Fallout 3 Now Available For Pre-Purchase on Steam

As Bethesda's Fallout 3 inches towards its PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 release on October 28, Valve today announced that the anticipated post-apocalyptic RPG is now available for pre-purchase on its PC digital distribution platform Steam.

The Steam version of Fallout 3 carries the same $49.99 price as the retail edition. Unlike Valve's Left 4 Dead, which is due November 18 and sis currently discounted by 10%, pre-purchasing Fallout 3 brings no price breaks or bonus incentives.

"Fallout 3 is one of the most important PC launches of 2008," said Valve president Gabe Newell. "With Fallout 3 added to the line up of great titles coming to Steam, this year promises to be an even better holiday season for Steam gamers."

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    October 24, 2008 1:01 PM

    i wish i had known this was coming out on steam about a week ago, then i would have bought it over steam.

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      October 24, 2008 1:17 PM

      No preload, so I'm still going retail. I did cancel a Bioshock order last year when that came out on Steam with a preload, but huge downloads are becoming a bit of a pain on Steam and I wish they'd find a way to do preloads on everything.

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        October 24, 2008 1:20 PM


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          October 24, 2008 1:28 PM

          I also don't understand why you have to play the SECOND it come out, if it takes you half a day ok...i've already waited a year

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            October 24, 2008 1:39 PM

            By the same token, I don't understand why some people HAVE to get every game on Steam. It's convenient for some games, less so for others.

            It's not about "I must have this the second it comes out," so much as it is "How is a 4 hour install process superior to a 10 minute install process?"

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              October 24, 2008 1:45 PM

              how about this, you leave for work, begin the download, when you get off work, you don't have to stop anywhere or search around for it.. it's waiting there ready to be played. That my friend beats the 10 minute install.

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                October 24, 2008 1:47 PM

                Problem is it doesn't usually unlock before a person goes to work. ( Far Cry 2 unlocked at 1pm EST).

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                  October 24, 2008 1:49 PM

                  remote desktop or vnc FTW :)

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                  October 25, 2008 2:20 PM

                  I'm on the west coast so thats 10AM for me. west coast ftw. :D

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                  October 27, 2008 7:48 AM

                  A problem easily remedied by remote desktop or VNC :)

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              October 24, 2008 1:46 PM

              no walking to store, no boxes, no walking home from store, no unwrapping, looks nice with my other steam games in one category, no need for cd, all my games are ready to play in a click of the button, my buddy list, easy updates. i effing love steam. wish my computer was stronger.

              ill be getting fo3 on ps3 =(

              COME ON l4D!

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              October 24, 2008 1:48 PM

              personally, i have a bad tendancy to misplace or destroy game disks and manuals (with their associated cd keys)... so the ability to re-download the game later when i want to play it again (or after i get a new pc, or whatever) makes it worthwhile to me... the auto-patching and all is just gravy.

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              October 24, 2008 1:53 PM

              I agree people are "if its not on steam I'm not getting it" about many games which I also think is silly. But I choose where I get it from based on on convent it is for me when I choose to buy it, nothing else. No preload, who cares....No steam...who cares. If I want the game I'll get it, if I'm at work I'll get it on the way home(or on steam if its cheaper, by remoting in and starting dl), if I'm at home I'll get it on steam.

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                October 24, 2008 2:01 PM

                I get games from Steam if they're there, and if they're not it depends. If I'm really excited about them then sure I'll buy them.

                In Far Cry 2's case, I'm going to wait until that magical time when Ubisoft decides to open up to the rest of the world on Steam.

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                  October 24, 2008 2:44 PM

                  FC2 appears to be available in Europe for the price of 65 dollars.

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        October 24, 2008 3:39 PM

        It's publisher discretion.

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        October 24, 2008 6:35 PM

        Agreed. I already have it coming free overnight delivery, I would have canceled and got it off of Steam if preloading was an option.

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      October 24, 2008 4:25 PM

      Me 2, though mainly cause economy is so bad here that importing is closed (in Iceland).. off all the days of the year to happen .. finally when looking forward to something else to play then mmo's (WoW and WAR) .. except with LAN's, got 5 games pre-ordered on amazon and not sure when will get them if importing is closed.. pre-ordered all games that looking forward to on amazon except Left 4 dead.. have that pre-ordered on steam .. guess that's gonna be the only one i know that i can play. *sigh*

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