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 Aug 02, 2011 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* How to ruin a PC port

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Ars offers up a 5-step guide to ruining the PC port of your console game..

Given the state of the industry, it'd be far better if more games started as good PC concepts that were eventually ported to console instead.

SecuROM, activation limits, and always-on Internet connection requirements?there are multiple ways companies can choose to punish customers who pay for their games. In the past we've even talked to soldiers who are kept from playing certain games by these strategies.

Diablo 3 will also require a persistent Internet connection, and Blizzard's Rob Pardo agrees that it's kind of a pain in the butt. "I want to play Diablo 3 on my laptop in a plane, but, well, there are other games to play for times like that," he told 1up.

Just so we're clear, when you're bored on a plane, and you have your laptop, and you want to play the game you bought in order to fight boredom, Blizzard's official recommendation is that you play someone else's game. That's pride, right there.
So, bad controls, horrid menus, DRM so bad it makes the game unplayable... sounds like most of the PC games industry, ports or not.
 

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