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Link TTG Account with Steam Account

posted by Thriftweed Fancy Pants on - last edited - Viewed by 1.3K users

Can it be done?

Instead of giving out activation codes for episodes or seasons (an idea that probably wouldn't work because of the potential for abuse), what if we could permanently link our entire account here on TTG with our account on Steam? I believe it would prevent someone from selling activation codes to the highest bidder if their activation code is only compatible with one Steam account. Perhaps you wouldn't even need activation codes? Hypothetically, if we were to pass our Steam account info to TTG, purchases made here could be communicated to Valve and then added to Steam, right? Of course, I don't think Valve would agree to do this unless it was profitable for them, but honestly, I don't mind paying them a few extra bucks for this service. That's still better than buying it twice.

Also, I don't know whether or not this would lead to a communications nightmare, but I figured it's an idea a that's little different and, as far as I know, hasn't been thrown out there yet.

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  • @nodmonkey said: It looks like it can be, and has been, done, for one Season of games at least:
    http://www.telltalegames.com/tf2hats

    If you qualify, the code there allows you to activate the entire Sam and Max Season 3 on your Steam Account.

    But then you could sell/give the code to someone who didn't play for the game.

  • The only way this would happen ever is if TTG were bought by Valve. Which won't happen in a billion years.

  • @StLouisRibs said: The only way this would happen ever is if TTG were bought by Valve. Which won't happen in a billion years.

    umm you mean Telltale be bought by activision/Blizzard right?

    (they own Valve)

  • @sysosmaster said: umm you mean Telltale be bought by activision/Blizzard right?

    (they own Valve)

    Blatantly untrue. Valve is owned by no-one but themselves.

    It's a bit confusing, so bear with me. Valve used to work with Sierra On-Line, who were their publisher. Sierra On-Line, which was a branch of Vivendi Universal, became Sierra Entertainment. Valve sued Vivendi for illegally distributing copies of their games to internet cafes, adding several other charges later. Following Valve's victory in this, they announced that they were teaming up with EA to publish their games in stores.

    Then Vivendi merged with Activision to form Activision Blizzard, and Sierra was folded into the company as well, losing the name. Valve have since sued Activision Blizzard regarding the previous lawsuit and how the damages they were awarded have not been fully paid.

    So there is a connection between Valve and Activision Blizzard, but neither owns, or is owned, by the other.

  • You know, this could be possible with SteamWorks... But to the degree of letting you sign in using your Steam Account really.

    The whole "games you bought on Telltale shows on Steam and vice versa" thing would require an agreement to be signed and that's only if Valve wants to do that sort of thing.

  • @Darth Marsden said: Blatantly untrue. Valve is owned by no-one but themselves.

    It's a bit confusing, so bear with me. Valve used to work with Sierra On-Line, who were their publisher. Sierra On-Line, which was a branch of Vivendi Universal, became Sierra Entertainment. Valve sued Vivendi for illegally distributing copies of their games to internet cafes, adding several other charges later. Following Valve's victory in this, they announced that they were teaming up with EA to publish their games in stores.

    Then Vivendi merged with Activision to form Activision Blizzard, and Sierra was folded into the company as well, losing the name. Valve have since sued Activision Blizzard regarding the previous lawsuit and how the damages they were awarded have not been fully paid.

    So there is a connection between Valve and Activision Blizzard, but neither owns, or is owned, by the other.

    the lawsuit is true, but (as you say) stems from a diffrent time / configuration.

    but its like trying to find out who owns 'disney" last time I checked it was that VU Vivendi (that owns Valve and Steamworks) is owndded by Activision Blizzard, Sierra/Vivendi was split up to get VU Vivendi (and valve) and something that was bought by actvision some years ago.

    in short its harder to disprove than it on the faceofit looks like. this is created by 'wallstreet coprerational thinking' and creating many subcompanies. the why and how for this is a year economic study if you really wanna know :p

  • Valve really isn't connected by Activision/Blizzard...

    Not sure why you think so.

    That's like saying TTG is owned by LA because a lot of people here are ex-LA employees. It doesn't work like that...

  • Valve 100% split to their own after that lawsuit. They then teamed up with EA a bit after to just distribute their games in stores. No way Activision would allow something like that from anything they owned.

  • @Elvenmonk said: Valve 100% split to their own after that lawsuit. They then teamed up with EA a bit after to just distribute their games in stores. No way Activision would allow something like that from anything they owned.

    why not? EA had a bigger distribution network at that time ;)

  • @sysosmaster said: umm you mean Telltale be bought by activision

    DON'T EVER SAY THAT AGAIN! That would be a nightmare!

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