Quantcast
Fallout 3 SecuROM shenanigans upset gamers - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Fallout 3 SecuROM shenanigans upset gamers


5:44 PM on 10.29.2008
Fallout 3 SecuROM shenanigans upset gamers photo



We got a tip today from an outraged gamer calling Bethesda liars for their use of SecuROM in the newly released Fallout 3. In case you forgot, Bethesda's Pete Hines mentioned a while ago that they didn't use DRM in their games -- or at the very least used the mildest form possible:

[Fallout 3 will be] pretty similar to what we did for Oblivion, which was -- we basically don't do any -- we do the mildest form possible. I actually don't know if I even want to get into what it is that we exactly do, but we try to be really noninvasive when it comes to that stuff.

The above quote is currently being thrown at Bethesda after the alleged discovery of SecuROM -- arguably the most hated and invasive DRM software available -- in the PC version of Fallout 3. According to reports, Fallout 3 won't run on a PC with "recognized" piracy tools installed -- that includes Daemon Tools, Sonic, Roxio and similar software. 

So, some people are having trouble playing Fallout 3, and the blame is being put upon SecuROM. According to another post, the SecuROM in this case doesn't install, it only runs from the disc, but it is still causing problems for some people.

The situation appears somewhat muddy, and we have contacted Pete Hines directly. We're awaiting some form of response before we go as far as to call Bethesda dirty liars along with the other pitchfork wielders. All I'll say is that it's amusing to see one particular Bethesda moderator demanding sources for Pete Hines' quotes as if he never said it. Even funnier was the fact that our own post was used as evidence.

Destructoid: Stockpiling quotes to be thrown back at developers since 2006.






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.



Review: The Evil Within photo
Review: The Evil Within
5:30 PM on 10.15.2014






Bethesda

2:30 PM on 10.14.2014
Happy The Evil Within Day, you bloody goblins

Well, it's finally here -- the day when The Evil Within is upon us at last, and we get to see how this thing turned out. Not us, mind you; Bethesda wasn't so quick to forward us a copy for review. But, I can assure you ...more



11:45 AM on 10.06.2014
Nope, nope, nope! Go away smiley-masked dudes in The Evil Within

The first 30 seconds of this new The Evil Within trailer declares that the game's enemies are "demented, vicious, and deadly." Most of them look all three parts, but the ones with the smiley-face masks have really locke...more



7:30 PM on 10.03.2014
The Evil Within's minimum requirements on PC aren't a whole lot better

Last week, Bethesda shed some light on what it considered the recommended requirements to be to play The Evil Within on PC. After some chatter from the Internet about them being ridiculously high, Bethesda clarified by p...more



View all Bethesda






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more