Neoseeker : News : BioShock 2 system requirements, DRM revealed
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Frost Jan 20, 10
This game is running off of Games for Windows LIVE? Dammit...

Ah well, my specs check out fine. I think that I will be picking this up nonetheless.
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chautemoc Jan 20, 10
I'd prefer LIVE, myself..not so good for multiplayer, though.
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kspiess Jan 20, 10
Those are surprisingly high CPU specs.

On the other topic, I'd say a 15 times activation limit is reasonable. I could see people going through 5 through normal, legitimate operations...but 15, not so much.
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Hellfire29 Jan 20, 10
It's using securom? That's annoying, and Windows Live is too, even with an offline account it continually annoys you to use an online one.
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chautemoc Jan 20, 10
^True.
Updated though, I remembered you can sign in offline with your regular profile -- all done automatically.
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Lorx Jan 20, 10
Games for Windows Live won't update sometimes, after taking the time to download the update, it simply discards it, and then other times it'll whine that I have no key, even though I already gave it one. So I'm not all too happy to see GfWL on Bioshock 2. Not a huge deal, but annoying in the least. The game has looked pretty interesting so far, so I'll probably end up picking it up.

Does the installation limit apply to Steam copies as well? Doubt I'd hit 15, but it's nice to know.
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chautemoc Jan 20, 10
It applies only to Steam copies as of now. D2D doesn't mention it, though that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't have it.
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Sayyed Jan 20, 10
Wow, All I really need is a graphics card, how much does one of the recommended ones cost?
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chautemoc Jan 20, 10
You can get the 4830 for around $100. It was Kevin's card of 2009.
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annihilate Jan 20, 10
I actually pretty much don't care about requirements as every game I play it runs well , even though I don't have a super high end one , but the requirements usually don't matter to me , And I have standard 1280x1024 and never use AA so it's nothing to worry about , only thing is it's bad that it uses GFWL M$ crap ...
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chautemoc Jan 20, 10
V-Sync is a much bigger hit to performance than AA, in my experience.
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Shadow of Death Jan 21, 10
Well, that's about the highest recommended card I've seen in a while. I exceed all the recommended specs by a bit, so I won't have a prob playing it maxed out.

I pre-ordered the steam copy (check it out, 10% off and you get BS1 for free, which retails on Steam for $20).

GFWL would allow one to get Achievements yes? Well, that's fine for me, I haven't used my 360 in months >_>
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chautemoc Jan 21, 10
Yeah, it has Achievements and many of the other features of LIVE. Great stuff.
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