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post #11 of 33
I go for whatever is cheaper.

But if their the same price, definitely a hard copy for me.
Reselling games instead of letting them collect dust is a big plus for me.
post #12 of 33
Steam is cheaper during the sales as previously stated. Find me a hard copy of these games for less:

Bioshock 2 $3.75 (four pack)


Borderlands GOTY (with all 4 DLC) for < $6


I've gotten most of my games during the holiday sales, you can't beat steam for deals (note my steam account did NOT cost me as much as it says)
http://www.steamcalculator.com/id/cravinr1
post #13 of 33
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OG PC gamers tend to hate Black ops, and yes I know it is not amazing but it is a game that I play over and over again on xbox. Most dont hold my attention at all. I do plan to get another 6970 soon and water cool them both


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Originally Posted by Lostintyme View Post
Ew Black Ops. Not worth the $60 just go buy BC2 and get BF3 when it comes out. If you're looking to do Eyefinity or triple display gaming, you should grab another 6970 also.

Lastly, I think physical media such as DVDs, game disks, etc is outdated. Not to mention, Steam has no shipping and depending on your ISP(I have gotten up to 4.5MBPS from Steam) you can download stuff pretty fast. Not to mention, Team Fortress 2, a game I got on sale for $2.50 from Steam while it was $20 elsewhere, I now have 250 hours on. Pretty good, 1 cent/hour.
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Steam all the way... mainly because of the epic sales!

Crysis + Crysis Warhead + Crysis Wars = $10
GTA + GTA 2 + GTA 3 + GTA VC + GTA SA = $7.50
GTA IV + GTA EFLC = $10
COD1 + COD UO + COD2 + COD4 + COD WaW = $30

and then there are the countless singles on 50%+ off... I love Steam. No game installs, just drag the game files through computers and your good to go.
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You aren't only limited to Steam if you go digital.

Direct2Drive, Gamersgate, Impulse, Amazon, Gametap, EA Store, Windows Marketplace etc. all have good deals. If you shop around, you can get consistently good prices on games (50-75% or even 90% off). Even pre-orders get specials like 20% off the already discounted list price and such.

I prefer Steam, Gamersgate, Direct2Drive and Amazon. But when the price is right, I go where the bargains are.
Edited by PrimeBurn - 4/19/11 at 9:21pm
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post #17 of 33
Yeah Steam has some awesome sales. I tend to stick to steam now. Physical media is so 2006
post #18 of 33
Steam is free to install. Just install it then check for sales every now and then. Beyond that just get a physical copy. It's cheaper and its all yours. I also don't like the way Steam spies on your gaming, not cool.
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Both great games by the way (Bioshock and Borderlands)
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Steam RAWKS!!
    
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