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Buying games as gifts.

danmitch1

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Is it just me or is it more and more difficult to buy a pc game as a gift?

I understand everything is available via download and no one really even has a disk drive (including me)

But last year alot of games were available to buy in a physical form only they just contained the download code instead of a disk. This way you could at least wrap it and hand it to someone in person.

This year I cant seem to find any games in this format.

Ideas?
 

moocow

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Well you could buy a Steam gift card from BB and stuff it inside a package of socks. I bet the publishers are sick of paying for printed box just to hold a redeem code.
 

Prickly007

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Bit off topic, but Steam gift cards have disappeared entirely from online beer money sites, supposedly Value doesn't want to deal with third parties any more.
 

On2wheels

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Grocery stores and gas stations have steam wallet cards, best part is when they let you use reward points to buy them.
 

danmitch1

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True enough, but its less personal, like getting 20$ in an envelope..
 

moocow

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Actually it's worst than getting $20 in an envelope because you can't spend it anywhere you want. Unless you know for sure they will enjoy the gift card, it's practically useless. I stick with liquor store or Costco gift cards for Christmas.
 

danmitch1

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But its thoughtless. You are not really trying if you give gift cards and cash.
 

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