I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Not going to drop names or URL's, but out of curiosity, do you buy directly from Steam or do you hunt for bargains on CD key retailers?
I find it a lot cheaper but I have had a few bad experiences, overall though I have still saved money.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Depends on the game and the price.
Most games I get directly from the source, STEAM, Origin, GOG, etc...
If the deal is good I some times go to trusted places like Green Man Gaming and if it's a killer deal there is one place I've used that I won't name that I've heard good things about and have never had issues with.
I prefer to support the devs any time though.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
I buy from steam and GOG. I don't buy enough games for the payoff to be worth it in hunting out alternate sources. If something's too dear I just don't buy it.
11th November 2006
It depends. I buy from authorised retailers, but not from the more shady ones. If there's no clear idea of where they get their keys from, I don't buy from 'em. I don't want to risk throwing money at something without getting anything back.
2nd May 2016
Whichever's cheaper, as I am a disloyal cur (I don't even consider the ones I've heard are shady or unauthorized, though; even a cur must know his limits). GreenManGaming has been very good to me.
7th June 2016
I'm a big hypocrite honestly. If a developer I like puts out a game I know I want to play, and I like what they've done in the past, I tend to just pony up the cash through Steam/whatever distribution service I'm forced to use to support them. A recent example would be Dark Souls 3. Been a fan of the franchise since DS1 on my 360 so I wanted to give FROM their due. If I'm bargain hunting or not 100% sure I want to spend full retail I'll use a key site. I use one in particular that I've never had an issue with. I recently bought DOOM from a key site and in retrospect that's a game I would have gladly paid $60 for.
Caffiene Fuelled Ravings of an undiagnosed Sociopath.
13th June 2008
I try to get keys from key sites as often as possible
Mikey - GameFront.com - Lead Developer
22nd December 2007
Usually Steam, GOG, Amazon, etc. - the better known retailers. But with the general rule that the game must be significantly less - 50% or cheaper - than the original release price.
All hail Daut our Lord and Savior
8th November 2005
These days I get all my games from XBox Gold bonuses and Humble Bundle Monthly. (Great deal for me, as I'm not paying for either of them. :D) When I do get games from other sources, it is usually through Steam if it is a digital copy, and Amazon if it is a physical copy.
I don't do much hunting for the best price. The stuff I get is usually at least 50% off anyway, so if there is a cheaper price, it is usually hardly any better.
For the Emperor! Knights of Caliban!
16th March 2004
I like to buy from Steam, I don't why but it is always my go to.
[color=#000000][size=2][b][i]Heralds of the coming doom, Like the cry of the Raven, we are drawn, This oath of war and vengeance, On a blade of exalted iron sworn, With blood anointed swords