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never pre purchased a game on steam before until now. Question?

#1szunegaPosted 10/16/2013 11:16:40 PM
I had a fellow who was nice enough to give me a code for Batman:Origins. I have used steam for awile now. But iv'e never pre purchased a game.

So I am just curios how it works? I put the code in. And it says the game is locked(understandable) but my question is, when the game is released. Will it give me a prompt to download? or will I have to search for it manually on the store? I know it's weird, but I guess I feel somewhat paranoid something will mess up. lol. It shows that it's 49.99 for me on the store. Will that change or something once the game comes out?

Or will it just show a reminder or something to download it? thanks in advance.
The Wii and the NES had the most amount of shovelware ever.
#2Game-XpertPosted 10/16/2013 11:20:48 PM
The game is already in your library so on the day it is out, go to your library click on the install option (should say coming soon now as of now) and it will begin downloading.
#3KillerTrufflePosted 10/16/2013 11:30:29 PM
Occasionally the game will let you pre-load it too, so rather than downloading it on release, you can start playing right away. Not all games let you pre-load tho.
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#4arleasPosted 10/16/2013 11:31:25 PM
Usually the night before it officially launches (or two nights before) you'll get a popup saying "preload now" which means you can start downloading an encrypted version of the game so that when it officially releases, you just need to decrypt and play.... You don't HAVE to preload, but if you're one of those 'have to play the instant it releases' types, then that's an option for you.
#5TimePharaohPosted 10/17/2013 12:11:43 AM
Why wouldn't it show the price in the store? Have you never bought anything before?

You ever bought food before? Do they take the price off the menu after they give it to you?

ITT: Stores, how do they work
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#6szunega(Topic Creator)Posted 10/17/2013 7:16:17 AM
The Wii and the NES had the most amount of shovelware ever.