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Old 08-27-04, 03:52 PM   #37
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and have another box laying around.
You could just through it away.
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Old 08-27-04, 05:20 PM   #38
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Okay, what most of us don't like about steam is, that whatever you get thru steam is DEPENDENT ON STEAM.

For example, HL2 thru steam.. When you want to play single player, you have to go thru steam.. true, you can do offline mode, but that means you had to have inet connection before.. and its still one more headache to go thru steam..

You can bakup the gcf files, but you also need a copy of steam to use it.. so when you move to another computer, you need copy the gcf files over, install steam, and log onto the internet at least once to verify yourself to steam.

Its just another pain in the arse.

what would have been alot nicer, if they gave you CD images to download, and emailed you a cd key to use.. and you would never have to worry about steam again.. obviously there are piracy concerns about doing it this way too.. but then again, i'm surprised there are no hacked steam clients out there yet to play any gcf files out there either. or are there?
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Old 08-27-04, 07:50 PM   #39
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Many people probably find Stream a pain in the ass, maybe people will be happy now to see Half Life 2 preload now appear on torrent to download it now.

I think people will not able to run the game without a CD Key, I pre-ordered Half Life 2 for 24.99, hope the game will release in 2 weeks time or on time for 24 September.
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Old 08-27-04, 11:22 PM   #40
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I can't believe some of you guys are bitching about Steam?!?!

I have been waiting for something like Steam for years. Now I don't have to take my fat ass down to the mall to buy it and have another box laying around.
Its how some people get there mouthy exercise As for me I got Football.
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Old 08-27-04, 11:52 PM   #41
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STEAM sounds like a crock. Why not just buy it at the store?
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Old 08-28-04, 12:03 AM   #42
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Ahh yes, damn you coupon bearers!
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Old 08-28-04, 04:01 PM   #43
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Ahh yes, damn you coupon bearers!
Yeah and eight-ten months ago we coupon bearers were the butt of every sorry joke on these forums. Now we be damned?
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Old 08-28-04, 04:21 PM   #44
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Yeah and eight-ten months ago we coupon bearers were the butt of every sorry joke on these forums. Now we be damned?
Considering you payed $50 for a game which did not come out for a year?
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Old 08-28-04, 04:48 PM   #45
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blah blah blah...can we get it on DVD please
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Old 08-28-04, 05:39 PM   #46
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blah blah blah...can we get it on DVD please
Yeah man I am hope to get Half Life 2 on DVD I am pre-ordered.
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Old 08-29-04, 04:48 AM   #47
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You know, you don't have to have the coupon or pay anything to pre-load HL2.
Just download steam and click on Half life 2.
I just finished preloading... "A locked copy of Half life 2 is now your hard drive."
So says STEAM.
When it becomes officially available, then you can pay for it and unlock it or use your ATI coupon (which I never got with that POS 9600xt I had!)
Should be available from STEAM before it's on the shelves though...

I heard that this wasn't the whole thing though, and that more stuff was going to be preloaded "over the next couple of weeks." Don't remember where I read that though....

Just bet my hard drive crashes the day it becomes available to pay and play!
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Old 08-29-04, 09:11 AM   #48
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Ahh yes, damn you coupon bearers!
Hmmm .. i wonder where i left my HL2 coupon ..

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Ah ! there it is !




but that was before .. now i can make a good use of it !



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