Ecthelion wrote on Aug 20, 2010, 14:16:
I meant the included version of Mafia 1, not Mafia 2. I know Mafia 2 needs Steam regardless of where you buy it, which I said in my previous post.
I'd guess it does use Steam. They don't actually have Mafia 1 for sale on their site, the page
just has the logo for Mafia 2. Also they promise to let you "play Mafia 1 now", which isn't something D2D usually does -- unlike Steam they have no way of disabling the free game if the preorder doesn't pan out.
So I imagine they're just piggybacking on Steam's offer of Mafia 1. Maybe with special pre-order codes, or maybe they provide your Mafia 2 code immediately and any copy activated on Steam before release gets a free copy of Mafia 1.
Seems like handling cancellations of the multi-service pre-order would be a huge pain, but from googling it looks like D2D maybe doesn't accept cancellations on any