Fable 3 Coming to Steam

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Dr. wonderful:
That. That right there? That's the sweet milky taste of Irony.

It's crap anyway.

PROTIP:

DO NOT BUY THIS TRASH!

somonels:
Don't want, go away, Moneyleux.

I agree, I also say that I would rather have the throwaway crap if it means using a Digital Distribution system made my the more evolved form of primate.

To be honest, Fable 3 could come with Fable 1 and 2 on GFWL and come with only a port of ET from the Atari 2600, and I'll still go the Steam version, hell they could charge an extra $5 or so and I think you'd see a lot of customers go with the Steam version.

So long as when I got the Steam version I didn't find myself tangled up in GFWL anyways. It's not a piracy issue, its just an irritating attempt to consolify my gaming that I don't want and didn't ask for. I'm not knocking consoles, I have some, but it just doesn't fit in the PC world, to me.

Fable:Lost chapters for free with Fable 3, so people will know what led to the demise of this ongoing series.

Andy Chalk:
So, a free game on GfW or some throwaway crap on Steam - what's it going to be, internet?

You forgot the free virus that is WGTFO.

Sorry, viruses are small and well-written.

While I'm not going to buy it, since I have the 360 version and had since it came out, I see this is as nothing but good; because frankly the idea of "exclusives" piss me the hell off. I prefer Steam because the program itself is minimal and less cluttered then all the others I've seen, it lets me keep my games in order, so I'd prefer to buy my DD games through it, but I can see where some might prefer another platform.

Choice is a good thing, if you want to nudge people towards one platform or another, do what they are doing here, offer incentives, don't force people, let them chose what is best for their own personal needs.

And in other news, fable fans watch in awe as paint continues to dry up and down the nation.

Certainly more fun than watching a beloved franchise have its magic and appeal hacked away with every new iteration.

I'm glad the PC port was delayed this long. Otherwise I would have bought this game before I read reviews on it.

It's a terrible game!

Ok, pre-order Fable III, get Fable I free, good deal.

But where in the heck is a port of Fable II?

I'll pass.

I'll pick it up when it is on sale for Christmas on steam, no way am I paying for this considering it has been how many months since the 360 release? Seriously, PC gamers need to stop putting up with this nonsense, but not buying it will simply tell the companies that we're not interested and they'll just stop releasing the games completely.

I highly doubt this will increase sales, if they actually wanted to make any major profit from this they should have released it along with the X-Box 360 version so the PC crowd doesn't get months to read all the mediocre reviews it got.

Curse you, Peter Molyneux.

aashell13:

Ghengis John:
What's everyone's problem with Games For Windows Live anyways? Other than not possessing the most replete library.

Its also frustrating and difficult to use to the point of being broken. I was forced into using it because they left the GFWL DRM in the steam version of BioShock 2, and nothing about the experience made me want to come back. In fact, it was so bad that if I see GFWL on a box somewhere or in the system's requirements now, I just keep walking. The sheer frustration just isn't worthwhile, no matter how good the game itself might be.

gigastar:

Ghengis John:
What's everyone's problem with Games For Windows Live anyways? Other than not possessing the most replete library.

Its about as user friendly as a brick. Just like a brick, you stick it somewhere then it innately resists all attempts to do anything else with it.

Besides its more a case of Steam and other DDP's being better, much better.

See now I never had a problem with it. I already had an Xbox live account, I told it "Bind to this live ID" and everything ran swimmingly and I had it for a few titles without any hassles.

I choose neither, Andy. Peter "Dances with Teletubbies" Molyneux has bashed his own product, as have a number of other sources. After playing 1 and 2 I can safely assume that any drop in quality from already low points won't do the game any favors. This talk of deals doesn't entice me either way, and a turd is still a turd, even if it's going at a bargain value with turd tack-on freebies or older turd freebies.

Not that it matters. Any company that demands my money for a product they can bar me from playing at their leisure is a company that will receive no patronage from me. STEAM's already pulled crap before (thinking BioShock DRM disaster), and the recent EA Dragon Age lockout only makes me even more skittish (and if memory serves me that wasn't even a digital copy!).

Bah!

Ghengis John:

See now I never had a problem with it. I already had an Xbox live account, I told it "Bind to this live ID" and everything ran swimmingly and I had it for a few titles without any hassles.

That's the rub. it doesn't work well at all in the other direction.

So, Fable 3 is 6.7 GB installed on the 360. Why the hell is it 12 GB on the PC?

Hmm. So I get to choose which companies program is going to slice my finger webbing with digital paper. Seeing as I already own TLC

...
Steam it is.

Yes. Release a game on the PC way late behind the console version for full price, no less. And then do it on the same day The Witcher 2 comes out.

I thought you people were supposed to be good at business.

Despite the offer of a free game, people are still probably gonna get the Steam version on the virtue of avoiding GFWL.

GamingAwesome1:

Despite the offer of a free game, people are still probably gonna get the Steam version on the virtue of avoiding GFWL.

Kraj:

Steam it is.

Even the Steam version will be Games For Windows: LIVE installed. I don't need another Dawn of War. Go away, Microsoft.

The only way Microsoft is even throwing PC gamers a bone with an Xbox exclusive is because they they're trying desperately to keep their own sinking ship afloat.

Gennadios:
The only way Microsoft is even throwing PC gamers a bone with an Xbox exclusive is because they they're trying desperately to keep their own sinking ship afloat.

