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btcharpied 11-08-2012 07:30 AM

BioShock FREE on GameFly client today - Check your emails
 
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Just received an email from GameFly informing me that BioShock (PC) is free today for download on the GameFly client. Not sure if it only applies to those who already had the client or not, but worth checking out for those that have never yet played the original BioShock.

Just downloaded it and it is certainly free.

http://www.gamefly.com/images/ema...nter_2.jpg


EDIT: It appears that even if you did not have a previous account with GameFly, you can create one and get the game.

yuugotserved 11-08-2012 07:30 AM

Free BioShock Game (PC Digital Download)
 
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GameFly offers BioShock (PC Digital Download) for Free via their game client. Thanks btcharpied

wikipost 11-08-2012 07:30 AM

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Short version:

CC required, but not charged.
Must use GF client.
No Steam key.
Free for all.

http://www.gamefly.com/Download-BioShock/150930/

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Gibberling 11-08-2012 07:32 AM

[PC Game Download] FREE download of Bioshock from Gamefly
 
http://www.gamefly.com/Download-BioShock/150930/

From their e-mail: "A free PC game to thank you - GameFly Client is out of beta!‏"
Requires GameFly Client to download. They aren't giving out keys to activate on steam. It has to be downloaded from their client.

haojiang 11-08-2012 07:59 AM

This is a fantastic game to play. Great for free!!!

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Baguda 11-08-2012 08:04 AM

Do you have to have a paid Gamefly membership account to use the client and get Bioshock for free?

I got the email myself, but the only account I have is one I use to buy (not rent) used games occasionally. Is that purchase-only account all I need to get Bioshock in their client? Can I install the client and get Bioshock on more than 1 PC using my purchase-only account?

btcharpied 11-08-2012 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 54577610)
Do you have to have a paid Gamefly membership account to use the client and get Bioshock for free?

I got the email myself, but the only account I have is one I use to buy (not rent) used games occasionally. Is that purchase-only account all I need to get Bioshock in their client? Can I install the client and get Bioshock on more than 1 PC using my purchase-only account?

Nope. I don't have a paid account and I downloaded it for free in just a few seconds. It did require a CC, but it simply linked it up to the one I usually buy used games with.

Illuminati4Hire 11-08-2012 08:11 AM

One of the best games ever for nothing. That can't be beat. :)

luebbera1 11-08-2012 08:15 AM

Thanks, didn't have a previous account and was able to get the game for free.

guyver2077 11-08-2012 08:15 AM

?

Im pretty sure Bioshock has been free on GF client for some time now.

tzhu07 11-08-2012 08:23 AM

I already have BioShock on Steam, but I got it anyways on GameFly just for redundancy. Seriously, a game this good for free is almost unbelievable.

bobbyg27 11-08-2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guyver2077 (Post 54578080)
?

Im pretty sure Bioshock has been free on GF client for some time now.

I think it was for the paying members.

Nettozx 11-08-2012 08:24 AM

Aww man just bought this last week for 5 bucks :[

okinawanmatt 11-08-2012 08:26 AM

Worked. Purchased for $0, shows up in my GameFly client (which is like their version of Steam). No need to download it now - it'll be tied to your account so you can download it later. I have a non-paid account, so you don't have to be a paid member of GameFly.

Votey 11-08-2012 08:32 AM

:thumbup:

guyver2077 11-08-2012 08:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbyg27 (Post 54578390)
I think it was for the paying members.


that makes sense.

thx

PrimateCurious 11-08-2012 08:46 AM

With their sale on Valve games (still going on currently) and an online coupon (BETATHANKS i think it was), I just picked up Half Life 2, HL2 Episode 1, HL2 Episode 2, Portal 2, and Bioshock from the Gamefly website for all under $10 within my first week of switching from Mac to PC. That is a great price for rebuying a game you played a while back, but I haven't touched any of these games (except maybe a quarter of HL2)! I am stoked for the winter.

hamarabajaj 11-08-2012 08:55 AM

thanks op....free is always good.

g00gl3it 11-08-2012 08:56 AM

Nope - I only have a free account and I checked out with no issues.

TylerJ_COE 11-08-2012 09:10 AM

so i have to give my cc info?

nJoy7 11-08-2012 09:12 AM

Can this somehow be activated on Steam?

btcharpied 11-08-2012 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TylerJ_COE (Post 54580142)
so i have to give my cc info?

Correct. If you've ever purchased from GameFly before (used games, new games, rentals, etc.) it will just link up to that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nJoy7 (Post 54580182)
Can this somehow be activated on Steam?

None that I can tell, sorry. Considering this promotion is 'for' their game client, they are probably operating it as a loss leader -- you pick up the game for free but are dedicated to their client. Could be wrong on that, but it makes sense from a business standpoint.

huhster 11-08-2012 09:28 AM

Thanks for the heads up OP!

Quote:

Originally Posted by TylerJ_COE (Post 54580142)
so i have to give my cc info?

Yeah, same procedure as purchasing a game.

Quote:

Originally Posted by nJoy7 (Post 54580182)
Can this somehow be activated on Steam?

