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Poll Results: Do you use Steam or another digital delivery system?

 
  • 96% (280)
    Yes, I use Steam
  • 0% (1)
    No, I don't use Steam, but I use a different digital delivery provider
  • 2% (8)
    I don't use any digital content delivery systems
289 Total Votes  
post #71 of 94
I was once one of those old school 'need a physical copy of my games' type person. After using Steam for a few months I was hooked! Plus with the sweet cheap deals you can't go wrong (Bad Company 2 for $7!!)
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post #72 of 94
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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post
I have steam, mostly for TF2 (that, and Civ 4 are the only games I bought on Steam) though almost all the games I got with my GTX 470 were steam codes.

I own most of my digital games on Impulse.

So does that mean I should check yes or no... where is the "yes, but I prefer a different system" option?
It is the second option.
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post #73 of 94
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
It is the second option.
Woo, I'm the only vote then, I'm obviously a special snowflake!

Still doesn't seem as accurate as a fourth option would be though.
Edited by Xeio - 12/26/10 at 1:05am
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post #74 of 94
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Originally Posted by Xeio View Post
Woo, I'm the only vote then, I'm obviously a special snowflake!

Still doesn't seem as accurate as a fourth option would be though.
I am not familiar enough with the different services to make one for each so I made one for Steam, one for anything besides Steam, and one for people who don't buy their games online at all.

But it seems that most people are using Steam anyway.

I also use Good Old Games, I love the service and can't recommend it enough. They just don't have the same number of games. I've probably bought around 10 games from them. In some ways they are better than Steam, no DRM, sound tracks, manuals, etc. If GoG did all games they would be my preferred service, not Steam. Their prices are very reasonable as well.
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post #75 of 94
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
I am not familiar enough with the different services to make one for each so I made one for Steam, one for anything besides Steam, and one for people who don't buy their games online at all.

But it seems that most people are using Steam anyway.

I also use Good Old Games, I love the service and can't recommend it enough. They just don't have the same number of games. I've probably bought around 10 games from them. In some ways they are better than Steam, no DRM, sound tracks, manuals, etc. If GoG did all games they would be my preferred service, not Steam. Their prices are very reasonable as well.
I just bought Baldur's Gate 2 complete from GoG, downloaded and installed perfectly, runs flawlessly.
 
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post #76 of 94
steam needs to support the activation of all steam games with their retail versions. if they did, they would be seen more as a service provider than a dick company. (at least to me.)
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post #77 of 94
i lvoe steam
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Steam is about as good as a digital download service can get, but I am surprised at the lopsidedness of the poll.
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post #79 of 94
I mainly use Steam if the game is cheaper on there. Occasionally you can get games cheaper via online stores,Direct to Drive and The EA Online Store so I will use the one that is the cheapest option.I recently purchased R.U.S.E for £8.99 from an online site and if I remember correctly it was over £20 on steam at the time. The daft thing is that when the disk came it had to be activated and downloaded via steam.

Any chance an extra option can be added to the pole?

I use steam and other digital download stores
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post #80 of 94
I've been using Steam for years. It's just awesome. I'd say it's only flaw is the inability to get rid of games, but eh. The other stuff it does makes up for that and then some.
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