Having to buy PC games as physical discs from retail stores. Why don't they offer just activation cards so i can download from home?
eg, the latest BF1 game is 5 discs. I suppose I could have tried to activate then download but the install process steers you to install from the disc -- which takes much longer than downloading.
How times have changed .
 and the reason i buy from a store is because the online steam / origin price is MUCH higher than buying physical discs. What a twisted situation, why do game makers even use brick/mortar to distribute? Because not everyone has fast internet of course but why?
Try using the US steam store instead. Much cheaper normally.
Also I have allways just done the add a game thing in steam and put the code in. Dont even have anything to put obsolete round shiny trinkets into on any PC except an antique dell laptop that I use to read the silly discs that come with chinese hardware that never give you download links.