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Poll Results: Which way do yall buy your PC games.

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 65% of voters (89)
    Steam
  • 24% of voters (33)
    Boxed Ver. of game
  • 10% of voters (14)
    No Preference
136 Total Votes  
post #21 of 51
If the box has some special items I really do want, then box by all means.
If not, Steam.
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post #22 of 51
Suggested course of action:

1) Set a system restore point, and then install the Steam client. (This way, even if you absolutely hate it, you can restore back to the pre-Steam environment.)

2) Play around with the client. Browse the store, look at the forums, decide whether you're comfortable with the interface.

3) If you like the UI, see if there's anything interesting in the bargain bin. Steam says it has 349 games under $5. This will give you the chance to try out the rest of the Steam client; purchasing, downloading, and launching. If you don't like Steam at this point, you can back away from it; it will have only cost you $5 or $10 to reach that conclusion.

4) If you like the Steam "experience", then you can choose on a game-by-game basis whether you want to buy the boxed version or the Steam one. Frequently (but not always), Steam will have better prices. But ultimately, the best answer for "how to buy games?" is "whatever way makes you most comfortable".

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Do Mods for games such as Oblivion not work if you get the game through steam?
I've run mods for Oblivion, Fallout 3, Torchlight, Titan Quest, and a few other games, and have not had any problems. With some games, the installation process is different for the Steam version than for retail versions; but I'm not aware of any game where the retail version can be modded but the Steam version can't.
    
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post #23 of 51
Physical copy all the way. Having a digital game just doesn't feel the same. I like to collect my games, and I feel that when I have a physical copy I actually own something.

Apart from that, I don't like the fact that many of the games in Steam require you to have an internet connection to play the game, not to mention the other problems that come with digital distribution (errors and what not).

And since you can copy the games to your PC, it kinda defeats some of the points of Steam.
    
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post #24 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lune View Post
Steam is the way to go.

Usually when you see someone hatin on Steam means they are bad.. there's nothing wrong with Steam, steam sales are really nice too.
lol, so, because I dislike steam, that means I'm bad Everyone has their own opinion, I think windfire is of the same opinion as me:

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Originally Posted by windfire View Post
All my games are boxed versions.

I am of the 'old school'. (I like to have a physical copy of each game.)
True indeed. I believe I only have a couple of games on steam, but, most of my games are boxed versions
    
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post #25 of 51
Steam by far.
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post #26 of 51
Whatever's cheaper.
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post #27 of 51
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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post
If the box has some special items I really do want, then box by all means.
If not, Steam.
That. And when i cant find the boxed copy. Sold out etc.. Then steam.
post #28 of 51
i do not like steam at all.

it's like giving your games to a company who is giving you permission to play it.
they are the ones who have control, not the user.

for example, recently a large number of metro 2033 keys were deactivated by steam. now those users can't play the game.

plus i don't like the idea of sub-applications inside a master application.
imagine needing to open another program to open the internet.
post #29 of 51
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Originally Posted by Heavensent View Post
Do Mods for games such as Oblivion not work if you get the game through steam?
They still work , games like oblivion , and fallout have a pre launch that allows you to specifically load what mods you want in your gameplay, has NOTHING to do with steam because if the DLC is not included with steam and sometimes accessed through websites the addon data will be saved locally on your HD also.
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Steam!!!!
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