Gaming online is becoming like computer home invasion!

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install steam
install punkbuster
install games for windows
install physX

we also require permissions to change your firewall settings
we also need to run xxx services to run this game
we also need to call home !

INSTALL THIS ONE
INSTALL THAT ONE

bla, bla, bla!

GIMME A BREAK!
 
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There is only one thing that annoys me about installing games, Direct X!

Can they not design a frigging installer that checks first wether the version of DX its trying to install is already installed!
 

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timberlake sounds just like my little sister when she's lost her barbie
 
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Apart from stand-alone games I only use steam. I find it great as it auto-updates all my games, minimal system resources and is just a good piece of software :)
 
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The only part of that that annoys me is false positives from punkbuster. Getting kicked in the middle of a game when totally innocent is rather annoying.

None of the other stuff really matters as it installs / checks so quickly anyway.
 
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Yes I agree with the OP - punkbuster suxxx. I have reverted to not installing it and playing cod4 on non pb servers. Yes i'd rather put up with the hackers - if they are on my team theres no problem anyway, plus it kind of makes it more fun.

Also steam is too slow @ launching.

Games for windows is something i actually like
 
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The worst culprit of recent times is the painful installation and registering for GTA IV.
I want to install the game and play by myself.
I do not want to show off my achievements to people I don't know!
I do not want to subscribe to an online 'club' to read latest news about last year's patch!
I do not want to register to upload movies I have not recorded!
I JUST WANT TO PLAY THE DAMN GAME!!!!
 
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spore's install was like that, and then the game sucked so double fail
 
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install steam
install punkbuster
install games for windows
install physX

we also require permissions to change your firewall settings
we also need to run xxx services to run this game
we also need to call home !

INSTALL THIS ONE
INSTALL THAT ONE

bla, bla, bla!

GIMME A BREAK!

If it bothers you that much get a console?
 
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