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judgedeath2
03-15-2010, 02:51 PM
Cancel your preorders!!

Instead, since God of War 3 for the PS3 is having massive midnight launches at GameStop/EB Games across the US, head over there and midnight buy Metro 2033 retail, install and play!!

Clarke
03-15-2010, 02:55 PM
1. You can't "cancel" Steam preorders in the traditional sense.
2. Metro 2033 is Steamworks enabled.
3. Not all GameStops sell other games during midnight launches.

judgedeath2
03-15-2010, 03:00 PM
1. You can't "cancel" Steam preorders in the traditional sense.
2. Metro 2033 is Steamworks enabled.
3. Not all GameStops sell other games during midnight launches.


I've never cancelled a preorder on Steam so I'm not sure how it's done, that was just a blanket statement to those that could. True, its SteamWorks enabled, but as several other threads here have discussed, it will work and unlock independent of digital-only copies.

Your last point may be true, but most do, and they really don't give a sh*t what you're buying. I'll actually be getting both games (GoW 3 and Metro).

Clarke
03-15-2010, 03:03 PM
Well I've already installed Metro 2033 so there's no need to wait in line for it.

Kilolas
03-15-2010, 03:06 PM
The game is unlocking at midnight on the east coast, if you recently checked the steam page, the time has been changed to 7 hours (from 5pm EST). So why do I need to go and buy it when I have it pre-loaded and ready to play.

Iconoclast XVII
03-15-2010, 03:08 PM
You can cancel preorders and get your money back, I did it with BF:BC2. But, it would be completely pointless if you are going to buy it at the store. If you have it preloaded, you have to wait for it to unlock. If you go buy it at midnight, you have to install it and then wait for it to unlock. Either way, you will have to wait for it to unlock to play it.

watchmedie
03-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Metro 2033 is a steamworks game, even if you buy retail you cannot play it until steam unlocks it. Canceling your pre-order to buy retail would be massively stupid.

Anyway, I really hope it actually releases tonight (because we all know how ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ the steam store timers can be if you have ever pre-ordered a steam game.)

I'm pretty pumped for this game :)

Kinematic9
03-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Yeah, 7 more hours left until unlock - nice surprise. Who wants to stand in line with a bunch of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ at midnight anyway

judgedeath2
03-15-2010, 03:20 PM
The game is unlocking at midnight on the east coast, if you recently checked the steam page, the time has been changed to 7 hours (from 5pm EST). So why do I need to go and buy it when I have it pre-loaded and ready to play.

Oh this is good news. When I had last looked at it this morning (I've been at work), it wasnt going to unlock til about 2 or 3 PM tomorrow. Cool!

ManOhMan
03-15-2010, 03:42 PM
Hope that's not a mistake on Steams part. A day early and a midnight unlock?
I have over 150+ games on Steam and never had a game unlock at midnight.
Hopes it's true!

JK_DC
03-15-2010, 03:46 PM
It was listed as tomorrow until about 2 hours ago. I don't know why they would change it to earlier if it wasn't correct.

ManOhMan
03-15-2010, 04:07 PM
It was listed as tomorrow until about 2 hours ago. I don't know why they would change it to earlier if it wasn't correct.

Well I hope you are right.
In the seven years I have been using Steam. It would not be out of the norm to have them goof in the 11th hour.

Waukeen
03-15-2010, 04:20 PM
Hope that's not a mistake on Steams part. A day early and a midnight unlock?
I have over 150+ games on Steam and never had a game unlock at midnight.
Hopes it's true!

DOW2:CR Unlocked at midnight. And I have around 130+ games on steam. Though I will say im alittle surprised about this. usually only ever seen games pushed back or Valve botches the release so its hours late....not early.

ManOhMan
03-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Yeah Waukeen it's not the norm lol.

I just got done reading the manuel. I'm really hyped to play this game now.
I like the fact that it has no HUD. Something I really liked in Dead Space.

chiffmonkey
03-15-2010, 04:34 PM
Lucky americans. We have to wait til friday :/

watchmedie
03-15-2010, 04:35 PM
It was listed as tomorrow until about 2 hours ago. I don't know why they would change it to earlier if it wasn't correct.

They probably had the date set later than needed just in case. Valve likes to set really unrealistic dates for their releases then delay for days and randomly change the timer :p if this really does unlock tonight I will be very happy.

JK_DC
03-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Well the game actually preloaded on Saturday so there is a good chance. I don't know how many games unlocked at midnight though. L4D2 wasn't until 3am. eastern

Iconoclast XVII
03-15-2010, 05:05 PM
Can confirm that retail version won't even install until tomorrow. You can preload (download) it, but the disc is pretty useless right now...

