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Games For Windows woe continues, Microsoft offers possible solution

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 11:01 GMT By Dave Cook

Games For Windows has been battered with complaints from many users unable to connect to the service, rendering games like Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition unplayable, prompting fans to petition for a Steam release. Microsoft has stepped forward to offer a possible solution to the issue.

Games.On.Net reports that Microsoft posted its advice on the official Games For Windows forum. It reads as follows:

“Some users are reporting success by running the following four commands in an administrator command prompt (right click on the command propt and select run as administrator)

bitsadmin /reset
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh int ip reset
netsh winsock reset

then restarting their computers, starting their game up and selecting ‘Sign-in with another account’ and re-entering their log-in information.”

Microsoft concedes however, that the above fix won’t work in all instances, but assured players that it is working on a more viable solution.

Have you been affected? Does this method work for you? Let us know below.

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28 Comments

  1. Hunam

    Let it fucking die.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    I don’t need my Xbox on my PC. Let it die.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Talkar

    Petitioning GFWL games to use Steam instead is like wanting to use a controller instead of a keyboard to write an essay…

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Christopher Jack

    MS, you really screwed yourself with this, GfWL had potential, you could have really focused on integrating it into Windows 8, now it’s just a slowly dying piece of software than no body wants tied to their games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. loki

    Games For Windows sucks so hard, only possible solution bury this crap and foget abou it

    #5 2 years ago
  6. xxJPRACERxx

    Wow loki, I think this is your 1st intelligent comment!

    #6 2 years ago
  7. deadstoned

    @3
    I think you have that the wrong way round. GFWL Updated last 2011, last added “feature” 2009. Steam last updated a few weeks ago, last added features included greenlight, steamworkshop and bigpicture mode. I do believe Steamworks is made for gaming and GFWL is a hunk of cancer Microsoft forgot to kill.

    GFWL always suffers from all sorts of buggy screw ups. Thats why people have been doing their best to avoid it. Microsoft deserves way more flack for the state of their PC business than they get. They do shit like this every day. FUCK MICROSOFT STUDIOS AND FUCK GFWL DEVELOPERS! THEY ARE ALL INCOMPETENT DUMBASSES

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Talkar

    @7
    Nah man. I actually believe GFWL is better than Steam.
    The way i see it is as follows:
    They are both DRM, and that is the only reason i would ever use either one of them, because i’m forced to.
    GFWL works. Steam Doesn’t. Simple as that. I do also know that the situation is reverse for a lot of people, but for me personally, GFWL has been a lot better than Steam…

    #8 2 years ago
  9. alterecho

    Yeah GFWL > Steam for me. It ofcourse needs improvements though.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. deadstoned

    @8
    Sorry man I just find it really hard to believe :-/ . Steams worked so well for most people hence why Steam, Valve and Gabe Newell have reached almost messiah like status on the internet. GFWL has repeatedly worked poorly for most people and has often pointed to low poor quality PC ports. Everyones dropped GFWL now except for Namco Bandai whom I’m sure will drop it for Dark Souls 2.

    In regards to your Steam problems, what kind of problems do you have?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Talkar

    @11
    The most common problems i run into are error messages claiming a game is already running, when it isn’t. And they have yet to fix offline mode which to this day only works about half the time. And then we have the less common problems that i only get once in a while, like when it refuses a CD-key (happened with BL2), and the currency issue where it claims i’m in the states, which i’m not, and list all prices in dollars. And when i try to pay for something it fails because i’m not in the correct region. Steam support is worth bollocks, they only give copy/paste messages back which resolve nothing. And Valve being as arrogant as they are, they don’t even have a phone number i can call for support.

    My problems with GFWL: There was a DLC for Fallout 3 that took 2 hours to install.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION FOR THIS CRAP AND THAT IS TO ABANDON GFWL FOR GOOD AND LET PEOPLE INSTALL THEIR GAMES AS THEY USED TO. WE DON’T NEED AN ASS OF A CLIENT TO INTERFERE WITH THE GAME PLAY AT ALL. AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE CRAP STEAM/UPLAY/ORIGIN… DON’T NEED IT AT ALL.

    THIS IS WHAT WE DID IN 2000….

    INSTALL THE GAME
    PRESS THE EXE FILE ON THE DESKTOP
    PLAY THE GAME

    NO CLIENT NEEDED!… THAT IS WHAT WE DID IN 2000 BEFORE THIS CLIENT CRAP ARRIVED. IT JUST WORKED EVERY GAMER WAS HAPPY…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Talkar

    Basically i agree with #13. But in a much less caps-locky kinda way :P

    #13 2 years ago
  14. GwynbleiddiuM

    I can accept some people being unable to work around issues they might have with steam, but saying GFWL > Steam is blatant lie and utter bullshit. There’s nothing more annoying than purchasing a legit copy of a game and being unable to use its online features due to regional restrictions that Microsoft impose. So don’t try to justify your lack of technical knowledge by blaming steam. And if you can’t take advantage over what PC brings, there are simpler solutions called video game consoles which neither require you to have a so called PC skill nor it’ll ever challenge you to overcome technical difficulties that a PC might put you through once every million years.

