Can anyone tell me which is the best source for downloading games? Hey let me tell u that I need fastest way to download them. I’ve got broadband connection in my home so expecting the site to be good enough to provide better downloading speed. I’ve tried few website and wasted my money. Speed from the website was just few Kbps that the game took 2 days. Hell! I simply hate these kind of sources.
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Do you mean legal (Steam, Direct2Drive) or illegal sites?
18th November 2004
Steam and Direct2Drive are the two major game download sources I can think of. I've never used D2D, but I get pretty good download speeds via Steam. Also, there's the EA Download Manager, though that's just for EA games.
I'm pretty sure legal.
Steam or Direct2Drive are your best options atm, but Gamewatcher, a like wise service is coming in a month, and promises to be cheap and good quality/speed.
There are some more, but i would rely on these 2 (and in the future 3). :p
Junk angel;5175133Another good option would be Impulse.
Yeah, looks good.. link: Impulse Driven : Home : Digital Download Store, Latest Gaming News
From those who have used such services, what are the advantages of each?
If CD/DVD/Blu based distribution is going out, I want to pick a good source for games.
Pros * Unlimited downloads on multiple PCs. Delete the game, and download it later. * Good number of users for online matches (Established Community). * Can add non-steam games to the games list, for a single games list.
Cons * Offline modes are unrealiable. * Updates are annoying, especially if you don't play games often. Then it will update everytime. * Ugly interface
Junk angel;5176090I consider the interface to be actually pretty good (flat ice that is)
But the main issue with steam is the pricing in Europe.
I just use the standard one, works fine. :) Only slow page browser.
Don't get me started on pricing, they charge equal or more in numbers as US, but in the € currency. For example: Tf2: USD10, €10.
And cod4 was still 70€ last month. O.o (I raved about it in the spam forum, i took a pic or linked)
Steam all the way. Steam has so much more features than D2D, Impulse, EA Store, or any other online video game store. It features an online community with friends and groups, plus its very easy to use and its the only way to play Valve's awesome and popular games like Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike: Source, Team Fortress 2, etc.
Another one worth mentioning is Microsoft's Games For Windows Live. Their Games On Demand feature is still fairly new so there isn't a whole lot of games available but they've been adding a lot to it lately so its definitely worth a look at, especially if you have an Xbox Live Gamer Card because they're integrated together.