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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 #31 of 51
Quote:
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.
Agreed.
Though it sucks for people who have capped bandwdith on their ISPs that limits them from downloading from Steam/Digital Distributers.
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post #32 of 51
Boxed I hate waiting for game to download with my connection, its slow and I'm living with other gamers, so they hate me, lol. When I moved to my sig rig I packed backups of my steam games on DVD-Rs lol
    
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post #33 of 51
I'd never buy any digital content, because it's essentially renting - you don't own a physical copy and when the store closes (and it will, someday) you're pretty much stuck with p2p to get these games or pay to another digital store yet again. I also would never, ever buy any game with internet-based drm or invasive drm (starforce and others).
Edited by nielsbohr - 2/12/11 at 8:22am
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post #34 of 51
I like Steam and play Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead on it regularly, but I prefer the boxed version of the game because I don't always want another program running in the background while I'm gaming, I don't want to think about checking my online status if I'm feeling antisocial, and I would rather pay to own the game.
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post #35 of 51
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
for example, recently a large number of metro 2033 keys were deactivated by steam. now those users can't play the game.
Wasn't Steam's fault, but the company distributing the keys for free.
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post #36 of 51
I used to buy boxed games, but since I have awesome internet connection I decided to move to steam/GFWL
post #37 of 51
i can download 5Gb a month on our internet plan with verison so i ussaly go with box versons
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post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by whipple16 View Post
bad company 2 if your into FPS. Once you go steam you will never go back. it is way to convenient to not use it. the only reason i buy a hard copy of a game is if i absolutely love it and want the box and disk for a collectible reason.


edit: like godofdeath said get the hard copy if you play games like oblivion or something that have a lot of down-loadable mods
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post #40 of 51
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian View Post
for example, recently a large number of metro 2033 keys were deactivated by steam. now those users can't play the game.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristian View Post
Wasn't Steam's fault, but the company distributing the keys for free.
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