Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Want Bad

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I never buy new releases but as soon as I can scrape the cash together I am going to break my self imposed rule for this game. Mind you I won't be buying it off Steam despite my ongoing love affair with digital download.  While Steam and its digital download rivals continue to provide unbelievable value on slightly older games they remain the worst place to buy new releases. Mafia 2 digital download from Steam: €49.99, Mafia 2 in a box from the first online retailer I tried: €34.99. Over 40% extra is too much to pay for the instant gratification of digital download.

I have said it before and I will say it again: We live in an era of game pricing madness.

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