Stardock Boss: “If Games For Windows Takes Over, I’m Done”

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4sky

no agree

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Tekzel

Good god I dispise GFWL.  I bought StreetFighter 4 on Steam and found out, to my utter horror, that it required a GFWL login to save games.  What the FUCK is that about?  I can't save games on my on freaking computer without going through GFWL?  I wish I had known beforehand, and granted if I had done some more research I would have known, that this game required that POS.  I would not have bought it.

I do like Brad Wardell though, the man speaks his mind.  That is rare these days in PR.  People try to sugar coat everything, and say things in ways that try to not be offensive to anyone.  Brad just says it.  Good for him, I appreciate that.

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nekollx

 GFWL is on Fallout 3, after about 20 hours into my first game i register for GFWL

My saves are voided and i have to start again, but if i log out of GFWL then i have the old save UGH.

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Tekzel

If this is a recent occurance, you can actually just move your save games into your online GFWL folder and they will be available.  This post explains it in detail:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=814555

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nekollx

 no it was months ago, i have since surpassed my no God Flocking Winblows Liver saves

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gamefanatic26

It a pain in the ass just to deal with GFWL, especially when a company puts all there expansions for a game on GFWL and it is the only place to get them until the retail versions come out months later. Needless to say the game is fallout 3 and i was not willing to go through GFWL to get the expansion. Plus there are so many age restrictions on games, so you see i bought the the retail version and it would not even let me download the expansions even know my parents could care less and it was 5 days away for my 17th birthday then you have to call them to upgrade your account so you can get rated M games which is complete BS.

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NebsiNsaNe

GFWL is voluntary. Its not mandatory to go through the certification. Hardcore and veteran PC gamers are not going anywhere and the only attraction to GFWL is bringing Console gamers to the PC. There's not going to be a regime and PC gaming will be here as long as developers keep making those titles.

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kevjohn

Oh no!! Now we will never have any video games never ever! LET'S PANIC!!

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Vegan

I had no idea GFWL restricted updates. That's ridiculous.

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DriZzLe

GFWL has hurt more games than it has helped. It is a resource intensive program that MUST be running in the background the same time the game is running, Patches must go through Microsoft for approval, even if MS has nothing to do with the game, & the matchmaking it provides is a total joke at best.
The "idea" behind it is nice enough, but MS has never given it full attention to realize it's potential.

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JIFF

I did not know that, I have not checked the resource usage, but what the second monitor for then?

I used to believe it was a slow, paranoid software but that at least it was light, and I have to use, the two games I'm playing the most at the moment SFIV and Arkham Asylum use it, not to mention Steam launching batman and then GFWL, it takes forrever to start playing Arkham

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