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Old 05-26-10, 07:33 PM   #49
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Old 05-26-10, 08:02 PM   #50
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Lol maybe it's just bad luck for me. But naturally online stuff never works when you want it to.

Steam is to busy to process your request. Please try again later.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:03 PM   #51
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Lol maybe it's just bad luck for me. But naturally online stuff never works when you want it to.

Steam is to busy to process your request. Please try again later.
The only time I have ever gotten that was on a pre-order download.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:04 PM   #52
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The only time I have ever gotten that was on a pre-order download.
I'm attempting to launch portal right now. Doesn't appear to be going.

EDIT: Yay, it's finally working.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:13 PM   #53
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steam all the way for me.

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Old 05-26-10, 09:29 PM   #54
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Steam can EAD
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Old 05-26-10, 10:53 PM   #55
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No "Both" option in this poll? It doesn't matter too much to me one way or the other, though I would probably err on the side of Steam. Ideally, all games that can be purchased at retail can/should be activated on Steam, like F.E.A.R. 2 or Just Cause 2. Alternatively, it would be nice to have the option of having a Steam-free single-player install with only the multplayer aspect being tied to the service.
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Old 05-27-10, 12:41 AM   #56
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steam games are half the price of retail in Australia /end discussion for Australians.
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I vote Steam, cheaper, less clutter, easy patches.
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Old 05-27-10, 12:53 AM   #58
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steam games are half the price of retail in Australia /end discussion for Australians.
ya i know hey. places like eb and stuff are ridiculous
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Old 05-27-10, 05:24 AM   #59
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Steam says I have 212 games so I have to say STEAM! Those weekend deals really tempt me to no end. I do have a couple of retail purchases though like BC2 and the Crysis series because EA games are cheaper here in the Philippines than online. Got ME2 and Dragon Age on Steam though so it's probably e-peen too.
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No "Both" option in this poll? It doesn't matter too much to me one way or the other, though I would probably err on the side of Steam. Ideally, all games that can be purchased at retail can/should be activated on Steam, like F.E.A.R. 2 or Just Cause 2. Alternatively, it would be nice to have the option of having a Steam-free single-player install with only the multplayer aspect being tied to the service.
That would be my ideal as well, the game Rogue Warrior did this, and Games for Windows Live basically does this. Want to play offline only? Install the game in offline mode, no online activation is needed and it uses a simple disc check without a client. Want to play multiplayer? Attach the key to your Steam profile and enjoy the Steamworks features.

Best of both worlds.

Unfortunately Just Cause 2, Metro 2033 and others force Steam activation and client usage on you when they are singleplayer games, which annoys me greatly.
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