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Games for Windows Live adamantly refuses to die

Microsoft has vowed ongoing support for Games for Windows Live, a service we had expected to die a natural and unmourned death within weeks.

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Games For Windows Live headlines

  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches GFWL in favour of Steamworks

    Namco Bandai has announced that it will be patching Ace Combat: Assault Horizon on PC to switch the game from GFWL to Steamworks, ahead of the imminent closure of the Games for Windows Live service.

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  • Dirt 3 Steamworks support due ahead of GFWL closure

    Codemasters has confirmed it will be porting Dirt 3 over to Steamworks ahead of the impending death of Games for Windows Live.

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  • Batman: Arkham games now available for transfer from GFWL to Steam

    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.

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  • Games for Windows Live ending July 2014 - report

    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.

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  • Batman: Arkham Origins won't use Games for Windows Live

    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 […]

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  • Games for Windows Live marketplace to close

    Along with the retirement of Microsoft Points, the upcoming Xbox 360 update will retire the PC games marketplace on Xbox.com, and Games for Windows Live-published games will be withdrawn from sale.

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  • Dark Souls may not use Games for Windows Live

    Namco Bandai has already proved it listens to the PC crowd by porting Dark Souls over, and may just bend an ear to vehement protestations against the unpopular Games for Windows Live.

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  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition to use GFWL

    Rage has erupted over news that the highly anticipated PC port of Dark Souls will use one of the least popular DRM solutions.

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  • Microsoft bringing Xbox Live to Windows 8

    Microsoft have announced new plans to bring Xbox Live to the Windows 8 operating system.

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  • Bulletstorm PC demo finally released via Steam and GFWL

    It’s been well over a month since Bulletstorm was released, but PC gamers still on the fence about buying the over-the-top sci-fi shooter you can finally get a free taste.

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  • THQ may use Games for Windows Live again, says Bilson

    THQ core games bigmouth Danny Bilson’s said the company is considering going back to Games for Windows Live.

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  • Games on Demand launches for PC

    Xbox 360′s Games on Demand service has now launched for Games for Windows, according to Destructoid. The following are available: Fallout 3, DiRT 2, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Battlestations Pacific, FUEL, Viva Pinata, Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Shadowrun, Section 8, Juiced 2, and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Viva Pinata and Shadowrun are currently […]

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  • Bethesda: Games for Windows DRM breaking PC Broken Steel, new Achievements bagging 360 version

    In a statement just sent to VG247, Bethesda’s confirmed a Games For Windows Live DRM issue is causing problems with the PC version of Fallout 3 DLC, Broken Steel “We’re seeing the same error, which is a Games for Windows Live DRM Install error,” said a spokesperson for the firm. “Microsoft is working on fixing […]

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  • GDC: Games for Windows Live gets cloud saves, anti-piracy

    And we’re off! Microsoft just announced new features for Games for Windows Live at GDC, including piracy protection and an in-game Marketplace. The firm said the updated service will also include cloud saves, so you’ll be able to access your settings on any computer. “This update and other features currently in development represent a tipping […]

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  • Free Live play "won't last," says Microsoft

    According to this CVG piece, Microsoft’s said that free Live play for certain 360-PS cross-platform games is only for a limited time. “Last week we announced that we were taking off the Gold-only restriction for multiplayer gaming over Games for Windows- Live,” said a Microsoft spokesperson. “For a limited time, we are offering free online […]

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  • Games for Windows Live is now free

    Microsoft’s announced that Games for Windows Live is now free to download. The essentially means that anyone with a Windows machine can have their Live friends list on their PC, and can now enjoy “free multiplayer”. Kind of like the way they already could without using Games for Windows Live. Hit this for more details […]

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  • Microsoft’s letter to PC gamers is full of sunshine and rainbows

    You know what? The PC as a gaming platform is doing great! John Schappert, Microsoft’s VP of Live and Software Services, told us so in an open letter released today. And it’s no thanks to Steam or WoW or The Sims. No, Games For Windows, the proverbial lone soldier, has single-handedly revived the PC. Why […]

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  • Crysis Warhead will support Games for Windows Live

    According to this videogamer.com report, the newly-announced Crysis Warhead will support Games for Windows Live when it release this autumn. The info’s taken from the game’s boxart, which shows the Games For Windows Live logo. The site surmises this means the PC FPS sequel will feature support for GamerTags, Friends lists, Achievements “and more”.

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