Not sure at this time. I bought two games with this deal and I received my status update, but Bioshock was the only game that did not include a key to activate with other clients.

Baguda 11-08-2012 10:12 AM

How many different PCs can you install the same game and activate it with the Gamefly client?

On Steam (and Xbox Live) it's unlimited provided you are only logged in and playing on 1 computer at a time which is how I'd prefer that all game clients worked. How does Gamefly's client work?

sublime 11-08-2012 12:45 PM

Anyone have a coupon for free shipping?

CodWaPeace 11-08-2012 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublime (Post 54586860)
Anyone have a coupon for free shipping?

It is download version. It is free shipping without a coupon.

rckola911 11-08-2012 02:26 PM

thanks wish it was steam but this is awesome reps up! beggars cant be choosers.

JuMpMaN6235 11-08-2012 02:32 PM

TY OP, Cant complain when free

cixelsyddyslexic 11-08-2012 03:04 PM

BioShock PC free at Gamefly
 
http://www.gamefly.com/Download-BioShock/150930/

irconan 11-08-2012 04:11 PM

First Portal 2 for $4 and now Bioshock for free, maybe there is some hope for yet another client.

scrapplejoe 11-08-2012 04:26 PM

got it, thanks!

NoPieForU 11-08-2012 04:27 PM

Used to be a member of Direct2Drive which was purchased by GameFly. Since I received the e-mail about the free BioShock game, I tried to check out, which as others have pointed out, needs a valid credit card number. Seems unacceptable to me, for a free game, with no cc information mentioned being needed in the e-mail at all. Their support team was unhelpful as well, re-stating that a valid working credit card is needed for the download. Pity, but they can keep it.

btcharpied 11-08-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoPieForU (Post 54593192)
Used to be a member of Direct2Drive which was purchased by GameFly. Since I received the e-mail about the free BioShock game, I tried to check out, which as others have pointed out, needs a valid credit card number. Seems unacceptable to me, for a free game, with no cc information mentioned being needed in the e-mail at all. Their support team was unhelpful as well, re-stating that a valid working credit card is needed for the download. Pity, but they can keep it.

Curious - with as many things as SDers buy online, it doesn't seem like a CC would be a huge hurdle to overcome. But beyond that, why not just set up a temporary card with the usual $2.00 minimum balance via your electronic checking account?

I'm not saying that you should inherently want to jump through hoops for this deal, but it isn't like options aren't out there.

NoPieForU 11-08-2012 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54593272)
Curious - with as many things as SDers buy online, it doesn't seem like a CC would be a huge hurdle to overcome. But beyond that, why not just set up a temporary card with the usual $2.00 minimum balance via your electronic checking account?

I'm not saying that you should inherently want to jump through hoops for this deal, but it isn't like options aren't out there.


My bank doesn't support virtual card numbers for one time use. While I appreciate and respect your input, as that may work great for others, I was just confirming that you will definately need a valid credit card number to get the deal. I'll live without the game.

dealnewb 11-08-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoPieForU (Post 54593192)
Used to be a member of Direct2Drive which was purchased by GameFly. Since I received the e-mail about the free BioShock game, I tried to check out, which as others have pointed out, needs a valid credit card number. Seems unacceptable to me, for a free game, with no cc information mentioned being needed in the e-mail at all. Their support team was unhelpful as well, re-stating that a valid working credit card is needed for the download. Pity, but they can keep it.

I'm downloading it with an expired credit card on file.

NoPieForU 11-08-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dealnewb (Post 54593606)
I'm downloading it with an expired credit card on file.

Nice! I didn't have one on file with them, since I suppose that didn't carry over from their buyout of the D2D. I did try an expired card, but of course it was declined.

Baguda 11-08-2012 05:13 PM

On how many different PCs can you install and activate Bioshock using the same account with the Gamefly client?

Is Gamefly's client like Steam where you can install it on as many PCs as you want, but you can only play it on 1 at any time?

Yell0w 11-08-2012 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54593272)
Curious - with as many things as SDers buy online, it doesn't seem like a CC would be a huge hurdle to overcome. But beyond that, why not just set up a temporary card with the usual $2.00 minimum balance via your electronic checking account?

I'm not saying that you should inherently want to jump through hoops for this deal, but it isn't like options aren't out there.

in for one, didn't ever realized until final checkout that this was sponsored by gamefly.

I'm thinking of signing up for their rental service. any feedback?

burnttoast 11-08-2012 07:17 PM

Anyone else having an issue logging into Gamefly? It will not take my password and I have requested a password reset 3 times but never get an email.

I also created a second account but it will not let me add my credit card since it is attached to my other account.

faizoff 11-08-2012 07:20 PM

I wished this was on Steam because I already have Bioshock from Microsoft but hate the super long loading times between levels. According to my research it has to do with the DRM installed through Marketplace.

SouthernFried 11-08-2012 09:05 PM

Already have it on steam, but hey for free, can't beat that! In for one.

cgsliu 11-08-2012 09:10 PM

Thanks! was gonna get it from steam couple weeks ago along with Bioshock 2! Now I can try it out for free!

quality28 11-08-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Illuminati4Hire (Post 54577940)
One of the best games ever for nothing. That can't be beat. :)


Winner!

