December 12, 2008

More GTA4 Bullcrap

It's hard to justify why a game like GTA4 can't run on anyone's PC when you don't even have evidence. Now that it's been officially reviewed by the various review outlets, I've discovered even more head-banging details.

Here are the System Requirements:
* OS: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1Ghz
* Memory: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)
* 18 GB Free Hard Drive Space
* Video Card: 512MB NVIDIA 8600 / 512MB ATI 3870

Of you understood this, you'd be as wide-eyed as I am. I'm literally pulling my jaw off the floor right now- it's ridiculous! So not only do I have to get a game, but a new PC as well? Bull. It's just not worth it.

Sign up to save
Just because it's a game for Windows, doesn't mean you have to be a slave to Microsoft's Live service. Yep, if you actually want to just freaking save a game in the single-player mode, you have to sign up for the Windows Live service first. 

I'm hard-pressed to find a reason on why Rockstar decided to do this. Piracy? They already have SecuROM! Promotion of PS3 and XBox 360 sales? Then why bother porting at all?!

What about the people who don't have an Internet connection to begin with?!

In conclusion
When you proceed to make measures against piracy, or you just want to toy with consumers, they normally pirate the game anyway. Everything Rockstar did to the port is just stupid, stupid, stupid. GTA4 does not have to have those ridiculous specs to run!

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