I've pretty much given up on bricks and mortar game stores. They have lost touch IMO with the pricing that goes on in cyberspace. I giggle at the amount of money they want for 12-month old titles and they usually have some of the current crop but I'm not paying $90.00 AUD for any game, I'm just not that keen. The price invariably drops in Steam anyway so I tend to buy them then. Steam's great. I have all of my games in one place, they stay updated, I don't have a stack of discs and boxes lying around and I can either back-up the entire directory through the Steam client or just copy it straight to a backup drive. A bricks and mortar retailer would have to drastically change their business model for me to even give them a second look. If their current model was competitive, they wouldn't be bleating.