Originally Posted by sillyeagle
Thats not true as they DO pay to have the game on store shelves, and they also pay to have servers and enough badnwidth to make it availalbe without the store. If you want something physical, go to the store.
Actually, with Steam, its completely pointless to buy something physically, because in the end, you are still tied to Steam itself for authentication. Nor can you easily lend this game, or trade it with friends that you trust, unless you perhaps associate every Steam game with its own account.