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Thread: Official BioShock Activation Thread

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    Official BioShock Activation Thread

    Activation process has been terminated. Please make sure the SERIAL NUMBER has been entered correctly.
    Press BACK to attempt another activation, click MANUAL ACTIVATION to activate manually or press CANCEL to abort. If the problem persists please contact mailto:support@securom.com.

    The activation server is unable to complete your request. Please contact the software vendor.


    sheesh...any new news?

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    well.......all i know is it'll be activated at 1 pm pst / 4 pm est.

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    that time has jus passed rite? 4pm EST...

    anyone anyluck?

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    no, it's 4 am est right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vironix View Post
    Activation process has been terminated. Please make sure the SERIAL NUMBER has been entered correctly.
    Press BACK to attempt another activation, click MANUAL ACTIVATION to activate manually or press CANCEL to abort. If the problem persists please contact mailto:support@securom.com.

    The activation server is unable to complete your request. Please contact the software vendor.


    sheesh...any new news?
    i hope someone is PO'd and gets lawyers involved before they get distracted playing the game tomorrow and forget the horror that was tonight.

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    oh gosh, i meant 4am EST.

    u meant 4PM est...dam edit button..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordprefect View Post
    i hope someone is PO'd and gets lawyers involved before they get distracted playing the game tomorrow and forget the horror that was tonight.
    Lol, tru tru

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    I just got it working guys! Clicking is not recommended.
    Last edited by vrap; 08-21-2007 at 05:35 AM. Reason: Misleading link

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    working?

    10chars

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    You sir, are an ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺!

    Activation process has been terminated. Please make sure the SERIAL NUMBER has been entered correctly.
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    I bet it can be activated in 2 days

    >.>

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    just called 2k tech support and they said 6AM EST, so 3AM for us west-coasters. not too bad but still, why do us pc gamers keep getting the short end of the stick? wasn't bioshock originally going to be PC exclusive in the first place? they should be loyal to the audience they were going for....

    I know it seems kind of petty to get this upset about it, but when copy protection and just general unpreparedness on the devs part keep me from playing a game i have rightfully purchased I think i have a right to be a little angry. So in other words, it's not on the "death threat to 2k" level, but this definitely puts a dent in my night, since my other friends got the 360 version.....

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    Just to play it safe, I'd wait until the steam timer counts down. It should be working by then :P

    00 days :11 hours : 44 minutes to go.

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    Yep, guess I was right, 1 pm pst / 4 pm est...........

    dunno why they said 6 am est.

    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7466/imagge6.jpg

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    hey man that sucks

    i dunt believe it...

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    I'd love to sell someone a car that won't work until I activate it at a whim at some undetermined future point.

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    Note: a countdown timer cannot be changed or violated.

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    arnt most fords that way?

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    nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    No, Fords just NEVER work

    I guess I'm lucky that I waited so I could pick up the LE at Gamestop (they have ONE PC COPY of the LE, and it is not reserved, so I am going to be there an hour early waiting). I hope for all you guys that are up waiting that it activates at 6 EST (only 1:30 left!!). I think that, between the demo and the launch, 2K (and irrational ... err 2K Boston) will never release a game this way again. Or they will at least make it fair and put the same protection on the 360 version

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-O-S View Post
    Note: a countdown timer cannot be changed or violated.
    Hey, they're just going buy what 2K says. Granted, that hasn't exactly been reliable to date, but still. Steam is evil so I wouldn't put it past them to make you wait longer than necessary.

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    I got a question, did this same thing happen with oblivion, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can O Soup View Post
    Hey, they're just going buy what 2K says. Granted, that hasn't exactly been reliable to date, but still. Steam is evil so I wouldn't put it past them to make you wait longer than necessary.
    i know, steam is just...just.........nvm.

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    I linked this thread as a story on digg... digg it and sling some mud.

    http://digg.com/pc_games/Retail_copi..._on_launch_day

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-O-S View Post
    I got a question, did this same thing happen with oblivion, too?
    No. Oblivion requires no ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ online activation.

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    Why don't you just call Irrational (2K Boston) starting at 6 AM for every minute it doesn't activate:
    http://www.irrationalgames.com/company/

    But no, that would be a bad idea.

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    They should make it to CNN stating the news that Bioshock isn't being playable on its release day, which is a great tragedy and rage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flapjacks View Post
    No, Fords just NEVER work

    I guess I'm lucky that I waited so I could pick up the LE at Gamestop (they have ONE PC COPY of the LE, and it is not reserved, so I am going to be there an hour early waiting). I hope for all you guys that are up waiting that it activates at 6 EST (only 1:30 left!!). I think that, between the demo and the launch, 2K (and irrational ... err 2K Boston) will never release a game this way again. Or they will at least make it fair and put the same protection on the 360 version
    i was going to drop by my gamestop tomorrow to see if they had any LE for pc but had the BRILLIANT idea to grab a regular copy at walmart and got f----d.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Can O Soup View Post
    No. Oblivion requires no ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺ online activation.
    Why the ☺☺☺☺ did they have to team up with steam, then? Geez.

    Oh right, money talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-O-S View Post
    They should make it to CNN stating the news that Bioshock isn't being playable on its release day, which is a great tragedy and rage.


    http://scsg-online.com/bioshock/CNN.jpg

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    LOL! Good one

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    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1723/shockvp2.jpg

    Oh ☺☺☺☺, they're actually speaking on it........

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-O-S View Post
    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1723/shockvp2.jpg

    Oh ☺☺☺☺, they're actually speaking on it........
    Wow, 2K games headquarters in the background is one classic looking building.

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    lol...

    goodness...let us activate bioshock

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    Quote Originally Posted by M-O-S View Post
    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/1723/shockvp2.jpg

    Oh ☺☺☺☺, they're actually speaking on it........
    Massive? eh lo el

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    whats all this manual activation about? and can anyone post some screens of this activation problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JablesKage View Post
    whats all this manual activation about? and can anyone post some screens of this activation problem?
    Well, the User Manual has this crazy USB lock thing on it, and to find out how to play you have to plug it in to your PC and deactivate the lock online.

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    funny guy (not)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JablesKage View Post
    funny guy (not)
    It's not like it's some secret club hording information about this. People have been ☺☺☺☺☺ing about it since about midnight. What is happening is that the 2K authentication servers aren't authenticating serial numbers yet, and everyone's up in arms about it.

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    And it even made to CNN!

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