Originally Posted by tupperware
Well, Steam <is> pretty cool.
Heres my problem with steam....
If you by a retail version from a brick and mortar store you are also paying for the shipping of said product from point a to b as well as the printing manufacturing costs of the disks,boxes and any manuals included for lets say 49.99.
The same purchase on steam the only thing you get is the serial key for the same price. The costs involved dont include what i listed in the previous paragraph.
The developer/publisher/steam is able to take a bigger slice of the pie with none of the savings being passed on to the consumer.