Best game ever.. is bioshock. Getting it for free!!!!!!!!!!! is beyond words!

CheapBastardX10 11-08-2012 09:20 PM

downloaded this but it would freeze on me upon loading. after a couple of tries, I decided to uninstall it.

nunpoom 11-08-2012 09:28 PM

Try to use $0 amex prepaid card but fail. Then try another one with $25 prepaid amex card and work. I'll see if this game work on this mediocre pc tm morning. Ty OP.

3chunter 11-08-2012 09:34 PM

Downloaded!

Hardy85 11-08-2012 09:39 PM

Sure why not. In for 1.

wowyahoo 11-08-2012 10:03 PM

Any coupons? ;)

tcarmody 11-08-2012 10:14 PM

Got it now for the future when I get bored :-p

Insulin3 11-08-2012 10:18 PM

How big is the game??

Akuma77 11-08-2012 10:19 PM

Not available for steam
No HDMI
Low screen resolution

pass

Trakanonn 11-08-2012 10:29 PM

Hopefully Steam matches this

Im never using my CC for something free.

BoldIntrepid 11-08-2012 10:32 PM

Now I need to have Origin, Steam, and a GameFly client?!!!! That's two too many! Still got it though as I have a gamefly acct. Ty OP

gymsock 11-08-2012 10:36 PM

I lost my CC today so will be reporting it tomorrow so I went ahead and got the game :disapper:

eleetsole 11-08-2012 10:41 PM

thanks just bought one ;D lol

Yell0w 11-08-2012 10:48 PM

I'm thinking of signing up for their rental service. anyone have feedback on their service?

I have googled for results, some people say slow service and do not get new releases quickly. I am mainly using it for older games that I haven't played with so it should be good, but want to get a grasp of people's opinion.

wowyahoo 11-08-2012 10:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trakanonn (Post 54602464)
Hopefully Steam matches this

Im never using my CC for something free.

i used a cc that expired in 2009 :woot:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Akuma77 (Post 54602322)
Not available for steam
No HDMI
Low screen resolution

pass

I agree, it's totally not worth the price. :worship:

bardwso 11-08-2012 10:57 PM

Thanks,
went ahead and got it as gamefly already has my cc from recent purchases activated through steam.

Being selective on what appears on my new ssd so Ill give the client a soin.

Libertarian 11-08-2012 11:05 PM

best deal ever on one of the best games ever ;)

cgsliu 11-08-2012 11:17 PM

Not super thrilled about having to install another "client' on my comp.. but.. it's free! Thanks!

Thaineseguy 11-08-2012 11:27 PM

awesome game. never got around to finishing. maybe this is the time to do so

joegrinde 11-08-2012 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yell0w (Post 54602730)
I'm thinking of signing up for their rental service. anyone have feedback on their service?

I have googled for results, some people say slow service and do not get new releases quickly. I am mainly using it for older games that I haven't played with so it should be good, but want to get a grasp of people's opinion.

Shipping is the biggest problem people have; it takes a week turnaround for most people (2-3 to return the previous title + 2-3 days to receive next title). These are their shipping centers

Los Angeles, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
Tampa, FL
Austin, TX
Seattle, WA

If you do 2-at-time you'll always have one title while the other is in transit.
For older titles (+10 months) you may be better off buying from them, lots of great $10-20 sales every month, as opposed to paying +$20 for rentals every month

bn222 11-08-2012 11:32 PM

bioshock??? no way!!!

Yell0w 11-08-2012 11:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joegrinde (Post 54603996)
Shipping is the biggest problem people have; it takes a week turnaround for most people (2-3 to return the previous title + 2-3 days to receive next title). These are their shipping centers

Los Angeles, CA
Pittsburgh, PA
Tampa, FL
Austin, TX
Seattle, WA

If you do 2-at-time you'll always have one title while the other is in transit.
For older titles (+10 months) you may be better off buying from them, lots of great $10-20 sales every month, as opposed to paying +$20 for rentals every month

I looked into gamefly because I didn't want to purchase a whole bunch of games from $10-$20 only to like a few of them. With the rental, I feel that I am open to choices for one price/month. I live in NY, so I'm guessing a week for round trip?

joke888 11-08-2012 11:55 PM

thanks!

gymsock 11-09-2012 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cgsliu (Post 54603752)
Not super thrilled about having to install another "client' on my comp.. but.. it's free! Thanks!

With my backlog of games it may be a year before I install the gamefly client to play the game. Hope they're still in business.

joegrinde 11-09-2012 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yell0w (Post 54604238)
I looked into gamefly because I didn't want to purchase a whole bunch of games from $10-$20 only to like a few of them. With the rental, I feel that I am open to choices for one price/month. I live in NY, so I'm guessing a week for round trip?

