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Used to be, back in the day, that I'd buy something on Steam only if it was a great sale price. "I prefer to own the disc-in-a-box version, 'cause that's just the kind of guy I am," I'd say. But I did pick up a few digital titles here and there as time marched on. As my Steam library grew slowly, fire-sale after fire-sale, I'd still dip into other stores for great prices here and there, Direct2Drive, or its new owner GameFly (not to mention the DRM-free GOG, which will always be my favorite - and whose holiday sale starts tomorrow by the way). When the Steam Thanksgiving sale ended I kinda regretted not picking up X-Com for $25, but didn't think too much of it 'cause I figured it would go on sale again after Christmas.

Then it happened.

GameFly has it on sale right now for $25, and I own a few other games from them, so it would hardly be lonely, but I still found myself hesitating to buy it because it wouldn't be on Steam. Which led me to one inescapable conclusion.

I'd become a Steam elitist.

going from distrustful curmudgeon to "with the times" has some unanticipated pitfalls
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