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Steam Sales - Steam Clear Sky Delay

Steam News announces the latest of what seem like regular weekly sales, saying they are offering all id Software Games for 50% off. This offer ends September 8. In other news for bargain hunters, Steam is also now offering sales of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, offering Funcom's MMORPG for 10% off until September 11. Finally, Steam News announces they are taking preorders for the Steam edition of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, offering 10% off of purchases before the release date of September 15. This has caused some consternation on the Steam forums, as the game supposed to be available for online purchase when it arrived in stores (story). Thanks theyarecomingforyou.

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9. Re: ... Sep 6, 2008, 01:06 Bet
 
The European release was pushed back because of the incompetent US publisher (forgot to include serial keys). The game is available at retail here but we can't buy it on Steam for over a week.

If that's the case, that's unfortunate. THQ was the publisher for the USA for the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and it didn't even have copy protection. And came with a bonus disc! Most surprising purchase I've ever made. Bought it the same day as C&C 3, which was the complete opposite experience. DVD-check to this day. Sigh.

Did THQ's lack of copy protection make GSC Game World angry and decide to switch publishers for this release or something?

 
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