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Free Metro 2033 on Steam

THQ Demo's Facebook Page is offering free Steam keys for Metro 2033 for all who throw a "like" their way. According to Polygon, these free copies of the post-apocalyptic shooter are being provided "while supplies last."

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54. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 12, 2012, 16:03 avianflu
 
Yikes. Facebook. There is no price that will get me on there.  
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53. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 12, 2012, 09:37 Mordecai Walfish
 
This working link was posted below in the comments:

Dacron wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 16:26:
Link from post is dead. Tried this link, Steam Key was valid and is downloading.

http://www.facebook.com/MetroVideoGame?ref=ts&fref=ts
 
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52. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 12, 2012, 05:51 Quinn
 
Is that page not available in Europe or something? :\ Can't find it.  
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51. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 12, 2012, 05:28 Lord Tea
 
Nice try FB but no, no FB account for me. Not even a fake one  
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50. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 12, 2012, 02:57 Baristan
 
Rhino wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 11:17:
nin wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 10:53:
Baristan wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 10:36:
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 10:09:
wtf_man wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 09:38:
Too bad I don't have a Facebook account. (Nor would I ever make one)

You wouldn't even make a fake one for a free game?

People are weird.

Facebook now requires you to verify with an unique cellphone number. They will never get mine.


Is that for new accounts? It's never asked me for one...


The only time that it has ever asked me one is when logging on for the first time in a new browser, or one for which the history, cookies et al have been completely cleared out. Even then, it wasn't asking for one in the "You must put one in" sense, but in the purely optional "we can send you your password this way if ever you run into trouble" sense. Consequently, I have never put one in.

My father, who just created his own for the first time, was also not required to have one.

Well it let me create an account in July, but in Augest I could longer login to it. It would not let me proceed without a phone number. I emailed Facebook support and received a link to a FAQ stating that a number was required to create an account. Tried again today and it let me login without asking for a number at all. They must have changed their policies.
 
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49. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 21:05 fiftykyu
 
Zowie, now there's some interesting websites, thanks!

Saving bookmarks, hanging head in shame...
 
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48. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 19:55 Dev
 
fiftykyu wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:08:
Any game that's more than, say, 4 or 5 years old, should never sell for more than $5 digital. $9.99, maybe, with constant $4.99 sales. Let people impulse buy them and fall in love.

One random example - Steam has the excellent but eight-year-old Bloodlines listed at $20. It would be a bit silly for me to re-buy it at that price, just to eliminate scrounging for discs, but if it were only $5 I might have done so at some point.
Pretty sure I've seen that on sale for $5 or so before on steam.

Edit:

Yep,
http://steamsales.rhekua.com/search.php?term=bloodlines
Look at the icon of the chart there, and click the little > on the right.
Its been $5 or less 4 times, including twice this year, the most recent one for an entire weekend during the haloween sale.

Edit 2:
In fact, blue has linked NINE sales in the on sale section of the site listed in the past couple years where the game has been on sale for $5 (not just steam but other places).

So, maybe try checking on blues occasionally, even if you don't check out steam weekend sales


Edit 3:
And of course google turned up this
http://steamalerts.com/
It will email you when a price on a steam game drops to your specified amount. Haven't tried it, I'll give it a go for skyrim.
That also offers a steam price history function.

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47. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 19:39 fiftykyu
 
Overon wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 19:02:
So you have to get some facebook app in order to get the code? And this facebook app will receive your:



Your basic info
Your email address
Your birthday
Your location


Hope this isn't a big internet secret or anything, but it's possible to make a fake face-thing for just this sort of occasion. Fake info, fake email, fake birthday, fake whatever else they ask you. You could even fire up a virtual machine, connect via a proxy in Spain or what have you. But, you know, careful with that tinfoil, Eugene.

And during Steam's upcoming Christmas sale thing, if they offer lumps of coal for connecting your facebook account to steam, you can connect that fake Spanish guy's fake facebook thing, get your lump of coal, and un-connect it after.
 
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46. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 19:02 Overon
 
So you have to get some facebook app in order to get the code? And this facebook app will receive your:



Your basic info
Your email address
Your birthday
Your location

Free my ass!
 
