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Poll Results: Where do you buy your PC games?

 
  • 80% (74)
    Steam
  • 0% (0)
    Origin
  • 1% (1)
    Direct2Drive
  • 3% (3)
    GameStop
  • 0% (0)
    Best Buy
  • 8% (8)
    Other Physical Retailer (please specify)
  • 6% (6)
    Other Digital Retailer (please specify)
92 Total Votes  
post #11 of 37
I used to feel that way almost a decade ago I wanted all hard copies. Now a days I can't stand the boxes. I think if I had them all in hard copies I would have a mess on my hands.

Think I'm at 115 games total.
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post #12 of 37
If its a new game that's coming out I will always get a physical copy. It usually costs no more (is often cheaper in fact) than the steam release.

If its an older game thats been out for a few years then usually I wait for a steam sale.
     
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post #13 of 37
I like to buy new releases physically from gamestop, but if I want to buy an older game I usually look on steam.
    
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post #14 of 37
I dont want to pay tax so i dont buy retail. I only buy from Steam
post #15 of 37
Steam, eBay, Amazon.
    
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post #16 of 37
I use steam, futureshop and occasionally gamestop.
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post #17 of 37
Steam, D2D and Origin. Depends on who has the best deals

I haven't gone to retail store in years to buy a PC game, only go in for a 360 game and that is maybe once a year.
post #18 of 37
I buy most of my games from Fry's Electronics locally. However, any game that doesn't support modding or that I will typically only play on one machine, I'll buy from Steam. Downloading a game once is fine, but doing so on multiple machines gets to be a real pain. Maybe there is a way to download it once and copy it to your other machines?
post #19 of 37
Gamestop Like to have the disk to
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post #20 of 37
I like Amazon. They have some good prices on games and I strongly prefer to have physical copies of my games.
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