Originally Posted by theJesus
It's nice, because sometimes games go on sale at places other than Steam. I bought Portal 2 from Best Buy because they had a great pre-order sale, but I registered it on Steam because I like having a central app to manage all my games.
Granted but tbh, boxed games nowadays do nothing for me. Back in the day, a decent boxed game would/could be as elaborate as the old records used to be. Great artwork, big chunky manuals so you could sit on the lavvy and have a good read whilst dropping the kids off at the pool.
Steam has my cc details. I click on the game I want, download it in under 30mins. Fully patched game waiting to be played and it's already defragmented. Sweet.