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    Wal-Mart is Big Brother in Game Industry?

    http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl...59205&from=rss
    Kind of odd to think of it this way.... what I want to know is what kind of expectations Wal-Mart could possibly have....


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    I can see why they do this now I mean walmart is a big % of there sales . I really think digital distribution will be the savior to many game companies especially with bandwidth becoming cheaper and cheaper every year .

    You know I don't really like Walmart as a company I think they are bullies ,but I am going to continue to shop there ,because when it comes down to it I save 10-50% on the things I buy compared to other stores . I wish that was not the case and I could support mom and pop shops but i'd go broke really fast .

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogonip
    I can see why they do this now I mean walmart is a big % of there sales . I really think digital distribution will be the savior to many game companies especially with bandwidth becoming cheaper and cheaper every year .

    You know I don't really like Walmart as a company I think they are bullies ,but I am going to continue to shop there ,because when it comes down to it I save 10-50% on the things I buy compared to other stores . I wish that was not the case and I could support mom and pop shops but i'd go broke really fast .
    For agreement.

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    Show this article to Bungie, Blizzard, Valve, and they will LAUGH at it.

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    Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see . . . .
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    I visited a Walmart once....




    ...once was more than enough.

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    Actually this is kind of true. Probably not quite to the extent of that article, but if a cover was objectional to Walmart, and they said they wouldn't carry it, it would get changed. Walmart is huuuuge sales. The big W is a good percentage of the outlet market.

    I do know for a fact that while working with MS gamestudios Walmart trends were followed closely. With big budget games, you need places like Walmart to cover your costs. I could see an big studio game being changed or cut pretty easily if Walmart objected. Pertains especially to console games.

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    Sounds fishy to me. With video games getting more popular at some point they more then likely will not need Wal-mart as much in order to sell games. I'm quite sure it may have some impact but not a large as they claim.

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    Walmart is poo! Poo poo poo!
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