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Fallout 4 PC Disc Will Not Contain The Entire Game on PC


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Another game I won't be buying a physical copy for. Big middle finger to people stuck with 4G mobile broadband, and expensive and seriously limited data caps. ($140 for 16GB? Thanks Telstra).

Be glad that its not the $200 that they had for 12GB last year, or $180 for 12GB the year before.


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I'm sorry but its the full game isn't included on disk...

 

Damn, what are these pirates going to do now? 

 

Oh, download the game and crack that...?

 

I Don't understand the logic here...

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Be glad that its not the $200 that they had for 12GB last year, or $180 for 12GB the year before.

 

Yeah, I'm glad they dropped it from $180 (actually, I'm pretty sure it was $180 last year). I'm planning on switching to Vodafone $90 for 25GB, but it still isn't enough for any sort of downloading. I'm so jealous of the UK having "Unlimited" plans :(

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Yeah, I'm glad they dropped it from $180 (actually, I'm pretty sure it was $180 last year). I'm planning on switching to Vodafone $90 for 25GB, but it still isn't enough for any sort of downloading. I'm so jealous of the UK having "Unlimited" plans :(

My Grandmother was paying $200 for it-so unless Telstra is charging more in some areas than others.....


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while i dont really care that i have to download it only bought the physical for the pipboy edition i still think its stupid TBH I DONT EVEN WANNA HAVE TO INSTALL IT why cant i just put in the disc and keep a save on PC without having to install the game yeah it doesnt make sense but i just wanna play the damn game not install it first 


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The only point of doing this is to prevent piracy before the official release.

Anyways, when I buy the cd\dvd with game, I don't wan't download anything except bug fixes.

No point to buy the cd then at all. Sell empty boxes for 1$ instead.

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while i dont really care that i have to download it only bought the physical for the pipboy edition i still think its stupid TBH I DONT EVEN WANNA HAVE TO INSTALL IT why cant i just put in the disc and keep a save on PC without having to install the game yeah it doesnt make sense but i just wanna play the damn game not install it first 

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honestly games on discs should be dead.

 

You know what else should be dead in developed countries? Bad health care systems, and bad internet. Until we get rid of bad internet, I really think they should ship the entire game in DVDs.


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Its neither the right thing or the wrong thing its just indicative of the times

Also it would have to ship on like 7 DVDs which is ludicrous in an age where 99% of customers will download it

Should they provide a physical copy? yes probably, but I dont blame them for not doing it either, on the fence here


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They'd better not pull some crazy drm shit. 


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Its neither the right thing or the wrong thing its just indicative of the times Also it would have to ship on like 7 DVDs which is ludicrous in an age where 99% of customers will download it Should they provide a physical copy? yes probably, but I dont blame them for not doing it either, on the fence here

Ever heard of compression? Because that's what Steam uses to reduce the download size.


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Ever heard of compression? Because that's what Steam uses to reduce the download size.

 

of course but im not sure if they can be compressed down that far... can they?


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So, you want to install the game on a computer that doesn't have a connection... NOPE.


 

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of course but im not sure if they can be compressed down that far... can they?

You'd be surprised.


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Pros:

-Save on production costs

-Time

-Something else?

 

Cons:

-No internet, no game.

-Monthly GB restriction? Tough.

-Slow internet? Tough

-Want a physical working copy for collection? Noperinio.

 

Shitty practice. I will happily see Fallout 4 a few days after it has been released on torrents + crack. The digital download ought to stop the piracy! Duh!


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Shitty practice. I will happily see Fallout 4 a few days after it has been released on torrents + crack. The digital download ought to stop the piracy! Duh!

 

"Oh no the game is digital only so I can't get the disc only version because of my internet situation"

 

"I know I will pirate it, where it is a 100% download anyway" Sure.. makes sense!!

 

THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR PIRACY - and you can still get a physical copy for your collection and shelf, since its still a box , and you can backup the game files to a hard drive or a blue ray and keep the files forever yourself

 

 

Look I agree, for a small percentage of people it would nice to have a completely disc version, but the fact is, going forward disc copies are going to get rarer and rarer, I am still surprised they even exist tbh

 

If you dont agree with the practice, dont buy the game, tweet the company, and start a protest or petition, and make them do it, show them how many people need and rely on disc copies for play!

 

Dont just steal it


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"Oh no the game is digital only so I can't get the disc only version because of my internet situation"

 

"I know I will pirate it, where it is a 100% download anyway" Sure.. makes sense!!