Then do it for the winter. In a few months you'll know which franchises you like. (if you're into the eBay/CL hassle than just buy and resell when done, little to no losses)

The only catch is that you don't get the online codes through rentals, and it seems more and more are requiring these codes now

and yes, a week (4-7 days) for NY (and just about one living outside the city limits of their five shipping centers). It may take 4 days in total from Pitt, but some of their rarer titles will come from the West coast, in which case 7 or 8 days

msf 11-09-2012 12:20 AM

I tried but after I installed the gamefly downloader it wants to do an update and it closes at 21%, any tips?

clayjitsu 11-09-2012 12:33 AM

great game, but I don't see why they need my credit card to let me download something for free.

YG818 11-09-2012 03:22 AM

Any solution for the no sound? .......

Baguda 11-09-2012 05:01 AM

How many different PCs can you install and activate Bioshock on using the same account with the Gamefly client?

Whacked 11-09-2012 05:28 AM

HELP!!

Has anyone out there actually been able to play this game in full screen with Win7? Because I can't!

I had this with Steam already but just could not get it to work. So I downloaded the gamefly one thinking maybe it is something to do with the Steam client that is causing the problem but the same issue are with the gamefly version, too.

I have tried all the suggestions I could google dating back to 2009.

So far:
Compatibility mode: Vista SP2. (Tried XP but then could not even get to the "legal" page.)
Turned off all sound devices except speakers/headphones.
Turned on the disabled realtek stereo output in the recording section of the sound.
Installed then uninstalled OpenGL
Plugged in headphones in the mic input
Tried to uninstall some other graphic device (i forgot the name) but I could not find it in the program list and probably is not part of the Steam or Gamefly install anyway.

I can get the game to work in a window (I think, didn't go very far) but not full screen.

Anyone? Help?

gamstutz 11-09-2012 05:30 AM

Thanks and repped. For what it's worth, I didn't have an updated credit card on my Gamefly account (it was an old one) and the purchase still went through. Good deal for us that had Gamefly in the past and don't want to update their CC info.

ranran 11-09-2012 05:55 AM

thumbs up - great game!

ctsinc 11-09-2012 05:59 AM

Thumbs up for a great game. I'll pass because of the lack of key for Steam, though.

Deftonian 11-09-2012 06:09 AM

awesome game

msf 11-09-2012 06:13 AM

its free but they need an active cc? weird. im using my account that I havent used for years and the cc info hasnt been updated so my order is on hold till I update it, for a $0.00 charge? weird. but they still give me the download option. im installing it on another computer since the first computer wont get past 21% update. hopefully it provides me with a file that I can move to the other computer, I doubt this computer can run it.

newthat 11-09-2012 06:29 AM

Thanks OP

nycdude 11-09-2012 06:33 AM

thanks op.

in 4 1.

chancy319 11-09-2012 06:35 AM

Meh...too lazy to create an account.

yuag 11-09-2012 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whacked (Post 54608570)
HELP!!

Has anyone out there actually been able to play this game in full screen with Win7? Because I can't!

I had this with Steam already but just could not get it to work. So I downloaded the gamefly one thinking maybe it is something to do with the Steam client that is causing the problem but the same issue are with the gamefly version, too.

I have tried all the suggestions I could google dating back to 2009.

So far:
Compatibility mode: Vista SP2. (Tried XP but then could not even get to the "legal" page.)
Turned off all sound devices except speakers/headphones.
Turned on the disabled realtek stereo output in the recording section of the sound.
Installed then uninstalled OpenGL
Plugged in headphones in the mic input
Tried to uninstall some other graphic device (i forgot the name) but I could not find it in the program list and probably is not part of the Steam or Gamefly install anyway.

I can get the game to work in a window (I think, didn't go very far) but not full screen.

Anyone? Help?

I don't have any suggestions but wanted to comment I downloaded this when Amazon had BioShock 1 and 2 for $7 last week...So far I installed BioShock 1 and had similar problems. I can play in Full Screen for a few minutes, and then it randomly switches to Windowed mode. I can switch it back while in game, but then it goes back to windowed. I haven't found a solution for it and just ended up playing it in windowed mode so far.

nyrmetros 11-09-2012 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msf (Post 54609564)
its free but they need an active cc? weird. im using my account that I havent used for years and the cc info hasnt been updated so my order is on hold till I update it, for a $0.00 charge? weird. but they still give me the download option. im installing it on another computer since the first computer wont get past 21% update. hopefully it provides me with a file that I can move to the other computer, I doubt this computer can run it.

Well you are technically buying the game, the price just happens to be $0.00.

bruteshot 11-09-2012 07:05 AM

my gaming PC is being overhauled and I probably won't have it up and running today. How can I download this on my mom's PC and then transfer it somehow to my computer tomorrow or next week?

edit: nevermind, just purchased so I guess I can login to my account later and download from the other computer. thanks

btcharpied 11-09-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 54607982)
How many different PCs can you install and activate Bioshock on using the same account with the Gamefly client?

Wish I had an answer for you, but I don't know. And I doubt that anyone has used the GameFly client enough to know that answer either. It did just come out of beta testing, after all. My guess is that they are at least following the lead of Steam, if not even a bit looser (for a competitive advantage of some sort since they are late to the client party).

