I've been curious about the game, but haven't bought yet due to waning interest in that genre. These Devs are such standup guys however I think I may just pull the trigger and go in and just have some fun.
All I can say is this.
Never have I booted up Steam and seen so many of my friends, all from different groups and walks of life, playing the same game!
Get it, it's the most fun game in ages.
Sounds like your trying to justify a boycott after your wallet said no XD
Don't let that sway you. Nidhogg is one of the most fun multiplayer indie games I've played over the last couple of years. Especially local multiplayer, it's hilarious. :)
im still on the nehalem i7 920
Imagine how I feel after writing it.
Since Nvidia can't add the game to your library automatically (at least not on Steam, don't know if they made something with Ubisoft), I would assume that you'd get your key after verifying that you own the hardware it comes with. After that you should be able to give the key to a friend.
But I don't know, I'm just guessing.
I've always had serious input lag issues with the Steam Link, even over a gigabit Powerline setup. Playing games which require split-second timing, such as driving or sports games, I found impossible.
This is the first streaming device where I can game with no compromise whether I'm streaming from or playing directly on my home rig.
But if you're playing slow-paced games the Steam Link's low-grade hardware is okay. I did enjoy messing around with the Raspberry Pi as a Steam streamer for a while too ;)