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you wont ever missplace a game disk and have to buy it again because you cant find it.
    
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Love the in-game overlay feature for steam. Instant live chat, surfing the web in game, etc
And easier screenshoting capability now for any game

Unlike poor old xfire... sorry xfire, your not loved anymore
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Where else can you play BC:2 while surfing the web and talking to friends The Overlay is the single most amazing aspect of Steam in my eyes, on top of the obvious: spectacular sales, automatic patches and updates, screenshots uploaded to profile, being able to back up each game individually or as a whole, no physical disks. Some people like having a hard copy they can hold in their hand, but that's where a blank DVD+Steam come in.
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Actually, for me, while living in Iceland..
Steam is way cheaper even though the games aren't on sale.

Why you might ask?

-We don't have to pay for shipping.
-We don't have to pay for taxes.
-We don't have to pay for service from a store (much cheaper from steam).

I.e. Bf:Bc2 is 30$ on Steam. While in a local store here in Iceland it costs around 80-100$.
CoD: BO is 60$ Around 90-120$ in store..

Anyways, i only buy games on sale, and boy that's cheap..
    
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I have over 100 games on steam could you imagine needing a disc to each of those games?
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1: Friends
2: Some games support storage online so your saves don't get corrupted
3: Download when you buy (no need for going out to shop)
4: You can re download the games if you hard drive failed. (It's like a backup) (useful if you don't have the disks)
5: More storage because of no need to have disks & boxes for them
6: No Disk Drive Required (This is good for laptops/netbooks without disk drives) & no need to swap disks to start different games
7: BIG! Sales (got 11 full games & 2 add-ons for £40)
8: Achievements to play for.
9: Some games are exclusive to Steam
10: News
11: Demos
12: Automatic Update
Edit: 13: Screenshots
Edit: 14: Easy to send friends games (eg. Gifts for birthdays.)
15: Other stuff that I don't know/Haven't said

(Note: these are not in order)
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 3/6/11 at 7:40am
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Because Steam is just awesome.
    
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Originally Posted by manolith View Post
you wont ever missplace a game disk and have to buy it again because you cant find it.
This is the ultimate frustration. I lost my Crysis 1 disc and can't play that anymore. I also lost my Brothers in arms disc and will re-buy it next week.

I suppose there are a lot of positives to getting steam, if only I just buy the disc version then add it to my steam account.
post #19 of 29
But, steam has it's problems to, for example, sometimes you may randomly lose all your friends for no reason and for some reason keep your social groups
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1) Friends
2) Ease of purchasing content
3) They have awesome sales
This exactly, it is so easy to do everything. One application for all your friend, all your games and access to new games. Automatic updates of games, game repair options...

It is so simple.
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