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6:00 PM on 04.11.2012

Dark Souls PC uses GFWL, gamers mobilize to stop it

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...

Jim Sterling

6:00 PM on 04.06.2012

Microsoft Flight appears on Steam with a DLC bundle

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. ...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 08.17.2011

Hooray! Skyrim won't use Games for Windows LIVE

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...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 06.16.2011

Batman: Arkham City using Games For Windows Live

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

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 05.19.2011

Fable III: The PC Experience

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...

Josh Tolentino

2:20 PM on 04.21.2011

Fable III PC coming to Steam, pre-orders detailed

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...

Nick Chester





2:40 PM on 03.09.2011

Microsoft: Games For Windows Live will get better

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...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 12.07.2010

PC deals: Max Payne 2, Eets, and Evil Genius

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...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 11.21.2010

Grab Age of Empires III collection for 10 cents today

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...

Maurice Tan



Illuminating upon Blacklight: Tango Down photo
Illuminating upon Blacklight: Tango Down
by Ben Perlee

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 the more established franchises.

That's what makes Blacklight: Tango Down so interesting. The first in a series of games, comics, and films about this new narrative, Blacklight: Tango Down is a multiplayer-only first-person shooter. While there will be a very short co-op mode, and you will see elements in the multiplayer that imply the conflict between the two different factions, the narrative is not going to be the strongest element. Blacklight: Tango Down is aiming to be a solid FPS for PSN, XBLA and PC, and not too much more.

Having spent time with the game, there are some very impressive elements to the title, and it could definitely be a contender for a game to keep an eye on this summer. Hit the jump for more.

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8:00 PM on 02.25.2010

Batman Arkham Asylum PC gets price slash tomorrow

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...

Brad Nicholson



GTA: Episodes From Liberty City hitting PS3, PC in March photo
GTA: Episodes From Liberty City hitting PS3, PC in March
by Samit Sarkar

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 Lost and Damned (originally released in February 2009) and Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (originally released in October 2009) will sell for $19.99 each on the PlayStation Network and Games for Windows Live; in addition, the standalone Episodes From Liberty City disc that came out on the Xbox 360 will be available for $39.99 for PS3 and PC. The PC version will include 32-player multiplayer matches and an "advanced video editor" to make highlight reels of the carnage you wreak in Liberty City.

This has been rumored for a while, especially since a patch in November 2009 added Games for Windows Live Achievements for The Lost and Damned to the PC version of GTA IV. And earlier this month, Rockstar teased that they "promise to be very good" to PS3 owners in 2010. As someone who owns GTA IV on the PS3, I guess I should be happy -- it's always great to see more gamers get the chance to play this stuff.

But I have to wonder: Do PS3 and PC owners even care at this point? GTA IV will be almost a two-year-old game by the time the episodes come out on the PS3 and PC, and since its launch in April 2008, the open world genre has seen a significant amount of growth and evolution. Around the release of The Ballad of Gay Tony last October, I remember hearing a lot of folks talking about GTA IV as if going back to it a year and a half after the game's release made its flaws much more apparent, and much less tolerable.

I'd also love to know the percentage of people who bought GTA IV on the PS3 -- over 1 million gamers in the first five days after launch -- but have since gotten rid of their copies under the assumption that the episodic content that was promoted as exclusive to the 360 would never be coming to the PS3. I still have my copy, but I'm unsure if this late port will actually get me to pop it back into my PS3 to play the episodes, especially considering the top-tier new releases coming out seemingly every week in the first half of 2010.

So tell me, GTA IV PS3/PC version owners: Are you going to buy the episodes now that you finally have the opportunity to do so? Or is this a case of "too little, too late"?

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Coming to PlayStation 3 and PC [Rockstar Newswire]

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5:20 PM on 12.03.2009

Games for Windows LIVE getting Games on Demand

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...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 10.02.2009

Brad Wardell on GFWL: 'You can't do that on the PC'

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...

Jordan Devore

1:00 AM on 09.18.2009

Batman: Arkham Asylum 'Insane Night' DLC is out

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...

Brad Nicholson

12:00 PM on 08.06.2009

Sure, why not: Games for Windows LIVE 3.0 is here

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...

Jordan Devore