After listening to the Bombcasters gush over Minerva's Den I decided I wanted to check it out. I own the Steam version of BioShock 2 and already knew that it was only available through the Games for Windows Live Marketplace. I started up the program on my computer, only to be greeted by a page telling me to go to their website.
I go there, log in, buy the game and then restart the Marketplace program. This is where the trouble starts.
After downloading the DLC, Marketplace tells me that it can't be installed. I click retry, but nothing changes. I delete the files, thinking maybe they became corrupted at some point during the download, and wait for it to download again.
Cannot be installed.
Flabbergasted at this point, I head to the internet. I find that a lot of people are having this same problem. After a few minutes of sleuthing I come upon a most mind-boggling solution:
Start the download then change your computer's time to June 2011.
A major "wat" indeed, but at this point I was desperate to try anything. Did exactly what was said and voila! I can now play the video game that I spent money on. It's pathetic that such a thing needs to be done, but that's GfWL for you. Why companies can't accept that Steam handles all of this much better is beyond me. These sorts of work-arounds should not need to exist at this point.