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Whats all the hate with Game?
*cough*steam*cough*

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Steams all well and good, but I like having a hard copy and actual people with faces I can complain to if I have to.
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Yes, but quite a lot of people in the UK got upset by the fact that thanks to Game they could not get Space Marine via Steam.

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Actually thats GameStop. They're a completely different company to Game. Game owns the Game Stores, and the Gamestation stores. Neither have anything to do with GameStop which is a US company, and the ones that stopped Space Marine being on Steam.
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Actually thats GameStop. They're a completely different company to Game. Game owns the Game Stores, and the Gamestation stores. Neither have anything to do with GameStop which is a US company, and the ones that stopped Space Marine being on Steam.
Not according to my (several) friends who work at GAME. In the UK at least, they lay the blame firmly at the feet of the company they work for, and are now hacked off at because they wanted the Blood Ravens multiplayer stuff from the Steam pre-order. Damn thing still uses Steam to authenticate the DLC too, which is ironic.
BTW, if only an American company was responsible for the de-steaming, how come the UK Steam demo got pulled, and the US one didn't? We had to do sneaky ninja tricks even to get that.

My own order has apparently got lost in their system- they claim it is now on its way, and that they're giving me 5 in compensation. Of course, the site still claims that it's 'unshipped' but it's clearly not working properly. We shall see.

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Actually thats GameStop. They're a completely different company to Game. Game owns the Game Stores, and the Gamestation stores. Neither have anything to do with GameStop which is a US company, and the ones that stopped Space Marine being on Steam.
Why the fug would a US company demand Space Marine not to be sold in the UK via Steam? Dude, its Game that is to get the blame here.

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Steams all well and good, but I like having a hard copy and actual people with faces I can complain to if I have to.
Personally, I prefer Steam's customer service to just about anything else.

Politely email them to ask about something that's wrong (eg. Game not registering or something), usually end up with the problem solved, profuse apologies and a free game or something.

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Why the fug would a US company demand Space Marine not to be sold in the UK via Steam? Dude, its Game that is to get the blame here.
Same reason they had the leaflets pulled out of the Deus Ex: HR copies that gave people a free cloud copy of it. They don't want competition for their own service they're launching.

@Majere: Well I know the managers of my both local Game Store, and my Local GameStation stores, and they're both telling me they're getting really pissed off being GameStop being a bunch of dicks is giving them a bad rep as people are confusing GameStop with them when they companies have nothing to do with each other.
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Its Game. Cant find THQSledgehammers post, but he obviously had a pointing finger pointed in the direction of Game.

But here is another post: http://www.facepunch.com/threads/111...team-in-the-UK

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Same reason they had the leaflets pulled out of the Deus Ex: HR copies that gave people a free cloud copy of it. They don't want competition for their own service they're launching.

@Majere: Well I know the managers of my both local Game Store, and my Local GameStation stores, and they're both telling me they're getting really pissed off being GameStop being a bunch of dicks is giving them a bad rep as people are confusing GameStop with them when they companies have nothing to do with each other.
Well, we've clearly got a 'I said he said she said' situation here, in that there's pretty much no way to check the facts. Regardless, your argument about GameStop's streaming service is clearly irrelevant to the UK version, and the discrepancy with the demo remains the elephant in the room.

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