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post #21 of 33
I do steam.

1: You can NEVER loose a game. Just redownload it from Steam.
2: You can do this across any computer
3: It is just easier and they have kick ass deals.
 
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I really prefer steam over boxed copies now, I love the way it autoupdates my games and keeps them in a viewable library for all to see

Last game I got boxed (other than Starcraft 2) was Crysis 1, ironically the disk for it doesnt work anymore which has me peeved
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post #23 of 33
Just copy your folder to a external hd and play on any computer (reminds me I need to backup my newer games)

BIGGEST PLUS FOR ME IS YOU DON'T HAVE TO INSERT THE DISK FOR ANY REASON

I hate switching disks based on which game I want to play
post #24 of 33
long term steam. you figure the media can never get scratched/misplaced, granted buy atleast one hard copy of the game to always retain proof of ownership of the account.

heres my steam library. http://steamcommunity.com/id/Greensy.../games?tab=all

and according to steamcalculator.com i've paid 605, not counting any DLC. Doing a quick bank records search i think i spent around 200 bucks. Portal being the most expensive game, and only game costing more then 20 bucks.

i got gta IV for 5 bucks, both bioshocks for 10 total, and boarderlands for 10. those are the few that come to mind.
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post #25 of 33
Whichever is cheaper. But if you don't wish to have 10,000 discs lying around; if you buy games very often, then Steam is a better option.

Besides, it's good to wait when Steam lets discounts rip on games.

The other day GTA IV went for just $5.
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steam, but dont bother with BC2 you can never get online, most horrible servers ever
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post #27 of 33
I prefer discs before downloading. I'd rather save my bandwidth for pron lol.
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steam, but dont bother with BC2 you can never get online, most horrible servers ever
HUH?! Im ALWAYS able to get into servers, what in the world are you smoking?
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So its no different than xbox.lol I had so many issues with BC2 on xbox and Medal of honor getting into games that I returned MOH, and burned BC2 in protest

I am glad you said something since I was just about to buy BC2 on steam.lol


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steam, but dont bother with BC2 you can never get online, most horrible servers ever
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HUH?! Im ALWAYS able to get into servers, what in the world are you smoking?
you must be special mate not me, its all over forums, people getting to play for 2 mins and then kicking them, I have it on Ps3 and pc and it happens on both. you must be lucky
I used to be able to play it day in day out, now i cant play online for more than 60 seconds
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