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Old 05-26-10, 01:52 PM   #25
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I've been using Steam exclusively for several years now. Prices may be higher than retail for US/UK/AU residents, but for me this means the ability to get original language versions instantly (previously, I had to import games and wait a week or two for them to ship, as local stores only have localized versions in most cases).
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Old 05-26-10, 01:57 PM   #26
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Retail ftw.

Bottom line:
Steam is limiting and complicating what I can do with my purchased game.


Can't install games exactly where I want, less user control patching, another DRM layer, less user control hacking/mod'ing, game permanently locked to an account and another app or client required.
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Old 05-26-10, 01:59 PM   #27
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I've been using Steam exclusively for several years now. Prices may be higher than retail for US/UK/AU residents, but for me this means the ability to get original language versions instantly (previously, I had to import games and wait a week or two for them to ship, as local stores only have localized versions in most cases).
yeah, localized games are horrible, Polish translations are usually quite bad.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:02 PM   #28
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Retail definitely, do not understand why steam (or D2D)?
It's nice to see a collection of CD/DVD hits neatly arranged in a glass case
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Old 05-26-10, 02:03 PM   #29
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started with tiger woods golf, then more EA sports will follow
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=150838

and other publishers will start doing the same thing
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=151218
Hmm that makes me a sad panda.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:06 PM   #30
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If I search for Crysis on Steam, it says "5 machine activation limit." What does this mean? If I install the game, format my computer, and try to reinstall, I'll have 4 installs left?
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Old 05-26-10, 02:33 PM   #31
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I buy games on big sales on steam, otherwise full price games like BF I go retail.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:41 PM   #32
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Retail sucks.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:41 PM   #33
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HALP!
thats only for warhead, and same applies to retail version of game

before you uninstall you should run EA de-authorization tool, it will revoke the activation and you are back to 5.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:43 PM   #34
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Steam all the way. If you know a little trick, wait for weekend deals or price drop. I've saved even more than retail. My brother who prefers retail over steam and ended up spending a lot more than me just because he likes to have box and discs in hand.

Now that Steam supports Mac and you get free Mac copies from certain games which makes the deal even sweeter. Most retails don't offer that. Steam isn't going anywhere soon.
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Old 05-26-10, 02:53 PM   #35
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Why?

They patched out the install limits for the Steam version shortly after the release...
just so I don't have to fire up steam
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Old 05-26-10, 03:44 PM   #36
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thats only for warhead, and same applies to retail version of game

before you uninstall you should run EA de-authorization tool, it will revoke the activation and you are back to 5.
It's actually for Crysis. Here is the link: http://store.steampowered.com/app/17300/

However, if you can revoke the activation, then I don't have a problem with it.
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