Turns out there are greater hurdles to face than having to stare down a charging Yao Ming -- like manifesting a CD key out of thin air
. That's just the challenge faced by those who purchased NBA 2K9
for PC. According to a thread at the 2K forums
, many who purchased the title and were prompted for an authentication code were out of luck, as none appeared anywhere in or on the packaging.
In a statement to Shacknews
, Valve said that Steam will fix the issue and allow installation without the need for the key, provided the CD is in the drive.