that publishers remove Steam from their games – or they will not sell them in any form.
"If we have a digital service, then I don't want to start selling a rival in-store," said the digital boss at one of the biggest UK games retailers.
"Publishers are creating a monster – we are telling suppliers to stop using Steam in their games."
There's nothing new about a traditional brick-and-mortar business being threatened by online distribution, but you have to admire these retailers' steadfast determination to protect their aging business model at all costs. After all, what's the worst that could come of this situation—they end up completely alienating both their business partners and their loyal customers? Oh, wait...
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