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Metal Gear Solid V: The Physical Pain

By Doubleplus01-09-2015

So you went out of your way to buy a physical copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for PC, instead of simply buying it through Steam. You probably had your reasons to do so, such as simply getting the feeling of having something physical to hold in your hand, activate install, then let sit on your shelf, among your other games. Well, I certainly hope it wasn't so that you wouldn't have to download the game, because unfortunately, the disc doesn't actually contain the game, just an installer for steam. That's it. That's all. An 8 megabyte file that installs Steam.

This pulls a double whammy when combined with the fact that there is NO preload either. So physical copy or no physical copy, if you pre-order Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, you are gonna be downloading it on launch. Well, hopefully the Steam servers will be up to snuff enough to not crash horribly while everyone is downloa- Sorry, I couldn't even finish typing that sentence.

Thanks to Graphure on Twitter for originally posting about this.

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Posts: 1317

That is probably the most grade-A bullshit I've ever seen in the gaming industry. Just wow.

Posts: 120

I'm really glad I preloaded Mad Max before today!