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Empire: Total War Date; DRM; Specs

The Total War Blog says March 4 is the release date for Empire: Total War, confirming the most recent release date for the next installment in Creative Assembly's large-scale real-time strategy series. They also announce that all copies of the game must be activated using Steam, even if they are purchased at retail or another digital delivery service. They also offer some system specifications, saying the following represents the minimum, rather than the recommended specs:

Operating System: Windows XP 32(service pack 2), Windows Vista 32 OS.
Processor: 2.4 GHz Single Core Intel or AMD equivalent processor.
System Memory: 1GB RAM (XP) 2GB RAM (Vista).
Graphics Card: 256MB DirectX 9.0c compatible video card (shader 2.0 or higher).
Sound Card: Directx9.0c compatible sound card.
Windows compatible mouse & keyboard.
15 GB free uncompressed hard drive space.

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18. Re: Empire: Total War Date; DRM; Specs Jan 28, 2009, 02:48 elefunk
 
Bunch of sandy vaginas on Blues, once again!

So this is it eh? The line in the sand? Forcing me to run a program I really don't want to or have to run (Steam) before and during the time your program is active for no good reason. No good reason for ME.

Give me Steam as an *option* and I'll buy, make me use Steam and you lose my sale...and I've purchased every Total War game since.

That's right, you've gained a new pirate boys, congratulations Creative Assembly! Treat me like a crook after all these years? You better believe I'm going to act like one.
Never bought a Valve game, eh?

I'm the same. This is the first Total War game I won't be buying. Its a ridiculous prerequisite to ask me to install and run a program that, for me, provides no benefit. It seems like developers are intent on giving me reasons to not spend my money on their products. I'll happily oblige.
You neither?

You get the benefits of:

-Preserve the ability to buy at retail if you find a nice deal
-Toss aside the disk, never needing to worry about it again after initial activation
-No need to remember CD keys
-No messing with patches
-No CD in the drive while you're playing
-Far easier to re-install everything after a format instead of needing to swap a ton of CDs/DVDs for every single game you want to install
-Re-download everything as many times as you want, on as many computers as you want
-Integration with all of the community stuff instead of limited "add non-steam game" functionality.

But yeah, other than all that, no benefits at all!

Maybe you'll figure it out one of these days people just don't like DRM, and it infesting their computers.
How is Steam "infesting" your computer? If Steam is "infesting" your computer, so is every damned other program you install on your PC. Please - give me some legitimate examples of bad things that happen when you have Steam simply installed on your PC.

Please?

This comment was edited on Jan 28, 2009, 02:49.
 
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