Today long time strategy guide producer Prima has launched a new method of distribution that revolves around Valve’s Steam service.
Gamers can now purchase game guides off of the Steam store and access them in-game via the Steam overlay. A major advantages of the digital guide format includes video walkthroughs, which are obviously not possible in print.
In celebration of this new development, Prima is offering 50% off of all Steam guides, which are regularly priced at $19.99. So far there are guides for:
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Just Cause 2
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening
- Splinter Cell: Conviction
Personally, I think this is kind of a dumb idea. The Steam overlay has a web browser incorporated into it, which means you could just bring up GameFaqs.com rather than spending $20. But then again, maybe I’m just a cheapskate.
What do you guys think? Will you be giving these new guides a try, or are you too cheap like me?