Category Archives: Games for Windows
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 | 22:19 GMT
Codemasters has confirmed it will be porting Dirt 3 over to Steamworks ahead of the impending death of Games for Windows Live.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 | 02:24 BST
Warner Bros. has detailed how the PC versions of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City will be migrated to Steam from the soon-to-be-closed Games for Windows Live.
Wed, Oct 09, 2013 | 11:07 BST
Xbox One and PC cross-play is a potential result of Games For Windows Live closing. One site has asked Microsoft’s Phil Spencer if cross-play between both formats is a possibility, and he replied by saying he’s not allowed to leak things. Curious.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 | 13:10 BST
Microsoft showed off a new games streaming service at an internal meeting this week, according to anonymous reports, showing off Xbox 360 games played on PC and mobile.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 | 21:04 BST
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he will be retiring within one year, during which he will be overseeing the choice of his successor.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 | 12:03 BST
Although it withdrew the notice almost immediately, Microsoft reportedly today announced the long-anticipated demise of Games for Windows Live, its much-derided DRM and community features suite for PC games.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 15:23 BST
The PC version of the upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins will use Steam instead of Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live service, publisher Warner Bros. has confirmed.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 05:47 BST
If you’ve been hesitating over your Batman: Arkham Origins platform choice, here’s one little worry dispelled: IGN reports the Warner Bros. Montreal’s effort will use Steamworks, not Games for Windows Live as the last two entries did. Good news for those hoping to take advantage of their Steam friends lists in the multiplayer side of things, and yet another sign that the dreaded Microsoft platform may be on the way out. Batman: Arkham Origins release at the end of October, and is also coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 | 23:34 BST
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 | 22:48 BST
Although no ETA has been provided, Microsoft is aware of and working on sign-in and other issues affecting Xbox Live today.
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 15:33 BST
Xbox One consists of two ‘engines’, according to Microsoft’s vice president of developer and platform evangelism Steve Guggenheimer. The first is for all things Xbox One, while the other looks after Windows 8 processes. He has suggested that anyone looking into Xbox One development should take a look at Windows 8 apps first, hinting at a deeper cross-over between the two.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 | 21:43 BST
Unity Technologies announced today during Build Conference in San Francisco that it has added Xbox One support for Kinect, SmartGlass support to its development tools and has also extended its commitment to Windows 8 the W8 Phone. The Xbox One version of the game engine will also feature cloud computing support, and developers being published by Microsoft Studios will be able to use Unity free. The firm will release the commercial version of its Store Add-on for Windows later this summer, and it will also be waiving the $1,500 license fee for licensed Unity Pro 4 developers as part of its Microsoft deal. Thanks, GI International.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 09:06 BST
Xbox One will be showcased at 600 Best Buy locations across the States by Microsoft. The company will use the sites to promote the next-gen console ahead of its November launch.
Thu, Jun 06, 2013 | 05:39 BST
Xbox Live activity charts for the week ending May 27 have dropped, containing the by no totally unsurprising non-news that everybody is still playing exactly the same games they were keen on the week before. The only particularly interesting bit is a spike in GFWL Dark Souls players, likely thanks to Amazon’s sale last month. Full charts through the break.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 15:56 BST
A cinematic trailer for Relic’s Company of Heroes 2 single -player campaign shows the Russian Front during World War 2 as well as emphasizing the high price one pays for victory under those circumstances.
Thu, May 23, 2013 | 00:13 BST
Microsoft has announced 15 exclusive games coming to the Xbox One in its first year but PC gamers aren’t likely to see all of that content. When asked about Microsoft’s Window’s 8 gaming strategy, Matt Booty, general manager of Redmond Game Studios and Platforms, said, “We have got everything from very, very casual games, like our very much improved and reimagined Solitaire, all the way to graphically complicated games like The Harvest.”
Wed, May 22, 2013 | 07:28 BST
Ben Kilgore, corporate vice president of interactive entertainment business has confirmed that the next-gen Kinect will be available on Windows PC at some stage.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 06:08 BST
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 18:19 BST
Capcom has announced that Street Fighter x Tekken Version 1.08 will release on PC Monday, April 22. You can grab the long-awaited patch on Steam or through Windows Live. Also known as Version 2103, the update has been available for consoles for some time now.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 10:55 BST
Microsoft has laid bare its plans for a single log-in with enhanced security across its suite of Xbox and Windows services, as well as other apps owned by the company.