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Old February 6, 2009, 04:34 PM
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Does anybody know whether Direct to drive sells in canadian dollars, or american dollars. and what is it like when u buy from them, is it like steam?
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Old February 6, 2009, 05:30 PM
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I have purchased a number of games and off the top of my head I can't remember if there was an exchange rate or not, all I know is that I didn't pay any tax.

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Old February 6, 2009, 06:16 PM
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I'm pretty much sure it is in US dollars. I haven't had any major problems with them other than they are not too clear on system OS requirements. Brothers in Arms wouldn't play after I DL'd it because I run 64 bit XP and 64 bit Vista. Luckily it was only $9.95. Kings Bounty wouldn't play on 64 bit XP but does on Vista. I've never seen D2D be specific about OS requirements, but I think they just use whatever the developer/publisher sends them.

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I'm a little curious myself, actually. Do they have any restrictions about installing on multiple computers? Do you need some sort of proprietary Steam-esque software to run the games? DRM?
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oh lol dang that sucks. I started to love steam because of the convienience and the constant random sales, but then i found out that they were charging me US dollars... thats like 125% of the price labelled on the game.
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Honestly, you'll be hard pressed to find a place that sells downloadable games at Canadian currency, actually, I believe their is only one service out their that offers the same price no mater where you are.

Anywho, honestly I'm not a fan of D2D. D:
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I buy from both, and love them both. Buying online is way better the running to store after store to buy a game they dont have. with Steam and D2D its always there ready to buy.
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You better get it now before the Canadian Government starts taxing digital downloads. Also with steam you can backup your existing game to your hdd. Only problem is that you need a internet connection to play some games like COH. If relic servers are down you won't be able to play at all.
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I always buy from D2D. They allow me to back up to my hard drives, I always install on multiple computers, only require internet for DL and one time activation per install. They guarantee that you can download as many times and to as many computers as you want. I'm just packing up a bunch of old games and manuals and boxes to give away, too much crap. D2d isn't perfect but I prefer them to buying in the store.

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I'm all for any app that allows me to legally not have to put a disc in the drive when I want to play a game.


Only EA Downloader and Sony's PSNetwork sell in Canadian dollars though. iTunes as well...but that's jsut for mobile apps/music/movies...


Direct2Drive wasn't so great when it first started, but they have greatly improved over the last 18 months...if thier catalog was as extensive as Steam's, they might be the next major player in that market.
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