Games For Windows Dead, Consumed By Xbox.com

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jonnyohio

Good ridance....I hate it when a game is integrated with that crappy service.  Too many bugs in the interface; it sucks.

But how is this going to affect those of us running games like Fallout 3 GOTY that uses GFW (LIVE)?  I know I don't have to connect to GFW to play the game, but I have one other game that uses it for playing coop mode...I take it they are leaving the service up and running for those games that are intergrated with it? 

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Scatter

I'm not going to mourn the retiring of Games For Windows since Microsoft never really supported it in the first place.  In fact, I mourn the loss of my Games For Windows Magazine (Previously known as Computer Gaming World) much much more.

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Morpheus22

"Games for Windows Dead"

Huh? Games for Windows are generally quite awesome IMHO, TYVM.

I play action, adventure, RTS, RPG, and racing. Not much for FPS personally, but every once in a while I'll play one.

Even the online games at miniclip are cool-worthy.

I read the article, just sayin'.

 

And Steam... Steam is a work of Art.

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Holly Golightly

Truly a dark time... But since Games For Windows will now turn into Xbox... Is there any chance that the avatars will be fully interactive like those on the console version? If so, I will be very happy!!!

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ScytheNoire

Games for Windows Live was dead on arrival. Microsoft never supported it and never game a damn about PC Gaming since they launched the Xbox. All they care about now is their console, which is really just a PC in a box without upgrade options... oh, and constant hardware failures.

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Laserwulf

I really don't see what all the bellyaching is about. Based on the info above, it sounds like GFWL is just being rebranded as a PC subcategory of XBL. Considering that both services use the same account info, merging the websites and changing the logos on the PC clients shouldn't affect any content that's tied to your account.

Ideally, this could reduce segmentation among the community, and foster inclusiveness. Some people play on just PCs or consoles, but we're all gamers. Maybe this change in philosophy will even cause Microsoft to reexamine cross-platform multiplayer. But then, that assumes there's forward-thinkers in Redmond.

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PulsePCTeck

bah...come on everybody! We all know the PC is only good a few things these days; Facebook, Adult Content, and World of Warcraft...

 

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compguytracy

i will literally run circles around a xcrap and pos3, yes i have a pos3, but my 3 year old pc can play:crysis2, portal 2, assassins creeds(all) duke nukem forever, farcry, etc.etc.etc.etc. blow me console monkeys, to scared to actually use a computer, oh no, i have to actually double click an icon, the horror, im to dumb to think outside the crashbox, like really, i could go take a crap and come back in the time gt5 took to load on my ps3 stock, need for speed shift 2, seconds. oh yeah, i can watch blu rays, burn them too. have so much storage, you would cry. more memory allocated in my bios than your whole system has all together. just stop witht the console port to pc, atleast make it port from the all powerful pc to the low power crap.

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Vegan

Chill out and grow up. What do you even care what other people do? By all means, be happy with your consumer choices, but it doesn't mean you're better than anyone. I prefer PC versions of games when I have the choice, too, but you don't see me going around shitting on people. I have better things to spend my energy on.

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Holly Golightly

Oh, I really like your name. I am a vegetarian, trying to become a vegan. Much respect to you. Above all, we are all gamers.

Sad facts about most people is that the world is either black or white. You are either a PC Gamer or a Console Gamer. I enjoy the best of both worlds, and can never lock myself up to just one or the other. I am too much of a PC Gamer to be a console gamer, and vice versa. When people open their minds, they will see that they should have lived a life in gray... And perhaps open up their minds to our cool, healthier lifestyles. With that said, I learn to just laugh at the blissful ignorance. 

Peace...

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FahKingNut

Yet another boneheaded move by MicroSloth, abandoning a segment that is in no way dead or dieing, in an attempt to set the pace for others to follow.

 

Someone has been drinking their own Koolaid again!

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Morpheus22

Me thinks this move by Microsoft makes better financial sense in that both platforms will be centralized, more efficient, and easier managed.

I could be mistaken, but doesn't it make any cents?

 

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lastseer

I run windows at home because I don't want to bother with more than one OS and I'm a PC gamer.  How long before I go back to my youthful Linux ways? This is one step in that direction.

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Caboose

IF we're lucky, we'll get to play with console gamers next, and show them how to pwn at $game.

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Laserwulf

The PC versions of Shadowrun and Lost Planet: Colonies Edition offer cross-platform multiplayer. Shadowrun even has achievements that require fellow players from the other platform in a match.

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axiomatic

Microsoft... while you are at it... there is no reason my Windows PC should not be able to run an XBOX Virtual Machine which limits that VM to the same specs as a real XBOX 360 while allowing me the versatility to use XLB on more than just my 360 hardware.

Just think about the added GOLD membership dues you could collect?

 

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Caboose

+1

Heck, I'd pay $50 for an XBox VM for my PC

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Morete

"Oh Microsoft, why have you abandoned PC gamers?"

 

 

Because they are busy writing software for robotics in the commercial industry.  An auto manufacturer will pay more money for Microsoft's software than PC gamers will.  Microsoft doesn't care about the people who got their business where it arrived at 6 years ago, now they only look at the numbers on a general ledger accounting sheet.

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hammeredtoast

Man, I think it was Age of Empires something that was a whole 99c when the service launched. It was, like, for one day only.

 

I never played the game, but I sure bought the release up, hoping they'd follow it with more similarily priced extravaganza's.

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dragonfang18

I hope they kept the fallout 3 DLC's I paid for.. otherwise I want my money back...

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