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PC gamers, does this bother you?

Sync: If you've visited a few gaming forums lately, you might see players sounding off over THQ's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, a new fantasy strategy epic for the PC. What's the issue?

It's not the game-play found in this Canadian-made title that's the problem -- in fact, Relic Studios' new game has garnered an impressive score of 85.40%, averaged out from 31 publications listed at GameRankings.com -- but the mandatory Windows Live ID registration is irking some players.

You see, Dawn of War II requires players to sign up for a Games for Windows - LIVE profile (Windows Live ID) if they don't have one already -- even to play an offline, single-player game. If you don't sign up, you can't play the game.

We thought we'd go to the source to find out why this is required.

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BattleAxe3190d ago

PC gaming is a pain in the ass.

ChampIDC3190d ago

When the developer isn't very cooperative, it sure can be a pain. Some have the formula down, but darn do some suck at it.

TheIneffableBob3190d ago (Edited 3190d ago )

How so?

I haven't had any problem with any game recently. They've all run flawlessly, or close to that. I didn't even have any problems with Grand Theft Auto IV.

Proxy3190d ago

If only all games were as smooth as MGS4 online.

(Don't get me wrong, I love the single player.)

Bnet3433190d ago

It kind of sucks that they did force GFW Live on you in order to play, but this is nothing compared to the hoops you had to go through when signing up for MGO. Konami really phucked up, and it's sad because MGO was actually quite fun.

kwicksandz3189d ago

I have had no issues with Dawn of war 2s GFW intergration. worked fine every time i have played the game. Just took a few minutes to import my profile.

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xlx-russ_923190d ago

thats 1 of the reasons why i didnt get this game. u buy it off steam, then u gotta register on GFWL.

ElectricB3190d ago

It's not the end of the world....i'm sure most of you have MSN that's got you half way there...But saying this,I do already have a LIVE account so it didn't bother me too much.

moses3190d ago

It really isn't that terrible. If you want to just play, you say create local gamertag and you enter in a name, and wollah, you're playing. If you want to play multiplayer, there are always hamachi lan overrides you can use ;)!

TheIneffableBob3190d ago

I agree. It's not really a problem at all. It's exactly the same thing as Xbox LIVE and its gamertags.

Nihilism3190d ago

it's a pain in the ass...

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