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News Bethesda apologises for game-deleting Fallout 76 beta

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 31 Oct 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I'll be honest, I actually find the idea of a game that deletes itself when you try to run it quite amusing. Of course, this is as a disinterested outsider-looking-in, as MMOs hold little to no interest for me. I can imagine for the users experiencing this it is infuriating, however. Especially if on capped broadband.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sounds like you'd enjoy lose/lose, a Space Invaders clone where the invaders you're shooting are files on your hard drive. Shoot the alien, the file gets deleted. Get killed, the game deletes itself instead.

    It's a little bit like Virus: The Game (which I've still got a copy of over on the shelves to my left), which uses the files on your hard drive to populate the game world - but Virus only pretends to be doing damage.
     
  4. jb0

    jb0 Active Member

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    A game that deletes itself?
    *yawn*
    Kids these days have it too easy. Get back to me when it manages to delete the entire drive, like a REAL glitch.
     
  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    So the Fallout 76 demo shows that Bethesda is keeping up it's usual sterling level of quality control for new releases.

    People will buy it anyway, just to see how enormous, hilarious or infuriating the bugs are.
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Avatar is nearly back in season.

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    It has nothing on your favourite game chewing itself up in the tape recorder.
     
  7. enbydee

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    I remember an EVE patch deleting boot.ini
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    And it ain't the only thing broken:

     
  9. rma

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    The joys of yet-another-digital-distribution-platform!

    Let me know when it's on Steam - I'll pass until then.
     
  10. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    Now they can go back and apologise for every other buggy mess of a game they have released in the past couple of decades...
     
  11. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Haha, not so much "enjoy" I think...

    I was thinking more on the "you're supposed to be working, not slacking off!" aspect. ;)
     
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