 

THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR PIRACY - and you can still get a physical copy for your collection and shelf, since its still a box , and you can backup the game files to a hard drive or a blue ray and keep the files forever yourself

 

 

Look I agree, for a small percentage of people it would nice to have a completely disc version, but the fact is, going forward disc copies are going to get rarer and rarer, I am still surprised they even exist tbh

 

If you dont agree with the practice, dont buy the game, tweet the company, and start a protest or petition, and make them do it, show them how many people need and rely on disc copies for play!

 

Dont just steal it

I do agree that physical copies should become obsolescent. Already got the game for next to nothing- £22 (partly because they saved so much). It's the fact that there is still a minority that likes to have the game in their hands and be able to play it without internet- those people are worse off. People need to get on with the times, Microsoft isn't going to release Windows 10 on floppy discs even though some people still use them xD

 

Forgot to mention, when I got the Witcher 3 It was quicker for me to download it off the internet than install it from the disc :D


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"Oh no the game is digital only so I can't get the disc only version because of my internet situation"

 

"I know I will pirate it, where it is a 100% download anyway" Sure.. makes sense!!

 

THIS IS NOT AN EXCUSE FOR PIRACY - and you can still get a physical copy for your collection and shelf, since its still a box , and you can backup the game files to a hard drive or a blue ray and keep the files forever yourself

 

 

Look I agree, for a small percentage of people it would nice to have a completely disc version, but the fact is, going forward disc copies are going to get rarer and rarer, I am still surprised they even exist tbh

 

If you dont agree with the practice, dont buy the game, tweet the company, and start a protest or petition, and make them do it, show them how many people need and rely on disc copies for play!

 

Dont just steal it

Are you that dense? It costs money after the fact to download the rest of the game-and uses most of your Internet quota.

 

I do agree that physical copies should become obsolescent. Already got the game for next to nothing- £22 (partly because they saved so much). It's the fact that there is still a minority that likes to have the game in their hands and be able to play it without internet- those people are worse off. People need to get on with the times, Microsoft isn't going to release Windows 10 on floppy discs even though some people still use them xD

Its a fact that loads of people still have shitty Internet-its not about just having a physical copy but having to use your expensive, limited Internet connection to download it over a period of up to a week, if not longer for those in the Internet black spots.


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Are you that dense? It costs money after the fact to download the rest of the game-and uses most of your Internet quota.

 

Why does it cost money after the fact? as long as you only download inside your quota you dont pay any extra money, and internet quotas are slowly becoming a thing of the past, heck you can get free broadband here with unlimited downloads (just pay line rental)

 

As I said, its no excuse for piracy, every user that feels effected should tweet the company, and tell them they want a disc version, post it on facebook, email their support team, join their forums, start a petition

 

If you want the practice to change, you need to vote vocally, and make it known to the industry that that is what people want

 

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I will agree its 100% shitty for the people who dont have unlimited internet or fast enough internet, but I mean at some point disc copies have to stop, 

 

I am still on the fence

 

 


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Why does it cost money after the fact? as long as you only download inside your quota you dont pay any extra money, and internet quotas are slowly becoming a thing of the past, heck you can get free broadband here with unlimited downloads (just pay line rental)

 

As I said, its no excuse for piracy, every user that feels effected should tweet the company, and tell them they want a disc version, post it on facebook, email their support team, join their forums, start a petition

 

If you want the practice to change, you need to vote vocally, and make it known to the industry that that is what people want

 

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I will agree its 100% shitty for the people who dont have unlimited internet or fast enough internet, but I mean at some point disc copies have to stop, 

 

I am still on the fence

 

 

Some people are stuck with mobile broadband. The figures were already talked about previously in this topic. Again, for some people there is literally no option other than the ISP who sells 25GB a month of slow and extremely unreliable wireless for $160, and for those only able to go with a plan, $140 for 16GB (down from $200 for 12GB).


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Why does it cost money after the fact? as long as you only download inside your quota you dont pay any extra money, and internet quotas are slowly becoming a thing of the past, heck you can get free broadband here with unlimited downloads (just pay line rental)

I didn't even realise quotas still existed! I haven't had a quota on internet, including mobile data, for years.


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Some people are stuck with mobile broadband. The figures were already talked about previously in this topic. Again, for some people there is literally no option other than the ISP who sells 25GB a month of slow and extremely unreliable wireless for $160, and for those only able to go with a plan, $140 for 16GB (down from $200 for 12GB).

 

I don't recall seeing the figures 

 

Hey in an ideal world games would have no DRM and would be entirely installable from a disc, then you could keep the single player game working forever even if the servers shut down etc

 

But its just not the world we live in, so I understand their decision, (not saying I 100% support it)


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