SlickAnon 11-09-2012 07:22 AM

Smart marketing tactic to hype up BioShock 2!

Innercliff 11-09-2012 08:01 AM

I got it and then deleted the Gamefly client and the game still works, so you don't have to keep the client afterwards.

tunako 11-09-2012 08:07 AM

is Securom included with this version?

Baguda 11-09-2012 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54611238)
Wish I had an answer for you, but I don't know. And I doubt that anyone has used the GameFly client enough to know that answer either. It did just come out of beta testing, after all. My guess is that they are at least following the lead of Steam, if not even a bit looser (for a competitive advantage of some sort since they are late to the client party).

Thanks for trying to answer. I guess my third time asking was the charm to get a reply. :-) If nobody knows if there's a limit to activations on Gamefly's client, then I'll assume it's like Steam for now and that you don't have an installation/activation limit... just playing it on only 1 PC at a time. To be safe, though, I guess I should install it on the most important PCs first in case there is a limit.

btcharpied 11-09-2012 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baguda (Post 54613952)
Thanks for trying to answer. I guess my third time asking was the charm to get a reply. :-) If nobody knows if there's a limit to activations on Gamefly's client, then I'll assume it's like Steam for now and that you don't have an installation/activation limit... just playing it on only 1 PC at a time. To be safe, though, I guess I should install it on the most important PCs first in case there is a limit.

Yeah, it was the 'third time' thing. In seeing your two prior posts I was hoping that someone else was more familiar with the client than I, but I think it is pretty much new to all of us, so figured 'some answer' may be better than none :)

Bikeman 11-09-2012 08:45 AM

For those leery about using a credit card, I used a prepaid rewards card. It was an AMEX card from a rebate. The only issue I had was determining the card validation code. It was not the three digit number on the back. I just kept trying different numbers on the front and back. It was a 4 digit number on the front, just above the card number.

I hope this helps someone.

PV9685 11-09-2012 08:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Whacked (Post 54608570)
HELP!!

Has anyone out there actually been able to play this game in full screen with Win7? Because I can't!

I had this with Steam already but just could not get it to work. So I downloaded the gamefly one thinking maybe it is something to do with the Steam client that is causing the problem but the same issue are with the gamefly version, too.

I have tried all the suggestions I could google dating back to 2009.

So far:
Compatibility mode: Vista SP2. (Tried XP but then could not even get to the "legal" page.)
Turned off all sound devices except speakers/headphones.
Turned on the disabled realtek stereo output in the recording section of the sound.
Installed then uninstalled OpenGL
Plugged in headphones in the mic input
Tried to uninstall some other graphic device (i forgot the name) but I could not find it in the program list and probably is not part of the Steam or Gamefly install anyway.

I can get the game to work in a window (I think, didn't go very far) but not full screen.

Anyone? Help?

Unfortunately, this is likely a failure of the game developer. This game has had major issues even upon release with non-XP systems. Once upon a time it actually worked, though I believe that perhaps some updates to Windows have caused it's current issues. Technically, the developer should have an obligation to fix the game though they never will. Since once you open software it may no longer be returned. So essentially, those of us that actually spent money to buy this game were ripped off... Unless we run XP. As terrible as XP is I think I may install it alongside Windows 6.x (Vista/7/8)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikeman (Post 54614986)
For those leery about using a credit card, I used a prepaid rewards card. It was an AMEX card from a rebate. The only issue I had was determining the card validation code. It was not the three digit number on the back. I just kept trying different numbers on the front and back. It was a 4 digit number on the front, just above the card number.

I hope this helps someone.

I did the same. AMEX codes are on the front; but once in a blue moon you will be required to use the 3-digit on the back. Very odd.

helloha1 11-09-2012 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54580660)
None that I can tell, sorry. Considering this promotion is 'for' their game client, they are probably operating it as a loss leader -- you pick up the game for free but are dedicated to their client. Could be wrong on that, but it makes sense from a business standpoint.

Oh loss leaders... Now I have Gamefly, U-Play, Origin, Steam, and Intel App-Up center all because of these free promo games :lol:
Thanks OP!
Also, you can use a prepaid visa card with a low balance as your credit card for the account.

fatbill 11-09-2012 09:51 AM

I jumped through the hoops, gave them my credit card, received the "Your digital items are ready to download in the GameFly Client. Please see the details below." email.

Clicked on the download button in the email, which brought up the GF client. The game does not appear anywhere in the client. I am using the latest GF client. Using Windows 7.

Is something broken, or did I miss something ?

ed: spelling

lFlapjackl 11-09-2012 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fatbill (Post 54617268)
I jumped through the hoops, gave them my credit card, received the "Your digital items are ready to download in the GameFly Client. Please see the details below." email.

Clicked on the download button in the email, which brought up the GF client. The game does not appear anywhere in the client. I am using the latest GF client. Using Windows 7.

Is something broken, or did I miss something ?

ed: spelling

Worked fine for me, bought it in 2 seconds then installed the client. Game was under "All Games" in "My Collections." Make sure you bought and logged in under the same accounts, on the website and the client.

