On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 07:40:46PM +0000, John Hegarty mentioned:
> 1) Would you but boxed linux games (that cost money) ?
I do. However, it does leave a nasty taste in my mouth. Last game I
bought was Wolfenstien - from Tux Games for 50 euro. It shipped a good bit
later than the windows version. Soon after I ordered it, I noticed smyth's
across the road were selling the same game for 31 euro, and you could
download the linux binaries off the web for free.
Previously, I'd bought Quake3, the sole reason being it came in a really
really cool shiny metal box. Again, it came out a few weeks after the
Windows version, and was considerably more expensive.
There are very people like me that won't reboot into windows to play a
game, but are willing to pay the 40 odd euro for the game.
Trying to sell in that sort of market is very very difficult.
> 2) Would you pay a small free (around 3 euro) for burned copies of open
> source games / programs.
I have a decent network connection...most people don't. Maybe they would.
One thing that is reasonably popular here is a CD with WineX (so you can
play windows games on linux) and the like. That could sell, in conjunction
with the windows game.
> 3) What games would you want to see in a shop ?
> 4) Would you order these games off a web site ? (credit card...128bit
If the price was good, I would. But it's nice to:
Get the game when it's released, instead of ten weeks later
Get the game for a similar price to the windows version
Get the damn game at all
As someone else said, now that Loki are gone under, I don't forsee
anything but ID games being published for linux.
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