Didn't that ship already broke in half? (think: "titanic")

Anyhow, if ever i'll be interested with Fable 3, i'd get it on Steam. Why? I don't want multiple Digital Distribution Platforms on my PC! And since Steam create the best deals at certain times, i'll wait for that price slash first. :D

GFWL isn't too bad these days. Its starting to work better than it used to. But Its still not steam or even Impulse. I've used all 3 services. I have one game bought on GFWL, about 6 on Impulse and like 150 on Steam

Irridium:

Of course, when 2 came out 1 all of a sudden became a "misunderstood classic" or something like that. While 2 became a piece of ass, despite improving on so many things. And now that Fable 3 is out, I see 2 getting a lot less hate.

So I wouldn't take what people say about the Fable games as buying advice.

Believe it or not, Fable is what got me back into gaming. A bunch of my friends during my freshman year of college grouped together to convert one dorm room into a chill hangout and gaming room. One guy had Fable and Knights of the Old Republic. I got addicted to those games after not having played any games for like 5 years prior.

I do still love the original Fable. The second one remains my biggest disappointment and (because of that) my most hated game ever.

Andy Chalk:
So, a free game on GfW or some throwaway crap on Steam - what's it going to be, internet?

Uh, one copy of The Witcher 2? Oh, and on Steam of course.

Andy Chalk:

"There can be only one," as the saying goes, and in the world of digital distribution for the PC, that's Steam, plain and simple.

I doesn't have to be, all Microsoft have to do is show a little restraint and common sense with a Digital distribution network and they'd be golden.

It is a crowning failure that Microsoft cannot make Games for Windows Live functional ON THEIR OWN OPERATING SYSTEM when all these other download/rights-manager apps have proliferated with such ease:

-iTunes
-BBC Dekstop iPlayer
-Spotify

There could easily be a competitor to Steam if they weren't so useless at managing digital rights.

Until Microsoft get their act together, here's hoping they release more games this way. Particularly the more recent Halo games that IMO would benefit from mouse aim a lot.

GamingAwesome1:
Yes. Release a game on the PC way late behind the console version for full price, no less. And then do it on the same day The Witcher 2 comes out.

I thought you people were supposed to be good at business.

They are good at business... that's why they invented the Xbox!

Think about it:
-absolute control of the platform and network
-able to charge an annual fee for multiplayer without dedicated servers
-license fee for every single game (unlike PC programs)
-new audience "in the living room" mass market
-separate from business/enterprise constraints

Fable 3 is being released on Steam for the same reason it's being released on PC at all, Microsoft don't care. They are just trying to back up some token PR bullshit about "supporting PC gaming" when they know the can make way way more in the price-mark-up console realm.

If they are serious about PC gaming, where is Gears of War 2 on PC? Cliffy B's objection to piracy is a front the lack of a PC version is 100% microsoft's responsibly as the people on the purse strings collecting the money.

Not just that but:
-Halo 3
-Halo ODST
-Halo Wars (how can an RTS not go well on pc?)
-Alan Wake (a PC version was even half developed!)

Oh fuck me sideways. Finally.

Took your sweet time didn't you lads.

paynexkiller:
Dawn of War without GFWL = Canceled Pre-Order.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-04-21-steam-switch-boosted-dawn-of-war-sales

Some gamers think otherwise

There's only so many times I can spend money to let Lionhead eventually disappoint me...

Both Steam and Windows will not be getting my money.

And the award for the Most Obvious Troll of the Day goes to this guy:

paynexkiller:
Dawn of War without GFWL = Canceled Pre-Order.

If you played Dawn of War 2's multiplayer, you would have been praising to high heaven that Relic was changing to a multiplayer system that actually worked. Retribution is also evidence that shipping with GfWL costs sales.

On topic: Ultimately, it's pretty much like Microsoft's holding its hands up and admitting that Games for Windows Live Marketplace is toast. Giving up an exclusive just like that is a bad sign for that. I assume the Steam version of Fable 3 will come with GfWL AND SecuROM, so they're trying to murder the Steam version with DRM. Then again, I'd expect them to include GfWL and SecuROM in the GfWL Marketplace version, so it's

I have a question, do you think Fable 3 will be heavily modded? If so, I may consider it, if not, then no.

GFWL included.

No thank you on either. DOW2:Retribution instantly became 100% better when they got rid of that shit and straight up used steam.

So, a free game on GfW or some throwaway crap on Steam - what's it going to be, internet?

Steam... some months from now, when it's on sale. I'll never use GFWL willingly.

Probably the throw away crap, because GFWL is just that horrible.

2theAJ:

paynexkiller:
Dawn of War without GFWL = Canceled Pre-Order.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-04-21-steam-switch-boosted-dawn-of-war-sales

Some gamers think otherwise

All gamers think otherwise. I'm just one of a million.

Delusibeta:
And the award for the Most Obvious Troll of the Day goes to this guy:

paynexkiller:
Dawn of War without GFWL = Canceled Pre-Order.

If you played Dawn of War 2's multiplayer, you would have been praising to high heaven that Relic was changing to a multiplayer system that actually worked. Retribution is also evidence that shipping with GfWL costs sales.

On topic: Ultimately, it's pretty much like Microsoft's holding its hands up and admitting that Games for Windows Live Marketplace is toast. Giving up an exclusive just like that is a bad sign for that. I assume the Steam version of Fable 3 will come with GfWL AND SecuROM, so they're trying to murder the Steam version with DRM. Then again, I'd expect them to include GfWL and SecuROM in the GfWL Marketplace version, so it's

No, it's probably 100% true but I feel the need to collect achievements on a wide scale. Meaning, Game for Windows Live achievements. Unfortunately, Steam achievments just won't do it for me.

Well I seem to be the only person here who doesn't mind GFWL, well I have got it on 360 so unless there is mod support I will say no.

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