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#1 10 years ago
WARHAMMER® 40,000: DAWN OF WAR® IITO USE STEAMWORKS FOR GAME AUTHENTICATION

February 5, 2009 -- THQ Inc. today announced thatWarhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, the award winning Real-time strategy (RTS) game from Relic Entertainment, will utilize Steamworks for game authentication. Through Steam, gamers will receive the latestDawn of War II patches, updates and game content, and with a Steam account, will be able to access the game from any PC.

“We love Steamworks because it offers so many advantages for the player.” said Jonny Ebbert,Dawn of War II’s lead designer, Relic. “Gamers who purchase the game and register with Steam can install the game on as many PCs as they want, can play online or offline and no CD is required to play. Best of all, if the player ever loses the CD, the game can be downloaded for free from Steam.” Dawn of War II is scheduled for release nationwide on February 19, 2009 for Windows PC. More information on Steam can be found at www.steampowered.com.

Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II, developed by THQ's internal studio, Relic Entertainment, is a Real-time strategy (RTS) game set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe. Featuring vicious front-line combat, destructible environments, a fully cooperative multiplayer mode, four unique playable races, and a non-linear single player campaign with branching storylines, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II delivers the ultimate sci-fi fantasy RTS experience for Windows PC. The game is scheduled for release nationwide on February 19, 2009 and will be available through retail and online outlets. For more information onWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, please visit www.dawnofwar2.com.

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#2 10 years ago

Feb 19 release date? Awesome! That means March 19 here! YAY!

But eh, online authentication doesn't bother me, Unless its EA's gay DRM version.




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#3 10 years ago

If I may sound like an advertising thing for a moment: I was dead set against online authentication until I tried Steam. But it's not intrusive, it provides all sorts of benefits like not having to go search for patches and so on. If it was gay like EA's crappy version where you only get X installs I'd be away to the pirate sites soon enough but Steam's a solid product without and incredibly gay restrictions. I could even install my games again on my laptop down south without having to carry loads of DVDs down in my backpack when I went home for the holidays. The only downside is if Steam ever goes under the authentication servers will too, but they make all sorts of fun illegal tools for you to ignore that =p so if the time ever comes....




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#4 10 years ago
Best of all, if the player ever loses the CD, the game can be downloaded for free from Steam.”

That is good. I have a lot of games that I can't play anymore because someone filched one of the install/play CD's, or it got scratched, cracked, broken, stood on, etc. It would be nice to be able to just download another .iso and burn it to CD or mount it on a virtual drive.




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#5 10 years ago

i got steam on christmas when i got L4D. its pretty good.




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#6 10 years ago

yeah I thought this might be bad, then reading up on it further it's Good.


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#7 10 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4797139It would be nice to be able to just download another .iso and burn it to CD or mount it on a virtual drive.[/quote] With Steam you don't even need to do that. Once a game is done downloading via Steam, it's already installed and ready to go. [quote=Uwsar-Hat-Anupuw;4797378]yeah I thought this might be bad, then reading up on it further it's Good.

Steam is pretty awesome. I know it had a bad reputation a few years ago when it was pretty new, but it's only gotten better and better. I can think of one Steam-related crash on any of my computers in the last two years.




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#8 10 years ago

yeah I had steam for SIN 2it was good and ya'll know what I'm Down with steam now.


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#9 10 years ago

nice.. but i think it will also be release here in march... :o got to wait




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#10 10 years ago
whitelancer11;4797429nice.. but i think it will also be release here in march... :o got to wait

According to your address, you're in Canada. The North American release date (U.S. and Canada) is February 19th, so you don't have to wait at all.




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