Digital Version of Prey Sold Out on Steam?

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sublifer

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I bought Stalker ClearSky for $5 on that sale. They're also sellnig the original stalker for $2.49 I think but I already have it.
 

dhowie

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]They ran out of keys THAT they want to sell for that price.Simple as that.[/citation]

agreed.
 

nawat

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]They ran out of keys THAT they want to sell for that price.Simple as that.[/citation]
agreed... who would design a cd-key system that only generates several cd-keys that would sold out in a holiday sale.
 

steiner666

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lol, maybe this is all a hoax to make ppl think that Prey is a rare, valuable item that ppl should buy while they can...

i mean, it was ok...
 

eklipz330

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or it can be a simple psychological trick... you know pull it off for now, put it back up and see a massive increase in sales because now people wanna know what the hype is about


AND OMG MW:WAW IS ON SALE HOLY SHIT... fucking activision. sell it for $7.50 like it shud be.
 

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[citation][nom]sublifer[/nom]I bought Stalker ClearSky for $5 on that sale. They're also sellnig the original stalker for $2.49 I think but I already have it.[/citation]
Stalker was a pretty good game, creepy and erie in a way you had to play it to feel.
As far as needing a key for a game this old is stupid, just open it up and drop all the DRM.
 

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[citation][nom]lradunovic77[/nom]Steam is the best thing which could happen to PC Gaming Industry. Consoles suck![/citation]
Not really. I consider Steam to be bloatware and a pain in the ass.
 

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I really like Steam, I personally think it is a great service. It is great being able to format a hard drive and be able to download/install all my games in the background while doing other stuff.
Plus the whole seeing what friends are playing what thing is great, it makes it cake to join in a game with friends and own some face.
 

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I missed the deal on burnout paradise because I did'nt realize it was one day only :/ would've been a good game to grab. and I did manage to get day of defeat source which is a game i've needed for a long time.
 

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[citation][nom]nawat[/nom]agreed... who would design a cd-key system that only generates several cd-keys that would sold out in a holiday sale.[/citation]
If it could only generate such a small number of keys then the keys must be very simple and short. There's no way they just "ran out."
 

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[citation][nom]randomizer[/nom]If it could only generate such a small number of keys then the keys must be very simple and short. There's no way they just "ran out."[/citation]

Yeah I am too lazy to do the math but I am pretty sure that the key systems in these things have a block of working keys (if everything worked then you could just fill in the blank with any random crap and it would work) but even subtracting like 99% of the possibilities the remaining 1% would probably be enough for every man woman and child on the planet lol
 

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digital distribution is great, but i still love my good old boxes.
i have to agree with "sliem" that they just ran out of serial keys they want to sell at that price. i guess they still need the money for the next version of this game.
 

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[citation][nom]transsive[/nom]Bought Bioshock for 5 euro though...Steam, fighting piracy with great deals, ha ha...[/citation]
Yeah...
Aside from steam liking credit cards and paypal accounts linked to credit, it makes this debit only guy sad. That along with a prepaid credit card costs too much here, it's dissapointing.
I admit, I pirate like hell, but I still buy like hell too. Tempting to go and buy every steam game I can at once though. =D
With prices like these, it's just easier than pirating (update this file, block firewall, check 10 cracks until one works etc.).
 

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I purchased Silent Hill and the damn thing is SLOW loading. By the time I was able to select the start game menu item, it had been 20 minutes. I gave up 5 minutes later. So, even though I got a good price on it, it's a bad game that I can't run and my rig can run games like RE5 on full tilt, Dragon Age: Origins, etc. (AMD X2 4200+, 4 gigs RAM, ATI 3870 PCIe, Windows 7 x64)

Still, there are other great deals. I might just have to pick up Jade Empire. I did pick up the Atari pack which is a fun set of games (Arcade, 2600, etc). Ahh, the 2600 days. Those were fun times!
 

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]They ran out of keys THAT they want to sell for that price.Simple as that.[/citation]
That's not fair to say about a game that came out in 2006... they did what they could to adapt it for Steam... thus the CD keys are still required. Steam handles this scenario as gracefully as it can... it saves your CD key with your account and even simplifies copying it to the clipboard so even the greenest PC users will be able to paste it back into the game when prompted.
 

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someone over at steam wanted space for more porn so they deleted some games from the server to make space, and thus, the cause of the game being sold out
 

isamuelson

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[citation][nom]isamuelson[/nom]I purchased Silent Hill and the damn thing is SLOW loading. By the time I was able to select the start game menu item, it had been 20 minutes. I gave up 5 minutes later. So, even though I got a good price on it, it's a bad game that I can't run and my rig can run games like RE5 on full tilt, Dragon Age: Origins, etc. (AMD X2 4200+, 4 gigs RAM, ATI 3870 PCIe, Windows 7 x64)Still, there are other great deals. I might just have to pick up Jade Empire. I did pick up the Atari pack which is a fun set of games (Arcade, 2600, etc). Ahh, the 2600 days. Those were fun times![/citation]

Well, I reinstalled Steam and Silent Hill now runs fine. Not sure why that fixed it.

I think over this sale, I spent so much money on games. I picked up so many deals during this sale. I'm sad to see it end, but my bank account (and my wife) are happy. It means no more money being spent! ;)

 

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Its probably a good thing I was out of town and away from the internet during that sale or I would have spent way too much money. But man- the deals I missed!
 
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