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Saturday
Aug202011

Daily News - 18th and 19th August 2011 - Portal 2 DLC and From Dust's PC Problems

Portal 2's Free DLC Just A Month Away

Remember when Valve said they were releasing some Portal 2 DLC for free? You'd be forgiven for forgetting, it's been a while since they announced it... But good news! Valve haven't forgotten, and they're gonna bring it to us sometime next month! But what's the content gonna be? Valve say the DLC will include "new test chambers for players, leaderboards, challenge mode for single and multiplayer modes, and more". "More" is the part that's got me excited. September can't come soon enough!

"and more!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

From Dust On PC Is An Experience You Might Wanna Avoid

Ubisoft are very unpredictable with their DRM handling, with some Ubisoft games requiring a constant internet connection and others making you sign in before playing, the problem with the former is that a past instance of their server being hacked meant that any games that used this method at that time couldn;t be played. Fortunately for Ubisoft though, a couple of weeks ago they went on record as saying that they wouldn't be using this method of DRM in from Dust, with Company Spokesperson Alex Momney:

"I can confirm that From Dust will not require online connection to play the single player campaign and challenges"

Well that's all well and good, until the game came out and it turned out, it actually would require an internet connection to play. dudes, not cool! This causes problems for Ubisoft in the form of droves of unhappy buyers (and gamers in general) with Steam even supposedly offering refunds. It doesn't help that the PC version is apparently a terrible version on From Dust anyway, but this is probably a mistake Ubisoft (or the gaming universe) won't soon forget.

Such a shame for a game that deserves to reach as big an audience as it can

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