Just wanted to know how other people feel about the service
I kinda have a love hate relationship... recently its becoming more hate
let me explain why...
on the one hand you have this great library of games to choose from and buy
and once installed you do not require to have a disc in the computer ( I hate having to swap discs )
I just click the game I wanna play from my list.. and it starts..
now lets get to the annoying parts of it.. that are slowly starting to aggravate me..
firstly why the hell do the games cost more than their retail store counterparts..
example a copy of call of duty 4 on steam costs $69.99 , in retail store it costs me $49.99.
you would think since the game on steam is not a physical copy were they do not need to print it on disc and the manual .. they would be able to sell it cheaper... but yet here I am asked to pay $20 more.
... to be honest its more than $20 dollars cause since I happen to live in Europe when I go to purchase the copy it adds VAT ..so another $13.30 is added to the price making it $83.29 total for a game I can
buy the disc copy in the store for $49.99.
lets move to the next point...
some of you are wondering “ whats this guy talking about I only payed $49.99 for my copy which I bought from steam! “.. that's because you probably live in the US.. which is my next point..
IP discrimination. its bad enough I have to pay VAT on top of the regular game-price.. but also that I have to pay more on most games to start with .. my question is why?
maybe Gabe Newell likes the people in Europe as much as he likes the PS3 !?
When I buy my PS3/PC games online from USA, Canada or Asia in most cases there is no extra VAT added to start with and there is no discrimination just because I happen to live in Europe... ( hell most times even the shipping is free ! ) and the price is the same as for everybody no matter were they are from...
and my last point ( rant ).. how come most games come out on steam US.. take forever or don't get released at all on the European steam.. example I still cant get The Witcher : Enhanced Edition
on my steam... yet I know its on the US steam.
Thank you for reading this long post/rant of mine
I would be interested to know how other people feel about the service .. and or if you happen to disagree with me on some points ( if not all ) feel free to comment below.. or contact me