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ok thanks i gave you both rep. i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go also is it possible to request a physical copy from steam if you download a game from them?
Like said, its a digital copy only. However, you can use the Steam interface to create a backup of your games, and then burn said backup to disc.
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post #12 of 29
Obligatory link: Google.

A simple Google search could have solved that for you. But yes, it's a digital distribution platform that I have to believe has one of the largest, if not the largest, catalog of games for purchase.
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post #13 of 29
The largest online distribution and purchasing platform for games. It is basically the biggest digital distributor of games, not to mention an awesome game launching platform and is made by a killer company that cares.

Plus they have KILLER deals like all Quakecon pack (475 dollars of games) for 69.99
 
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post #14 of 29
Youll find there are a lot of conflicting opinions on Steam and every other DD platform. Some people like/love Steam, some people dont.

Chances are this thread will descend into a flame war but maybe this time will be different.

Yes they have a store and some good deals but the general prices are pretty poor. For example Brink on Steam last night showed £29.99, Brink on Amazon was £7.98 (inc free delivery).

Brink may be crap but thats not up for debate here.
    
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post #15 of 29
confused on 248 posts yet has never heard of steam?
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post #16 of 29
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confused on 248 posts yet has never heard of steam?
Not everyone games.
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post #17 of 29
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Not everyone games.
if he is planning to buy skyrim he probably games,
anyway, I think it was already answered...
Steam started as a Valve only games distribution platform but has grown hugely since some 5 years ago,
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post #18 of 29
If you cant find it on Steam its probably on EA's Origin.

http://store.origin.com/
post #19 of 29
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ok thanks i gave you both rep. i hope it has the new star wars mmo too so i can get both that and skyrim in one go also is it possible to request a physical copy from steam if you download a game from them?
Personally I will not be pre-ordering Skyrim on Steam. It is the same price on Amazon except with Amazon you get a physical copy and the premium game map. If those things are important to you I suggest you do the same and pre-order it from a place that will guarantee you the limited premium map pre-order bonus.
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Steam only gives you the digital copy but there are ways around that. I prefer a physical copy so I won't lose everything if their server goes down or if my hard drive dies.
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