Sorry if this proves redundant, as I didn't read all the 140-plus comments (yet).
There was a review black-out on this game before it released. They knew the PC version was shit. And I'm not just talking about the graphic problems. Even if the game ran perfect and smooth and had no driver issues, you are still left with a heaping pile of linear, shallow, easy, consolized shit on rails. Charging $60 for a PC game they knew wouldn't please PC gamers is just fucked up. If Carmack had made the above statement before release, they probably would have lost lots of PC sales.
I was a huge id fan until now. I remember spending hundreds of dollars a month in long-distance charges just so I could play Doom on DWANGO. I spent innumerable hours playing Quakeworld. I just finished yet another run through of both Doom and Doom2 a few days ago. I LOVE those games. But now... fuck you, Carmack. The black-out, plus the statement above, shows nothing but indifference towards the very people who paid for all those nice cars and helped make id what it
is was by buying your games. You need to do the right thing and start issuing refunds.
I will never purchase an id game again, even if I actually break down and buy a console some day... no id games. I'm not going to support a company that would pull this shit. Hell, I'm still boycotting Bungie for selling out to Microsoft on Halo (fuck you too, Bungie!). I know this means nothing to id and whatever bean-counters tell them that developing for consoles and losing a lot of PC gamers is more profitable than putting their time and effort into a quality PC release. It's business. I understand that. Doesn't mean I can't be pissed about it.
I have no doubt that id will sell millions of console games to the legions of braindead, ADD luddites who grew up playing on consoles and know nothing of what they are missing on the PC. Id wants to be
come a console developer? Fine. But, if the intent of a PC release is to simply get as much money from PC gamers (who may still hold id high on a pedestal) before the word can get out, please don't bother.
Part of the reason developers believe there's more money in console games is because said developers keep putting out shit PC release after shit PC release. Want to make as much money from PC's as you make from consoles? Start making quality PC games. Daikatana was better than this garbage. Maybe id should re-hire Romero.