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Old 09-06-05, 11:02 AM   #25
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Valve said that the retail package would be = the bronze Steam package. That means you will only get Half Life 2 and CS: Source.
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Old 09-06-05, 11:24 AM   #26
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Thats the problem, you assumed. Did you look at the box, did it mention DOD:S? Where as the Gold and Silver packages specifically said DOD:S. There was information about the packages and what they were going to contian. I knew since the day they annouced the packages that DOD:S was not going to be part of the Bronze or the retail packages.
I think what would have been on the minds of the CE buyers is that they won't advertise something on a retail box that isn't out yet due to the HL2 in the ATI box fiasco. I think most of them were also under the impression that their package was roughly equivalent to the silver edition.

Either way that is pretty ****ed up of valve to tell them that if they paid $30 less, they could have gotten more. It's a bit like how valve totally ****ed over the cybercafe owners just because they felt like being greedy assholes.
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Old 09-06-05, 01:16 PM   #27
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Thats the problem, you assumed. Did you look at the box, did it mention DOD:S? Where as the Gold and Silver packages specifically said DOD:S. There was information about the packages and what they were going to contian. I knew since the day they annouced the packages that DOD:S was not going to be part of the Bronze or the retail packages.
They also said nothing about HL2DM or Lost Coast, should we be forced to pay extra for those as well since they aren't mentioned on the box (actually maybe I should keep my mouth, I wouldn't put it above Valve to do that)? The CE cost $30 more than the retail/bronze (lets say 1/3rd of which actually went to Valve, which would be $10, the same cost difference between the Bronze and Silver), and as far as content goes was pretty much the same as the Silver but without the back catalog. Since Vivendi didn't have any deal with DoD:S, they couldn't even have MENTIONED DoD:S being included with the game, since Activision was in charge of the retail distribution of it (and I've never seen a game box advertise a game that would be added later). There is, quite simply, no reason DoD:S SHOULDN'T be availible to CE owners, although I guess we do have ourselves to blame since we should've expected Valve to be the greedy bastards that they are.

But frankly, the issue is more with Valve's increadibly idiotic refusal to even let you UPGRADE a package to a better pack. How about letting retail and Bronze owners upgrade to the silver for an extra $10 more? Because right now, their stance seems to be "hey, did you buy the bronze or retail package? Too bad, you're ****ed".
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Old 09-06-05, 02:06 PM   #28
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I had a ati voucher which was equivalent to bronze and was able to upgrade it to silver for $11 more np's......
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Old 09-06-05, 02:28 PM   #29
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But frankly, the issue is more with Valve's increadibly idiotic refusal to even let you UPGRADE a package to a better pack. How about letting retail and Bronze owners upgrade to the silver for an extra $10 more? Because right now, their stance seems to be "hey, did you buy the bronze or retail package? Too bad, you're ****ed".
I thought you could upgrade to the higher packages without a problem, unless this has changed since HL2's launch.
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Old 09-06-05, 03:28 PM   #30
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But how do you upgrade from an $80 package to a $60 package? Do I get the games I should've gotten originally AND my $20 back?
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Old 09-06-05, 06:43 PM   #31
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I thought you could upgrade to the higher packages without a problem, unless this has changed since HL2's launch.
If you had an ATI voucher, it gave you a bronze-equivalent subscription with the option to upgrade to a Silver or Gold pack for the difference in price. If you actually bought the game...you're screwed:

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Old 09-06-05, 07:26 PM   #32
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Old 09-07-05, 11:05 AM   #33
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But how do you upgrade from an $80 package to a $60 package? Do I get the games I should've gotten originally AND my $20 back?
Hey, at least you got the t-shirt...

Edit: This is not only the first DoD shot I've seen that actually looks good, it's actually the first shot I've seen where HDR looks good.
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If you had an ATI voucher, it gave you a bronze-equivalent subscription with the option to upgrade to a Silver or Gold pack for the difference in price. If you actually bought the game...you're screwed:

Wow that's totally retarded.
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not sure about this whole upgrade thing... BUT -- wait till it gets released and there may be some more options. i guess all you can do now is wait. (?)
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Of course not man! we bought the CE! We got all those...awesome...benefits...like, spending $80 for the DVD! Why would we deserve anything else? That would just be greedy!

You can thank vivendi for all of that
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