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Hi, Can someone please explain the benefits of steam to me?

The only benefit that I can see is it allows you to download a digital copy of the game as opposed to keeping a disc around. Steam is always overpriced, even for games that have been out for years e.g. Call of duty 1(released 2003) is £14.99. On amazon you can get the original including the expansion for £2.57.

It always seems cheaper to get everything off of amazon. But it appears to be very popular so I would like to know why. Thanks

The key is to wait for the main Steam sales in the summer and Christmas season. Also keep checking the store every Wednesday and every weekend as they have sales on 1 or 2 select games. I bought COD pack (thats COD 1, COD 2, COD 4:Modern Warfare, COD 5: World at War and United offense) all for $20 during sale. It went on sale at that price at least 5 times last year, if i recall. Absolute bargain! and just 1 example.

If you save for the sales, the price you pay will be the cheapest you'll find on the net, in most cases.

Whats great about Steam is its convenience. You can chat to your friends on the side while you play. Its also quite a social place as there are many communities and groups you can join. The good ones hold gaming events and such and its quite enjoyable to take part in.
post #22 of 29
It's a giant, awesome gateway allowing indie devs to get their games out in the open.
post #23 of 29
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What is the difference between Steam and Direct2Drive? Which do you think is better?

A lot of people have bought the physical copy of Crysis 2 rather than Steam. Why?
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nano2;12833336 
What is the difference between Steam and Direct2Drive? Which do you think is better?

A lot of people have bought the physical copy of Crysis 2 rather than Steam. Why?

Because they are idiots.
They also may want to return crysis 2 because its a console port.
post #25 of 29
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Originally Posted by Nano2;12630664 
Hi, Can someone please explain the benefits of steam to me?

The only benefit that I can see is it allows you to download a digital copy of the game as opposed to keeping a disc around. Steam is always overpriced, even for games that have been out for years e.g. Call of duty 1(released 2003) is £14.99. On amazon you can get the original including the expansion for £2.57.

It always seems cheaper to get everything off of amazon. But it appears to be very popular so I would like to know why. Thanks

When I bought bioshock for $2 I really felt ripped off. Call of Duty original is an exception because it's an activision game, and activision does not do cheap prices. Look up how much half-life 2 or left4dead2 costs and get back to us... bridge dweller.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.
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1) Friends
2) Ease of purchasing content
3) They have awesome sales
4) Play Online Muti-player
5) back up game saves to DVD or HDD, whatever..
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umm.. steam is ussaly alot cheaper then buying games new from stores
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Friends list
No install limits(Mostly, unless EA is being a douche)
All games available anywhere on any machine
in-game web browser
built-in voip service
group chat
handy mulitplayer
VAC(Some say it's useless but it's better than nothing at all)
never have to worry about finding/protecting discs
no need for a DVD drive
no need to manually update games
awesome sales
gift games to others
receive gifts yourself


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