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    Game » consists of 16 releases. Released Oct 26, 2010

    The third game in the Fable series sets you with the task of overthrowing your own brother, the tyrant ruler of Albion, as the kingdom enters the industrial era.

    Fable III Heading to PC, Limited Edition Revealed

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    Edited By mattbodega

     I sure hope nothing bad happens to my child, or else the grief would consume me and destroy my kingdom!
     I sure hope nothing bad happens to my child, or else the grief would consume me and destroy my kingdom!
    Microsoft and Lionhead has announced today that Fable III is coming to the PC as well as the Xbox 360. The possibility of a PC release for Fable III was by no means a sure thing; the original Fable came to the PC more than a year after its original Xbox release, but Fable II skipped the PC entirely, for reasons that could be best summed up as, "OH GOD YOU PC KIDS KEEP STEALING GAMES AHHHHHGH!" On top of that, the recently released Alan Wake, another Microsoft-published game, was originally set to come out on both the PC and the 360 as well, but the PC version was scrapped in favor of the slightly less pirate-able console game. Hopefully, this PC and 360 release announcement assuages fear of a secret Microsoft-backed hit squad dedicated to destroying Windows as a gaming platform. But it won't.
     
    Oh, and the digital version of Fable III will be available exclusively through Games For Windows Live. So...hey. PC achievement points. Great.
     
    Still, I'll be glad to see it come out: the PC port of Fable: The Lost Chapters was the definitive version of the game, benefiting from more powerful PC hardware that helped it run smoother and faster that it could on the Xbox. Still, it is a PC port of a console game, so I hope you PC players enjoy plugging your wired 360 controller into your desktop or laptop. 
     
    Microsoft also revealed the Limited Collector's Edition of Fable III. For $79.99, your base game of Fable 3 will be enhanced with:

    • A new quest and exclusive sword
    • A new locale to raise your family
    • A new dog breed
    • A unique outfit
    • A pack of Fable III Trading Cards
    • A "Guild Seal Coin," blue on one side and red on the other, allowing you to boil down the game's complex morality system to its binary base


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    Perhaps this is a sign that I am a fool of a consumer, but I think the coolest part of this package is the book-shaped box. Look at that thing! It makes me want to cast fireballs at chickens! But, you know, a stiff breeze makes me want to throw fireballs at chickens. 
     


      
     What do you think, Fable fans? Does the Limited Collector's Edition have enough cool content to justify the extra 20 bones?
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    #1  Edited By mattbodega

     I sure hope nothing bad happens to my child, or else the grief would consume me and destroy my kingdom!
     I sure hope nothing bad happens to my child, or else the grief would consume me and destroy my kingdom!
    Microsoft and Lionhead has announced today that Fable III is coming to the PC as well as the Xbox 360. The possibility of a PC release for Fable III was by no means a sure thing; the original Fable came to the PC more than a year after its original Xbox release, but Fable II skipped the PC entirely, for reasons that could be best summed up as, "OH GOD YOU PC KIDS KEEP STEALING GAMES AHHHHHGH!" On top of that, the recently released Alan Wake, another Microsoft-published game, was originally set to come out on both the PC and the 360 as well, but the PC version was scrapped in favor of the slightly less pirate-able console game. Hopefully, this PC and 360 release announcement assuages fear of a secret Microsoft-backed hit squad dedicated to destroying Windows as a gaming platform. But it won't.
     
    Oh, and the digital version of Fable III will be available exclusively through Games For Windows Live. So...hey. PC achievement points. Great.
     
    Still, I'll be glad to see it come out: the PC port of Fable: The Lost Chapters was the definitive version of the game, benefiting from more powerful PC hardware that helped it run smoother and faster that it could on the Xbox. Still, it is a PC port of a console game, so I hope you PC players enjoy plugging your wired 360 controller into your desktop or laptop. 
     
    Microsoft also revealed the Limited Collector's Edition of Fable III. For $79.99, your base game of Fable 3 will be enhanced with:

    • A new quest and exclusive sword
    • A new locale to raise your family
    • A new dog breed
    • A unique outfit
    • A pack of Fable III Trading Cards
    • A "Guild Seal Coin," blue on one side and red on the other, allowing you to boil down the game's complex morality system to its binary base


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    Perhaps this is a sign that I am a fool of a consumer, but I think the coolest part of this package is the book-shaped box. Look at that thing! It makes me want to cast fireballs at chickens! But, you know, a stiff breeze makes me want to throw fireballs at chickens. 
     


