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Fallout 3 Broken Steel DLC Restored for PC Users

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Following a shaky release that saw the Fallout 3 Broken Steel DLC pulled from the PC Games for Windows Live Marketplace, the content has now been restored and is again available for purchase.

The issue was rooted in "a games for Windows Live DRM Install error," according to Fallout 3 developer Bethesda. The 800 Microsoft Point ($10) add-on extends the end of the original title, opening up new quests and allowing for ten more levels of character progression.

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    May 7, 2009 11:09 AM

    so is there ANY way to buy this for just $10? or do i HAVE to buy more "points" than i actually need, basically just pissing away the extra $10?

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      May 7, 2009 11:12 AM

      lol I never thought of that. that would stop me from buying this just on principal

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        May 7, 2009 11:16 AM

        Isn't that Microsoft's fault rather than Bethesda's?

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          May 7, 2009 11:20 AM

          both really. Bethesda didn't have to use GFWL to distribute addons.
          Microsoft could also sell points in any amount.

          I'd probably be pissed if I didn't have some point cards I bought a while ago. I can see how someone who never used Live points and wanted to buy just this would be upset.

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          May 7, 2009 11:20 AM

          Bethesda did not have to make this a GFWL title. They sold the Oblivion DLC themselves for the real prices.

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            May 7, 2009 11:22 AM

            Yeah, Microsoft is to blame too. They should let PC users skip the whole points thing or purchase the exact amount.

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              May 7, 2009 11:31 AM

              Fuck that, they should let 360 users do it too. It seems like there's an endless series of dumb decisions that both MS and Sony have made this generation, but this is definitely one where Sony made the right choice.

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      May 7, 2009 11:19 AM

      I wouldn't be surprised if we see a retail collection of the DLC.

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      May 7, 2009 11:43 AM

      You can buy 800 and 1600 point cards at Best Buy and similar stores.

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        May 7, 2009 11:44 AM

        really? ive never seen them as small as 800 before... ill check on that then, thanks...

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          May 7, 2009 11:47 AM

          never mind, the smallest card i can find anywhere is 1600 points. which, again, leaves me pissing away the other $10. lame.

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            May 7, 2009 11:49 AM

            ok evidently the 800 point cards "exists" but no one i can find is selling them at retail. does anyone know where i could actually go to buy one? i dont want to order one online, pay for shipping, wait to get it, etc... too much of a pain in the ass.

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              May 7, 2009 11:58 AM

              You can buy 800 points on the zune site.

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                May 7, 2009 12:04 PM

                through the marketplace? which means i have to install the zune software, and create a zune account? sigh... it really shouldnt be this difficult to GIVE SOMEONE MY MONEY. its like they dont want my ten bucks or something...

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              May 7, 2009 11:59 AM

              Do you have a 360? The points account is shared between GFWL and the regular Live system. It's the same account.

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      May 7, 2009 6:44 PM

      If you go to the Zune market place at Zune.net and sign in with your GFWL account you can buy 400 points for $5. Its still lame that you can't just buy 100 points or how ever many need, but for me it helped not waste points and money.