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Dead Rising Steam

You can switch Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record over to Steamworks tomorrow


New backend for matchmaking, leaderboards, cloud saves, etc.
Mar 16
// Jordan Devore
I have no memory of writing about the plan for Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record to drop Games for Windows Live in favor of Steamworks, but I did so last year and slipped in a gif of Resident Evil's Chris punchi...
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Dark Souls Steam

You defeated Games for Windows Live, Dark Souls Steam migration update out now


You can keep your save data and achievements
Dec 15
// Jordan Devore
The long-time-coming update that replaces Games for Windows Live with Steamworks in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for PC is out today. Full instructions on how to transfer your achievements and save data are over here, b...
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Red Faction

Red Faction Guerrilla ditches Games for Windows Live for Steam


Alright, I'm in
Dec 02
// Jordan Devore
It's a good time to get back into Red Faction Guerrilla. The game's destruction tech holds up well and, now that Games for Windows Live has been pushed aside to make room for Steamworks support for multiplayer (which is shock...
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Dark Souls PC

Dark Souls will shed Games for Windows Live next month


And I'll shed a tear of joy
Oct 20
// Jordan Devore
There were enough worthwhile PC games tied to Games for Windows Live that I was willing to put up with service, which seemed to range from mildly annoying to downright frustrating, depending on the day. For many of us, Dark S...

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Capcom

Dead Rising 2, Resident Evil 5 migrating to Steamworks


But not until early next year
Sep 08
// Jordan Devore
When Capcom transitioned Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks, it spurred questions about the company's remaining PC titles. It turns out those -- Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising 2, an...
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Steam

Dawn of War II is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live


Multiplayer now handled by Relic servers
Sep 05
// Jordan Devore
Relic has migrated the excellent Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and its Chaos Rising expansion away from Games for Windows Live, just as the studio said it would. Unfortunately, not everything made it over to Steamworks, in...
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PC

Isn't Games for Windows Live supposed to close soon?


Microsoft says it's continuing to support the service
Jun 23
// Jordan Devore
Word got out that Games for Windows Live will close on July 1, though to my knowledge, Microsoft has never properly announced an end date for the service -- or that it's actually ending. Its PC marketplace was shut down, howe...
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Dawn of War

Relic is moving the Dawn of War series' multiplayer to Steam


So long, GameSpy and Games for Windows Live
May 28
// Jordan Devore
In these final days before GameSpy shuts down its support for a wide range of multiplayer games, here's how Relic Entertainment is handling the situation for its Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. The franchise is being up...
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Capcom

Super Street Fighter IV AE moving from GFWL to Steamworks soon


DLC from Games for Windows Live won't carry over
May 28
// Jordan Devore
On Friday, Capcom will transition the PC version of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks, though "your GFWL enabled game will still function as normal for the foreseeable future," n...
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Dark Souls

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC


It's the usual Games for Windows Live for the time being
May 19
// Jordan Devore
Bandai Namco has provided an update on the future of Dark Souls PC, which uses Games for Windows Live -- a service that's believed to be shutting down in July -- for its online play. First, the game "will remain fully functio...
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Ace Combat

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches Games for Windows


Steamworks support is in
Feb 24
// Jordan Devore
The PC version of Ace Combat: Assault Horizon is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live as of an update released today. According to Namco, existing saves and achievements can be transferred between now and April 1, which i...
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DiRT 3

Games for Windows Live is gone from DiRT 3


Codemasters' racing title will switch to Steamworks
Nov 11
// Alasdair Duncan
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 ...
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Capcom

Capcom to remove Games for Windows Live from PC titles


That affects quite a few games, actually
Oct 18
// Jordan Devore
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....
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Batman

Batman: Arkham games drop Games for Windows Live


Another one down
Oct 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Batman

No Games for Windows Live in Batman: Arkham Origins


Third time's a charm
Aug 19
// Jordan Devore
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...
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PC

Games for Windows Live Marketplace closing soon


I didn't even realize it was still open
Aug 16
// Jordan Devore
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. "...
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SF IV PC

Capcom is taking the Ultra SF IV PC version seriously


No more Games For Windows Live is a great start
Aug 14
// Chris Carter
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...
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Ms. Splosion Man

Ms. Splosion Man jumps to Steam, Game for Windows, WP7


Windows overload
Apr 03
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Better resolution and framerate options for PC
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...

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BioShock Infinite PC won't have SecuROM or GFWL


Levine says game will feel "right at home" on computers
Dec 21
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Preview: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition


Aug 15
// Alessandro Fillari
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...
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E3: A lot of shady folks in these Dishonored screens


Jun 05
// Jason Cabral
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...
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Dark Souls PC uses GFWL, gamers mobilize to stop it


Apr 11
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Microsoft Flight appears on Steam with a DLC bundle


Apr 06
// Jordan Devore
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. ...
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Hooray! Skyrim won't use Games for Windows LIVE


Aug 17
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Batman: Arkham City using Games For Windows Live


Jun 16
// Jim Sterling
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARF! Batman: Arkham City Will Use GFWL [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]
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Fable III: The PC Experience


May 19
// Josh Tolentino
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...
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Fable III PC coming to Steam, pre-orders detailed


Apr 21
// Nick Chester
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...
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Microsoft: Games For Windows Live will get better


Mar 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PC deals: Max Payne 2, Eets, and Evil Genius


Dec 07
// Jordan Devore
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...

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