      
     What do you think, Fable fans? Does the Limited Collector's Edition have enough cool content to justify the extra 20 bones?
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    #2  Edited By Mustard

    Not worth it for me... sorry

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    #3  Edited By lifejuice

    I've never bought a limited/collector's edition and this won't change that.

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    #4  Edited By NakAttack

    i hope it comes to the pc, not sure about buying the le though.

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    #5  Edited By skrutop

    The collector's editions are never worth it in my mind.  They usually get real cheap, real fast, especially for a game like Fable that will sell moderately well, but not be a humongous hit.

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    #6  Edited By dystonym

    Not bothering with the collectors edition, I'll probably get the digital download version of it though. 
     
    I do hope they bother to port Fable 2 to PC before they release the third part.

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    #7  Edited By nkornek

    The box looks so much like the Alan Wake collector's edition

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    #8  Edited By patryn

    So then we should hear the first story about an element of the edition being dropped in about a month, right?   Followed shortly by the dropping of every single other element in the box?  
     
    I got burned BAD on the CE for Fable 2.  Not falling for that trick again.  All it ended up basically being was some different box art.  But they dropped the price by $5, so they weren't really taking customers for a ride!

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    #9  Edited By beages

    i orderd fable 2 collecters edition and then they craped out on the extras. i was refunded the differece but im not gettin burned again. Ill take m standerd edition.
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    #10  Edited By sweep  Moderator

    There are some games that would obviously benefit from being on a PC. Fable 3 is not one of them.
     
     

    "So...hey. PC achievement points. Great."


     
    Indeed.
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    #11  Edited By Whizbang

    Not interested unless it also comes with Peter Molyneux's balls.

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    #12  Edited By Lukeweizer

    MY BAAAAAAAALLLLS.
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    #13  Edited By myghart

    Let's see what the European limited edition looks like. They usually suck. Should they have the same content though, they should be worth the extra 20 bucks.

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    #14  Edited By darkstorn

    I want Fable 2 on PC first.

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    #15  Edited By ryanwho

    Maybe the PC version will have a less contrived multiplayer aspect. 
    edit 
    Or maybe Molyneux is hoping someone will make something crazy with the SDK by making theirs more userfriendly. I could see him spinning a "make content for us" thing into some huge milestone.

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    #16  Edited By wolf_blitzer85

    Cool PC version. Kinda wish it wasn't a GFWL exclusive, but oh well.

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    #17  Edited By Milkman

    Meh, Fable, to me, was always a console game.

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    #18  Edited By MajorToms

    Do I even waste money on this game? I mean, the limited edition has some nice selling points, but in all honesty I'm sick of being let down by all these promises of a great game. Molyneux can promise whatever he wants. But until they finish the gameplay for their story (looking at you Final chapters of Fable 2) I'm not wasting another cent with this shit show franchise.

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    #19  Edited By alistercat

    Definitely going to pick up the PC version. I'll likely pick up the limited edition, if they do one for PC.

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    #20  Edited By Hamz

    Not really interested in this, a pass for me!
     
    Nice write up though.

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    #21  Edited By Bobdaman18


    Nice, i missed out on fable 2 since it missed the pc, but i'm not happy that it's only going to be available through games for windows live. 
     
    Also, so...natal support for pc, right?  RIGHT?!@! 
      
    Probably not, but the guys from joystiq were asking this question.

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    #22  Edited By MrGetBonus

    Yeah on the PC! Now they just need to make Fable not suck and I'll be down.

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    #23  Edited By fallen_elite
    @Milkman said:
    " Meh, Fable, to me, was always a console game. "
    What makes it a console game? As long as it controls well I welcome it.
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    #24  Edited By jhubz

    That doesn't feel like $20 worth of awesomeness. If it were $70.. I'd really consider buying this collectors edition.

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    #25  Edited By PLWolf

    The last LE I got was for Fable 2, looks like Fable 3 will be my next. Awesome.

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    #26  Edited By jeffk38uk

    While its awesome they are finally bringing Fable 3 to PC, what about Fable 2?

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    #27  Edited By Mystyr_E

    only thing I'd drop is the trading cards in favor of an artbook. Fable has always had some excellent concept art and 2D character designs and would rather have that instead

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    #28  Edited By damswedon

    i will wait till we get closer but if all that gets released then im game.

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    #29  Edited By Cybexx

    Its cool their coming back to PC, i'll probably stick with the 360 version but cool none the less. I don't think I will get the collectors edition though, the in-game stuff sounds minimal and I wouldn't put it past them to offer it as paid DLC down the line. There isn't really anything that really appeals to me in that box, I will agree the book shaped box is probably the coolest thing. 
     