    Steam might occasionally give you messages but they can be easily bypassed if you care to look around the forum or by restarting the client.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Talkar

    @15
    And don’t try to trick yourself into beliving you know people when you don’t. I have a computer science degree, and i am currently undertaking a bachelors degree in software development. I can assure you that the fact steam works like shit has nothing to do with my competence, or lack thereof, but is merely a reflection of Valves attitude towards its customers.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    GFWL has been a disaster since day one. It’s no wonder that so many publishers have dropped it like the bad habit it is.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    My only Steam problem lately has been Steam Cloud not functioning when I close Steam but thankfully I’m only gaming on one PC right now so it’s not an issue. I used to have tonnes of problems with Steam, namely it not working in offline mode- though on the other hand I haven’t had as many internet issues either lately so idk.

    GfWL however is just unnecessary when I purchase a Steam game, perhaps my biggest pet peeve about Steam is that some games require additional services to use. Rockstar’s social club has always been problematic for me & I believe GTAIV purchased through Steam requires both that & GfWL tho I’m not certain, I uninstalled it a while a go when I started looking & budgeting for a more capable PC.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. deadstoned

    @12
    Offline mode is still a blunder yes, fortunately most people don’t have to use it. Internets fairly reliable here. GFWL offline mode may seem nicer, but goodluck with encrypted offline saves and getting DLC to work offline.

    Never really had CD-Key issues, sometimes when games go on sale they temporarily run out of keys. But that’s usually fixed very quickly.

    Not sure on your problems with listing prices in dollars and such. You using proxies, VPN’s or on University network? Because I must say that does sound very strange, I’d think it would have more to do with your ISP than Valve though.

    Valve support may not have a phone number, but at least it exists unlike GFWLs support. I’ve never had to contact support, because I’ve never had any major problems. Microsoft’s GFWL have 5 dudes in a call centre for USA only and thats it. Ask some Xbox support in Europe and they’ll likely ask “whats Games for windows LIVE?”. The 5 dudes in the USA call centre is true, because one of them briefly came onto Reddit once, in the comments section of a GFWL complaint thread. I’ll try and find it for you. He admitted the service was shit.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. xxJPRACERxx

    “GFWL works. Steam Doesn’t.”

    ROFL!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. fearmonkey

    I have a PC that GFWL just will not work on, and I have tried a ton of things and i am not formatting my pc to get it to work. It works fine on my new PC, but I hate it, not a fan of it…at all…
    The only good thing about it is the gamerscore thing if that matters to you…doesnt to me… Rockstar’s games are a drag as they want you to sign into their service, then GFWL before you can play the game.

    Steam has always worked well, and I have never had a single problem with the service, ever……. I love being able to use cloud saves, take screenshots using the service (though I prefer a few other apps for that)and have chat with Steam friends while playing a game. Yes GFWL has some of that but its just much clunkier.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. GwynbleiddiuM

    @16 Sorry mate but that final sentence is also bullshit.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. OlderGamer

    Strange, or maybe luck. But across five different PCs, I have never, ever had even one problem with Steam. It just works.

    Toss in the endless barrage of Steam Sales…and I have to wonder if people are just flat out talking BS when it comes to talking bad about Steam.

    That being said anything, tech wise, can go wrong once in awhile. But in my experience Steam hasn’t. And even if I did have an issue or two once in awhile, I would still use it. It just beats everything else out there.

    People can cry all they want but the old days are long gone. Everything will have clients, services, and stores tied to them. Welcome to the future. But saying that, and understanding that…how does Steam get any better?

    #22 2 years ago
  23. livewired500

    I agree with OG. On 2 PCs and a laptop, Steam has always worked. Including, offline mode which is set most of the time on my kid’s computer.

    I thought MSFT was dropping GFWL for Xbox Live services. There isn’t any games listed any longer in the GFWL client. Heck, I even forgot I had it installed until this article. Only reason I have it is for Dawn of War 2 (haven’t played in a while) and I play that through Steam.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. DSB

    It certainly helped kill Gotham City Impostors and probably cost some people their jobs at Monolith.

    First matchmaking didn’t work, which is kinda familiar from trying to play GTA IV in coop, and then they were prevented from fixing it even though they had the patch ready within a week, because Microsoft had to rub their dicks on it for a month in certification.

    In comparison I’ve seen guys like Supergiant Games identify problems and roll out patches just hours after release on Steam. Personally I consider that slightly better service.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. TheWulf

    I was about to tell #3 how my jaw was on the floor at how incredulous I was at his delusions. Then I moved a little down the comments list and I saw that, hey, it’s just more client hate. That’s how things are done, now. Is hating on Steam (despite it being efficient and clever) like some kind of neo-ludditism movement?

    I mean, I’m old enough to have played games on a cassette tape where you had to wait for ten minutes for the bloody things to load up whilst blaring analogue data noise through the TV speakers. We’ve come a long way since then.