BMW5 11-09-2012 10:18 AM

thanks nice find op in for 1 ..
worked for me too

guavaman 11-09-2012 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW5 (Post 54618130)
thanks nice find op in for 1 ..
worked for me too

Deal seems to be dead. Won't let me buy through the website and in the client it says "Maximum quantity for this title has been reached."

Edit: Solved.
The tech support guy said my email address was "high risk" because of the domain it was on. Good lord. Changed my email address and was able to buy it. They couldn't bother to tell me this when I signed up for the account....

madmax_attack 11-09-2012 11:18 AM

I'm with free ------> (like the shirt minus the st*p*d) hehehe...

aside from giving them my cc # ,no complaints... ran smooth
and very entertaining so far...

thanks.

lostdata 11-09-2012 11:29 AM

great deal in for 1

shiroikaze 11-09-2012 11:46 AM

Soooo... is the version of Bioshock not laden with securom?

fatbill 11-09-2012 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lFlapjackl (Post 54617928)
Worked fine for me, bought it in 2 seconds then installed the client. Game was under "All Games" in "My Collections." Make sure you bought and logged in under the same accounts, on the website and the client.

Thanks. Very slow for me. I waited about an hour and rechecked it the game was there.

Thanks for the help and repped.

gymsock 11-09-2012 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bikeman (Post 54614986)
For those leery about using a credit card, I used a prepaid rewards card. It was an AMEX card from a rebate. The only issue I had was determining the card validation code. It was not the three digit number on the back. I just kept trying different numbers on the front and back. It was a 4 digit number on the front, just above the card number.

I hope this helps someone.

Thanks. I had the same problems with the Amex card. Tried entering the 4 digit number from the front which was something like "0123" so I just entered "123" because the validation codes are usually always just 3 digits. Now I know that I should have entered that "0" too. I'll have to remember this for future use.

ViciousTide 11-09-2012 12:16 PM

1 digital copy can be made into 1 Million digital copies for pennies.
1 CC input can be stored for a lifetime. 1 steam/GF client permission "on/off" switch gives complete control to Gamefly on whether you can play this "Free" game or not.

It's "Free" but they control if you can play it.

golakers 11-09-2012 12:27 PM

Guys I have few questions, I have never ordered games through clients

1) Once you "Purchase" it, do you have to download it right away or can you just leave it in ur client for future download?

2) Once you download will it be available for future? i.e. i can uninstall and reinstall for future? or is this free for onetime download?

Thanks

btcharpied 11-09-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golakers (Post 54622360)
Guys I have few questions, I have never ordered games through clients

1) Once you "Purchase" it, do you have to download it right away or can you just leave it in ur client for future download?

2) Once you download will it be available for future? i.e. i can uninstall and reinstall for future? or is this free for onetime download?

Thanks

1) Once you purchase it, it will forever be there for you to download and install at a later date.

2) Once you download it, yes, it will be there for future usage. These clients are merely cloud drives of sorts for your games, not unlike downloading music on iTunes or Amazon.

golakers 11-09-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54622784)
1) Once you purchase it, it will forever be there for you to download and install at a later date.

2) Once you download it, yes, it will be there for future usage. These clients are merely cloud drives of sorts for your games, not unlike downloading music on iTunes or Amazon.

Thanks! In fore one!

qwertyaas 11-09-2012 12:55 PM

Can't even remove a credit card once it's on their site. Awesome.

btcharpied 11-09-2012 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golakers (Post 54623168)
Thanks! In fore one!

No problem. Unfortunately a decent head coach will cost you a lot more than this game...:lol:

;)

MisterRunon 11-09-2012 01:20 PM

sound doesn't work for me after the intro, anyone else getting this?

golakers 11-09-2012 02:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54623954)
No problem. Unfortunately a decent head coach will cost you a lot more than this game...:lol:

;)


Hahaha.. I predicted Brown will be gone in 5 games..

Waiting on Phil Jackson or D'antnoi to arrive now!

Heat v Lakers in Final .. Lakers in 6!

bernardlam85 11-09-2012 02:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qwertyaas (Post 54623178)
Can't even remove a credit card once it's on their site. Awesome.

Yeah it sucks...

Here is what i did:

I go to my account to edit the credit card, you can into put in a old/empty prepaid visa/mastercard; you can't just put in random number as it will show as invalid.

Now they only have a dummy card and can't "accidentally" charge you anything.

btcharpied 11-09-2012 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golakers (Post 54625516)
Hahaha.. I predicted Brown will be gone in 5 games..

Waiting on Phil Jackson or D'antnoi to arrive now!

Heat v Lakers in Final .. Lakers in 6!

They'd really be all in if they went with Phil. Brown is owed ~$5.5M over each of the next two years. Phil would run them another $10M - $11M. $16M is a heck of a lot for a coach!

Fact is they should have never hired Brown in the first place. Shaw or Rambis would have been more logical fits.

guavaman 11-09-2012 02:28 PM

WTF am I the only one who can't buy this? "Sorry, your order cannot be placed. Please contact support."

