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Windows Using GAME for game downloads

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by bestseany, 28 May 2010.

  1. bestseany

    bestseany What's a Dremel?

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    I wanted to get a copy of Just Cause 2 for the bank holiday weekend, but didn't want to pay the £30 that Steam are asking so I bought it through GAME digital downloads for £20 instead.

    It's through Gamesplanet, but it's actually a Steam download through them. They haven't given me a product key yet as they say new accounts take 8 hours to verify.

    Has anyone had problems with this setup or purchased a game through GAME downloads? I've read a few bad reviews, but didn't check until after I got this message :eyebrow:
     
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    bestseany What's a Dremel?

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    Looks like I had nothing to worry about. The steam code came through after 2 hours. Result!
     
  3. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    so you download the game through steam, but paid £10 less than steam? Does the game get added to your steam account?
     
  4. smc8788

    smc8788 Multimodder

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    Yes, it will do, as Just Cause 2 is a Steamworks game so they have no choice but to provide a Steam key as it needs Steam integration to run.

    For other games I image the process will be different and it will use a proprietary download client like EADM (urgh).
     
  5. bestseany

    bestseany What's a Dremel?

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    Yes, it's like buying a Valve game from Amazon, you just put the CD key in and it downloads through Steam. It's a pretty good deal really.

    If the game isn't through Steam, then you just get a normal downloadable file and a CD key to use, there's no proprietary client.
     

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