The Shootist
03-15-2010, 05:06 PM
errrm is it just me .......
I cant seem to pre load it ... any ideas ??

Iconoclast XVII
03-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Disc or preorder off here?

The Shootist
03-15-2010, 05:19 PM
was planning to get it direct from steam but it seems i cant

DerrickG
03-15-2010, 05:24 PM
Where are you guys located?

The Shootist
03-15-2010, 05:26 PM
Im in the uk

DerrickG
03-15-2010, 05:28 PM
The game is not available for purchase in the UK.

The Shootist
03-15-2010, 05:29 PM
ah ok so whats the deal, do i have to buy a disc and run it through steam to activate like mwf2 ?? or will we eventually get a full download option

Waukeen
03-15-2010, 06:42 PM
The game is not available for purchase in the UK.

Wait a second....I love the brits but they cant buy the game? Did the extreme pron laws come into effect with this game or something? Mainly curious here

wildpeaks
03-15-2010, 07:00 PM
Finally unlocked, I start it full of hopes... and it crashes immediatly.



Ah...



Ok, I sense it's about time I install that damn SP2 that I've been avoiding for monthes as it seems the mighty gods of gaming think it would be best for me to continue working instead of rushing to enjoy my new toy.

luciferosX
03-15-2010, 07:02 PM
It was a nice surprise to see that the timer changed. I just hope something doesn't go wrong and we have to wait until Valve employees return to work in the morning. Basically, I just want one thing I pre-purchased to be unlocked at the right time. :)

Waukeen
03-15-2010, 07:33 PM
It was a nice surprise to see that the timer changed. I just hope something doesn't go wrong and we have to wait until Valve employees return to work in the morning. Basically, I just want one thing I pre-purchased to be unlocked at the right time. :)

So far it seems to be the case with this game. Though I do preface that by reminding those here who got them about BF:BC2 and DOW2:CR and L4D2 launches........ :P

Sumodiver
03-15-2010, 08:34 PM
Hope that's not a mistake on Steams part. A day early and a midnight unlock?
I have over 150+ games on Steam and never had a game unlock at midnight.
Hopes it's true!

Remember Half-Life 2? Seems like it was midnight on the West Coast, if I remember correctly...

jakal114
03-15-2010, 08:40 PM
Remember Half-Life 2? Seems like it was midnight on the West Coast, if I remember correctly...

im on the east coast. and it says "This game will unlock in approximately 2 hours" which would be around midnight here.

chrisdglong
03-15-2010, 08:47 PM
Lucky americans. We have to wait til friday :/

Lucky Americans? It unlocked for several other regions already... I'd say lucky "Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Macau, and India."

princej3
03-15-2010, 09:00 PM
Ah darn me having to work tonight. Will just have to play it as soon as I get home in the morning; alternatively if there's any unlock problems maybe I'll get to miss all that and just unlock and play by then :D

Paladriver
03-15-2010, 09:03 PM
less then 2 hrs. to go!

watchmedie
03-15-2010, 09:16 PM
1 hour son

rowedahelicon
03-15-2010, 09:29 PM
half hour ^^

JimBeamBlack
03-15-2010, 09:37 PM
23 mins!!:D

poopdedoop78
03-15-2010, 09:43 PM
I wonder if this will be like L4D2 where it unlocked 16 hours past the unlock time.

wildpeaks
03-15-2010, 09:48 PM
I wonder if this will be like L4D2 where it unlocked 16 hours past the unlock time.

It could be worse, it would be like RF:G or Bioshock 1, one week later ;)

JimBeamBlack
03-15-2010, 09:50 PM
yeah I get that same whole sinking feeling myself , but I remain cautiously optimistic!!

Trust but Verify!!

PhillB
03-15-2010, 09:51 PM
Here's something that bugs me: it'll let me preload the game but I can't choose to install it from the dvd I have! Oh well only a few more minutes now. Hopefully the time doesn't change at the last moment.

JimBeamBlack
03-15-2010, 09:55 PM
dang Phill that blows!!

well in 6 mins we will find out!! however it probably won't do a damn thing but lol..oh well.

watchmedie
03-15-2010, 09:58 PM
I wonder if this will be like L4D2 where it unlocked 16 hours past the unlock time.

Yeah but its usually only valve that pulls those shenanigans :p

poopdedoop78
03-15-2010, 10:00 PM
if it unlocked in 1 min, I will buy the game tonight.

poopdedoop78
03-15-2010, 10:01 PM
well I'll be......

Ripperjk
03-15-2010, 10:03 PM
Nice, decryping now...I think... =D

JimBeamBlack
03-15-2010, 10:03 PM
mines unlocking now!!