I ordered 2 copies of this game in 2 seperate deliveries, One for myself to be delivered to my work and 1 for my brother delivered to my Mum's house. My brothers arrived first thing this morning and I am still waiting for mine :(
I can't believe that when you pre-order a game with first class weeks before the release, they post it at 6PM the day before and hope for the best. I am really pissed off at amazon, nearly all the games I order off them come late. Some even 2 or 3 days after I should have got them.
i am to in the same boat here, im really upset, my game of the year and amazon have manged to screw it up. im not happy. at all. i even paid extra for it to be here today. i better get something for this.
Same boat. Order was dispatched yesterday but a complete no show today (had it sent to work as well). I was planning on playing this weekend with some mates but now that's a blow out. This is the second time Amazon have failed to deliver by a games release date. I thought I'd give them the benefit of the doubt after the first time, but clearly we're into the realms of this being standard operating procedure now and Amazon management is too clueless to figure to dispatch on the Wednesday to ensure delivery. I think I'll stick to ordering my games through Steam from here on in.
same as everyone else, pre ordered with release day delivery and did not show. i contacted amazon and managed to get a refund on the delivery. I strongly recommend this to everyone who didnt recieve it.
Same thing here guys. This is the second time that a game that I pre-ordered with a promise of delivery on release day has turned up late. Ask for a refund on postage...even though it's small consolation...
Why go through the hassle of a waiting for a physical copy? You need Steam to run the game anyway, so just buy a Steam key and download it. I bought my Steam key from a third party (I won't name them here) the day before release for £22.49 and got the full game plus preorder bonus package - took about 30 minutes to download and was playing straight after it was unlocked.
Digital download is not the future, it's the present.
I except that internet download speed can be an issue, but as average speeds increase around the country this problem will slowly disappear - and lets be honest, even the slowest download speed will eventually get you the game.
As for the "owning the game" point, as it's a Steam game and Steam is needed to run it, you actually just have a disk and a box. I don't, but I still "own" the game as much as you do. If (god forbid) Steam vanishes one day, we'd both be in the same pickle. People need to get away from this idea that having the physical disk is any way more substantial than having a digital copy.
I used to think like you and regarded digital download as some "lesser" form of ownership, but now, with 205 games in my Steam library I have changed my view completely. It's quicker, more convenient, cheaper (generally), easier to update, better for the enviroment and saves me space.