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Windows purchases

Hi,

Is it possible to purchase the Collection for Windows NOT on Direct2Drive / Steam / Gamersgate? I hate getting games on these types of platforms, as convenient as it is. I've not seen these games in store (especially not for US$5 for the special this weekend =P), so that's not an option unless someonecan provide locations in Canada.

I don't want to deal with companies where they can revoke which games I can play, especially for a completely single player experience. Ask anyone who's purchased "1984" and "Animal Farm" from Amazon for their e-book reader. =p (http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/1...an-others/)
(This post was last modified: 07-19-2009, 04:52 AM by zoroztheg4mer.)
07-19-2009, 04:51 AM
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RE: Windows purchases

Hi,

There is a boxed version of the Collection for Windows. If you can't find it in a local game store, try online stores such as amazon.
07-19-2009, 09:34 AM
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(07-19-2009, 09:34 AM)jens Wrote: Hi,

There is a boxed version of the Collection for Windows. If you can't find it in a local game store, try online stores such as amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Penumbra-Collectio...561&sr=8-1
http://www.buy.com/prod/penumbra-collect...53881.html

Both ship to US only. I am located in Canada. =( Googling "Buy Penumbra Collection" doesn't result in many actual stores. =\ (Ebay also has a link, but only ships to US)

I'll take a look again, but I doubt any major gaming store has it (probably would have noticed it).

Ah well.
07-20-2009, 05:38 AM
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How about http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductD...t_id=73936 ? Do they ship to Canada?
07-20-2009, 07:30 AM
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(07-20-2009, 07:30 AM)jens Wrote: How about http://www.gamestop.com/Catalog/ProductD...t_id=73936 ? Do they ship to Canada?

These guys need to work on their search engine optimization for this game. Didn't show up on google when I looked. =P

They do ship to Canada but the game is US$9.99 + $15.99 shipping. I hate companies that lower the cost of the game and hide it in the shipping costs. I'm probably too picky, but I specifically avoid stores (online or otherwise) that clearly decrease the up-front price just to entice people. Their shipping goes by amount spent, and not weight or dimensions: the shipping for Penumbra is the same as buying the entire Band kit for Guitar Hero / Rock Band.

I think I'll resign myself to checking in store, or perhaps special ordering it there. I should be able to special order it through their local stores at the worst case.

Thanks for your help!
07-24-2009, 04:50 PM
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