Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

33 posts


Topic # 57531 16-Feb-2010 18:37
Send private message


I recently bought COD MW2 retail and had to sign up to steam to be able to play online (suck, buts thats a different topic).Since then ive tried to purchase a game via that steam account,im unable to login to the  account.

Im wondering whether that account is a true steam account and whether i have to make a new one in order to buy through steam? What will happen to my cd key? (ive heard that even if you buy retail your cd key is/gets tied into steam) so it will be stuck on another account.

Sorry but im so confused by all this why did they have to use steam its a retail product for gods sake


FYI. ive tried to contact steam about this but ive got no response

Create new topic
709 posts

Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 300219 18-Feb-2010 19:50
Send private message

Welcome to Steam :D

I had trouble with Valves Orange box collection. Got it up in the end but i had to prove i was the owner. I suggest you get hold of Steams Tech support tell them what the problem is they will ask you to email a digital photo of your key just typing the key and sending it to them wont be accepted you have to send a photo. Once they confirm its legit your get all the help you need. One thing about the tech support guys is they are probably the best ive come across, they will practically bend over backwards to help.

Worst Response To A Crisis:
From a readers' Q and A column in TV GUIDE: "If we get involved in a nuclear war, would the electromagnetic pulses from exploding bombs damage my videotapes?"

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40

Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36

Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16

PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45

Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40

Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03

Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27

Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13

Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00

Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12

Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52 to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34

Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.