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45. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 18:35 PHJF
 
I'm trying to get this shit from my bogus account for a friend... facebook is like fucking ddosed or some shit and after clicking "like" on that stupid page nothing happens.

[edit] ok apparently it was fucking firefox fucking it up. iexplore worked straight away.

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44. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 18:29 Overon
 
So how do they send you your key? Email? I clicked like and I got jack squat?

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43. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 18:00 Mordecai Walfish
 
Awesome. Always good to have a dummy facebook account available for stuff like this ^_^.

They tell you to download metro2033.exe and put the key in there, but you can just put it in steam and avoid that step entirely.

Bonus points if you go back to their page and immediately "unlike" after install.
 
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42. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 17:34 Beelzebud
 
I hate facebook enough, that not even a free game can get me to sign up.  
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41. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 17:21 mag
 
JayDeath wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 14:12:
It's a good game that was never properly optimized. I have a good gaming rig and I could not get this game to run smoothly, no matter what I tried. I got a few levels in and had to stop because of the constant stuttering. The game looks really pretty but plays like crap. This is why it's free. You were warned.

It took some fiddling, but I got it to run quite well when I played it a long while back. Radeon 6870 (1 GB), Phenom II x4 955, 8GB of ram.

It kinda sucks at the beginning, since your guns do fuck-all damage against the monsters, but once you get some good stuff it's quite awesome.
 
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40. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 17:04 Yosemite Sam
 
Heh maybe spoke too soon... in a certain section of D6 that is absolutely fucking retarded... this isnt going get people interested in their next game, its going to make them rage quit and smash things...

FUUUUCK!!! Im so pissed... I say fuck this cut difficulty to easy after over a dozen attempts at normal... still over half a dozen attempts to get by this stupid section, ya know the fucking blobs on the way to fire up the reactor... finally make it after dumbfuckstupidfucker stands around for 5 min picking his ass... get in elevator cut scene where you have no control and before elevator can move god damn blob rolls up outside elevator and fucking kills me... AAARRRGGGGG!!! HULK ANGRY!!!
 
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39. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 16:50 Prez
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:40:
I didn't have stuttering in Metro (with the graphics taken down a few notches), but the whole game felt sluggish. It felt like a major effort to successfully shoot at and hit anything.

Must be a personal preference thing. I find the shooting excellent - the firefights are intense and challenging.
 
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38. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 16:26 Dacron
 
Link from post is dead. Tried this link, Steam Key was valid and is downloading.

http://www.facebook.com/MetroVideoGame?ref=ts&fref=ts
 
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37. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 15:45 Beamer
 
fiftykyu wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:36:
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:08:
Any game that's more than, say, 4 or 5 years old, should never sell for more than $5 digital. $9.99, maybe, with constant $4.99 sales. Let people impulse buy them and fall in love.

One random example - Steam has the excellent but eight-year-old Bloodlines listed at $20. It would be a bit silly for me to re-buy it at that price, just to eliminate scrounging for discs, but if it were only $5 I might have done so at some point.

Every Activision game is $20. Blur? TimeShift? Gun? Really?
Even Prototype. I guess I can see the argument that a $10 game would eat sales of the sequel, maybe. Or you can argue that gamers would sit behind the curve, always waiting 4 or 5 years.
Those aren't your core consumers. You don't make much off of them, anyway. But they still talk up games and get excited and get interested and create buzz.
 
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36. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 15:40 PHJF
 
I didn't have stuttering in Metro (with the graphics taken down a few notches), but the whole game felt sluggish. It felt like a major effort to successfully shoot at and hit anything.  
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35. Re: Free Metro 2033 on Steam Dec 11, 2012, 15:36 fiftykyu
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 11, 2012, 15:08:
Any game that's more than, say, 4 or 5 years old, should never sell for more than $5 digital. $9.99, maybe, with constant $4.99 sales. Let people impulse buy them and fall in love.

One random example - Steam has the excellent but eight-year-old Bloodlines listed at $20. It would be a bit silly for me to re-buy it at that price, just to eliminate scrounging for discs, but if it were only $5 I might have done so at some point.
 
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