witcher 2 great game DRM FREE how all pc games should be, if you buy a game retail you own it, why should you have to use steam, i agree with this guy , steam puts me off buying a game, retail games should never be on steam, only games people buy from steam because steam is force people into have to use steam to play a game when they dont want steam , just want be able buy a game retail from a store and play it DRM FREE like u can witcher 2
No, you cant trade it, once you have activated it, its permanently on your steam account. And you shouldnt worry about activations limit, you only need to use the key once, later you can install the game when you want with your account.
ohh ok thanks for the advice, I was just weighing up whether to get this on pc or ps3
Pc will look alot better - doesnt it have a special extra textures pack? and will give me a chance to try out my new 670 (I saw some gameplay on a 580 superclocked and it looked great!), it is also cheaper by about £12. It is my understanding you cant trade or resell the boxed edition of the game, so would likely purchase of steam.
PS3 once I have finished with the game I can trade it in (I sometimes keep games - will have to see what it plays like before I decide)
Steamworks isn't that bad and you can always have the option of redownloading your games in the future if you want, if you lose the disc your screwed. Also most people who pc game have steam installed anyways, and if you buy a pc game at retail (I do a lot)it's because of price and crappy internet where it takes too long to download a 5gb+ game. I'd rather get the disc and install that to my account than wait hours to download the whole thing through steam.
With the Steam version, you install, and the install process with either a) launch Steam, or b) install Steam. After that, it will prompt for unlocking the game with your CD-Key. This will be processed, added to your account, and you can install from disk, or download,
I just activate key, with "Add Steam game" bottom left when opened. And install when I want to.
I prefer Steam. You don't buy a game, you pay for the license to play it. That is all. The publishers own the game, we do not. Steam is much better than GfW:L which is truly bad.
Steam has its downsides as well. Offline mode is easily fixed by closing it properly. Then shut down your computer as Windows FORCES it out from memory and going into offline mode from there will make it fail. Try it, and you'll see. Unless it's changed now