    Alan Wake also has a book shaped box, the harcover type not the leather bound type and it has a really awesome collector's edition. It has a legitimately cool companion book I've flipped through, a 360 DVD with apparently tons of bonus features including footage from various builds over its six year development cycle and an installable commentary that you can listen to while playing through the game. I haven't touched that disc yet though because I want to finish the game before I go anywhere near it. Additionally it comes with a soundtrack cd, which is really good because Alan Wake's soundtrack is one of the most amazing things about it. Listened to a bit of it, doesn't seem to have most of the licensed music the game uses, but those are listenable through the Extras Menu in the game anyways. I feel the Alan Wake Collectors Edition has a lot of value that this Fable III CE is missing.  
     
    I do wish that every game came with the great, in-depth DVD style features that come as part of the God of War games, every version is a special edition, its great to play through a game and then go back and find out what went into its creation, and I especially advocate Riddick / Valve style commentary systems, a great reason to replay a game. 

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    #30  Edited By Bionicicide

    Trading cards? I'll trade you my Ace of Spades for your suicide King and Queen of Clubs!

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    #31  Edited By Tennmuerti

    I might get it for PC ... someday.
    Oh and the CE edition looks positively anorexic for $80

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    #32  Edited By Tennmuerti
    @jhubz said:
    " That doesn't feel like $20 worth of awesomeness. If it were $70.. I'd really consider buying this collectors edition. "
    That's actually $30 extra since standard price for PC games is $50.
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    #33  Edited By FuzzYLemoN

    I feel compelled to point out that the collector's edition boxart is fucking terrible.

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    #34  Edited By Bionicicide
    @Tennmuerti said:

    " @jhubz said:

    " That doesn't feel like $20 worth of awesomeness. If it were $70.. I'd really consider buying this collectors edition. "

    That's actually $30 extra since standard price for PC games is $50. "
    This CE is for the X360 version only ( Joystiq). PC standard comes with all the "exclusive download content".
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    #35  Edited By time allen

    i'll be playing this one in offiline mode, i think. gfwl is not something you should be proud to openly associate with your game.

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    #36  Edited By Tennmuerti
    @Bionicicide said:
    " @Tennmuerti said:

    " @jhubz said:

    " That doesn't feel like $20 worth of awesomeness. If it were $70.. I'd really consider buying this collectors edition. "

    That's actually $30 extra since standard price for PC games is $50. "
    This CE is for the X360 version only ( Joystiq). PC standard comes with all the "exclusive download content". "
    Ah ok this article didn't specify.
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    #37  Edited By ribeye

    +1 for coming out on PC, but after Fable 2 they still have to prove to me that i need to buy this game..
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    #38  Edited By xyzygy

    I probably won't get the Limited Edition but I'll definitely get the game.

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    #39  Edited By DystopiaX

    soooo...some in game shit, cards, and a coin? 
    lol no.

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    #40  Edited By Julmust

    Fuck this game. Fable 2 was so crappy I became a pile of poo after playing it. Which explains this shitty comment.

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    #41  Edited By Cube

    I MEAN LOOK AT THAT THING, RIGHT?! 
     
    And what's the deal with airplane food? Fellas?

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    #42  Edited By MordeaniisChaos

    Looks like a damned good value. I doubt the game will be for me, I felt the move away from combat and shifting the focus to the social and meta-aspects of the game was a bit of a step down, so yeah.

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    #43  Edited By Jimbo

    So is PC gaming "Alive" again now that games are starting to go back to having PC versions, after once being console exclusive?  I'm so confused.  
     
    Maybe they didn't end up making the stacks of money they were expecting by cutting out a whole platform after all.  Fancy that.

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    #44  Edited By coaxmetal

    DIgital version only available through GFWL? kind of a bummer, that. I might get it, but maybe not, since I generally only get games that come out on steam, for convenience reasons. 

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    #45  Edited By ShaunassNZ

    I want the PC one, maybe they could bring out Fable II on PC like 3-4 months before III hits.

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    #46  Edited By LaszloKovacs

    I liked Fable 2, but dude, $80? Nothx.

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    #47  Edited By Organicalistic_
    @MattBodega: they should make ti for ps3 to, eh?
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    #48  Edited By zaglis

     
    Microsoft is releasing a game for Microsoft Windows platforms. THAT'S CRAZY!!!

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    Good news everyone!
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