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The PC edition of Fallout: New Vegas will use Steamworks for its digital rights management, publisher Bethesda has confirmed, meaning that the RPG will require players to have Valve's digital distribution client and platform Steam installed.

"Fallout: New Vegas will fully utilize the Steamworks SDK," senior producer (and former Shacknews staffer) Jason Bergman revealed in a fan interview, explaining:
Fallout: New Vegas uses Steamworks for achievements and other features (such as friends lists, cloud storage of user preferences and so on). Use of Steam will be mandatory at retail. So what does that mean? We've implemented Steamworks in as light and unobtrusive a way as possible. Yes, you will have to install Steam when you install Fallout: New Vegas if you don;t already have it. And yes, you will have to be online at the time of that initial install. However you can install the game on as many systems as you want (with no restrictions!), and you do not have to be online to play the game after your initial activation. Not only that, but once the game has activated on Steam, you can throw out the game DVD entirely and just download the game over Steam. If you don't even have a DVD drive, you can just take the CD-Key from the box, enter it into Steam, and download it without ever using the disc at all.
For those concerned, this will have no affect on mod development whatsoever. Modders will still be able to create and distribute their plugins the same way they have in the past.

We made the decision to use Steam after looking at all the various options out there and decided that it provided the best, least intrusive experience for PC gamers. We think you'll agree."

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment--a studio founded by veterans of original Fallout maker Black Isle--Fallout: New Vegas is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this fall.
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/64175
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...you can install the game on as many systems as you want (with no restrictions!), and you do not have to be online to play the game after your initial activation.
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I would've cared a few years ago, but I think steam is pretty good for PC gaming right now.

Some steam games can still be cracked, but at least devs seem to see it as a way to feel somewhat safe and effective method of releasing their titles.
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cool story bro.. Nah, but this is pretty sweet i guess, i dont really care about achievements and such, but that might be since i bought FO3 on steam so i don't really see any difference. I was already planning on buying new vegas on steam so cool.
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Love Steam - great news!
    
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I like steam and all, but we're all gonna get screwed if it turns into a de facto standard to use it. Monopolies are never good.
    
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Glad to see people doing it right!

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Some steam games can still be cracked, but at least devs seem to see it as a way to feel somewhat safe and effective method of releasing their titles.
It's always possible, but with online games there's no point in doing it as there aren't very many pirate server hosts out there.
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Yays, i love steam
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