I have games I forgot about simply because..I don't launch the app's they run on.
Pain in the ass. They either need to centralize this junk or eliminate the need of an app to run a game. At the end of the day when it gets down to it...Steam really DOESN'T do anything useful, that I couldn't just do on my own with a bit more elbow grease. I never really like Steam and saw NO purpose to it the past few years, though recently I grew a kind to it because of some of the deals it offers. But other then not letting me play games when my internet is out, I kind of hate it.
I didn't see Axyl's point, but Steam is one of the few that needs to run when you're playing a game, and is used to launch the game. Impulse doesn't need to be running to play an Impulse game, only to update it, and many games tend to launch their own app (UPlay, RSC) when you launch them, rather than you launch the app and then the game.
Dunno how related this is to the thread, but I pre-ordered Space Marine from Amazon and it showed up today in the mail 'Great!' I think, now I can go play some Space Marine a bit early! But no, apparently it hasn't been released yet so despite me holding the box in my hands and looking at the DVD's stuffed full of all the essential game files Steam simply won't allow me to install it :(
I love Steam and have many games on it but this is the first time I have been so annoyed at it. I have the game, therefore it has been released but because of some silly legislation I cannot install and play a product that I paid for until Steam decides to let me.
I know the feeling, I am in exactly the same boat...knowing Steam aswell it won't be until 6pm BST that the game will be released to be playable as Steam works on a 24 hour basis rather than exact BST time. If you want to make us use Steam then release it on Steam. It makes no sense that a game that needs Steam to run, isn't being released on Steam.
If you attach the Cdkey to Steam, it'll allow you too.
Got mine from Gamersgate and had to do that. Just hope it -does- unlock at midnight.
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Warhammer 40000 Space Marine is a Region Free game, meaning we can import it from suppliers outside Europe (with very attractive prices) and still work anywhere and support multi-language.