This is another example of why, in modern gaming, it pays to wait. Vegas was $50 when it first came out - plus $10 per expansion when they were released. Now - the full game with all expansions packs for $40? Sweet.....
Actually, you can buy the game and all the DLC on Steam right now and it still comes out just a little over $30. One day last week the game was $5 and all of the DLC together was only $12-$13, so you could have gotten the "Ultimate Edition" for less than $20.
Some of us don't use or don't like Steam (*gasp!). Some of us we still prefer a solid copy in your hand type of deal you know? So it did actually pay-off for him or her to wait, but yeah why pay for something that looks great on your shelf or display area? When you can get it for rock bottom 20-30$ for a limited time as a DRM digital copy requiring Steam vs 40$ now and then 30-20$ later on? that's some real mean "Penny" pinching I say. It's really at this point not about price, just preference. Do I use a DRM Steam Digital copy or do I use a easy DVD-Rom copy/with DRM possibly enabled? (depends on the game, really)
You might call me stupid for this; but I sure hope this doesn't *require "Steam" like TW: SHOGUN 2 did. That was a killer let down for me. I want to have an option on what I use to play it and how I play a game, that's just me. Don't get me pegged wrong; As I don't hate steam, I just don't think it's all that great.
Anyways this would likely include all the latest patches, DLC, and the game itself on disc with a beautiful Manual and DvD-Rom Case. looks like a great deal to me, 40$ isn't half bad for this re-release. I'll still wait for it to hit 20$ though, maybe. The "Ultimate Edition" sounds pretty cool.
This game does require Steam, and I would wait even longer until Steam has this on sale for $20 or less. The trick with Steam is to only buy older games cheap. Otherwise buy something else without the DRM until it is cheap.
Fallout 3 on Windows 7 64bit is do-able, but there are some cfg file settings for multi threading that you need to alter. They didn't think about 4/8 logical core processors when they deployed Fallout 3, so the thread handling is problematic without changes to the cfg.
so long as it doesn't require an "always on" connection or "RE authentication" I don't have a problem with steam. most of the games on my new PC require a one time activation, that's it. out of principle no one has a right to call you "stupid" if you don't like Steam at all, having to have an app running is always wrong, and it is preferable not to but as for that alone, it's not much of an issue.