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If you’ve decided to spend an extra tenner on a non-sell-able digital copy of Resident Evil 6 from PSN, instead of buying a cheaper, proper, physical copy, then you’ve probably been shafted twice.

Actually, make that three times, seeing as the game’s shite.

Digital downloaded copies of Resident Evil 6 fail to boot

It seems to be due to Capcom’s day one patch. A patch intended to correct things that they couldn’t be bothered to fix before they knowingly shipped a faulty product out to consumers.

Capcom’s said these hollow words about it:

Essentially it is recognized that some consumers who downloaded the game from the PSN store pre-loaded (pre-order) or within the early hours of launch may be experiencing problems booting up the game. In short, early purchasers who tried to download the game from PSN store may have seen an error message, after they downloaded the day 1 patch. The patch has created an issue and prevents people booting the game. The temporary fix to ensure people can enjoy RE6 today as intended is to ask those people to un-install the game (only if they originally saw an error message) and re-install the game. This time they won’t be prompted to download the patch and the game will load. Please note however, these people won’t be able to play against disc owners on a temporary basis. We are working with SCEE (Sony) to fix this issue and a patch is imminent to fix the issue. Please note that those people who downloaded the game from the PSN store originally won’t be able to access RE.net at this time, but this will be fixed by the imminent patch. We will keep people updated as soon as we know more and thank them for their patience.

Can you see an apology in that?

No, me neither.

It’s 2012. If this is the fucking shambling mess that the videogame world has morphed into, it makes my decision to walk away from it all a very easy one to make.