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#1 mbierden

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:44 PM

75% off selected digital PC games at store.thq.com!!!

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Feature Titles:
Metro 2033 (Compatible with Steam Account)
Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® - Chaos Rising
Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® - Gold Edition
Company of Heroes® Gold Edition
Titan Quest™ Gold Edition
Supreme Commander™ Gold Edition
Saints Row 2
Darksiders

List of all discounted PC games can be found at the below site:

http://store.thq.com/promo/86254000

Deal Valid from February 3rd - 7th, 2011

#2 fujimitsu

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:46 PM

Company of heroes, Dawn of war and titan quest are all fantastic if anyone one here has managed not to buy them yet.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 06:49 PM

Can i use any of these in steam :P i hate buying digital or retail anymore unless it ties with steam. :(
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:03 PM

Most THQ keys work with steam.

Dawn of War II, Saint's Row II, Darksiders, and Metro 2033 are all Steam compatible keys, for example.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:06 PM

argh
two days ago i bought metro 2033 for $20
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#6 Big St3ph3n

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:10 PM

Most THQ keys work with steam.

Dawn of War II, Saint's Row II, Darksiders, and Metro 2033 are all Steam compatible keys, for example.


Wow awesome. so if i bought darksiders and saints row 2 where do i find my keys to put them into steam?
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:14 PM

Dawn of War 2 + Chaos Rising, for $12.50 and it gets registered with Steam. O.o

I, wow. This deal is -delicious-!!!!! Thanks OP!

Personally, I will probably jump at the sound of skeleton hooves and distant screaming for the rest of my life.

I think my wallet made a shrieking sound and scurried off into a dark corner, once I pulled up the Steam page.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

Most THQ keys work with steam.

Dawn of War II, Saint's Row II, Darksiders, and Metro 2033 are all Steam compatible keys, for example.


Here is the official list of retail CD keys that can be activated on steam. It does include Dawn of War II, but doesn't mention the Chaos Rising expansion so I'm not sure if that one would work. Can anyone verify?

Those are some great prices for some great games. Dawn of War II is fun, especially in coop.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:16 PM

Anyone know if Titan Quest works with steam? Would love to grab it at that price
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#10 EdgeZephyr

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:24 PM

Here is the official list of retail CD keys that can be activated on steam. It does include Dawn of War II, but doesn't mention the Chaos Rising expansion so I'm not sure if that one would work. Can anyone verify?

Those are some great prices for some great games. Dawn of War II is fun, especially in coop.


I was thinking the same thing about Chaos Rising, but am thinking maybe they just lumped it in as a "Dawn of War 2" key?
(If anyone wants to confirm this, I'd be appreciative. I'll happily test it though once I'm at home from work)

Interesting link:
http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=1375794
The wording here has me thinking that yes, any retail copies of Chaos Rising can be activated through Steam. Woot! :D

Personally, I will probably jump at the sound of skeleton hooves and distant screaming for the rest of my life.

I think my wallet made a shrieking sound and scurried off into a dark corner, once I pulled up the Steam page.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:31 PM

I bought Dawn of War 2 and Chaos Rising from the THQ store from the last sale and I registered both keys on Steam. Can't imagine why it wouldn't work now.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:34 PM

I just got a gaming laptop in the mail and I'm completely new to pc gaming. Why does everyone love steam so much?

#13 psynide

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:44 PM

I just got a gaming laptop in the mail and I'm completely new to pc gaming. Why does everyone love steam so much?


the sales steam does, they have a summer sale, xmas sale, weekend sales, midweek sales, developer sales, and more. (ive only experienced the xmas sale from this year so far)

being able to buy from them and download the game, instead of having to go out and get it, or wait for shipping.


if you do have a download limit from your isp, it can suck though.

heres the steam thread, so you can keep in touch with whats on sale right now, and past sales to see why steam is awesome.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=279000

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:50 PM

I just got a gaming laptop in the mail and I'm completely new to pc gaming. Why does everyone love steam so much?


Well not having to deal with the discs is nice, but it is mainly the sales. For one of the Christmas sales I bought 26 games for $50 and some of the games included GTA 4 and Red Faction Guerrilla so they weren't all indie games or anything.

#15 exileinoblivion

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:50 PM

the sales steam does, they have a summer sale, xmas sale, weekend sales, midweek sales, developer sales, and more. (ive only experienced the xmas sale from this year so far)

being able to buy from them and download the game, instead of having to go out and get it, or wait for shipping.


if you do have a download limit from your isp, it can suck though.

heres the steam thread, so you can keep in touch with whats on sale right now, and past sales to see why steam is awesome.
http://www.cheapassg...ad.php?t=279000


I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?

I'm quite familiar with the steam sales which is why I wanted a laptop that could handle gaming but aside from the awesome sales what's the big deal if it registers on steam or not?

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:53 PM

I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?

I'm quite familiar with the steam sales which is why I wanted a laptop that could handle gaming but aside from the awesome sales what's the big deal if it registers on steam or not?



Basically, people buy so many games during the steam sales that they have a ton in their client. With that said, some prefer to try and have as many games in one place as possible, and if these games can be put into their steam library they will all be in the same place.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

I just got a gaming laptop in the mail and I'm completely new to pc gaming. Why does everyone love steam so much?


