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Got steam version for free?

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I preordered the new season on the telltales site.I used the free code for the hats on my steam account.Now i have the option to download the first ep on steam.Its this new?Sorry if it has been answer already.

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  • There are people who wanted to buy the DVD version. But they arrived at the time the Steam promo was announced. They cared about the items more than the DVDs, and it was before TTG changed the deal so that TTG buyers got the items, so they bought the Steam version instead. Only to find out later that if they had bought the TTG version, they would have had both the DVD and the items.

    I do feel it sucks for them. As you said, they have an inferior version, no DVD, etc. But they got a promo just for them. And then bam, it's given to us, who already have lots of benefits, because some people complained "waaa, I bought it from telltale and didn't get ALL the possible things someone can get, that's so unfair".

    I feel the option to exchange their version for the one that had the bonuses they wanted was plenty. I know TTG was trying to be nice, but it does feel mean to Steam buyers to take away from them the one thing they had that was special. (Take away the "special" part, that is. The items weren't taken from them obviously).

  • @Avistew said: They cared about the items more than the DVDs, and it was before TTG changed the deal so that TTG buyers got the items, so they bought the Steam version instead. Only to find out later that if they had bought the TTG version, they would have had both the DVD and the items.


    Well, yeah, it sucks for them. But not for someone who was having the Steam Version anyway, since it was their conscious choice to get less just to have it there anyway...
    But, as said before, it does indeed suck for them to not get their pre-order bonus they are promised. And we still don't know wheter that was Valve or TTG.
    But they got a promo just for them. And then bam, it's given to us, who already have lots of benefits, because some people complained "waaa, I bought it from telltale and didn't get ALL the possible things someone can get, that's so unfair".
    Well, it does make (financial) sense to provide the best package here. After all, only people who buy it here give TTG the most money per sold unit.
    We still lack Nutricious specs, btw :p.
    I know TTG was trying to be nice, but it does feel mean to Steam buyers to take away from them the one thing they had that was special.
    I got the feeling it was obvious from the beginning Steam would be inferior to buying it here (as it was previously). So it was kind of surprising to see some kind of "pro" to getting it on Steam all of a sudden, out of the blue.
    If they were promised special treatment from the start, I would agree that it would be kind-of sucky, but as it was they were promised inferiority from the start, then I don't see why it's suddenly a shame if that's exactly what they get...

  • Well, it's kind of a "you'll get an inferior deal" then "surprise! you do get something special!" then "oops, sorry, actually you don't".

    But ultimately I guess they still got a better deal than what they signed for.

  • Minus the pre-order forum then...

  • @Avistew said: Well, it's kind of a "you'll get an inferior deal" then "surprise! you do get something special!" then "oops, sorry, actually you don't".


    That's never the way I've seen it. After all, would you feel any resentment if suddenly the Steam users were given the DVD? I mean, I wouldn't.

    And, I think every step of the way Telltale is trying to make sure that people who buy directly through them get the best stuff. They get the most money that way, and they're simply more ABLE to provide these things this way. I got the impression that the whole hats deal was kind of a spurious, unexpected deal, and that the details weren't really hammered out ahead of time, but overall it seemed to work out.

    Now, I wouldn't have been mad if it had stayed Steam Exclusive, that's fine and all, but I don't think they did anything wrong by essentially asking if they could give it to us as well and getting a "sure, we'll set that up".

  • I'm not saying they did something wrong. I'm just saying that I feel bad for the people who, due to lack of organization/change of mind/whatever, ended up buying the Steam version after the promotion was started, only to get the items, when they would have bought the telltale version before (not knowing about the items) or after (since they'd get the items even with the ttg version).

    I saw some on the forums so it's not like there are none. I feel especially bad for people who might (I'm not sure if anyone did) have canceled their telltale order and bought it on Steam instead, only to be told "if you hadn't canceled your order you'd have both by now, too bad!".

  • I only cared about having the game on my steam account. I like the convenience of having all my PC games in one place. Had I known that I could have got that plus the free DVD by buying the game from Telltale, I would have done so.
    I don't play TF2 all that much so I didn't even want the items.

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    It's difficult to please all of the people all of the time.

  • @LeBart said: I only cared about having the game on my steam account. I like the convenience of having all my PC games in one place. Had I known that I could have got that plus the free DVD by buying the game from Telltale, I would have done so.

    I am still not sure if the next episodes will also show up on steam or if it only was the first one. If they do I will be happy & happy & very happy.

  • @Hassat Hunter said: Minus the pre-order forum then...

    I've got the Pre-Order forum, and I pre-order through steam.

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