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What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?
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What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

I'm hoping someone from the Frictional Games staff sees this, as I really want to know how best to support the release of this game.

I'm going to buy it regardless, but I'd like to make my purchase towards their development as meaningful as possible. As such, I'm curious, does it help more if I buy it directly online and download it, or buy it from a store? Or does it not really matter?

I guess I wonder in terms of if buying/downloading it directly gets them more money than buying a retail copy in stores, or if buying the retail copy helps to prove the game's success, or anything like that. Forgive me if I have no idea what I'm talking about.
03-10-2007 01:17 PM
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

Can you give a general idea of where you live? (Not state/province, just the country)
If you're in the US, I would check your local store for the game a few days after it comes out.
Or you can likely purchase the box online, or just digital download it.
And I don't think it matters, I believe they get a rolilty for every copy that is sold, so I don't believe they get anything more for online or offline purchase.
But I don't work for them, so this is like, spam or something I guess.

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03-10-2007 01:30 PM
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

I live in the US. They list that it'll be available apparently through the big GameStop/EB Games chain, so I guess I'll get it through there. Having a box copy would be nice. Smile

If anyone else has any input on if it matters, please post!
03-10-2007 06:59 PM
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Sepai Offline
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

yesterday at EB games they don't even have it on their systems so looks like i might have to download it or wait patiently so i can get the big red box :/
03-11-2007 02:33 AM
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

i imagine they don't even know what does, since neither of them replayed after looking here a couple of times..
it might mean its all good..

03-11-2007 05:35 AM
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Thomas Offline
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

It is not an "easy" question for us for various reasons. Do whatever you want the most Smile
03-11-2007 10:38 AM
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RE: What supports better -- buy online and download, or buy retail box in stores?

Okay! Thanks for the response.
03-11-2007 11:43 AM
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