For me, it's just become the face of PC gaming. It's an extremely well built and well organized system that manages all of your games (and your settings if the game supports steam clouds). In addition, they did a good job of weaving in the community aspect so much like XBox Live (and probably PSN. wouldn't know since i never really game on there) you're always connected to your friends and regular gaming groups all from one interface.

One major thing is that as said above, Steam always has -excellent- sales. Typically three or more a year, where you can get games for stupidly cheap. (Super Meat Boy for $3.75 as one example, from the last Christmas sale)

You also don't have to worry about DRM really. A number of games still retain some but for the most part, Steam games come with no additional DRM aside from just having to log into Steam itself. I've seen plenty of games that had limited activations or the like, only to have them removed from a Steam version since the service already does a fairly good job (as good a job as anything else) on rights management.

Oh, and apparently the EULA is written such that if the Steam service ever goes down, we get full copies of our game that we can install as we wish. Point being, unlike services such as XBL or PSN, there's no need to worry about losing your games if the service ever goes down for good.

So yeah. Great interface for purchasing, managing games, as well as community hijinks and less DRM for the most part, plus the promise of still keeping my games should the service fail. For me, that's why Steam is so amazing.


I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?

And to answer the question that magically appeared whilst typing my wall o' text, as already said above. It's nice to have all of your games kept together. (Though if you're paranoid about digital copies lasting, the whole EULA thing listed above doesn't hurt either)

Personally, I will probably jump at the sound of skeleton hooves and distant screaming for the rest of my life.

I think my wallet made a shrieking sound and scurried off into a dark corner, once I pulled up the Steam page.

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#18 DSmalls84

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?

I'm quite familiar with the steam sales which is why I wanted a laptop that could handle gaming but aside from the awesome sales what's the big deal if it registers on steam or not?


Steam has a great UI and is really well organized and easy to use. It keeps track of all the games that you own so that your friends can see, and it also has ingame text and voice chat. Throw in the amazing deals that they have on games, and it makes it most peoples favorite DD service ;).

#19 mogamer

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:03 PM

I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?


Brainwashing. ;) And people have gotten lazy in trying to keep track of their stuff. :roll:


And because how bad most drm has become. When Steam was first introduced, it was the worst form of drm out there. But now it's considered one of the most consumer friendly. Just goes to show how badly publishers have screwed over their customers. :cry:

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:09 PM

picked up DoW2

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:40 PM

Good deals. I'd pick up some if I didn't get the THQ pack off of steam during the winter sale.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:45 PM

No one really answered his question:

I'm sorry, I should have specified more. Why is everyone worried about whether you can register these on steam or not?

It's because they use Steam as a central repository for as much of their library as possible. While Steam has good deals, other outlets like Direct 2 Drive or even B&M stores clearancing physical copies of games are sources of deals and we're interested if we can tie those purchases to our Steam accounts.

For example:

* I bought F.E.A.R. 2 for cheap from Target and installed it off the discs. When I put the key into Steam, it copied the directories over to the Steam folder, but I could toss the discs if I wanted because I can re-download again.

* Defense Grid was bought from D2D. I popped the key into Steam and installed from there.

* I found my original Half-Life CD, bought the day it came out in 1998. I plug in the code and my account has the Platinum Collection tied to it which included all the expansions (Opposing Forces, Blue Shift). Nice.

Another cool thing starting to catch on is their Steam Cloud service in which your game settings and saves are stored with your profile, allowing you to bounce from one computer to another to play. Torchlight, Plants vs. Zombies, and Penny Arcade Tales all use this and because they're also Mac and PC games, I can play at home and then continue on my MacBook Pro when I'm out and then continue back at home. Niceness!

Hopes this clarifies why people are such Steam fanboys.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:46 PM

BTW, is Metro 2033 worth a Hamilton or is it another S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-type snoozefest with major eye candy meant to distract?

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#24 RepedeGoesWoof

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

NOICE!

Picking up DoW2 and Metro
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#25 DSmalls84

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:53 PM

BTW, is Metro 2033 worth a Hamilton or is it another S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-type snoozefest with major eye candy meant to distract?


I finished Metro on the 360 and liked it. It feels very similar to Stalker as far as atmosphere and mechanics, but the main difference is that it's very linear. I'm going to pick it up and play it again on pc.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

Is the extended download service worth it?

#27 DSmalls84

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:10 PM

Is the extended download service worth it?


If the games you buy are tied to a Steam account the answer is no. You can always redownload your games from Steam. On other titles I'm not sure how long the THQ store gives you access to the download.

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#28 Metalic Sand

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:18 PM

BTW, is Metro 2033 worth a Hamilton or is it another S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-type snoozefest with major eye candy meant to distract?



Not sure if serious or not. Maybe you played without the complete 2009 mod.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

Picked up DOW2 and Chaos. Thanks OP!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

Not sure if serious or not. Maybe you played without the complete 2009 mod.

The fact that it requires a overhaul mod that came two years after release pretty much proves my point as to its utter crapitude. If there is a patch that makes that game fun, I'd appreciate a link to it. I'd rather take my chances in a real Ukrainian nuclear wasteland than play that game in vanilla form. One of my worst gaming buys ever.

EDIT: OK, this looks to be it - http://www.moddb.com...r-complete-2009 - and they're working on a 2012 Complete update. I guess I'll wait for that one. Thanks for the tip.

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