Crysis Warhead on Steam

Steam is now offering online sales and downloads of Crysis Warhead, Crytek's first-person shooter follow-up. In a bit of a surprise, this precedes the game's international release, which is tomorrow (story). They are also offering Warhead as a bundle with the original Crysis.
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I'm in the middle of downloading it from Steam, but according to (knowledgeable) users I've seen post on other message boards, they downloaded and played without a hitch. No install, no activation, just downloaded and played. Outside of installing Punkbuster/Gamespy stuff for Crysis Wars, that is.


On another note - wow, EA must have done something incredibly different this time around with their distribution. I preordered the game on Steam and am downloading it now, but I was still curious on the piracy situation. The results were incredible:

Unlike the first game, which was ripped, cracked, and torrented weeks before release, even last night, the night before the game's release, there wasn't a single real torrent of the game anywhere to be found. Google searches returned torrents that people were complaining about being fake, or nothing at all.

Now, I just checked again for the hell of it, the only thing available is an un-cracked version. Congrats, EA - you somehow eliminated zero-day piracy of Crysis Warhead. They must have threatened the duplication factories with massive lawsuits, or something like what Ubisoft did after their games were leaked from a duplication plant.

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