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Ba5tard5word
12-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Apparently they have over 1000 games on sale. I just picked up a few at $3 and $5 and some newer ones that were 33% off. With over 1000 games on sale there should be something for everyone. Anyway just wanted to let you guys know.

Ba5tard5word
12-20-2010, 09:12 PM
Apparently they have over 1000 games on sale. I just picked up a few at $3 and $5 and some newer ones that were 33% off. With over 1000 games on sale there should be something for everyone. Anyway just wanted to let you guys know.

GoToAway
12-20-2010, 10:34 PM
I bought several games when Steam first started.

Recently, I tried to reinstall them. I was denied the ability to play them since I'd long ago changed email address from the account that I'd originally registered Steam with.

Despite the fact that I emailed Steam support with photographs of the physical media I'd purchased (including the serial and my old email address,) they refused to transfer ownership of the game to my current account.

And that was the last time I purchased anything through Steam. I'd recommend anyone that has any interest in retaining their $60 investments do the same.

mortoma
12-21-2010, 05:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoToAway:
I bought several games when Steam first started.

Recently, I tried to reinstall them. I was denied the ability to play them since I'd long ago changed email address from the account that I'd originally registered Steam with.

Despite the fact that I emailed Steam support with photographs of the physical media I'd purchased (including the serial and my old email address,) they refused to transfer ownership of the game to my current account.

And that was the last time I purchased anything through Steam. I'd recommend anyone that has any interest in retaining their $60 investments do the same. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I had a few problems over the years with direct2drive but the customer/tech support always took care of my problems and I ended up a happy camper. I'd recommend them over Steam any day.

Messaschnitzel
12-21-2010, 12:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoToAway:
I bought several games when Steam first started.

Recently, I tried to reinstall them. I was denied the ability to play them since I'd long ago changed email address from the account that I'd originally registered Steam with.

Despite the fact that I emailed Steam support with photographs of the physical media I'd purchased (including the serial and my old email address,) they refused to transfer ownership of the game to my current account.

And that was the last time I purchased anything through Steam. I'd recommend anyone that has any interest in retaining their $60 investments do the same. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

When I found that 'Warhammer 40k Dawn of War 2' was only available through Steam, I dropped the idea of getting it at all because of the negative responses on their forums. From what I read, I also found out that what I thought was the complete game available in the stores was only a disk with a link file to Steam in order to authorize and download the game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

Call me a Luddite, because I still think that one actual game disk in hand is worth ten that are downloadable on the nebulous internet. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

WTE_Galway
12-21-2010, 02:54 PM
Actually there are even some free games for ATI users:


http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/

TheGrunch
12-21-2010, 04:17 PM
Oh, how very generous of them to release a dreadful six-year-old deathmatch game and an out of date tech demo that's always been free...for free! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

K_Freddie
12-21-2010, 10:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoToAway:
Recently, I tried to reinstall them. I was denied the ability to play them since I'd long ago changed email address from the account that I'd originally registered Steam with.

Despite the fact that I emailed Steam support with photographs of the physical media I'd purchased (including the serial and my old email address,) they refused to transfer ownership of the game to my current account.

And that was the last time I purchased anything through Steam. I'd recommend anyone that has any interest in retaining their $60 investments do the same. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I had the same problem with RO (which is more current) and only after a lot of *****ing and moaning, they re-enabled me 7 days later (f'ing slow service for the net)
I will never buy from steam or any similar environments again. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

I see it as basically own ownership problem.
'In the old days' when you bought a product it was yours to do, and play, when you wanted. Steam, MSoft and others take this away from you, forcing you to OK EULAs like 'You do not own this product' even thought you've forked out $$$. This is robbery, and I'm sure there can be a nice 'unfair business' charge brought against this type of thing - It'll be like watching a soapie http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Ba5tard5word
12-22-2010, 12:19 AM
Sorry I mentioned Steam. Meanwhile I'm having fun with the games I got. They're having one day only sales all week long I think, Resident Evil 5 and Bioshock 2 are $10 right now.

K_Freddie
12-22-2010, 01:22 AM
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Falcke
12-22-2010, 03:58 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GoToAway:
I bought several games when Steam first started.

Recently, I tried to reinstall them. I was denied the ability to play them since I'd long ago changed email address from the account that I'd originally registered Steam with.

Despite the fact that I emailed Steam support with photographs of the physical media I'd purchased (including the serial and my old email address,) they refused to transfer ownership of the game to my current account.

And that was the last time I purchased anything through Steam. I'd recommend anyone that has any interest in retaining their $60 investments do the same. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Maybe I'm completely missing the point here, but why can't you just fill in your name and your password you registered with to login to your Steam account?

What do you need the email for? That email is in no way tied to your Steam account, you can simply login to you account and assign a different email address to it.

K_Freddie
12-22-2010, 04:21 AM
You know that saying..
'When thing are working all is ok, but when they go wrong... they go horribly wrong'

Steam is a prime candidate for this equation. You'll find out soon enough and your questions will then be answered http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

koivis
12-22-2010, 09:55 AM
Just got Men of War Gold edition for 7,5 (normal 29,99), it's well worth it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif