Tag Archives: games for windows live
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.
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 | 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
Thu, Apr 19, 2012 | 00:26 BST
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.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 | 04:42 BST
Rage has erupted over news that the highly anticipated PC port of Dark Souls will use one of the least popular DRM solutions.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 02:15 BST
Microsoft have announced new plans to bring Xbox Live to the Windows 8 operating system.
Mon, Apr 04, 2011 | 21:15 BST
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.
Thu, Nov 04, 2010 | 12:00 GMT
THQ core games bigmouth Danny Bilson’s said the company is considering going back to Games for Windows Live.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 | 10:13 GMT
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 50 percent off at $9.99 a shot, and Tinker’s free.
Free! Download the client here.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 16:33 BST
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 it, and we’ll let everyone know once we’ve verified it.”
The statement went on to say that the Xbox 360 version is also experiencing difficulties, and server-synching and new Achievements to blame.
“The Xbox Live servers don’t seem to be fully synched yet with the additional Achievements,” said the rep.
“This should fix itself automatically soon. People won’t lose any achievements.”
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 | 14:01 GMT
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 point in the evolution of Games for Windows – Live as a leading online PC gaming network,” said MS exec Ron Pessner.
“In the coming months, we will continue to deliver on our promise to provide gamers and publishers with the industry’s best connected gaming experiences through the Live service.”
Full press release after the break.
Wed, Jul 30, 2008 | 06:10 BST
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 multiplayer on Xbox 360 Games for Windows titles that offer Live cross platform play. This promotion won’t last, so we encourage everyone to take advantage of it while they can.”
Play on certain games was dropped after Microsoft decided to stop charging for Games for Windows Live.
More through the link.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 | 07:33 BST
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 and to download the software.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 | 13:14 BST
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 no, we haven’t eaten anything strange today – although there was that Kool-Aid.
Anyway, the full note is after the break, courtesy of Kotaku.
Thu, Jun 05, 2008 | 23:17 BST
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”.