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Grab Bioshock game for free
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Default Grab Bioshock game for free - 11-09-2012, 07:21 | posts: 19,559 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Excellent news for all PC gamers, as GameFly is offering Irrational Games' Bioshock for*free. According to its description, the game is available for purchase (as a free digital download) in Austria,...

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Default 11-09-2012, 07:57 | posts: 12 | Location: NRW, Germany

too bad, that a credit card is needed for registration there...
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 08:13 | posts: 2,020 | Location: Sweden

Sigh.
"There is a problem with your account. For further assistance, contact GameFly Support."
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 09:10 | posts: 5,795 | Location: Sandbox

FYI it uses gamefly's own client and not steam, origin or whatever.
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 09:28 | posts: 9,776 | Location: UK

Bought it anyway.
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 10:13 | posts: 972 | Location: North Wales

Brought Bio 1 and 2 on steam's summer sale anyway
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 10:49 | posts: 4,776 | Location: 127.0.0.1

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too bad, that a credit card is needed for registration there...

Yea, free is good, but not enough to merit giving my credit card info to them
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 12:26 | posts: 1,106 | Location: Portugal

Folks, create a virtual card and use it.

I got the game yesterday.
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 13:43 | posts: 786 | Location: Tonawanda, NY

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too bad, that a credit card is needed for registration there...
I already have a gamefly account so no biggie here. However, I already own the game on disk but I figured, why not have it on digital download as well.
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 19:07 | posts: 722

Is it crippled with DRM though??
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 22:41 | posts: 1,245 | Location: Sweden

First Battlefield 1942 and now Bioshock... I can't wait to hear about the next freebie games!!!

And well it seems to be capable of running without GameFly active once its been activated, so I guess the answer is no? Not crippled?
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 23:13 | posts: 2,842 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Its cool they offer Bioshock for free, but thats about all I would pay for this game in the first place lol. I just didn't care for Bioshock at all and thought it was waaay overhyped and overrated. I do like GameFly a lot for digital downloads though. They always have great 75% off sales on stuff, and I highly recommend that any gamers here subscribe to their email feed for those deals.

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Default 11-09-2012, 23:42 | posts: 722

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First Battlefield 1942 and now Bioshock... I can't wait to hear about the next freebie games!!!

And well it seems to be capable of running without GameFly active once its been activated, so I guess the answer is no? Not crippled?
Activated? That implies DRM, so definitely won't be signing up!!
   
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Default 11-09-2012, 23:45 | posts: 1,245 | Location: Sweden

What game in the last half decade does not have some form of DRM?
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 00:06 | posts: 722

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What game in the last half decade does not have some form of DRM?
Those on GOG maybe?
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 00:12 | posts: 2,842 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

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Activated? That implies DRM, so definitely won't be signing up!!
You better get used to it, because this is a battle the gamers will lose. If you continue in an attempt avoid DRM, you just won't be able to play most of the games you want to play.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 12:15 | posts: 1,245 | Location: Sweden

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Those on GOG maybe?
As they are all retro games they don't really count as most of them didn't even have DRM to begin with if any of them did at all.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 12:33 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

Just get it off piratebay. I mean, it's free now so they can't complain about hurting profits or hurting the developers, and it saves all that activation BS.

No, I'm not promoting Piracy, but in this case, it may not hurt.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 12:35 | posts: 722

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As they are all retro games they don't really count as most of them didn't even have DRM to begin with if any of them did at all.
Not wholly true! If you look at the collections they release from major publishers a lot of the titles had Safedisc or SecuROM as the DRM when released. Not all are 'retro' either: Assassins Creed, The Witcher 1 & 2, Torchlight and the recently added Tell Tales Games catalogue show they don't just do retro.

If I can grab a DRM free copy of a game I own I do, If I can't then I don't, so no big loss.

@Mikedogg: I own it on Steam, I only want legit ways to get DRM free games hence I use GOG if they have a DRM free version of a game I own!

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Nothing is free in life.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 13:15 | posts: 9,776 | Location: UK

Depends how you attribute cost.
   
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Nothing is free in life.
Please don't make me poke holes in that.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 13:28 | posts: 312

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Please don't make me poke holes in that.
Please do
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 13:38 | posts: 2,872 | Location: The Freak Show - Earth.

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Please do
Then I have to assume that was a "bait post". Dunno about you but I have been given heaps of stuff for free, food, accommodation, memberships (that normally costs) etc, so I don't know what you're getting at here.
   
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Default 11-10-2012, 13:50 | posts: 9,776 | Location: UK

I've been given a free "helping hand" for helping a girl
She didnt have to do that, my help was free.

See, lots of frees make the world a better place.
   
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