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4:39 AM on 03.07.2007

GDC 2007: Live for Windows Vista price announced

Via Game Informer, Microsoft finally got around to revealing the price of what their Games for Windows version of Xbox Live would cost you. Here are the penny-pinching details:While Microsoft was quite quiet about Live for Wi...

Robert Summa

1:02 AM on 02.07.2007

Become big in Japan: writers wanted

We interrupt your video game Web site for this important Destructoid Network announcement. Our sister site Japanator is currently looking for new intern writers, as we are currently in the process of redesigning and are look...

Niero Gonzalez

5:22 PM on 02.06.2007

Poor people can play Crysis too!

If you were worried that you and your old Dell might not be able to play the graphic-heavy Crysis, then put those fears to rest. According to Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli, just about everyone should be able to enjoy the game. From ...

Robert Summa

3:54 PM on 02.06.2007

Alan Wake to be a 360, PC exclusive

Sorry PlayStation 3 fans, more bad news. The anticipated mystery-of-a-mystery game Alan Wake has just been confirmed to be an exclusive for the Xbox 360 and PC (Vista is being pushed here). Now go be like Justin and cry me ...

Robert Summa

8:06 AM on 02.03.2007

Microsoft bites back at critics of gaming in Vista (with golden teeth!)

Since the recent launch of Microsoft's soon to be ubiquitous OS, Windows Vista, the Internet has been abuzz with tales of woe and grief regarding gaming under the new electro-regime.Enter Rich Wickham.Rich is the head of ...

Earnest Cavalli

5:50 PM on 01.30.2007

Bill Gates tries to raise hipster score with Daily Show appearance

In case you missed it last night, here's the ever-so-cool Bill Gates speaking with The Daily Show's Jon Stewart about the magical magicness of Windows Vista. Quick poll: Who was funnier? Bill Gates or Jon Stewart? Oooh, I can't wait to see the results.

Robert Summa





11:30 AM on 01.30.2007

Windows Vista: An inside look at the wow that was supposed to start now

Yesterday, here in New York City, I was able to attend the Microsoft Windows Vista press event in Times Square. After waiting out in the cold for way too long, I was let inside a place of wonder and magic ... and oh yeah, f...

Robert Summa

7:22 PM on 01.20.2007

Save the dinosaurs, get free gaming mags

The magazine publishing industry needs your help. Actually, it doesn't -- it needs you to forget that video game news is not readily available and more current on the internet. It also needs you to muster up that nostalgi...

Niero Gonzalez

11:51 AM on 01.12.2007

John Carmack hates Vista, maybe you should too

John Carmack is a great many things. He's an idol to programmers, a model of the American dream and a giant lizard. Wait, no, scratch that last one. John Carmack is not a giant lizard.Gamesindustry.biz posted a few choice...

Earnest Cavalli



CES 2007: Games on Windows Vista Live photo
CES 2007: Games on Windows Vista Live
by Niero Gonzalez

Last year's launch of two new consoles has overshadowed gaming on the PC, which has prompted the debate that seems to come and go every five years -- is PC gaming dead or has it become niche? Yesterday we were given the lucky opportunity to find out what the future of PC gaming will be like, and so far it's looking pretty damn hawt. Everything that's good about owning an Xbox 360 and playing games online on Xbox Live (consistant experience, voip, gamer rep, and cheat prevention to name a few) are coming to Windows Vista.

We have a video coming with details of the strategy and functionality of the product, but for now here's a huge gallery of teasers. Note the granular parental control and ESRB rating, the smart shortcut manager, the Windows Experience Index hardware rank, and how multiplayer sessions and friend management will be like. Look familiar? The service will be interoperable for existing Xbox Live Gold memberships and other peripheral services are being developed (such as support for dedicated servers) are also on the way.  Pricing, however, remains a mystery.

Also pictured below is a wireless dongle which allows Xbox 360 controllers to hook up on Vista without drivers. 

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5:28 PM on 01.09.2007

CES 2007: Upcoming Windows games aim to impress

Microsoft recently unveiled their Games for Windows lineup at CES and I honestly can't believe how great the list is. Who knew other genres besides first-person shooter actually existed?If you happen to be at work and you can't view this video or you just enjoy reading the names of PC games, then look over the full list of titles after the break.

Jordan Devore

11:21 AM on 01.08.2007

Live headed to Windows Vista

We all knew it would happen eventually. This is just the official confirmation straight from the horse's mouth. Once again, GamesIndustry.biz brings us news of the various ongoings at CES. "Windows Vista marks the b...

Ishaan