Surprise, Fallout 3's New DLC Is Broken

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Seems that Fallout 3's latest piece of trouble-plagued downloadable content, Broken Steel, has launched broken. Least, it is on PC. Shocking, I know.

A ton of people keen enough to install the game as soon as it went live this morning have been met with the following message:

Not a cryptographic message or the cryptographic message is not formatted correctly. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8009200D)


And then the thing won't work. Bethesda say they're looking into it, but, well, as someone who hasn't been able to play Fallout 3 on PC at all (it just won't stop freezing on the menu screen, regardless of updates), this is all getting a bit depressing.


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I really don´t get this at all. I mean i understand it when a small team rushes something to market cause they can´t afford lengthy dev times (and then in return they patch and improve the thing often at least) but how come companies who obviously make tons of money with the first game release then don´t take the time to polish their expansion dlc until its, you know, playable on most systems?


I got the first fallout3 dlc, didn´t enjoy it that much (at least it ran without heavy issues for me), then i skipped the second one because of one bug news post after the other.

I´m really interested in this new dlc but come on, "its broken" news again on day 1? WTF?!?

Has anyone played the 360 one some already and knows about whether its playable?