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I like to buy my games on steam that way it shows you all the recent news and your friends know what games they can play with you. Also there are some great deals sometimes, but not sure if BF3 is coming to steam.
    
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Defiantly getting the LE Hard copy, like I did with BC2 ^_^
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post #23 of 37
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Whichever is cheapest.
This. I'm not the kind of person who would show off my collection. I now get all my purchases straight from steam. But if steam's not getting BF3, then mayb retail would be the alternative. It all comes down to if Steam would be getting it. =)
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I always like to get my games as retail copies if I can. If I can't or if there's a good Steam deal on, however, I will fall on to Steam. Play.com is my main source for retail copies as they offer great prices, amazingly accurate and up-to-date release dates, no charging your bank account for a pre-order until the actual copy is posted to you and absolutely free postage (they also post pre-orders three days early so you get it on release date (sometimes you're lucky and get it a day before release! )).

Despite Play.com being that great, I've pre-ordered this one from GAME. Same conditions as Play.com apparently and the same price for BF3 - £29.99. That however is the Limited Edition: Physical Warfare Pack, which Play.com do not stock.
    
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People always say this, yet aside from the possibility of resale, I cannot think of a single reason having a piece of clutter is better than not having one. Why say you this?
Some of us just like having a physical copy.
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People always say this, yet aside from the possibility of resale, I cannot think of a single reason having a piece of clutter is better than not having one. Why say you this?
We say this because it saves a tremendous ammount of bandwidth if you want to reinstall or your hard drive dies/corrupts. I've got 3mb dsl, so instead of hours to d/l it's <15 minutes to optcally export.

And the post above doesn't hurt
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We say this because it saves a tremendous ammount of bandwidth if you want to reinstall or your hard drive dies/corrupts. I've got 3mb dsl, so instead of hours to d/l it's <15 minutes to optcally export.

And the post above doesn't hurt
Ok that's a pretty good reason. Sometimes I just assume everyone has 20mbs cable, but obviously not.
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I am 90% certain it won't be coming out on steam, at least for preorders.
I'm 100% sure it won't be available for Pre orders But it will be on Steam (maybe on available on release date only though).
post #29 of 37
I hate having hard copies around. I sold all my music cds/vinyl for this reason (and I had a LOT, I love music). I would go with steam. You can get a 'hard copy backup' by just backing up via disc if you so choose. Retail box is only good for resale value, which to me is a bit of a waste of my time considering i'd only get max 1/2 price for it anyways.

Also I just moved to 100mbs unlimited internet so.. downloading is no problem for me .
Yay for canada having the best ISP in north america soon (they're upgrading this plan to 250/15 unlimited in the fall for 100 a month).
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Definitely going to be buying the digital copy on Steam if available. I'm sort of worried though because EA is trying to make something like Steam for itself... which is a horrible decision if they limit EA sales strictly to their program now.
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