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[Tech Times] 'Fallout 4' PC Disc Does Not Pack The Full Game, Says Bethesda Exec - Here's The Deal

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...The latest news is that players who plan to hack the PC variant of the game will hit a brick wall. That is because the DVD disc brings only a segment of the data required to install the game, forcing players to log into their Steam accounts to download the rest of the necessary installation data...

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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/97004/20151020/fallout-4-pc-disc-does-not-pack-the-full-game-says-bethesda-exec-heres-the-deal.htm
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SOunds like every steam game on disc ever
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Lol, like that's going to stop the pirates. Keeeeeeep trying, no amount of DRM will ever stop them.
    
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I read the article and again piracy is the reason paying customers are being inconvenienced. doh.gif

They will never get it.

When I buy the disks, and the only reason I do, is that I expect the full game to be on disk(s). I don't want to wait on my slow download speeds and for whatever server they are using to be eventually dissolved and I lose on revisiting the game in the future.

First kill most games from being sold in stores, and when they are put next to nothing on disks like Konami with Metal Gear and now Beth with FO4.

PC gets no respect.

They will rue the day when consoles disappear and PCs are what is left.
 
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Well, the alternative is have a like 5 disc install, or put it on Blu-ray. But Blu-ray is still fairly uncommon, with optical drives as a whole disappearing in general, so it's just not feasible anymore.

An el cheapo USB ROM would work, but that would be very expensive - dollars, instead of pennies, which will add up quickly.
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Well, the alternative is have a like 5 disc install, or put it on Blu-ray. But Blu-ray is still fairly uncommon, with optical drives as a whole disappearing in general, so it's just not feasible anymore.

An el cheapo USB ROM would work, but that would be very expensive - dollars, instead of pennies, which will add up quickly.

Meh, I remember a gazillion floppies for games around the time CD Roms where still expensive like in the $500 range and I bought one to play games anyway. They can use a gazillion DVDs, so what?

Blu-ray burners are like $50. Very affordable if you wanted to buy the blu-ray version of the game.
 
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Meh, I remember a gazillion floppies for games around the time CD Roms where still expensive like in the $500 range and I bought one to play games anyway. They can use a gazillion DVDs, so what?

Blu-ray burners are like $50. Very affordable if you wanted to buy the blu-ray version of the game.

The next-gen consoles use blu ray disc. There is no reason why we cant get them printed the same way, except that besthesda doesnt trust the PC community aka pirates.
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They should sell it on Blu-ray or digital only.
If the DVD doesn't contain game data then there is no point in it existing. When I had to install Halo:MCC it took three days and blew the data cap.

Publishers, please, let us buy physical copies of games again.
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This won't stop piracy but they know it won't what they want to do is delay the time till a cracked copy is out in the wild so they get more sales and not lose as many if say the game is cracked befor its officaly released. What they should do is have 99% of the game on dvds the last 1% being .exes and other files needed to run the game that you have to get off steam shouldn't be over 200-300megs tops that way.
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Meh, I remember a gazillion floppies for games around the time CD Roms where still expensive like in the $500 range and I bought one to play games anyway. They can use a gazillion DVDs, so what?

Blu-ray burners are like $50. Very affordable if you wanted to buy the blu-ray version of the game.

Do they even sell blu-ray versions of PC games? Seem lucky to get the dvd version.

When I first got into pc building I planned on adding a blu-ray drive later, but, realized quickly that there was no reason to. Maybe for a htpc, but, I just use my ps3 for watching blu-ray. Still works great luckily.
     
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