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Bioshock Infinite Retail vs Steam

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July 5, 2013 9:48:01 AM

If I buy the retail version (boxed) of BSI...

1) does it activate on Steam?
2) do I have to run Steam to play it?
3) If so, does Steam keep it updated like it does my other Steam games?

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July 5, 2013 9:53:09 AM

Yes it activates through steam and steam keeps it updated.
Yes u have to run steam to play it (but u can play it even if your steam is offline)
Your basically buying the data instead of downloading it and the Product key that comes along with it
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July 5, 2013 9:56:56 AM

So, once I activate it on Steam by entering the product key, Steam treats it just as if I bought it thru Steam?
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July 5, 2013 10:09:22 AM

yes, any steamworks game bought retail or through steam will be on your games list and will always be automatically updated.
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July 5, 2013 10:18:58 AM

Thanks. That's good to know. The reason I was curious, is because Steam is still selling the game for $60. But Amazon has it for $40. Just wondered if I would lose something by getting it from Amazon and saving $20.
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