Originally Posted by Telimektar
Maybe but then why is Steam the only one to have those outrageous prices ? Other digital download stores usually also have higher prices than retail (which dioesn't make any sense, why would you pay more to have less ?) but that's nothing compared to Steam.
Well, I feel sorry for you, but to better understand why so many people love Steam, you have to look at the situation here in the US and Canada.
For example, I bought BFBC2 in December for $20; the item was not on sale. Now the Futureshop or BestBuy as well as the Gamestop nearby (electronic/games stores) sold the same game for $50-$60 (new) and $40-45 (used). And so, the digital copy was by far the cheapest.
So while the opposite may be happening in Europe, in N.A. digital games are nearly always cheaper than retail, and looking at all digital stores when I buy games, I tend to find that Steam has very competitive prices.
Also, the Midweek and Weekend sales on Steam make games so cheap it's irresistible - during Ubisoft week and EA week they were selling games so cheap I couldn't stop buying them (same with the last Summer sale).Edited by born2bwild - 6/18/11 at 5:38pm