Edit: Solved.
The tech support guy said my email address was "high risk" because of the domain it was on. Good lord. Changed my email address and was able to buy it. They couldn't bother to tell me this when I signed up for the account....

luvgisele 11-09-2012 03:20 PM

Bioshock.exe has stopped working - Dangit - game does not even open - wtf

lFlapjackl 11-09-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvgisele (Post 54627254)
Bioshock.exe has stopped working - Dangit - game does not even open - wtf

Game launches fine for me on Windows 8 64-bit. After it downloaded and I selected install, I closed the client and started the shortcut from the desktop. It activated and launched with no problems.

golakers 11-09-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by btcharpied (Post 54626064)
They'd really be all in if they went with Phil. Brown is owed ~$5.5M over each of the next two years. Phil would run them another $10M - $11M. $16M is a heck of a lot for a coach!

Fact is they should have never hired Brown in the first place. Shaw or Rambis would have been more logical fits.

There are only 2 organizations in Pro Sports that Money is never the issue, its always about winning the championship and those are Lakers and Yankees!

$16 mil is pocket change for them! haha

btcharpied 11-09-2012 05:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golakers (Post 54629222)
There are only 2 organizations in Pro Sports that Money is never the issue, its always about winning the championship and those are Lakers and Yankees!

$16 mil is pocket change for them! haha

Well, luckily I'm a Yanks fan ;) :lol:

shruiiken 11-09-2012 06:11 PM

dead? showing 19.99

foofdawg 11-09-2012 06:14 PM

I am not a gamefly user.

I downloaded the client, created an account, and the teaser on the front page says "Free Game Download Now" and shows the Bioshock image.

However, the only place I see to get the game is the BUY NEW section at the top for $19.99

What did I do wrong, or is it over now?

micsunderland3 11-09-2012 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shruiiken (Post 54631956)
dead? showing 19.99

Same here.

Are we missing something?

I really wanted this! :(

Innercliff 11-09-2012 06:49 PM

Fun game so far!

Running around and using my zappy powers to stun and then using my wrench to kill things.

:-D

smacasek 11-09-2012 06:56 PM

Yeah, I was apprehensive on putting the cc in for a free game and when I did around 9PM, it showed as 19.99 at checkout but if you reviewed the cart is was free.....Needless to say I wrote customer support a note, waiting their reply.......If I wasn't paying attention at check out, I would have been out 20 bucks....

stringsoftears 11-09-2012 07:16 PM

Got the client, created account, showing 19.99 now. Appears to not be free anymore.
EDIT: Oh wait, see the message above me!!!!!

Chaco 11-09-2012 07:33 PM

man i hate it when i see cool stuff that requires a computer but i don't get home for a minute

immcat 11-09-2012 07:44 PM

showes 19.99 now
Dead?
how to download it free?

qwertyaas 11-09-2012 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bernardlam85 (Post 54625794)
Yeah it sucks...

Here is what i did:

I go to my account to edit the credit card, you can into put in a old/empty prepaid visa/mastercard; you can't just put in random number as it will show as invalid.

Now they only have a dummy card and can't "accidentally" charge you anything.

I actually asked them to close my account because i couldn't delete my CC, the chat rep added an option to my account to remove the CC. Not sure how but he did.

I was going to add an old prepaid but can't find any of mine.

immcat 11-09-2012 07:59 PM

what message you got?
is it the same free or 19.99 for you?
Quote:

Originally Posted by stringsoftears (Post 54633292)
Got the client, created account, showing 19.99 now. Appears to not be free anymore.
EDIT: Oh wait, see the message above me!!!!!


Baguda 11-09-2012 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Innercliff (Post 54632710)
Fun game so far!
Running around and using my zappy powers to stun and then using my wrench to kill things.

It's an old but great game. It was one of the first games I completed because it held my attention just like Dead Space. Part of what makes it great is there are multiple ways to kill splicers and Big Daddys. My favorite was covering a corpse or some other object up with a bunch of proximity mines, using telekenesis, and then throwing the body. Or you could lure it in front of a security camera and get the drones to do your work. Or Enrage other splicers in the area. Or set various booby traps. Or another favorite was the freeze plasmid followed by a drill dash. The combination of different plasmids, weapons, and modifiers kept the game interesting. I've encountered few other games quite as good (except for the Dead Space ones).

insta1234 11-09-2012 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YG818 (Post 54606792)
Any solution for the no sound? .......

Quote:

Originally Posted by MisterRunon (Post 54624048)
sound doesn't work for me after the intro, anyone else getting this?

I had the same problem...

Quote:

do you have a Realtek HD Audio device? (lots of PC's have these inbuilt on the motherboard)

If you do, go into Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Sound. In the box that pops up, go into Recording tab, right click a clear space and make sure that 'Show Disabled Devices' is ticked. Once done, a device called 'Stereo Mix' should show. Enable this and enjoy BioShock with sound!

This will only work with RealTek soundcards. Make sure your drivers are up-to date as the 'Stereo Mix' option did not show until I downloaded the latest ones. Hope this helps
This solved my problem

Theycallmechad 11-09-2012 09:04 PM

Yeah, it looks totally dead. Anybody getting this deal to work at this late hour?

shimman 11-09-2012 09:41 PM

seems dead

YG818 11-09-2012 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insta1234 (Post 54634442)
I had the same problem...

