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  Reply # 484529 22-Jun-2011 17:34
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Demo is out now so we can all try it out and form our own opinions.

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  Reply # 484593 22-Jun-2011 19:41
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steam is awesome, it was just verifying your files lol.
i find g2play is cheaper than steam very often, heres duke http://www.g2play.net/store/Duke-Nukem-Forever-Steam-Key.html




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  Reply # 484596 22-Jun-2011 19:42
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mattwnz:
Skolink: Wait - it's jumped to 93% complete!! I will be playing to night (maybe)!


 

Surely you could return it to the shop to say it is unusable, especially if it is not completing the download. That is pretty poor that you have to first register and download a huge update which is probably the best part of $10 in data charges. That should be advertised on the retail box in your store.


by purchasing and activating the game you are agreeing to steams terms and conditions 




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  Reply # 486385 27-Jun-2011 12:24
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b0untypure1: steam is awesome, it was just verifying your files lol. 


No, it really wasn't.  It really did download 6GB.  Maybe I should send Gearbox an invoice for the $12.

b0untypure1: 
by purchasing and activating the game you are agreeing to steams terms and conditions 


The SSA cannot override the law.  If the game is not fit for purpose (and being a game, not starting would definitely qualify as not fit) then you have the right to a refund no matter what Valve says.  That's not even taking into account that the SSA does not have the full force of law anyway as you have no ability to consider it prior to purchase.

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  Reply # 486456 27-Jun-2011 15:24
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gutted man, you can download it at the end of your billing month and just play the game in offline mode. It tells you it requires an internet connection on the box. It updates so you can play the latest version of the game without having to find and install patches by yourself. easy :)




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  Reply # 492245 11-Jul-2011 22:55
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Kyanar:
b0untypure1: steam is awesome, it was just verifying your files lol. 


No, it really wasn't.  It really did download 6GB.  Maybe I should send Gearbox an invoice for the $12.

b0untypure1: 
by purchasing and activating the game you are agreeing to steams terms and conditions 


The SSA cannot override the law.  If the game is not fit for purpose (and being a game, not starting would definitely qualify as not fit) then you have the right to a refund no matter what Valve says.  That's not even taking into account that the SSA does not have the full force of law anyway as you have no ability to consider it prior to purchase.


And this is why i stay away from Steam related games...   frakn updating before playing?!

They could have at least given the consumer the option to play the game un-patched.







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  Reply # 492355 12-Jul-2011 10:41
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urban: And this is why i stay away from Steam related games...   frakn updating before playing?!

They could have at least given the consumer the option to play the game un-patched.


I followed Steam Support instructions to clean the Steam folder to fix the stuck on 'preparing to launch game' issue, which resulted in me being locked out by Steamguard for 2 days. I didn't get the email with the code, and no response from Steam Support. After their system started working again and emailed me a code, they finally got back to me.

I was quite annoyed when I got Starcraft II retail to have to create an EA online account in order to play, and have to enter a password just to load the game. Pathetic.

Are there *any* games available these days that do not require an internet connection, and which have a LAN mode? Microsoft games used to be good in that way, but I haven't bought one very recently.

Back to Duke though, I being trying out the multiplayer, but the always-on VoIP is so stupid, and people just don't respond when you tell them to mute their mics.



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  Reply # 501029 2-Aug-2011 20:54
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August 1, 2011 - Steam client update released
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Fixed retail disc install not using all available files causing additional downloads in some cases.


Anyone installed Duke retail since yesterday?

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