I Lurve Digital Distribution

I was reading a piece on the upcoming post apocalyptic Borderlands on Rock Paper Shotgun and I thought to myself, “I wonder if that will be available on Steam?”

So I loaded up the Steam client, and lo and behold, there it is. Coming on the 27th of this month.

Then I noticed, directly below, coming on the 28th of October: Torchlight.

A little more searching and there is on the 4th of November, Dragon Age: Origins (plus the digital deluxe edition.)

Just wait while I do a little happy dance…


…done, back.

Aside from the convenience of downloading games directly to my PC, which is a winner in itself, it’s also marvelous to be able to get them for US prices.

Here in Australia a new game from a game store will normally cost close to A$100. (Up to $20 more for a console game.)

Back when the Aussie dollar was down around 75 US cents, that made sense. The difference in currencies made importing an expensive proposition. But with the Aussie inching closer to the US dollar, it makes more digital purchases more and more attractive. (Won’t work with console games though since they use the evil region locking madness.)

It’s also a great time for Aussie subscribers of US based online games. We’ll finally be paying the same (or close to) as our US brethren. Kinda almost makes up for all those scheduled downtimes falling in Oceanic primetime hours.

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  1. Spinks

    I’m with you on this one! I was excited to be able to order Torchlight on Steam so easily as well. Looking forwards to playing it next week 🙂

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