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Dead Rising Steam

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

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 punching a boulder. W...

 
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Dark Souls Steam

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

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, but here's the g...

 
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Red Faction

Red Faction Guerrilla ditches Games for Windows Live for Steam

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 shockingly fun), pla...

 
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Dark Souls PC

Dark Souls will shed Games for Windows Live next month

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 Souls was among ...

 
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Capcom

Dead Rising 2, Resident Evil 5 migrating to Steamworks

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, and Dead Rising 2...

 
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Steam

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

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, including: LAN su...

 
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PC

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

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, however, and many s...

 
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Dawn of War

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

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 updated to use Co...

 
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Capcom

Super Street Fighter IV AE moving from GFWL to Steamworks soon

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," notes the compan...

 
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Dark Souls

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

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 functional on GFWL for...

 
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Ace Combat

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ditches Games for Windows

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 is when Steamwor...

 
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DiRT 3

Games for Windows Live is gone from DiRT 3

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 DiRT 3. Just li...

 
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Capcom

Capcom to remove Games for Windows Live from PC titles

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. "As GFWL will ...

 
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Batman

Batman: Arkham games drop Games for Windows Live

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 longer an issue. Si...

 
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Batman

No Games for Windows Live in Batman: Arkham Origins

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 example of using G...

 
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PC

Games for Windows Live Marketplace closing soon

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. "We encourage yo...

 
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SF IV PC

Capcom is taking the Ultra SF IV PC version seriously

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 stepping up PC su...

 
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Ms. Splosion Man

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

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 $9.99, while the WP...

 
Resident Evil: Revelation
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...   read

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BioShock Infinite PC won't have SecuROM or GFWL

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, Infinite is ditching ...

 
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Preview: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

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 will prepare to ...

 
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E3: A lot of shady folks in these Dishonored screens

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 take in; like the...

 
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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 miserable at this i...

 
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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. There's also a ...

 
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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 sigh of relief, ...

 
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Batman: Arkham City using Games For Windows Live

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

 
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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  raise the X...

 
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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 should now be ...

 
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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 better.  ...

 
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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, especially if you...

 

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RiffRaff

Interesting I really do hope carts do make a

 
Dreamweaver

I have a feeling that Jed really, really, really want to play as Lady Call it a

 
Jed Whitaker

I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
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I really, really, really want to play as lady Come on Nintendo, dont let me down at E3!

 
DanteKinkade

It took me over 250 hours but I finally got the platinum for Soul Sacrifice Delta, making it so I have the plat for both games

 
Glabatron

Overwatch plays like TF2, a bad TF2 designed for the

 
FakePlasticTree

For those who wanna follow the Persona 5 crazyness as it gets Heres a stream for all of Get hyped! #TakeTokyoTower

 
gajknight

Why is it that all the girls I wanna bang turn out to be lesbians? Happened at least 5 times so Perhaps my gaydar is

 
Nekrosys

Considering that when the PS Vita first came out, it used an almost identical CPU/GPU to the current iPad at the time (albeit with more cores and a greater clock speed), Im somewhat curious as to what a new handheld with an iPad Pros hardware could

 
Dreamweaver

After finding out what this months Bloggers Wanted prompt is, I decided to commit blog necromancy and revive a post I wrote about Mass Effect 3: Citadel DLC AND the anime Angel Beats! Thats right, I used to write blogs before doing Comments of the Week!

 
medicamecanica

After thinking it was a moba, I finally understand Overwatch and I think its going to be my multiplayer game Favorite character so far? Mercy, thats right Im a fuckin

 
ObliqueZombie

Yeah, Overwatch is fucking fun as hell! But a bit hard on Not awkward for every character, but some are obviously gimped with a controller

 
Occams

Lordy, Overwatch is fun! Bastion is gun mode as a defender if very

 
Fuzunga

I hope Overwarch finishes downloading before the beta period is

 
Parismio

I have Shantae and the pirates curse for wiiu Who wants it? I figured itd be gone by

 
Dangus Taargus

I just spent an hour setting my Steam Controller to treat only the bottom half of my DS emulator window as a mouse zone for the touchscreen in a Big Picture It kinda works better than I thought it but still doesnt really feel

 
KnickKnackMyWack

People seem pretty insistent on the idea that Zelda NX will be vastly superior to Wii why? When OoT was ported to GCN all it had was Master TP on Wii was almost no different from Unless its a remaster it wont be significantly

 
Gundy

Im gonna miss I never enjoyed getting my ass handed to me so

 
Torchman

God damn I want to be so mad at how little screen time Gunbuster itself has gotten and the pacing of the But then I find out Gunbuster is a combination And then it gets a hype battle versus an YOURE TEARING ME APART GAINAX

 
Memolestas

Ive been working a lot in YOLO Animals, but peoples responses worth it:) Take a look at the game:

 
ACESandElGHTS

In celebration of my finally having finished MGS V: full motion Quiet/ Stefanie Joosten

 
siddartha85

I didnt expect to like Overwatch this Anybody else using Lucio? Im shocked at how much I now enjoy using He seemed so lame at But hes secretly

 
CoilWhine

Played and streamed some more Yakuza 3 (that shibe is so cute!), made a few memes for YouTube but nothing really

 
Torchman

When your title mech doesnt show up for over half the shows length, maybe, juuuust MAYBE, you shouldve had more Too rushed for some moments to have any real Mechs been pretty badass so far

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im physically/emotionally exhausted and fed up with

 
Parismio

Since I now have Runbow, it occurs to me that no one has mentioned its new DLC and that Lilac from Freedom Planet is a free character!

 
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