Friday, December 2, 2011


As my friend Nos has opined on his blog, everything is pretty much going to hell in a hand-basket this time around.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. If anyone needs me, I'll be here playing and modding games from 1995 that weren't built entirely around DRM in an attempt to control every aspect of my leisure activities and to suck the money directly from my coin-purse...


  1. It's going to be interesting to see how much of a debacle this will be.

    Hopefully the sort of cautionary tale that will be whispered in boardrooms for generations...

  2. Silly Neko, you need not return to 1995 -- a simple generation of games back will get you away from most of this. For all its myriad flaws, FO3 was completely offline friendly... well, once you moved the DLC to the correct directory, anyway. I'm guessing they went Steam this time 'cause GFWL turned out to be too easy for us plebs to circumvent.

    Then again, if Skyrim 1.2 is what Bethsoft considers a tested and vetted patch, I can only envision non-euclidian horrors when I wonder what the SuCK will be like...

  3. The horror produced by the SuCK just might make the Great Old Ones nervous Nos, but since we don't talk anymore, I am only guessing.

    The only lure they had for players with GFWL was the achievements you could get whilst playing, along with the only initial availability for the DLCs. Other than that, there was no reason to have it. If I remember, playing a modded game while using GFWL disabled your achievements, but to me, that is a fine trade of.

    Gears of War is another game that uses GFWL, and since I had purchased it before getting FO3, it is the game that made me leery of GFWL. You can play GoW fine without being connected to GFWL servers, but you have no ability to save you game if you do. The game saves are apparently hosted on the GFWL servers and not your own computer. Needless to say, I have not played it in about a year's time.

  4. I knew there was a reason I hadn't picked up GoW yet...

  5. I am referring to the first Gears of War as well. I found it to be a not half bad game, but somewhat difficult to master. I do want to eventually finish it, but at the moment I don't have the drive to do so.