Oh my fuck. I’m not sure how much blame to lay on Valve versus ID, but some folks somewhere deserve to have their arses reamed good and hard for how completely they’ve destroyed what should be a truly awesome experience. Where the hell is the quality control?
When I put my money down for this worthy successor to pretty much the first viscerally immersive computer game, I did. not. sign up (fuck the EULA) to be immersed in impotent rage generated by trying to get the fucking game to work for half the time.
And the randomness of it (refusing to start half the time, bluescreens, crashing so hard my machine spontaneously resets, etc) is just the sort of shit evil scientists have figured out how to hook folks on gambling machines and crappy ‘freemium’ games.
And, given that DOOM is manna from Hell, whoever’s responsible for this bullshit state of affairs knows the vast majority are just gonna cop it. What a fucking rancid heap of trumpsmeg.