Hey that was pretty helpful, thanks! I seriously think that was a really dumb move or oversight on their part.
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Didn't see any recent postings about this so here goes! I recently purchsed The Ship from a used game store and than went home to go install it. Of course I couldn't and so I scanned and wrote down the information on the back with the CD-key and scanned it and sent to Steam for re-assignment. Then I get a response telling me that's a no can-do.
I find this funny since I bought my copies of Half-Life 2 and Orange Box, both used, and had no issues with transferring them over to my account. Orange Box was about a month before this incident. Does anyone have a clue why they would suddenly reject me now? They sent me some literature on it, one says you can't do used games and the other was the "Steam Subscriber Agreement." (Note: the Subscriber Agreement has no statement saying you can't transfer games or sell them) This might be all well and good for online documentation but how does one know about this if the packaging never says anything in relation to "DO NOT RESALE." Than that brings up the question about what's the point of a retail version if it can only be used once?
I know it sounds like I'm whining but I already don't like all the "safe guards" on PC games now-a-days, but I thought Steam was a good alternative since you don't need the CD to play the game and the game could only be played on one account. I'm now completely turned off from Steam since I feel they are just calling all non-first time buyers thieves. So, info, thoughts, and opinions are greatly appreciated. (I tried to get clarification on the subject from Steam, but "Brock" keeps squawking the same response at me)