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mindcycle

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I bought Saints Row 3 from Impulse when they had it on sale and it was a PITA to just to get the Steam key sent to me. I won't be buying from them again. Crap service.
 

SunnyD

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I bought Saints Row 3 from Impulse when they had it on sale and it was a PITA to just to get the Steam key sent to me. I won't be buying from them again. Crap service.

Did they fix it for you? If so, I'd say they're already a step ahead of most other services.
 

mindcycle

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Did they fix it for you? If so, I'd say they're already a step ahead of most other services.

Yeah eventually, but it took a good 2 or 3 days. To not include the key in the original receipt email is retarded, IMO, and there is no way of retrieving it on their site which is also retarded. It's certainly not the end of the world but with services like Amazon and green man gaming, where you get your keys right away in an email and they also show up in your billing area on the website, there's no reason for me to want to deal with the hassle of Impulse ever again. They really need to get their shit together if they want to compete, but I guess that's just gamestop for you.. I've never felt like those guys give a shit about much of anything besides making a profit. They're the EA or Activision of the digital download world.
 

SunnyD

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Yeah eventually, but it took a good 2 or 3 days. To not include the key in the original receipt email is retarded, IMO, and there is no way of retrieving it on their site which is also retarded. It's certainly not the end of the world but with services like Amazon and green man gaming, where you get your keys right away in an email and they also show up in your billing area on the website, there's no reason for me to want to deal with the hassle of Impulse ever again. They really need to get their shit together if they want to compete, but I guess that's just gamestop for you.. I've never felt like those guys give a shit about much of anything besides making a profit. They're the EA or Activision of the digital download world.

I vaguely remember that - from the hot deal thread I posted. See, I *did* have a key listed on my receipt as well as my email, and I was pretty sure they said there was an issue with some people not receiving keys right away. But anyway, they made it right.
 

RavenSEAL

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No, it isn't, and if you think it is, you're clearly ignorant here.
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Beev

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That's irrelevant to my question.

Ubi loves over the top DRM. I don't recall which brand they use, though. It's bad enough that most people say they don't buy Ubisoft games, so I was simply stating it was.
 

Nvidiaguy07

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what was the code? is it the same every friday? as long as i eventually get a steam key i have no problem with it.
 

Martimus

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That's irrelevant to my question.

Recent Ubisoft games have had a sort of DRM that requires you to be online at all times, and will literally kick you out of the game if you suffer a loss in connection. I don't know if they still do this, but I don't want to waste the time finding out. I just avoid Ubisoft games and will probably forever. I know that I can't trust what I buy from them to actually work, and I also cannot trust that they won't install some sort of malware with their games as well.
 

JujuFish

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Recent Ubisoft games have had a sort of DRM that requires you to be online at all times, and will literally kick you out of the game if you suffer a loss in connection. I don't know if they still do this, but I don't want to waste the time finding out. I just avoid Ubisoft games and will probably forever. I know that I can't trust what I buy from them to actually work, and I also cannot trust that they won't install some sort of malware with their games as well.
And all of this is, as I said, completely irrelevant to Assassin's Creed: Revelations. It doesn't have activation limits like Anno 2070. It doesn't have always online DRM like AC2 had. It doesn't even have online-when-you-first-run-the-game that AC:B had. The DRM in Assassin's Creed: Revelations is about as inoffensive as you can be without going completely DRM free. The DRM situation with Assassin's Creed has continually gotten better.