Steam certainly made aI change the way we think about buying games. Plenty of people, including many PP readers, are not too happy with the concept as it is currently implemented.
To keep the question a little simpler imagine that you want to buy a game and it is the same price vis an online distribution system or through normal retail.
Do you prefer online distribution systems or normal retail?
No doubt it is generally very easy to buy and download a game but that’s not true for everybody. There’s also the added issues of online verification and plenty of other issues. I think that so far we haven’t really seen the idea exploited properly.
I LOVE BOXES! There, I’ve said it. The first step to getting help is to admit you have a problem. I love also sorts of boxes, especially game boxes. Not the simple DVD cases but the cardboard printed ones! I also love printed manuals, posters etc etc. I’m sure you can see where this is going. I want normal retail. Or perhaps I could buy the game via an online distribution system, download it and then go to a shop and collect by boxes!