^Drag0n^ wrote on Aug 22, 2011, 16:45: I may be completely off here, but if the game uses Steamworks security, it won't matter a hill of squash where you bought it from; it won't activate until 12PST.
As I recall, this was an issue with CoD:MW2...
Yep. I remember hearing about this the following day at work. Bunch of people I know went to midnight sales of the game for PC and got home to find out they could not play for another 3 hours. While anyone who got it for consoles was playing it the second they got home.