Fallout 3: Broken Steel DLC for PC users back online

By on May 7, 2009, 4:00 PM
For those of you eager to play the new Fallout 3: Broken Steel downloadable content on the PC, the wait is finally over. Following yet another shaky release that saw the title’s third DLC pulled from the Games for Windows Live Marketplace, Bethesda has announced that all issues have been ironed out and the expansion is once again up for download.

Turns out, Microsoft was to blame for the problem as it stemmed from a Games for Windows Live DRM install error. Things didn’t exactly go without a hitch for Xbox 360 owners either. Apparently, achievements were not appearing on Xbox Live profiles due to a syncing problem with Microsoft’s servers. Both problems have been fixed, according to the company, so those interested can extend the end of the original title for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).




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TomSEA said:
Uh, technically, it's not $10. You can only buy Microsoft "points" in blocks of 500 for $6.50 each. So to get the 800 points required for any Fallout 3 DLC, you have to buy two 500 blocks (or one 1000) block for $13, plus tax.So the real cost is $13.60 (for Washington State Residents), and then you're stuck with 200 worthless Microsoft points.So from being a gawd-awful download client, to buggy apps and having to pay more than what's advertised, the whole deal is one huge load of crap.[Edited by TomSEA on 2009-05-07 18:08:16]
ambergypsy said:
Is there anywhere else you can buy the game besides Microsoft Games for Windows Live? Their point system does suck, not to mention their screwy DRM mismanagement is a big turn-off. I'm boycotting Microsoft this time around. So: Steam? Bethesda? IGN? Gamespy? No one else out there? There are lots of other games one can play. Why restrict yourself to one very annoying distributor?
TomSEA said:
Wish I could help ya, but not in this case. Fallout 3 can be purchased on DVD from any computer gaming store or online - you needn't mess with a download from MGWL (however you'll still need to register online).The problem is Fallout 3 is easily one of the best if not the best game I've played in years. And this particular add-on gives an alternate ending and so there's huge buzz in the Fallout community about it. So if you want this add-on, you have to go through MGWL and deal with their crap.Hopefully Bethesda will get the hint as there isn't a single person happy about this MS association (just check the Bethesda forums to get a hint of how pissed people are), and maybe they'll find a new distributor down the road.But the game is worth it. I mean REALLY worth it.
i3rucei3ruce said:
[b]Originally posted by TomSEA:[/b][quote]Uh, technically, it's not $10. You can only buy Microsoft "points" in blocks of 500 for $6.50 each. So to get the 800 points required for any Fallout 3 DLC, you have to buy two 500 blocks (or one 1000) block for $13, plus tax.So the real cost is $13.60 (for Washington State Residents), and then you're stuck with 200 worthless Microsoft points.So from being a gawd-awful download client, to buggy apps and having to pay more than what's advertised, the whole deal is one huge load of crap.[Edited by TomSEA on 2009-05-07 18:08:16][/quote]Or... you can purchase a 1600 block for $20, and use the extra 800 for any other DLC... like millions of others do. Maybe a Mythic Map Pack. What's wrong with you, bro? Had a bad day?
TomSEA said:
Well i3rucei3rruce, I didn't see an option for a 1600 block, otherwise I would have done that. All I saw were 500, 1000 and 2000 block options.
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