Originally Posted by elusiver
lol... case closed. feel sorry for manutz...
It is a done deal - I will NOT be buying Borderlands.
It was $50US and now $80US - there is ZERO DIFFERENCE in the distribution model between the US and AUS so the extra $30 is additional profit - nothing more and nothing less. I mean, if they are going to charge us a special and different price specifically for our region it SHOULD be in AUS dollars! But instead it is in US dollars and THEN we have to pay the exchange rate above that!
Additionally, for the less money I can buy a retail box. For less money I get a physical product that has been manufactured on one side of the world, stored in warehouses, shipped over oceans, stored in more warehouses, delivered to distributors, delivered to stores, placed on shelves and then sold to me, and every step of that process involves costs and profit taken from the total purchase price.
And for those who are so inclined, there is a buge difference in the carbon produced by the two distribution models.
The retail box means that I do not have to download the game. But the Steam version means I do not have to find the damn CD whenever I want to play the game, I do not have additional "stuff" (the box and CD) that I have to find somewhere to store/keep, and I never have to patch the game as it is always and automatically patched.
Lastly, I can only assume that the boxed version will not have the same access to Steam Friends, and seeing as I always game with Toggers and not randoms I am simply not interested in the boxed version.
No Borderlands for me, just because I went to buy about 4 hours too late!