Quote :
do you have a Realtek HD Audio device? (lots of PC's have these inbuilt on the motherboard)

If you do, go into Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Sound. In the box that pops up, go into Recording tab, right click a clear space and make sure that 'Show Disabled Devices' is ticked. Once done, a device called 'Stereo Mix' should show. Enable this and enjoy BioShock with sound!

This will only work with RealTek soundcards. Make sure your drivers are up-to date as the 'Stereo Mix' option did not show until I downloaded the latest ones. Hope this helps

This solved my problem

Dude, I appreciate your help but this isn't applying to me.. I'm using Windows 8. When I go to the recordings tab and make sure show disabled devices is ticked.. I still don't see a device called stereo mix.......... :(

I just checked gamefly's website. They specifically said Windows 8 is not supported =/

insta1234 11-09-2012 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YG818 (Post 54636750)
Dude, I appreciate your help but this isn't applying to me.. I'm using Windows 8. When I go to the recordings tab and make sure show disabled devices is ticked.. I still don't see a device called stereo mix.......... :(

Sorry amigo.
I got my info from here Link [steampowered.com] forum post #15 listed the 3 easy fixes

A detailed troubleshooting guide for sound problems Link [steampowered.com]

*edited after your edit* Lamesauce on the windows 8!
Did you try plugging in a mic? (Doing this automatically enables stereo mix)

YG818 11-09-2012 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insta1234 (Post 54636978)
Sorry amigo.
I got my info from here Link [steampowered.com] forum post #15 listed the 3 easy fixes

A detailed troubleshooting guide for sound problems Link [steampowered.com]

*edited after your edit* Lamesauce on the windows 8!
Did you try plugging in a mic? (Doing this automatically enables stereo mix)

I'll try now and let you know.

kencka 11-09-2012 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YG818 (Post 54636750)
Dude, I appreciate your help but this isn't applying to me.. I'm using Windows 8. When I go to the recordings tab and make sure show disabled devices is ticked.. I still don't see a device called stereo mix.......... :(

I just checked gamefly's website. They specifically said Windows 8 is not supported =/

I am using Windows 8 and the game runs fine, sound and all.

YG818 11-09-2012 10:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insta1234 (Post 54636978)
Sorry amigo.
I got my info from here Link [steampowered.com] forum post #15 listed the 3 easy fixes

A detailed troubleshooting guide for sound problems Link [steampowered.com]

*edited after your edit* Lamesauce on the windows 8!
Did you try plugging in a mic? (Doing this automatically enables stereo mix)

http://www.gamefly.com/support/ga...J36F4fTlCo
They originally said that guide isn't supported by Windows 8.

Anyway, here's how I got the sound working. I manually updated the sound drivers from the website. THEN the stereomix in recording showed up :) Thanks, it's good now XD

-edit- while in game i disabled stereomix to see if the sound will work.. it's still working. I guess I was using beta windows 8 sound drivers. Thanks everyone :)

Meteo 11-10-2012 02:29 AM

ugh, I made the mistake of giving them my credit card info. Now its on their file and theres no way to remove it or close my account. Never dealing with this crap again.

gymsock 11-10-2012 03:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Meteo (Post 54639830)
ugh, I made the mistake of giving them my credit card info. Now its on their file and theres no way to remove it or close my account. Never dealing with this crap again.

Read post # 110 by bernardlam85

dwarf_tossr 11-10-2012 05:09 AM

Aw damn, the one day I don't check in and THIS happens. Repped anyway for a great freebie.

yoake 11-10-2012 05:57 AM

Do you have to use GFWL with this?

CodWaPeace 11-10-2012 11:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yoake (Post 54641206)
Do you have to use GFWL with this?

No. Only with BS2.

Starbee 11-10-2012 11:18 AM

Deal is expired - confirmed.

From the link in their website (gamefly.com):


Requirements
Free game giveaway of this product has ended. Thank you for your interest. Please create a gamefly account for alerts for similar future events. Windows Vista and 7 users: For information about playing Bioshock on your Operating System. see our guide on GameFly Support: http://www.gamefly.com/support/ga...al/faq/352

Read more: http://www.gamefly.com/Download-B...z2BqhgOQWY

dimjim 11-10-2012 11:36 AM

Bummer! I just missed it!

Redbootz 11-11-2012 08:06 AM

Is it still available for free or no?

Is it still available for free or did I miss that boat?

gymsock 11-11-2012 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redbootz (Post 54671066)
Is it still available for free or no?

Is it still available for free or did I miss that boat?

Deal is DEAD, sorry.

xj220 11-19-2012 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 123qwe123qwe1 (Post 54602316)
How big is the game??

3.8Gb. It says it prior to ordering.

Be weary about GameFly. I just bought a few games form them for the first time and had no idea until now that they kept all my CC info. Apparently, you need to have at least one CC saved under them to use their client...even if you're not a monthly GF subscriber like me.


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