Steam's holiday festivities are coming along nicely, with whole bunch of new titles being slashed this Christmas. Titles include Dead Space for a mere £5.09! So jump on over, have a look and grab yourself a bargain!
Kind of a disappointing sale today. That's a nice deal on Dead Space and Zombie Driver though. I can't turn down a $2 game.
I picked up Torchlight yesterday for $5, probably the best decision of my gaming career =D
Still waiting for a sale for Crysis
Yeah I was hoping for a little more to be honest, but Dead Space for £5 is good enough for me.
How can they really think selling a game without a box, a manual or disk, and charge more than what you pay in a store is beyond me. Example is MW2 £39.99 or any other new game that comes out.It's cheaper in a shop. If they dont have to give you anything but a download, they even dont have postage for god sake. If they dont have any of the above costs and sold the games for half the store prices due to that, then it would be ok.Its a rip off.
Valve doesn't dictate the pricing on games. Blame Activision. And the what hell difference does it make if you're not getting a disk, box or manual. A disc costs a few cents to reproduce, a box even less than that and the manual is just a couple pieces of paper. Steam is busting down the doors to the digital future, man.
Tell me why they charge more than a store ??? Cmon its true, You cant even bloody sell the game after you finish it as it's on your steam account, thats another reason they are a rip off. I buy games on 360 & PS3, finish them and then get some cash back by ebaying them. So your saying a few pence for a disk. Its at least £2 postage, a box , a manual and it all costs money. Steam don't have that expense, so why are we charged more. Sorry its a fair question pal. If it was the same as store prices it wouldn't be as bad, but its more expensive..so its a rip off. Blame Activision?, i know you dont like them but not every steam game is activision.
You're an idiot. ACTIVISION PRICES THEIR OWN GAMES ON STEAM. PRICING IS AT THE PUBLISHER'S DISCRETION - NOT VALVE'S. No one buys and sells used PC games anyway. Just because you're cheap and sell your games after you play them, doesn't mean you can do that with Steam. You buy a game, it's on your Steam account forever. That's kind of the point of Steam. Why are you complaining about Steam when you've obviously never used it. I haven't bought a game at a store in years. Steam always has good deals. New games (at least in North America) are the same price, if not cheaper than at stores. In Canada, a new PC game costs $60, and console games $70 + 14% tax. On Steam I can get a brand new game for $50 (sometimes $45 if there's a pre-order sale) and there's not one cent of tax on it.
alright name a game not made by Activision and I guarantee you it has had a 50-75% off sale on steam. It's nobody else's problem but your own if you don't know when to buy a game. as far as ebaying or trading in used games....seriously? you can buy a brand new game for $60 and the most you'll get back out of it is $25 ($30 if they are having a rare special) for the $30 you lost on trading it in. You could have about 15 games on steam. Again, it's nobody else's fault but you're own that you have a habit of being ripped off lol.
You aren't the brigest person around lol.
The last physical game I bought was Crysis warhead. That was only because Tesco had it a stupid price. 13 GBP when I lived in the UK. Since HL2 was released, I have over 100 Steam games. I have bought 7 since the sale. You can beat it. Steam is a delivery service. No Actvision games on sale because they decided on that, not Valve. The same reason over publishers game are on the cheap, because they allow it. Look at Eidos, I bought their pack on sale lasts year.
Actually, Steam sells a lot of games cheaper than most stores especially new games that are about to come out. However, it depends on the store. At Fry's Electronics, for example, they're selling L4D2 for $29.99 while Steam is selling it for $37.99. (last time i checked) Dont buy from Steam then since games bought from it will always be on your account and you can redownload it whenever you wish if you've deleted it before.
i bought zombie driver and day of defeat:source. :) steam rocks.
Ive got it you tosser and it's a rip off, you carry on paying over the top for the latest games if you want, Ive just bought the PC version of R5 at our local Game store for £4.98. They want £14.99 on steam, While your at it why don't you pay £39.99 for MW2 when you can get it for £29.99 on PC in a store. Great bargain that is pal . Fool
You're a console gamer and you're trying to tell me I'm getting ripped off on Steam? You're pretty dense, bro. You should be used to paying out the ass for everything by now.
Pandamobile, I would not bother with this guy. He clearly does not understand that the pricing policy in steam is not the same as retail. We have pointed it out to him, but it is clearly over his head.
I can't believe that no one cares about actually owning a physical copy anymore. What if the internet goes down? What if you want to reinstall it and cant get onto Steam? What if you want to resell it? What if you just want to have a material representation of something you PAID money for? You're the idiot Pandomobile, putting all of your money and trust in something thats completely digital. Just because YOU "haven't bought a game in stores in years" doesn't mean anyone who likes to actually HAVE a copy of what they paid for is an idiot. If I'm gonna pay $60 for something why wouldn't I want a manual, box, and a disc as opposed to nothing at all? Grow up moron and lose the superiority complex, it isn't like you've earned it. I'm with you iistuii, these guys clearly don't know the meaning of getting what you pay for.