    The process used to be:

    1. Dig out disc.
    2. Find out disc is warped despite having kept it in the dark and in perfect condition.
    3. Ask around friends for a copy.
    4. Discover they don’t have one.
    5. Visit a local store, endure the smell whilst looking for a budget copy.
    6. Take it to the counter, and have to deal with someone who’s confused by life.
    7. Get it home.
    8. Install the game.
    9. Run the game.
    10. The game crashes, despite having the correct operating system and slightly above par hardware.
    11. The Internet was young – spend hours researching things.
    12. Get the game running.
    13. The game runs, but with weird slowdowns.
    14. The game crashes at the title screen.
    15. Back to the young and useless Internet!

    Seriously, take off those damned rose-tinted glasses. Right now. Computers back then often had me wondering if it was too much hassle. If I should just get one of those fancy Saturn consoles instead.

    Fast forward to 2013:

    1. Buy a game (and install steam if you haven’t).
    2. Download a game at the best speeds your Internet can offer.
    3. Run the game.
    4. Enjoy the game.

    It’s better now in regards to being able to have software that works than it’s ever been, and we have a better Internet now to boot. I’m sorry, but whilst I may have preferences for games from differing years, I realise as much as anyone that buying something on Steam is the least hassle one can have. I’ve been using Steam since its initial release and I have a massive library. I’ve not had one, single problem. Not one.

    Though Games for Windows Live does indeed to remind me of those halcyon days of yore when you couldn’t get games to run no matter what, and it took years to download anything (hello Fallout 3 DLC). I can only conclude that some people are simply not as bright as others.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    I love Steam and it is the best service for games available right now with Battle.net.

    But I want to add one thing that I don’t like about Steam: Firmware updates.

    sometimes they are annoying as hell, everything else is perfect.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Joe_Gamer

    I fucking hate GFWL, I was about to tell a lie and say I’ve never bought a game with it but….fucking thanks Arkham City for spoiling that for me….well I hope the 15 bucks they got off of me for the sale was worth shoving GFWL down my throat, it would have been a day one buy for me otherwise.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Kabby

    So what exactly IS the end game scenario here should GFWL be closed?

    Microsoft? Hello?

    #28 2 years ago

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  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

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  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

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  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

    You’re not hitting heists for the good of your health. Here’s how to max cash rewards. Money. GTA Online players love it. Greenbacks are the core of the entire experience, allowing you to buy the best weapons, vehicles and stupid haircuts. Heists, as promised, gives more opportunities than ever to earn serious cash, but once […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

    Heists aren’t the only addition in GTA Online’s latest DLC – there’s a lot of content that can earn you big RP and cash payouts. GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges While heists are the talking point and big payoff after more than a year of waiting, there’s a […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

    Evolve is receiving a new patch that aims to put an end to the Wraith’s dominance. Evolve developer Turtle Rock outlined a few of the changes coming in patch 1.3. The patch brings balance changes to the monsters – mainly the Wraith – as well as other various changes to Hunters’ tools based on player […]

  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

    The opening minutes of Bloodborne really do set the stage for what’s to come. They’ll also help you decide if this game is for you. Arekkz Gaming has captured the first 40 minutes of Bloodborne. Complete with the opening cutscene, and the first few obstacles you’ll face. The video is commentary free, so wear headphones […]

  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

    Fortnite’s second closed Alpha test will go live this afternoon, according to the official website. Those currently participating will have until April 14 to test the online aspects for 12 hours per day (noon -12am EDT). All progress from the previous Alpha test will be wiped, and other changes are listed in the patch notes. […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

    The upcoming chapter in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies mode is called ‘Infection’ and Activision has been slowly revealing bits and pieces about it. A few teasers have been dropping ahead of Ascendance launch this month. The teasers are about the second episode in the Exo Zombie story, Infection. First off, the map. […]

  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

    Bloodborne is a gorgeous game so it’s only fitting that the press kit it came in is a reflection of that. The pictures capture the many amazing bits of the Bloodborne press kit. A press kit is what’s usually sent to the reviewers alongside the review copy. They’re usually very ornate and almost all of […]

  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

    A very smart Hearthstone player has rigged his game to make one turn take over 40 hours, and it has been going for over 22 already. Hearthstone player Mamytwink set up a game against his friend to try and achieve the record for the longest turn in Hearthstone ever. Basically, Mamytwink set the game up […]

  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

    The beard of The Witcher 3 protagonist Geralt will grow over time, but you can trim it if you choose to. As part of a recently published impressions piece by German magazine Gamestar (translated by NeoGAF), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developers revealed that Geralt’s beard will in fact grow over time. Not content with […]

  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

    The administration side of Sony Computer Entertainment has not been in the best of shapes recently. Sony has abandoned four game trademarks yesterday, one of which is for Bloodborne. The trademarks were all registered with US Patent and Trademark Office. All of the games trademarks pertain to unreleased games and Sony would’ve had to either […]

  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

    Payday 2 developer has announced that it will continue to support the game for the next two years. Payday 2 developer Overkill has revealed today that it’s planning to support the game until 2017. What this means is that more free content as well as paid DLC are in the works for release later. Payday […]

  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

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  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

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