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pre purchase or retail?

soo im gonna buy l4d2 but i dont know if i should buy it from steam or from a store. it will cost almost the same if i buy it from steam or retail. soo i want you too say where you think i should buy it and why i should buy through steam / retail ,thanks
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    Either is fine. It's about $10 more in stores where I am. But you get a shiny box to play with.
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    I'd say store, then you get the disk if anything fucks up. It's what I'm doing. tomorrow maybe. :D
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    Posted by Sliferjam Either is fine. It's about $10 more in stores where I am. But you get a shiny box to play with.
    yeah, but if you buy it through steam you get the baseball bat
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    Posted by Sliferjam Either is fine. It's about $10 more in stores where I am. But you get a shiny box to play with.
    yeah, but if you buy it through steam you get the baseball bat
    You get it from the retail version to I am pretty sure. I preordered mine from gamestop.
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    I'd say buy it through steam unless your internet is really slow or you have a low bandwidth cap.
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    I pre-ordered from GameStop and got $5 back, with the code for the demo, and exclusive baseball bat. Plus if anything gets fucked up, it takes longer to install via digital download (downloading it from steam), than it does than just putting the disk in. But whichever you wanna do is fine. To what Sliferjam said, it doesn't cost more in the store. Its exactly the same.
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    Posted by Sliferjam Either is fine. It's about $10 more in stores where I am. But you get a shiny box to play with.
    yeah, but if you buy it through steam you get the baseball bat
    You get it from the retail version to I am pretty sure. I preordered mine from gamestop.
    but if im gonna buy it from a store i wouldnt have pre ordered it, and then i wouldnt get the baseball bat
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    If you're that arsed about a baseball bat get it from Steam /thread
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    Idk probally steam because u can still play if you lose your disc and you get a baseball bat :D
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    Posted by Sliferjam But you get a shiny box to play with.
    Instead of playing the game?
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    Yeah i think ill be getting it from steam and somehow i have -9 points so if anyone could donate 10 points, thx
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    Posted by Anti-Social Idk probally steam because u can still play if you lose your disc and you get a baseball bat :D
    If you lose your disc you just download the game through steam.
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    Posted by DManVI but if im gonna buy it from a store i wouldnt have pre ordered it, and then i wouldnt get the baseball bat
    Preorder at GameStop, receive preorder code, receive game later.
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    Posted by DManVI but if im gonna buy it from a store i wouldnt have pre ordered it, and then i wouldnt get the baseball bat
    Preorder at GameStop, receive preorder code, receive game later.
    yeah but i dont live in USA so wouldnt that cost more then just buying it from steam?
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    Posted by DManVI yeah but i dont live in USA so wouldnt that cost more then just buying it from steam?
    Since the Steam store and regular stores don't perform proper Euro to Dollar conversion (they do $1=€1,20 while it's not), in my occasion (I live in Belgium) it was cheaper to import it from GameStop. O.O
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