Microsoft’s Games for Windows appears to be dead, with the site now announcing that it will be now accessible on Xbox.com instead. The announcement on the site says
GFWL has effectively been dead for some time now. Don't see how a name change is going to help and it will be kind of odd getting PC games at a site called Xbox.com.
Lol true, thats like shooting yourself in the foot. Why call a website which supposedly is trying to sell PC games Xbox.com hahaha. Microsoft are doing everything they can to ensure GFWL is a failure.
last time i updated my windows 7 GFWL was downloaded and installed automatically its like they are trying to shove it down our throats
I actually bought some games on GFWL, but they were like $1 games. I think I splurge on Bioshock for $2 or something like that. I hope the new service will be much more integrated to Xbox Live.
i bought age of empires 3 for $2 and arkham asylum for 5ish i think. they probably have the same library of games since then lol havn't checked em out in awhile. remember when they tried to charge pc gamers to use it lol
Love Live Steam! *rubs his buddha statue with the likeness of Gabe Newell*
GFWL is crap and only a small few use it. M$ is seriously thinking about Xbox on the PC and this is a transition move for that to happen. Steam, EA Origins, GOG, and others are dominating PC DD sales. IF M$ is gonna compete then they have to offer content....and Xbox on PC is a ton of content.
Smart move. I dont use the GFW marketplace, but this could be convenient for those who do.
It looks like they're trying to turn Xbox Live into their version of itunes - a single platform across all their platforms.
Didn't they just try to relaunch it? To think, they actually tried charging the XBL Gold fee at one point. Really illustrates the difference in standards between PC gamers and 360 gamers well.
GFW is to gaming as nut bashing is to love making. For some reason the people at Microsoft thought: How can we piss of our customers so bad they will never use this service. I know! We will make gamers who use other digital distribution sites use our service also and make their experience so bad they will stick with Steam and D2D.
Update: Xbox.com is only available for XBLGold members. /s
In Steam we trust
Meanwhile no PC gamer gives a crap because they are too busy pouring the content of their wallets into Valves bank account via the Steam Summer Sale. I have to say it's a great idea to lump GFWL into one with Xbox.com there is no surer way to get PC gamers to avoid the service like the plague (like they already do).
. Why can't the just make XBL the same on PC as it is on 360. Release all the games on PC/360 with cross platform gaming and it will be successful. Halo 3, Halo Reach, ODST. Halo Wars MMo/rts, Alan wake, ALL the Fables, ALL the Forza's, ALL the Kinect stuff, ALL the Gears, ALL PGR's, ALL the Mechassault stuff, ALL the Crackdowns, ALL the Rare stuff...it's crazy to me that the two entities are not the same. Make your profile like a facebook style page where you can share pictures and videos with your fellow gaming friends. With all the skype, Windows 7 and the undoubtedly coming windows 8 and new browser stuff for the Xbox 720...world domination doesn't seem to far away. Think COD Elite for all XBL/XBLPC participants. M$ needs some fire under their asses or the industry with guys like Apple and EA will be passing right by them. Yes, I said EA...EA is making their move right now and want their own domain with no middle-man. They have the IP's to attract a wide range of gamers and as COD has shown, KEEP THEM. Activision has to hurry up and get their own steam like set up as well...just like Valve did only with there own IP's. Poor Valve...the good times are over. They will start putting out games every year now...lol...watch and see.
I'd be fine with that(because I'm a PC player mostly) but 360 people won't be. If you allow PC players to play Xbox players in FPS's, they'll get destroyed. I don't think you realize the advantage a mouse has over a controller. Oh yeah, and PC people won't pay for Live like Xbox people do so if they let PC people play for free, Xbox people would be whining nonstop(rightfully so) about how it's not fair to charge for a service that PC people get for free.
MS should have made this move a long time ago. Blur the lines of their PC market and console and make one big market place that caters to all. You will get more eyes on content from both sides that might normally not be looked at. Look for further integration of Live into the PC side... With skype I am sure we will be seeing cross chat between 360 and PC owners. Login into Skype and your skype friends and 360 friends all available for chat.
Do people even use this service? Everyone I know (including myself) simply use Steam (and EA download Manager for BF series).
Most people I know use Steam and GOG.
Never heard of GoG. Always prefered D2D. Besides is GoG a client that launches said game?
GOG is a service offered by CDProjekt (the guys behind The Witcher). It is similar to Steam, however, it doesn't have a separate download client (kind of like D2D).
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