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    Old 09-16-2012, 08:02 PM
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    Sit, wait, play EUIII that was in this months PCG, get CK2 when it's in a steam sale (probably christmas; I have a feeling about it - and I'm rarely wrong with my feelings, much to my wallets discomfort XD)
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    Old 09-16-2012, 08:08 PM
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    Steam charges what I call "idiot tax" also known as "lazy tax" and "impatience tax" (a bit like how Apple charges "idiot tax" and "hipster tax" for its overpriced toys). Basically, the default prices on Steam are often 20-50% more expensive than anywhere else - even other digital sites.

    I make the smart decision of buying Steam keys off cdkey sites. Be sure you don't buy a region locked key and check language and you can often have 60-70% off the Steam price! I bought Sleeping Dogs for a very nice £11 for example.

    Physical stores usually sell cheaper too but most local stores here are expensive still and getting it mailed from the UK stopped being very cheap since they all increased their Euro price (especially Play.com which used to be my main source for games until they started charging 20% more than the Pound price in euros).
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    Old 09-17-2012, 04:25 PM
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    I know this is just me being lazy, but which issue of pc gamer is the code in. And is the original one any good?
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    I know this is just me being lazy, but which issue of pc gamer is the code in. And is the original one any good?
    The first one is a lot harder to get into. It doesn't have a tutorial and when you start the game, you get one screen that tells you about some of the icons and such and then you're thrown into it. (There are additional 'hint' screens)

    As for the second one, it is much more improved. I for one could never get into the EU series, nor could I play the first Crusaders King, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the second one. I would say it's because they've made it more simple, they've simply improved the interface much more, there are a lot of pop-ups to help you out and of course a tutorial.
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    Old 09-17-2012, 05:41 PM
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    Yeah, if you want to invest dozens of hours into a strategy game, the least you might do is google is for a few moments to get the amazon price.

    At my download speed, the disk would arrive from amazon before it would finish from steam!
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    Steam, in the uk- I didn't think a disk would be cheaper.
    I find Steam is more expensive than most online retailers.
    (Excluding some Steam holiday sale deals)
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    Old 09-17-2012, 07:38 PM
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    I find Steam is more expensive than most online retailers.
    (Excluding some Steam holiday sale deals)
    Valve have been brainwashing us all with their 'sales'
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