Fallout 3 may use SecuROM DRM, but only for checking the discs says Bethesda.
Fallout 3 uses SecuROM DRM technology, but Bethesda has claimed that it isn't as draconian as some other games which use the system such as BioShock
, Mass Effect PC
and Far Cry 2
While the game does use SecuROM DRM, Bethesda claims that it does so in a way that doesn't infringe on the rights of the customers and doesn't come bundled with bloat or malware.
"We do NOT limit the number of installs. We do NOT use online authentication or any other SecuROM functionality except for a disc check when you install the game and when you launch the game,
" reads a Bethesda blog post
about the DRM.
"We do not install any other programs and we don't have anything that runs in the background while you're playing the game.
Bethesda claims that it is happy to leave the management of digital rights to the customers, though it will still try to prevent piracy and the platform-ruining implications many claim it has for PC games. Seems reasonable to us.
You can check out our extensive Fallout 3 review and graphical analysis
for more information about the actual game and how it might run on your system.
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