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Steam

- Easy, convenient, auto-updates, no CD required, downloadable whenever you need to install it, and no extra crap that you will never look at after one viewing.


Retail


Game on DVD

What happens if you lose the disc? Or break it? You're basically SOL.

Case

Just more space taken up in your house. How often do people actually handle the case after they buy the game? I never do. If I buy a disc-based game, I install the game, and put the case somewhere out of the way, and I never touch it again unless I'm moving everything.

Manual

Who ACTUALLY reads manuals to video games? Everything the manual tells you is typically learned in the first 10 min of playing.

Bobblehead

Again, more junk, unless you actually want the thing.

Collectors Lunchbox

Like it'll actually be worth anything anyways... Again, more useless stuff.

Making of Fallout 3

Who cares? Play the game. I know some people may think it's interesting, but I'll bet you can find that on Youtube if you really care about it.

Fallout 3 art book

Why? I mean, honestly, why? Look at it once, then done.



My main point is that Steam is just super-convenient. You never need disks, you can download it anywhere at anytime, it's auto-updated... It's just far more worth it. And do you REALLY want all of that extra crap that comes with that set? I mean, think about it, how often are you actually gonna look at those things? It's just a waste of space, imo.

Plus, it costs just as much buying it on steam than it is buying it in stores here in the US... So I guess your situation is a bit different.
Hmmm. Maybe I'm old (willing to say 30somthing) and I game. I like having the case, and manual and don't mind switching out disc to play it. To me, thats all part of playing the game too.

And here is another good thing bout haveing the disc. Say you got this GTA XXV game, and got it on disc, but your internet is down? Holy crap you can still play! (unless it's Mass Effect 10)

Also I like having piles of game boxes to dig through. Manuals are good too, I enjoy reading them, and sometimes they have some finer details on aspects of the game that may not been pointed out in the "Tutorial" at the start of the game.

But then again, I also still buy CDs.
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