Originally Posted by Salamando3000
Passes was probably a poor choice of words on my part. The steam definition of passes refers to what Fox described - essentially temporary demos.
What I meant to say...Most major releases come in Four packs, which contain four copies of the same game, at a cheaper price per game. Usually not too hard to find three other people and grab a game for less than msrp.
Take for example Left 4 Dead 2 (http://store.steampowered.com/app/550/
). On Steam's page you'll see it costs 50 bucks, but you can buy four for 150 (~37.50 per game). You find three other people who want the game, you can get a decent discount. Each will be the full-fledged game, in this case.
Oooooh. That makes much more sense. Still a pretty slick deal though, and probably the way I'll approach new releases.
One more question about "passes". Do GFWL games usually include passes? My guess would be no, but I'd like to know for sure. If so, I bet I could beat a game and get most of the achievements in 3 days if I did it over a weekend.