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Old 06-28-2011, 12:10 AM   #1
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Angry Overpriced

Really Steam? A game from 2003 and you charge £9.99

Does steam even care about competitive pricing anymore? It can be bought for as little as £3 from other sites. Nearly every single steam game is significantly over priced, some as much as 70%.

Steam is no longer the quality provider they used to be, the only thing they care about is money. They should partner up with EA.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:40 AM   #2
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They should partner up with EA.
I would gladly pay more to make sure that this doesn't ever happen. Ever.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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I would gladly pay more to make sure that this doesn't ever happen. Ever.
They already act like EA.

Would you even be able to tell the difference?
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Old 06-28-2011, 06:26 AM   #4
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It's also buggy as hell and crashes randomly
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:00 PM   #5
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It is a game from 2003. Its expected to not run well on new hardware

However it should NOT cost USD $20

This is coming from someone who bought the base game for $20, Rush Hour for $20, and the prima guide for $20
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
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For me it was money well spent. I bought the steam version just so that I wouldn't need the disc to play because my 2 year old son likes to mess with my dvd drive and sometimes loses my discs.

Considering the ridiculous amount of time I have spent playing this game, $20 doesn't seem over priced to me at all.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:25 AM   #7
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It is a game from 2003. Its expected to not run well on new hardware
Well said. I don't know why so many people complain about it.


Well... USD$20 isn't too bad when you consider the retailers have it for AUD$15 and they're hit-and-miss on whether they have it in stock or are willing to transfer it from another store's inventory.

Also, most of the time Steam is significantly cheaper than many other stores willing to ship here.
The only games that I've seen that are more expensive through Steam than anywhere else are the EA, 2K and TakeTwo (Rockstar Games) ones, which is totally expected from me since they're the most prolific territory discriminators.
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Old 07-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #8
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Wait for a Steam sale. I bought it for my friend when it was $4.99. I've played this game since the day it came out back in 2003, and it's worth the money... which is why it still sells for $19.99 in the store.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #9
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It might hit 5€ at some point during the Summer Sale.
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:13 PM   #10
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Bought it for $4 during EA week.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:16 PM   #11
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2 games, Sim City 4 and Il2 Sturmovik 1946. Both cost 10usd and are old a lot, but ive played much more of them than most games that i payd 40usd.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:02 AM   #12
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Well it's 25€ on origin store lol...
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:12 AM   #13
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When gamestation launched their download service they sold it for 10p
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:22 PM   #14
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Got it for only 10 euros. Wonderful game, tons of great free mods available and runs flawlessly on a modern computer without a single crash so far.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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10$ well worth, wonder why people complain so much about the prices.
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