Games for Windows Live - How to Fall on Your Face at Launch

With Shadowrun and Halo 2 for Vista, Microsoft has unceremoniously launched their Games for Windows Live service. It's essentially a Vista-only version of the Xbox Live Gold. The two memberships are really one: They share the same subscription fee and you can play with other Live Gold subscribers online using it for peer-to-peer matchmaking. The problem is - that's where the similarities end.

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Diselage4805d ago

This service could've been so much more, if there isn't any AAA titles for this service come this holiday season then this will probably die.

FordGTGuy4805d ago (Edited 4805d ago )


You have to give things a chance its a brand new service to the PC Gamers which most of them don't get or don't want because they've been brainwashed to think you have to pay to use it.

Windows Live Silver offers free online multiplayer, unified friends list, leaderboards and messages(both voice and text). Gold is True Skill Matchmaking and Cross-Platform play.

Even Windows Live Silver is a huge step over services such as Steam in ease of use and features.

Diselage4805d ago

Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great service because like you said you don't have to pay and you get a lot of features still. The problem i think is though that there isn't a lot of games that utilize the service. How many other games have been announced that uses Windows Live? 2-3 others maybe. Microsoft is going to need a lot more games than that, for the service to really take off I think Microsoft probably should try to get at least 75% of the games that are Xbox 360 & PC onto the service or it'll die.

Rims4805d ago

After 10+ years of free pc gaming they expect people to pay? lmao.

BubblesDAVERAGE4805d ago

This was not he best route to take pc gaming in.....

FordGTGuy4805d ago


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