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Weekend Open Forum: Where do you buy your PC games?

By Matthew ยท 91 replies
Mar 11, 2011
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  1. I really love owning a physical item, it makes me feel better. I never buy online unless I have to.
  2. i'm from costa rica i'like steam ,iloved
  3. Online mostly. Either through the company or steam. My store because I get a discount. Alaska is small for these things :-(
  4. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    Steam mostly, with Amazon for the games I physically want to own.
  5. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Posts: 3,073   +97

    For me it's just Steam and Apple's App Store for casual gaming. I don't buy games that often, so I haven't tried many other digital distribution platforms besides GOG once or twice, and I can't remember the last time I bought a boxed game.
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 855   +64

    Steam.bought cataclysm from gamestation as it was a fiver less than direct from blizzard. Bought bc2 from blockbusters. Bad mistake. Doesn't update through steam and doesn't show I am playing to my friends in the same way. Steam used to suck bad when it first came out but its much better nowadays. Valve done a good job.
  7. Breech

    Breech TS Member Posts: 76

    Most of my titles I buy through Steam, not only for great sale prices but to support a company that still caters heavily to the PC crowd. I've used D2D a time or two as well. Last brick and mortar purchase was Bioshock 2 at GameStop.
  8. Always boxed, either Amazon, Play or some other.
    Somehow I don't like being dependent on Steam or the likes, and on release, it's always cheaper to buy there than online. At least so far, for the games I want.
  9. STEAM...just bought 3 games tonight!
  10. I used to buy from stores, but recently in the past year or so I've been buying online.
    Steam, and Blizzard store. The reason? It can be cheaper online--I got Half-Life 2 for $10 on Steam.
    Another reason is that I don't ever have to worry about losing the CD or Key, all the downloads are available with my online account if I ever need to re-install.
  11. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    When buying new releases I usually go retail as it tends to offer more benefits. Most boxed copies I will get from either Amazon or Newegg. On rare occasions I will buy from a B&M like Target, Wal-Mart or even K-Mart as they sometimes have decent discounts that aren't matched online.

    For digital purchases my choice is usually Steam, especially during sales as they tend to offer the best overall deals. However I also buy from Impulse and GOG. I rarely buy new releases digitally though as they are same priced as retail.
  12. The Pirate Bay.

    Paying for things is so 2006.
  13. Richy2k9

    Richy2k9 TS Enthusiast Posts: 515

    hello ...

    Steam, D2D, Impulse, GoG, Gamersgate, Blizzard store for all online purchase & I do a lot / month.

    Ebay, hmv, local stores for disc-based (rare)

  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,247   +448

    I used to be all about the physical media - but lately I've started to shift to Steam... and since I don't want to deal with multiple downloadable sources I only deal with Steam. Just wish there weren't as many limits to the titles you can import into steam from physical media.
  15. tractorphil

    tractorphil TS Enthusiast Posts: 59

    I buy mainly from Steam but occasionally i buy from stores but that is becoming more rare for me
  16. Usually Steam or Direct2Drive, but I also buy from best buy, or Gamestop(ew) if I want it for a midnight release.
  17. innosflew

    innosflew TS Rookie

    I've buyed my games on innoscdkeys . weebly . com :)

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