Steam vs Bnet vs Retail Wondering what you guys would make of this. Do you think that Blizzard keeping their digital sales solely to bnet will end up hurting them in the long run? CVG had an interview with a guy who was very outspoken about how retail seemingly is trying to ruin pc gaming through incompetence, and I'm inclined to agree with him. He has a wealth of experience behind him and runs the second largest publisher in Europe. Here's a quote: It seems that Blizzard doesn't have much issue with retailers (in the United States, at least). Pre-ordering the standard edition of a Blizzard game is never necessary as they'll be fully stocked, although the value of pre-ordering a CE is questionable. However, that's just Blizzard, and most publishers aren't allowed that kind of shelf space. I suppose we have D2, WC3, and WoW to thank for that. But what about steam? Especially with the fact that you have to have a bnet account, now. They don't run sales, really. Every now and then they'll take five bucks off of a battlechest, maybe. There's no "battle.net client" to expose you to the few other games they have. Seems they'd be better off distributing on steam, their "brand awareness" aside.