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    Bioshock full steam ahead

    If you're worried that your pre-order for Bioshock may not arrive on the very first day of release, or you just fancy sitting in the comfort of your home without having to make a trip to your local store to pick up a copy, then there's good news for you.
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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Hmm, thats a bit of a suprise. I cant decide whether the cancel my pre-order with play or not now. Depends on price...

    EDIT: According to todays rate the $54.95 Steam are charging is £27.78. My pre-order with play is £24.99 and i actually get something to hold!!

    Again, one of the reasons Steam has not been on my PC for a long time.
    Last edited by s_kinton; 17-08-2007 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Don't forget that you have to add vat as well, so takes it over £30.

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Hmm, thats a bit of a suprise. I cant decide whether the cancel my pre-order with play or not now. Depends on price...

    EDIT: According to todays rate the $54.95 Steam are charging is £27.78. My pre-order with play is £24.99 and i actually get something to hold!!

    Again, one of the reasons Steam has not been on my PC for a long time.
    Prey was like that too. I don't see how, when there's no physical media involved at all, they can charge more than 'normal' shops do.

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    Hmm, thats a bit of a suprise. I cant decide whether the cancel my pre-order with play or not now. Depends on price...

    EDIT: According to todays rate the $54.95 Steam are charging is £27.78. My pre-order with play is £24.99 and i actually get something to hold!!

    Again, one of the reasons Steam has not been on my PC for a long time.
    prices are set by the publishers. blame 2k for this over-pricing

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Sticking to Play.com here as well.

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    prices are set by the publishers. blame 2k for this over-pricing
    I realise that, but I just don't see the logic. I'm assuming the publishers would have to pay to have it featured on steam, which is why it's not dirt cheap, but then I'd also assume that people are more likely to impulse buy it from steam, rather than anywhere else.

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Yeah, they are selling it at RRP for the limited edition, just crazy.

    Same reason I bought HL2 on DVD - was £5 cheaper than on steam. EP1, was much better, and came with a 10% preload discount, that's how it should be, not MORE than the shelf price!

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by ajbrun View Post
    I realise that, but I just don't see the logic. I'm assuming the publishers would have to pay to have it featured on steam, which is why it's not dirt cheap, but then I'd also assume that people are more likely to impulse buy it from steam, rather than anywhere else.
    if the game is sold at both retail and online, generally it costs more online.

    why?

    because wholesalers will refuse to supply the game if they feel they're being undercut by the publisher (hence retail RRP and online RRP are pretty much the same). this was a large part of the valve-versus-vivendi lawsuits, with vivendi contesting valve's right to sell the game themselves online with their own price point

    and whilst online games tend to have a fixed price, retail means a lot of sub-RRP retailers like play.com (for reference, bioshock's much cheaper from shopto.net than play), whilst the online price sticks at RRP.

    compare fr'example the steam price ($55) with americanese rrp retailer gamestop ($50) or even UK price comparison (steam £32.51; rrp £35)

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    I ordered the Limited Edition tin from Amazon (£27 with 1st class delivery) and got an extra £10 off for switching my DVD-by-post supplier from LoveFilm to Amazon (same price for each), so £17 delivered for the Ltd Edition tin... much better deal than Steam!

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Hehe I couldn't resist the tin case from Amazon either Play.com are good for dispatching to arrive on release date, not sure about Amazon though... would be good to have it by the weekend at least.

    RedSky, have a look for the "3 months for free" code for LoveFilm on HotDealsUK, you can use it to reactivate accounts

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by JimNastics View Post
    RedSky, have a look for the "3 months for free" code for LoveFilm on HotDealsUK, you can use it to reactivate accounts

    Hehe, excellent idea, thanks

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    you can order it from SoftUK (for new users) for around £18 if you use the voucher "broadband" (without the quotes).

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    Apparently Bioshock on Steam won't be playable until 9pm on Friday..?!?

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    YEE-HAA my copy turned up today from gameplay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! whoot

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    Re: Bioshock full steam ahead

    I'm trying to pre-load it from steam so that I can just enter my code and play it when it arrives in the post but the pre-load link doesn't work


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