Civ V $10 off through direct2drive

#1 Edited by OldElfin (20 posts) -
#2 Posted by kwyee (234 posts) -
@OldElfin:   
direct2drive also gets you $10 worth of DLC when it releases and Civ 3. 
http://pc.ign.com/articles/112/1120331p1.html 
 
Too bad I already bought it on Steam :|
#3 Edited by AndrewB (7686 posts) -

Civ 5 isn't listed on the games with keys which can be registered on Steam list. How do you know it can be registered on Steam? If it can, I might just have lost $40. 
 
Edit: hmm, apparently it's a Steamworks game... duh, I knew that.

#4 Edited by bwmcmaste (859 posts) -
@kwyee said:

" @OldElfin:   direct2drive also gets you $10 worth of DLC when it releases and Civ 3  

Of all versions, they chose Civilization III? Poor form chaps. Having played (and enjoyed) all the PC versions of this series: I can honestly say that although the third was the first 3D version, it was also the worst. This seems like a cheap fruit basket-like addition to a rather flat package (excluding the actual game, of course).
#5 Posted by JauntyHat (326 posts) -

DAMNIT. I Lost out on the "School Sucks" code, and figured I wouldnt have another chance to get it discounted.
#6 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1921 posts) -

Any reason why direct2drive is so much cheaper than steam? Steam has the game listed at $79.99 but it's only $49.95 on d2d. I'll go for the cheaper one if I'm not going to miss out on anything significant.

#7 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

I see it as $50 for standard and $60 for the Deluxe on Steam.
 
I used the coupon PAX on direct2drive to save $5.  Correct me if I'm wrong but D2D is also offering the first DLC free and steam isn't?

#8 Posted by Sanity (1950 posts) -

Already got it on steam myself, i really dont trust D2D myself so id rather pay a bit more and grab it on steam.

#9 Posted by Xshinobi (404 posts) -
@dudy80 said:
" Already got it on steam myself, i really dont trust D2D myself so id rather pay a bit more and grab it on steam. "
Even the D2D version is activated via steam. So you could buy it on D2D and link it to your steam account.
#10 Edited by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

To clarify, as I never intend to use D2D, I can buy it from D2D, get a code in the email, then just use that on Steam? 
 
Edit: nevermind, ended 6 days ago..

#11 Posted by Sanity (1950 posts) -
@Xshinobi said:
" @dudy80 said:
" Already got it on steam myself, i really dont trust D2D myself so id rather pay a bit more and grab it on steam. "
Even the D2D version is activated via steam. So you could buy it on D2D and link it to your steam account. "
I realize this but i really dont like buying games though them as i had issues with them before. Just principle i suppose.
#12 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1556 posts) -

The $5 coupon still worked as of yesterday night.  And once you buy the game on D2D, it gives you a key to use on Steam right on their site.  It will be the same way when the DLC is released later this year for people who are getting it for free.  Ohhh yeah baby.  :D 
 
I had zero issues.

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