Sunday, 14 September 2008

A bargain... on Steam!

Well you can now get quite a few bargains on Steam now. EA seemingly are introducing some of their games starting with Crysis and Crysis Warhead both in a package for $79.98 which works out about the same price as buying the disk in the shops. They are also releasing The Witcher: Enhanced Edition this month for an unknown price at the time of writing this article.

Amongst all that there are still the multitude of older games getting released slowly via steam and this month we have also seen the release of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures for $59.99 which again is about the same price in the shops if not a little higher due to the exchange rate being worse than before.

There is a really good bargain available though. This happens to be the upcoming Multiwinia which you can get for a mere $19.99 and you also get Darwinia for free! Talk about a deal.

This leads onto the exchange rate situation. We have thus far seen the exchange rate for US Dollars to British Pounds slip and if this continues it makes me wonder if it will affect the sales on Steam for the British and indeed the rest of Europe. After all people buy from there now due to it working out so cheap yet if the exchange rate were to get gradually worse then it would be cheaper to buy from stores or online.

It makes you wonder if Valve will reduce the price of games on Steam for European users thus making the same amount of sales or whether they will keep it at the same prices. In this situation, only time will tell.

Well that is all for now and until next time!


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