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TF2 hats unlock, and... what?

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So I preordered S&M from Telltale. Unlocking the hats with the code I got from /tf2hats, what do I find? I find that I own The Penal Colony on Steam.

So, was that meant to happen? Will I get the rest of the episodes too?
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  • Jake;296767 said:
    Doing right by your customers is never a bad thing. We do our best to keep you guys in mind with what we do, and I think Valve does as well. It's how most of the coolest stuff happens.
    See, I was worried that I worded that poorly, and I'm afraid that I did. If you guys were to ever implement this Steam unlock system globally, we'd all love you for it I'm sure, I just meant that it might not be the best decision from a business standpoint. But I'm sure it would be a calculated risk, and Telltale is made of pure awesome, so...I dunno. What I can tell you is that I've never appreciated anything a video game company has done for me as much as I do with Telltale. Not even close. So you guys are definitely earning loyal customers, and that's absolutely good for business.
    If it really bothers you that you have multiple licenses to the game you bought, across multiple platforms, and if you think it will make you happier for some mysterious reason, if we try hard enough we can probably revoke a few from your various accounts. I don't know if that's good business though. :)
    No, no, I'm good, really. I'll be good, I promise.
  • I think what Guru's point was is that we shouldn't demand it or assume you will do it, or expect you to.
    It would be awesome but it would also be an extra nice gesture from you, and not something we deserve or "should" get.

    I feel some people sound a bit like they're demanding gifts. It reminds me of what people tell you as a child, you know? How gifts should never be asked for, because they're gifts. And if you asked for something that your parents were already planning to give you, they wouldn't do it anymore, because you were a bad kid and asked.

    Something along those lines.
  • Avistew;296779 said:
    I feel some people sound a bit like they're demanding gifts.
    Not sure that anyone has demanded anything; I was only asking if it's possible.
    GuruGuru214;296765 said:
    Because it's exactly as you said, they're taking a risk. They're already giving us two copies of the game for the price of one. Toss in Steam and everyone who pays for the game once gets three copies of it. I mean, there's awesome, and then there's poor business practice.
    Correct me if I'm wrong (which I might be because I've never tried this), but if you activate a physical copy of a game on Steam, I don't believe you can use the physical copy anymore, so if I activate a DVD from Telltale on Steam, I wouldn't be getting THREE copies; I'd still have TWO. Like I said, I've never done this before, so I might be wrong.
  • I've never heard of that before. I'm generally not a PC gamer, so I wouldn't know. The last non-Telltale game I bought was The Orange Box, and before that I can't even remember. It even might've been The Curse of Monkey Island, that's how little I buy PC games.

    If that is the case though, it pretty much makes the physical copy kind of pointless. Of course, I've heard of worse DRM...
  • To correct my above statement: In a scenario where you activate/register a DVD through Steam, the physical copy doesn't become useless, but it does become tied to your Steam account. In other words, your friend wouldn't be able to play the game if he borrowed your physical copy, but you would be able to download and play the game through Steam on his computer if you're signed into your account.
  • That seems... unlikely. How can a fresh install check wheter or not it's Steam-bound without net connection? Or does it always need an online-check (I hate those installations), in order to make it possible?

    It's not like Steam-activation suddenly changes the code on the disk...
  • Hassat Hunter;296829 said:
    That seems... unlikely. How can a fresh install check wheter or not it's Steam-bound without net connection? Or does it always need an online-check (I hate those installations), in order to make it possible?
    I'm pretty sure it only works that way for Valve's games (that need an online activation via Steam anyhow), but not for third-party games...
  • That would make a lot more sense...
  • Yeah, that scenario is one that requires online activation, so if TTG did implement something like that with Steam, I know it would be met with a lot of opposition.
  • Unfortunately i missed out on the promo, so is there NO other way to get the items? Man this really sucks. :(
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