Developers starting to come back to service, says MS man
I hope so, because at the moment it's a cumbersome turn-off. MS should look at what Steam does right and work from there.
If they hadn't pulled titles like Alan Wake I'd believe them, but MS has done little to inspire confidence in PC gamers of late.
Thats because they want you to buy games for £44.99 on xbox then buy dlc and also pay for subscription. GFW will never be as big as Steam because MS are too greedy.
Well i couldnt stop laughing from the "MS Promises" part. Wow i still laugh everytime i read that.
all these previous years.
They've been saying the same thing for the last three years. Put up or shut up.
Yeah, GFWL sucks at this point. Not to mention when I play a game on my PC and my kids turn on the Xbox it logs me out of the game and I lose my progress... they need to fix that. I shouldn't have to create 2 LIVE accounts because I want my PC and my xbox to be on at the same time.
use a different gamertag then.
You didn't read my post. I shouldn't HAVE to use a second gamertag.
Why not give your kids their own gamertag? It's most likely because the infastructure simply can't process all that info. If someone checks your gamertag, what game would you be playing, the one on the PC, or the one on the 360? Further, what if voice chat and all those other services are being used?
The Xbox people see the Xbox, and the PC people see the PC gamertag. If only one is signed in then they see whatever platform you are playing on. If steam can do it, so can GFWL.
^^^ It's a shared system, Xbox Live's selling point is the social interaction it gives where a user on one platform can interact with another in multiple ways. If the systems were locked down that interaction would automatically be removed. Steam isn't that widely used (if at all) on consoles nor is it syncing data to a single source like Live is.
Steam has the digital PC download system on lock down.
its way too late
Games for Windows Live stinks. I like Impulse, Steam and Comrade. Microsoft needs to look at the competition and evolve!
Did you guys read the article. All he was babling about was BUNGIE MICROSOFT CONSOLE HALO, I mean who hired this guy anyway.
"In the same interview, the senior producer claimed 2011 will be "incredible" for hardcore gamers on Xbox 360." So even when they are trying to convince us that GFWL will be fantastic, wonderful and all that rubbish they still can't resist plugging the console. When I see a GFWL title it means only one thing to me as a PC gamer and that is "AVOID THE GAME". Now MS can try and paint as pretty picture as they like but outside of Epic and Codemasters most developers have ditched GFWL because they know their paying customers don't want to use it.
i heard this b4
Steam has a monopoly on pc gaming digital distribution. GFWL has no chance.
Games for Windows Live isn't a digital distribution service, it's a gaming service. Games for Windows Marketplace is the store...
how about... just scrap the whole damn thing. would cost much less since you wouldn't have to spend more money on a lost cause.
Games for windows??? ...how bout games for your 360 hardware MS? ...just an idea!
Too little, too late. I gave it a chance many time before but the whole client is clunky and does not have sales like Steam. I've already have about 15 games on Steam and when I get around to Portal 2, having my PSN and Steam account linked. That's it, I have no reason to use GFWL.
Stop being so greedy microsoft... your GFWL sucks because you are greedy and valve is not. Stop being asshole and just let Valve have this one. If it weren't for Valve, pc gaming would be out of business right now....
How about lowering the price of games on GFWL Marketplace for 1. Have weekly sales and even free weekends for certain games? Make more of an effort to get more games on GFWL. Capcom were putting all of their titles on GFWL but not no more. Bring Super Street Fighter 4, Marvel Versus Capcom, both Dead Rising Case files to GFWL via Capcom. Bring Halo 3 and maybe even Reach over to PC. Encourage more XBLA devs to port their games to PC and have cross platform play with 360.
It's called the Games for Windows Marketplace and Microsoft has a game on sale every week, they call it the Deal of the Week. Sometimes they have week long promotions where there are different titles on sale each day of the week. Remember Age of Empires III Collection for $0.10? What people need to realize is that these are simply stores in the grand scheme of things. Shop around, one service could have a game for cheaper or give you more for your purchase. For example, if you bought Bulletstorm on GFM for the past few weeks you would get a copy of Gears of War for free. That's the great thing about being a consumer!
All Microsoft is offering these days are empty promises. I avoid them where I can, and the only reason I turn on my computer to Windows every day is by default.
On top of that list I posted add. Crackdown 2 Gears Of War 2 Halo Wars Alan Wake Its not like MS doesn't have decent software they could bring over to the PC platform they just don't seem to be interested in doing so.
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