I'll admit first of all I know very little about how pricing works for various digital distribution platforms, although I have read in various places that prices on Steam are set by the publisher and that Valve take a cut of whatever that pricing is.

Which doesn't sound too dissimilar to the agency model of e-book pricing that the European Union is investiagting - Telegraph's report here and BBC's story here but as I say I am no expert and the respective circumstances could be quite different.

Still, new release pricing example - Assassin's Creed Revelations 29.99 on Steam, 29.95 on direct2drive and 26.38 on Amazon for a physical copy (and video games don't even have books excuse that the physical edition attracts no VAT, at least in the UK).

Does the EU investigation have implications for game pricing?