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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 #41 of 51
I buy boxed when possible because I hate waiting on games to download UNLESS there is a big price difference on Steam. Steam is great btw and I have bought a lot of games through Steam I just prefer boxed to bypass big downloads.
post #42 of 51
I like steam, because I can just bundle up bunch of games in one account. Not to mention I don't have to worry about losing the serial number. Being able to steam-chat with my friends is a huge plus too!

Welp, thay didn't really asnwer the question... alright... I like steam because where I live... games gets here like a whole week after the release date. Sigh, it is pretty depressing.
post #43 of 51
I have a decent internet connection so I usually prefer to download. That way I can store them all on a HDD rather than a drawer somewhere.
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post #44 of 51
for me steam ended the nightmare of swaping out discs during installs .. finding multiple patches for each game ... and all that BS. Steam is so much easier. I have boxed games I want to play but just dont want to install. Steam FTW.
    
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post #45 of 51
depend on what the boxes require or not require before i buy. for example Metro 2033 box says "required Steam account", why would i buy? I can buy it directly from steam if it was on huge sale instead of the physical retail metro 2033.
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post #46 of 51
Steam.

I have a whole RAID array just for it. I'll pay a little more for the convenience of having all my games in one place with automatic updates.
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post #47 of 51
Mostly boxed due to my low download speeds (150kb/s)
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post #48 of 51
I prefer boxed since it's easier to lose a steam account than losing my physical copies.

Besides, the steam prices in finland are usually higher than the prices of boxed+ shipping
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post #49 of 51
Whichever is cheaper.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by kiwiasian;12358818 
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.
I guess the myriad of third party Steam cracks and the officail Valve fail-safe don't exist, right?
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for example, recently a large number of metro 2033 keys were deactivated by steam. now those users can't play the game.
Those users exploited a glitch to get the game for free. They deserved the key deactivated.
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plus i don't like the idea of sub-applications inside a master application.
If your computer can't handle Steam in the background your computer sucks too much to try to game on in the first place.
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imagine needing to open another program to open the internet.
What do you think your web browser is? Hrm?
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