I thought i was the only person who could see that. If you wanna use steam then all well and good, but to argue that its ok to be dearer than a shop when you don't actually have anything like a box, disk or manual is daft. All i'm saying is that it's surely gotta be cheaper being a download.
"What if the internet goes down?" your serious? what if you're console breaks? what if you accidently sit on your disc? what if you piss someone off and they snap it in half what if you step on your disc? what if you don't handle your disc right and it's too scratched up to play? what if your console eats up your disc and won't spit it back out? what if you lend it to a friend and he "lost it" with steam games you CAN burn the game to a disc. debunked With my questions I'm sure those sorts of things happen at least 100 times a day. Steams beginning to look more enticing isn't it.
These idiots continue to bash Steam without even using it. They don't know the first thing about it. There's over 22 million Steam accounts. So it's not like there's only a few people going digital. Not to mention IGN's Direct 2 Drive, Gamer Gate and Impulse all doing the same thing. Enjoy your scratched disks, boys.
@panda console users will support digital copies, but thats only when sony or microsoft tell them so.
By then they'll all think that Sony's being innovative by launching a download store for new release games. Same thing with the 3d sh1t they're doing now. "Darrhurr. SONY R GUD CUZ THEY MAEK 3D GAEMS NOW." Meanwhile, we've had 3d (stereoscopic) for years, and anaglyph 3D for even longer. The console guys really don't understand how much they rely on PC tech. They think all their sh1t is cutting edge, and brand new meanwhile it's existed on PC's for the last 3-6 years.
Great comments Pandamobile. In many articles you're the voice of reason. There are so many ignorent gamers out there who feel the need to choose a side whether it be Sony/Microsoft/PC and defend it fervently. I'm a multi plat gamer, I love my consoles, but the lack of understanding and respect for PC as a platform is baffling. Why so much hate? As consoles are gradually becoming PC's gen after gen all of their ignorent comments will become contradicted as the tech that they flamed becomes incorporated into their beloved consoles. So bubbles for fighting the good fight my man! Oh and I'll be getting Nvdia 3D vision next month when Acers new 120hz monitor is released, so excited :)
@dreamtheater agreed.. consoles become more pc like gen after gen. One of my friends who is a console gamer, in the ps2 gen used to complain that pc gaming has install times. Which was his reasoning for hating pc. Today when he has a ps3 he needs to be installing pretty much every game, funny insnt it?
Your a numpty mate. Ive got a steam account you fool.I just don't expect to pay more for a game on there...what's your problem with that.I finished Assasins Creed 2, not really anything multiplayer in it, so sold it on ebay after. The game new cost me £34.99 new and i got £28.00 back from selling the DISK, can you do that on steam without flogging off all your games....NO. I have been playing PC games for years and thought steam was a great idea until i kept seeing that the prices were well above the stores for new games. I UNDERSTAND the pricing policy toolbag, but whoever is making the pricing is WRONG. So now were clear about all that, can someone please tell me why they are happy at paying £39.99 for MW2 when its £10 cheaper in a shop.???. And what the hell is all this about sony/microsoft from the other fools? It's got nothing to do with a console/pc war idiots. It's simply about why games on Steam are priced so high when they dont have any material overheads.UNDERSTAND ?
I use steam a lot and they do have some good deals going on for certain games, but I've also noticed that new game releases tend to be over or equally priced as physical copies of the same games. Same goes for D2D.
Sometimes you get great deal in steam for certain game (like now except Acvtivsion) and sometime you can pick up a bargin in retail. Logic suggest you go where the deal is. Like I said I would go, Tesco, Game, Asda Etc an pick up a steal (I now live in the states and gamestop is Sh!t) but then I could pick up a Eidos pack for example for a stupid price. If the Publishing houses do not want their game to be a certain price, go somewhere else. Simple. You are carrying like you are being made to buy off steam. If we want to buy off steam for whatever reason, why does it have to be justified to anyone but ourselves. If you don't like the price speak to the publishers who set them. UNDERTAND
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO i'm not, are you thick, I'm saying that new games are overpriced on steam considering they have no material overheads. FACT it's a FACT, look at the prices mate for god sake. Blame anything or anyone, but i'm making a point that if you go on the bloody steam site you can clearly see that the latest games are overpriced. So if your disagreeing, your actually saying that the prices on steam for new games are lower than the shops, when they clearly aren't.Thats all.
I understand what you mean. You used up 6 bubs and I still think some people didn't understand the point you were trying to make.
You're a frickin' idiot. Just get out of this thread while you still have a shread of dignity left.
SFW! I know some thing are over priced. Just like many thing in life. WTF can we do about it but: 1. don't buy the overpriced sh** you pr!ck go elsewhere 2. Complain to those who price it. They don't give a F Petrol , eElectricity, income tax is an F'in rip-off in the UK. Go Complain about something that matters more.
You guys sure get touchy when someone says something bad about Steam.
Damnit! More temptation! Burnout Paradise: Ultimate box... £5.