killer_roach wrote on Oct 26, 2011, 21:57:Why do people keep saying that crap like it's some sort of universal truth?
Yes, Steam is DRM, and a fairly all-encompassing one at that, but it does something that UbiDRM and other always-on schemes haven't really done: Provide value-added to the end user.
Bhruic wrote on Oct 25, 2011, 04:09:But as good as BF2?
Definitely a step up from BC2, imo.
Fixed a crash caused by bad form IDs -took them a few goes, that oneI can do quest fixes next, if you like.
Fixed crash that would occur with NPCs loading in with arrows.
Fixed a crash with summoning a creature and immediately exiting the cell.
Fixed a crash with stealing an object, exiting and immediately re-entering an interior.
Fixed an occasional crash when a creature loses detection on the player.
Fixed an occasional crash with NPCs who were not loaded going into combat.
Going to jail while equipped with bound armor or weapons no longer crashes the game.
Fixed crash when NPC with active light spell on them unloaded from memory.
Fixed a crash issue where loading a save would crash if the player had extra data on them.
In Paranoia, game no longer crashes when Bernadette Peneles exits the city while you are following her.
For Clavicus Vile quest, fixed crash with giving or refusing to give Umbra to Clavicus Vile.
Jerykk wrote on Oct 22, 2011, 07:55:It may be a good deal for you , but that doesn't mean it is for everyone else. Here in the UK, games are significantly cheaper when bought in a box, and boxed copies being tied to a dd service is just nonsensical.
Because Steamworks means you can buy the game for the best deal and not have to worry about other digital distributor's crappy DRM? If you buy it from any digital distributor, you're going to have to deal with DRM anyway. Might as well make it Steamworks, since that actually provides some benefits.
Jerykk wrote on Oct 22, 2011, 01:16:Be great if they did, though.
It seems really strange that they'd go to the effort of adding Steamworks to just the Steam version but none of the others.
Jerykk wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 12:26:"Average" is still leagues ahead of RAGE's abysmal port, even if that were the case. It's not, though.
The PC ports of Bethesda's RPGs aren't all that great. Bethesda puts minimal effort into them. They don't even redesign the UI, which is why UI mods are among the first mods to be made. I'll give them credit for releasing mod tools but the actual ports themselves are simply average.
arnold wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 05:52:Have you looked at the other nine spots? Niche indie games and old games they had on sale. It's not the stiffest competition.
rage at number 1 spot................lot of here complaining about the game, but no. 1 best selling games////
Creston wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 15:35:Nope, that makes no sense at all. Not when those same console gamers are perfectly happy to play the CODs at 30fps with an upscaled 1040x608/960x544 resolution. They obviously couldn't care less.wrlwnd wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 09:43:
Why Carmack thought this was a good way to go is beyond me. It makes no sense.
Oh, no. It makes PERFECT sense.
Tech 5 allows him to have a good looking game (for consoles) that runs at 60fps on consoles. Every other FPS on consoles runs at 30fps. That's a huge difference, and so they're banking on that particular fact selling them millions of copies.
Jerykk wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 19:39:I don't think you can blame Bethesda. Not when their own games have such great PC versions.
id isn't Blizzard or Valve. Their games aren't guaranteed to sell at least 5 million units and they don't have any steady source of revenue to fall back on. That's why they agreed to be bought out by Bethesda/Zenimax. Bethesda/Zenimax published the game, so they decided which platforms to release on and which platforms to focus on. Like most other publishers, they decided to focus on consoles.
Reikon wrote on Oct 17, 2011, 00:23:Yeah, those damn English and their butchery of the English language. *shakes fist*eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 16, 2011, 16:55:
"optimisations" (comes from misery ;P)
Isn't that actually correct? They replace z with s in a lot of words over in Europe.
El Pit wrote on Oct 9, 2011, 01:34:I've been known to play a bit of SP BF2 while my connection's been acting up.
Oh, we can hear him. So, Battlefield 3 is a SINGLEPLAYER game that needs a constant internet connection?