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Question: HL2: Steam vs Retail  (Voting closed: November 15, 2004, 05:56:19 PM)
Bought/Will Buy via Steam - 51 (53.7%)
Bought/Will buy via Retail - 37 (38.9%)
Will NOT buy HL2 (be ashamed of yourself) - 7 (7.4%)
Total Voters: 95

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« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2004, 03:38:07 AM »

thanks for the info rob.  i feel much better now about buying via steam.
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« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2004, 03:40:33 AM »

I'll buy the shirt from you Rob if you like. Let me know.

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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2004, 05:01:23 AM »

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Ok its monday night.  I could buy HL2 off the Steam sight now and be playing it tomorrow morning?  Or wait until the stores open and buy the retail/box version?  I'd rather just get it from Steam.  The retail/box version doesn't come with the HL source?  Just what do I get if I bought from the store vs. buying say, the Silver package from Steam. Also, can I infact play right away as of the 16th or do I have to wait until Steam sends me the package?


You can buy it on steam right this moment and download it (will take a while-large game) and be playing it as soon as it downloads. Or you can buy one from the store tomorrow, install from disk and play it then. You can play right away as of midnight pacific-if your fownload is done by then. Not sure what the store version includes, but HL2 Silver includes, Half Life 2, Half Life (original),  Counter Strike: Source, Counter Strike (original), Day of Defeat: Source (coming soon) Half Life: Source (coming soon,), Condition Zero, Condition Zero: Deleted Scenes, Codename Gordon, Team Fortress Classic, Day of Defeat (original), Half Life Deathmatch (original), Opposing Force and Ricochet.

 Not bad for 60 bones.


Thanks for the info.  Steam it is.  Whoo hooo pacific time!
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« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2004, 09:51:41 AM »

I bought Silver from Steam. As I am typing this, I am downloading Half Life 1 Source!
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« Reply #44 on: November 16, 2004, 01:15:18 PM »

Well, that may have been smarter.  I've been downloading since 8pm and it's now 8am.  12 hours.  I'm at 78.3%, and I feel like it's stalled.
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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2004, 07:02:31 AM »

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Steam.  

The middlemen publishers in all forms of media need to go bye-bye.


Amen to that!!!
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« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2004, 07:23:37 AM »

If they'd had the backup option I would have purchasecd via steam.  But they didn't so I had it pre-ordered and shipped before Valve made that option.  Dummies.
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« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2004, 09:03:03 AM »

No reason to buy the retail version whatsoever. It has the unlocking, authentication AND securom and no additional benefits (unless you are on 56k).

At the moment I'm not planning on buying HL2 right away. I'll wait for the price to come down and see if they'll rethink the whole authentication crap.
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« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2004, 01:33:27 PM »

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If they'd had the backup option I would have purchasecd via steam.  But they didn't so I had it pre-ordered and shipped before Valve made that option.  Dummies.


There is a backup option. I've already used it, and burned HL2 and CS:S to a DVD.
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« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2004, 02:41:16 PM »

Went to Best Buy and bought retail.
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