Games for Windows Live News


DiRT 3 leaves Games for Windows Live in the dust for Steamworks

By Daniel Perez, Apr 01, 2015 11:30am PDT

Those who own the Games for Windows Live version of DiRT 3 will now be able to access the game from their Steam library.


Dark Souls Steam transition delayed to December

By Daniel Perez, Nov 26, 2014 8:30am PST

Dark Souls' transition from Games for Windows Live to Valve's Steamworks has been delayed to December.


"My last pay check was $ 9500 working 12 hours a week online. My neighbour's sister has been ..."

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BioShock 2 ditches GFWL for Steamworks, Minerva's Den free for current owners

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2013 7:00am PDT

Now Microsoft has shut down Games for Windows Live, what happens to the one use anyone had for it--buying the Minerva's Den DLC for BioShock 2? Thankfully 2K has switched over to Steamworks, updating the game and very nicely giving the add-on free to everyone who already own...


"hey thanks, worked flawlessy on my direct2drive.co.uk/gamefly Bioshock 2 key 8D"

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 most-played Xbox 360 game in 2012

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST

To tie 2012 up all nice with a bow before burying it in the woods out back, Microsoft has revealed the most popular Xbox Live, Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox Live Indie Games, and Games for Windows Live titles from that dead year, dead dead dead dead. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty: B...


"I think I account for the Pinball FX 2 stat coming in at #4 on the arcade titles list."

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Toy Soldiers now available without Games for Windows Live

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 11, 2012 8:15am PDT

Games for Windows Live seems, thankfully, to be on its last legs. Most games with Microsoft's system nowadays are straightforward ports from Xbox 360, using GFWL to directly replace identical Xbox Live functionality. One such port, Signal Studios' tower defense Toy Soldiers,...


"heh, seems its giving people issues, mainly the steamworks won't launch. However, if your able ..."

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Fable 3's PC debut available on Steam at launch

By Xav de Matos, Apr 21, 2011 7:45am PDT

Microsoft Game Studios and Lionhead have announced that Fable 3 will be available for the on both the Games for Windows Live Marketplace and Steam, alongside its retail release.


"probably a situation similar to the one found in the Dawn of War 2 original layout. Not the ..."

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Microsoft: Games for Windows Live 'had a rocky start,' will 'continue to get better'

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 09, 2011 6:30am PST

Microsoft has addressed Games for Windows Live's "rocky launch" and again said it will continue improving the PC gaming service.


"Epic can kiss my ass. I will buy it on a steam sale next year for 5 or 10 dollars. That doesn't ..."

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Games for Windows Live Marketplace Adds New Titles, Puts Old Prince of Persias on Sale

By Chris Faylor, Jun 08, 2010 12:20pm PDT

The "Games on Demand" section of Microsoft's digital distribution platform Games for Windows Live "will soon be the home of day-and-date game...


"Batmans' one weakness. GFWL. Seriously, that was a good game except for GFWL."

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2009's Top Xbox Live, GFW Live Titles Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 11, 2010 8:00am PST

Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has revealed the top Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live titles of 2009, as well as the best selling XBLA...


"no surprise. people like to get on the internet and go pew pew in fps games."

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Microsoft 'Game Room' Virtual Arcade Announced for PC, Xbox 360

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 07, 2010 6:40am PST

Microsoft unveiled 'Game Room' yesterday at CES, a free virtual space for avatars to buy, play and display vintage arcade games, hitting Xbox Live...


"As long as they have Bubble Bobble and Bomb Jack I will be good to go."

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Games for Windows Live 'Games on Demand' Launches With 50% off Shadowrun, Viva Pinata

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 15, 2009 3:14pm PST

Microsoft's foray into PC digital games distribution has begun in earnest today with the launch of Games for Windows Live Games on Demand, offering...


"Activation only works for titles the publishers previously made a deal with Steam for activating ..."

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Games for Windows Live Embraces Digital Distribution with Games on Demand

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 03, 2009 1:10pm PST

Games for Windows Live will become a full-fledged distribution platform for full games from December 15 with the addition of 'Games on Demand',...


"Well, if Cliffy B is that worried, tell him to find a DRM-scheme similar to Steamworks from ..."

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Games for Windows Live Adds Anti-piracy Solution, In-game Marketplace

By Nick Breckon, Mar 24, 2009 6:00am PDT

Microsoft today announced new features coming soon to the Games for Windows Live service, including an anti-piracy solution and in-game...


"GTA IV on Steam is a nightmare - the whole GFW and R* Socialclub thing simply did not work."

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