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PC gaming has always been buggy...
More buggy than console at least.
But with thousands of different hardware configurations it's understandable
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i really cant say there is a difference between now and earlier in terms of bugginess.

Seems pretty much the same to me.
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They can only test so many configurations in their offices. I think having a public beta to squash as many config/hardware bugs as possible is crucial to avoiding a game that is largely unplayable at launch. Sometimes its not good enough, like in the case of BC2, where DICE underestimated the amount of launch-day server load resulting in many players not being able to sign into the EA servers.
Then there are cases where a game's engine just sucks sometimes (x_ray engine anyone?) where its better to just buy the game after a few patches are out so you can launch the game without it crashing.
    
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