I'm not talking illegal stuff here but one of the main legal sources for downloading legal licensed games. This all started when I felt the need to play a bit of good old Deus Ex but couldn't find my old CD. No problem I thought it's getting on a bit but there is bound to be a cheap one kicking about on re-release in one of my local gaming stores, as it turns out I was wrong so I decided to pop on line and check out the alternatives.
Major Games retailer on CD: £4.99 (or 3 for £10)
Major Games Download site: $9.99 (that's £5.28 at the moment)
not what I was expecting ok maybe the CD one isn't the GOTY edition, but it's the same price delivered as the rest of the "Sold out" range is to buy in store. Having looked at that I decided to check out some of the other games up for download:
Sword Of the Stars
Major Games retailer on DVD: £24.99 (not out till Friday)
Major Games Download site: $39.95 (that's £21.10 at the moment but you can't download it outside the USA)
Major Games retailer on CD: £17.99
Major Games Download site: $49.95 (that's £26.38 at the moment)
I seem to remember reading on here that F.E.A.R. had been made freely available for download from it's publishers yet it's still up at $39.95
I guess this is another one of those cases where logic and expectations don't mesh with reality and it's well worth checking up and shopping around before parting with your hard earned.