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As we bid farewell to the Games For Windows Live service, like we would an unwelcome and bossy relative that you feel compelled to put up with, Codemasters has taken the step of removing the GFWL client from its racing title ...


BioShock 2, Batman: Arkham Aslyum/City, and now Capcom's PC lineup -- yep, Games for Windows Live is on the way out. The company has confirmed that the Microsoft service will be removed. It seemed inevitable, but there we go....


I had long wanted to play Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham Origins on PC for the prettier graphics and improved physics, but the Games for Windows Live requirement pushed me into playing both titles on console. That's no long...


Batman: Arkham Origins is slowly winning me over -- and in unexpected ways -- after initially not sounding like a worthy follow-up. The fact that the upcoming prequel won't follow Arkham Asylum and Arkham City's exa...


The Xbox.com PC Marketplace, which is where you can go to purchase Games for Windows Live titles, you non-existent person, you, is about to shut down. Microsoft has set its closure for the very near future: August 22, 2013. "...


Capcom has been particularly open about the development of Ultra Street Fighter IV, which is pretty refreshing, given that it feels like they're trying harder to listen to their fans this time around. One of those areas is st...


Accompanying the just-released iOS version of Ms. Splosion Man, the lighthearted platformer is also now available for Steam (Windows only), Games for Windows, and Windows Phone 7. The pricing on those first two ports is $9.9...


Resident Evil: Revelations is making the jump from handheld to all the major consoles and PC this May. Capcom is upping the visuals and adding a bunch of extras for the re-release, but it's the PC version that will give playe...


During his Reddit AMA, Irrational Games saucepot Ken Levine promised concerned PC gamers that BioShock Infinite would not repeat the mistakes of the past, claiming it'll be "right at home" on computers. Most crucially, Infini...


Praise The Sun! After the Internet’s impromptu petition to get Dark Souls released onto the PC, Namco Bandai and From Software have done right by the community, and even took things a few steps further. Now, PC gamers w...


It seems that the whaling city of Dunwall sure is full of a lot unsavoury individuals, each looking to cut you worse than the last one did. But don't forget that Dunwall has its fair share of interesting sites to ta...


The above header image is what gamers' hopes and dreams likely saw when news emerged that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition would be using Games For Windows Live, known throughout the land as a load of shit. If you feel mise...


I wouldn't have necessarily expected a game like Microsoft Flight to show up on Steam, but such an arrival does put the free-to-play flight sim in front of a bunch of new gamers, so you can't really argue with those results. ...


When the collector's edition for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was announced, PC gamers got themselves in a bit of a tizzy because the box art revealed the dreaded Games for Windows logo. Those gamers can breathe a collective s...


BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARF! Batman: Arkham City Will Use GFWL [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]


There's no denying that the Fable franchise is a feather in Microsoft's hat when it comes to exclusive titles. The original game attracted many players as then PC-bound luminary Peter Molyneaux's big console debut, helping &n...


PC gamers looking forward to exploring the world of Albion and Fable III won't be forced to leave the house or using Games for Windows Marketplace. Microsoft has announced that Fable III will also be coming to Steam. The game...


Microsoft has said that Games For Windows Live will stop being a massive amount of Pol Pot's spunk. Well ... it was a bit more diplomatic than that, promising instead that after a "rocky start," the PC gaming service will get...


Gather 'round, my PC brethren! We've got a few discounts you'll want to take advantage of. Games for Windows continues it's daily $0.99 deal with Max Payne 2, which normally goes for $9.99 on the service. Worth picking up, es...


The Games for Windows marketplace has Age of Empires III: The Complete Collection for 10 cents today only. That's $0.10, £0.10 or €0.10 in case you were wondering. The Complete Collection includes Age of Empires II...


When a game makes a decision to be multiplayer-focused, there are a lot of risks involved. After all, any multiplayer shooter is only going to be as good as its core players, and every new entrant is going to struggle against...


Steam, Schmeam. Games on Demand for Windows LIVE also offers promotional pricing for select premium games. For example, starting tomorrow and running until March 1st, you'll be able to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum for 75% pe...


Rockstar has announced that the two Grand Theft Auto IV episodes, billed together as Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City, will finally be released for the PlayStation 3 and PC on March 30, 2010. Grand Theft Auto: The...


Games on Demand, the Xbox 360's way of letting you spend a needless amount of extra cash on games for the convenience of not leaving your home, is making its way to Games for Windows LIVE. The service will be added on Decembe...


In an interview with Shacknews, Stardock's Brad Wardell gave some great insight into why the company has been fighting so heavily for PC gamers' rights, which you should read about. But for the sake of this story, however, we...


Around three days ago, Eidos got around to confirming -- and detailing -- that whole “free Batman: Arkham Asylum” thing we kept talking about on Destructoid. Now that downloadable content has arrived. Earlier on t...


Now I know quite a few of you are perfectly fine with having Steam on your system and nothing else, but believe me when I say there are a group of people who are really into Games for Windows LIVE. This news -- even though th...


Space, the final frontier. No voyage here...yet. You're stuck in a mothership hovering above the Capital Wastelands, doing your best to fight your way off before the *gulp* probes. Well, maybe there isn't really probes i...


Earlier this morning, we received a news tip via carrier pigeon. Nothing too out of the ordinary, at least in comparison to some of the insanity that takes place at this fine establishment. But what really got me interested w...


Microsoft has a thing for trying to corner other peoples' markets, it seems. Not content to bullrush the games industry in the first place, then desperately grasp for some of Nintendo's fanbase, Microsoft is now looking to ri...


While the digital download content provider of choice among Destructoid readers is no doubt Steam, there are certainly those out there who support Games for Windows LIVE (now that it's finally free); this post is for you.In t...


We already knew that the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV would be coming out sometime in November, and now, thanks to the Games for Windows Web site, can pin it down to a specific date: November 18.Along with the release da...


Yesterday, at the Gamefest 2008 event, Microsoft announced that paying for Gold accounts would no longer be necessary to access all the multiplayer features in PC games under their Games for Windows brand. Viva la multijugado...


Thanks, Santa. This is just what I always wanted. Now I can play Live Arcade games with my non-Xbox 360 owning friends. Better yet, I can play Uno with my mom! CVG thinks that we should expect to see the Live Arcade that we a...


Sierra is about to release World in Conflict for the PC, and they have amped up the latest trailer with some Magnum P.I. love. Many sites are repoting that the game has a release date of August 15th, 2007 which is ...


A game after my own heart (raping, pillaging, and burninating lives deep in my soul), the upcoming Xbox 360/PC title Overlord is hard for me to ignore. What first appeared to be "Oblivion for A**holes" is increasin...


Microsoft has just sent a late-night press release detailing the launch of their Xbox Live program for Games for Windows on the PC. Check out the important details:Xbox LIVE extends to Windows Vista to create single online g...


Attention RTS fans who also love Halo: It appears as if a small sliver of an update has landed across the Internet this morning for Halo Wars. According to some Ensemble Studio and Microsoft peeps, the game is playable and lo...


One of our loyal readers sent us a tip today concerning a personal invite he received to take part of a not-so-super-secret Microsoft plan to start beta testing the Games for Windows Live program that will finally connect PC ...






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