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Paid money, where's the game?

posted by except on - last edited - Viewed by 1K users

I purchased the full collection of Sam & Max, and I got the order confirmation email and all, but where do I go to actually get it? I can't find any links, there aren't any in the email, and there don't seem to be any emails coming after either?

I expected to be able to play after I paid with my credit card...

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  • @except said: That gametap thing seems like an interesting, fun concept though. Might give that a try.

    If you're interested, don't forget to sign up by October 31. There is a great deal going on right now.

  • ... next time, make your games available to all the world at the same time, other wise some people may feel a bit disadvantaged.

    I just hope, you will earn enough money with Sam&Max, that you can publish the next game or season of Sam&Max all over the world at the same time.

    Well, I already knew it before i ordered, just minutes ago, but if I had´nt seen it on the old page, i would also be a bit confused now - because you can´t find that november the first release-information on your new site. (Why not telling about that in the confirmation-mail, at least ?)
    Perhaps with eagle eyes. But I think no one here has some... well beside, some native american.

    Hugh,
    Mole-Eye-Marc aka Pink Panther

  • ^ I'm pretty sure all six episodes this season will have a two-week exclusive period on GameTap. Again, GameTap helped fund Sam and Max, therefore you can't tell them they can't have an exclusivity period.

    Besides, what game has a worldwide release on the same day? Can you name one?

  • Well, I didnt want to make a big discussion out of it, I just told how people in europe may think about it.

    I can accept, that they just need the money from gametap.. ok. But if they dont need it anymore.. why not relasing it everywhere or at least by an worldwide seller ?

    It would at least be a positive argument for globalization. :-)

  • @Legolas813 said: Besides, what game has a worldwide release on the same day? Can you name one?

    Bone. :D

    You're right, though. ;) Heck, in the old days some games never even made it to certain countries.

    --Erwin

  • @Legolas813 said: ^ I'm pretty sure all six episodes this season will have a two-week exclusive period on GameTap. Again, GameTap helped fund Sam and Max, therefore you can't tell them they can't have an exclusivity period.

    Well, you can when you didn't know about this, and honestly, in this day and age, excluding people just because they live in a certain part of the world is just ethically dubious. Seriously.
    I work with professional CAD software that is released in Europe 8 hours later than in the US, because of the time difference. You know how much outrage that creates? People are actually completely and utterly insulted by it, but the guys that make the software are in Texas, so what do you expect. It's only 8 hours, but it's about the principle of it.

    This is just weird because it seems as if most games on gametap ARE available to everyone, with some minor exceptions. You might wonder as to why someone makes a decision like this. I am actually predicting it will cost more sales that it will gain, and it will create an unpleasant atmosphere and correlation with your product that you want to avoid at all costs. You don't want to meddle with ethics when you're making a game that is about straight fun and even cynical about real world occurences. It just doesn't make sense.

  • ^ I'll copy over a post of mine I made a few days ago on another board:

    The VP of Gametap recently said in an interview that they haven't expanded outside of the U.S. and Canada yet because they wanted to establish the service and make it as good as it could be before they released it worldwide.

    Not to mention, there are strict licensing restrictions in some situations. For example, Canada has access to less games on Gametap than the U.S. (including all games from Sierra). Also Canada has a law where Gametap can only host 49 videos on Gametap TV, meaning Canadian subscribers cannot get the Sam and Max animated series, Mezzo, Megaman, Sealab 2021, etc.

  • [quote]Well, I already knew it before i ordered, just minutes ago, but if I had´nt seen it on the old page, i would also be a bit confused now - because you can´t find that november the first release-information on your new site. (Why not telling about that in the confirmation-mail, at least ?)[/quote]

    Would you believe that it just slipped our minds? We've been so busy working on the new site while also updating the old site, I think we just didn't realize that the information wasn't here. It'll be fixed very soon though. :)

  • @Legolas813 said: The VP of Gametap recently said in an interview that they haven't expanded outside of the U.S. and Canada yet because they wanted to establish the service and make it as good as it could be before they released it worldwide.

    Not to mention, there are strict licensing restrictions in some situations. For example, Canada has access to less games on Gametap than the U.S. (including all games from Sierra). Also Canada has a law where Gametap can only host 49 videos on Gametap TV, meaning Canadian subscribers cannot get the Sam and Max animated series, Mezzo, Megaman, Sealab 2021, etc.


    While I appreciate your response, I believe this is just ehm, what one would call 'rubbish'. PR stuff. The internet is a place in itself, this whole 'expanding into' notion is not valid on the net. There are no borders or regions. I sincerely doubt there is a law in canada that would prevent hosting more than 49 videos, I mean, for what purpose, on earth, would a government waste time on making laws that prohibit more than 49 videos on a site. Does this mean Canadadians are not allowed to watch Youtube? Sorry, doesn't fly.

    While Gametap obviously has every right to do as their wish, they shouldn't rationalise irrational and ancient, perhaps even in judgemental attitude rooted, decisions on their side.

    Its the same with companies in the US that refuse to ship overseas for silly reasons, for companies and organisations in the US that deal with international customers to only accept cheques or money orders, which don't exist anymore in more progressive countries, and the list goes on.

    Anyway, getting a bit off topic. I won't be subscribing to GameTap with this kind of sillyness anyway, although I suppose I am 'lucky' because I'm living in New Haven, connecticut, but I don't see why I should be treated any different from, let's say Erwin in Apeldoorn. Where I'd rather be.

    Erwin, pak een brandje voor me volgende keer in t cafe, ok?

    Emily, thanks for your great support. Of course I understand the slip up.

  • Made some changes to the text, and added a big green "Pre-Order" to the box. Hopefully that helps things a bit.

    Apologies to anyone who was confused... like Emily said, by the time 7am rolled around, it completely slipped both my and Jake's minds :(

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