If you’re a fan of Steamworks (who wouldn’t be?) and plan on picking up RAGE for the PC, you’re in for a treat: Bethesda confirmed by way of the Bethblog Twitter yesterday that RAGE will be using Steamworks. Hurray for cloud storage!
"For the uninitiated, Steamworks gives developers full-on access to the Steam client – meaning the developers have access to Steam‘s DRM, peer-to-peer multiplayer server authentication, built-in voice communication, Steam achievements, and, of course, Steam Cloud support." Best version reconfirmed! Life is good!
Rage + Steam = instant Purchase!!
Known this for a while. If you see that the game supports Steam Achievements on the store page, that indicates Steamworks.
That is true for most games, but there are a few like the Witcher 2 that have steam achievements, but if bought from somewhere else, does not require the use of steam.
Good. Steam is awesome.
Wanna check this out but its too risky Games like Gears3 Resistance3 UC3 MW3 are sure to be good..this is maybe a rent
+1 reason for me to buy it on PC instead of console version. And +1 proof that EA is full of BS about Battlefield 3 and Steam.
EA=full of shit
but you can't help but to buy at least 1-2 EA games per year! they are just too damn huge in this industry for any gamer to ignore their titles! for god sake, they have Origin full with their own titles!
that's true, that's why I hope the unavoidable epic fail of EA's Origin comes quickly and let us be with Steam selling EA titles again.
I don't know why you want Origin to fail. think about it; it's a win-win for consumers, I mean, the more the merrier and with competitions come great deals for gamers, right? I don't see Origin going anywhere anytime soon. BF3 is EA's and also the industry's biggest game this year and it requires Origin. true gamer and fans alike won't just ditch BF3 just because of Origin and EA knows that. BF3 will be a huge stepping stone for Origin and I can see it's just going to be better and hope EA will not pull any stunt and be a dick with it from now onwards!
I don't want Origin to succeed because I don't trust EA actual beliefs. It seems to just want money, not to please gamers. I understand when you speak about new tools and platforms for gamers but EA just want to profit. If you open a gate like this maybe you're dooming game industry to 'I want money' companies, unfortunately.
Yep. I love Battlefield but I refuse to purchase it from Origin. Some will buy it but they won't sell as many as they could have. Bad move on their part.
Good. Now if only we could get confirmation that skyrim will get steamworks too.
I'm hoping for that too, but after this Rage news I guess we can say it will definitely have.
Skyrim with Cloud Support would be awesome for me. Game's too big, and I like being able to keep my saves while jumping from desktop to lappy.
Steam is so far the only multiplayer service that doesn't have a bloody aneurism if I haven't forwarded my ports. It's nice to have a service that takes the "eurgh" out of multiplayer gaming on PC, giving us features like lobbies and a centralized friends system. So this is a nice touch and is a very smart move by id software. I hope that this is a president for their parent company (bethesda) which will result in further titles like skyrim using steamworks. Now if only gearbox would see the light for borderlands 2.
That's cus Steam is all about the dedicated servers :)
Rage is now a no go for me, on my connection I'm lucky if I can even sign into Steam let alone download any of the patches it's likely to receive. I have nothing against Steam as a DD service, I just can't stand when they make it mandatory on a retail version. I wouldn't have a problem if say you just had to register a serial number with them online once during the install, without the need to install the client software. If you don't want to use any of the Steam features or the client then you don't have to, you'll just be allowed to play singleplayer offline whenever you want without the need for Steam to be running, which is basically what I want. At the moment I have to avoid any game that uses Steam because once I am able to sign in (which can take 30 minutes on dial-up, and no matter what the service offers that's pretty digraceful from a software point of view) I have to then download any and all the game patches, and because of the way Steam updates files that could mean 3GB of data due to Steam having to replace say an entire texture set even if the updated file is 10mb or so. The software really needs updating so it's more friendly towards slower connections.
go to a friends house with a good connection, and find the patch and put it on a flash drive maybe??
Steam patches can't be downloaded separately, so my friends would have to either have Rage installed on their PC's and I'd just copy over the entire game folder, but unfortunately no one I know directly is a PC gamer or I would have to take my PC over to their's which I've down in the past but lugging around a full size desktop PC can be a right pain. Plus I don't want to be eating up other peoples bandwidth. I'll probably have to do it anyway at some point as I bet Skyrim with require Steam as well, and theres no way in hell I'm missing that or playing it on a console.
First day buy for me!
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