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post #11 of 19
gamestop through a friend....35% discount, and i like/want physical media
    
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post #12 of 19
I will look for Steam sales, but if there isn't one for the game I want, I go to ebay, and search *game name* steam, or *game name* key. Then I enter it on Steam, and I'm ready to go . Usualy pretty cheap. I got a Mafia 2 key and a Just Cause 2 key for $13.
    
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post #13 of 19
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heeeck no I never ever buy boxed games, I'd just as soon have the binary game inscribed on a stone tablet.
i won't pay the same price for a digital game that's the same price as retail.

Ever been locked out of your digital game account? I have, I won't ever pay those prices knowing the games are under the control of a company.
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post #14 of 19
I wouldn't trust buying games on a PSN marketplace or Xbox Live marketplace, but Steam is something I do trust. There are very few games that I actually want at retail price/and in retail packaging. The last two games I've bought retail and in-box was Dead Space 2 Collector's Edition and Fallout: New Vegas Collector's Edition. Those games deserve to be bought at retail and in box, but most everything else I wait for Steam. X-mas sales are the best, lol.
 
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i won't pay the same price for a digital game that's the same price as retail.

Ever been locked out of your digital game account? I have, I won't ever pay those prices knowing the games are under the control of a company.
Even with a large discount on most games, not worth it in my eyes. I'm sure Steam and the like will be around for some time to come, but the pessimist in me latches on to the fact that good companies have come and gone well before their time, that policies change, and that my library of Steam games may very well go poof long before I stop giving a damn.

Unlikely, yes, but I take care of my things. My physical media isn't going anywhere regardless of what becomes of the developer, publisher or digital distribution platform.

Plus, as a bit of a collector, digital copies just don't cut it.
post #16 of 19
I use Steam.

I find that its the least expensive and I hate retail boxes. Even though its just an install through a disc instead of a download, I'd go Steam.
post #17 of 19
i just buy it at whatever store i happen to be in when i get the inclination.
    
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Even with a large discount on most games, not worth it in my eyes. I'm sure Steam and the like will be around for some time to come, but the pessimist in me latches on to the fact that good companies have come and gone well before their time, that policies change, and that my library of Steam games may very well go poof long before I stop giving a damn.

Unlikely, yes, but I take care of my things. My physical media isn't going anywhere regardless of what becomes of the developer, publisher or digital distribution platform.

Plus, as a bit of a collector, digital copies just don't cut it.
Even if Steam were to somehow just fall of the face of the Earth, they themselves guaranteed everyone would still have access to their games.
 
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post #19 of 19
I also prefer the security of retail copies of games. I never like to trust anything of mine to a company. The issue is that some retail games install themselves on to your Steam account (e.g. Mafia II).
    
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