t's up to the publisher to decide when a game becomes available via Steam. So in other words...don't shoot the messenger.-According to Gabe Newell of Valve Software
Monday, August 20, 2007
According to the steam website people who pre-loaded the game from steam can not start to play the game till 4pm est time. Even though they had "play as soon as the game is available" you can't play till well after others will have started playing... even longer than those who got a copy from Toy's R Us.
Posted by Ian Leydic at 8/20/2007 06:08:00 PM