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Microsoft Launches Games for Windows Live Marketplace with Viva Pinata Demo

By Chris Faylor, Dec 03, 2008 1:46pm PST

Microsoft today launched its Games for Windows Live Marketplace, a platform that will provide PC demos, games videos, add-on DLC, and eventually...

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"Wow. You guys really are a bunch of twats. Social features are accessed ingame from the Guide ..."

- thomasAchapman see all 22 comments

Games for Windows Live Interview: Microsoft on PC Marketplace Plans, Windows 7, and Regret

By Nick Breckon, Nov 13, 2008 5:36pm PST

Yesterday marked the first push in a new PC gaming strategy for Microsoft. With the release of a new Games for Windows Live interface, the...

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"Microsoft Douche says: "But after a year and a half of launch, I think we're in really great ..."

- pixelateddoc see all 76 comments

The New Games for Windows Live Initiative: Microsoft Finally Comes to Bat on the PC?

By Nick Breckon, Nov 12, 2008 10:49pm PST

Mark my words: today is the day Microsoft got serious on the PC. While conducting an interview with Games for Windows Live general manager...

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"That's cause you can actually press the A or X buttons on your keyboard, amazing isn't it."

- AgentPothead see all 189 comments

Microsoft Confirms Plans to Challenge Steam with Digital Distribution of Full PC Titles

By Nick Breckon, Nov 12, 2008 12:08pm PST

Speaking in an interview with Shacknews, Games for Windows Live general manager Chris Early confirmed that Microsoft has definite plans to...

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"Steam has been around for almost 5 years now. They are not going anywhere."

- ghost hacker see all 201 comments

Microsoft to Refund Games for Windows Live Fees

By Aaron Linde, Jul 24, 2008 11:15am PDT

Now that the multiplayer features of Games for Windows Live-enabled PC titles are entirely free, Microsoft says it will refund subscription fees to...

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"How many times does it have to be repeated? You only had to pay for Gold. Which means you were ..."

- thesubtlesnake see all 23 comments

Games for Windows Interview: Breaking Down Microsoft's Entry into PC Digital Distribution

By Nick Breckon, Jul 22, 2008 7:12pm PDT

Earlier today Microsoft announced that all Games for Windows Live features will now be made totally free, in addition to revealing an online...

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""The Half-Life series alone for single-player gaming" Oh, come on with that BS... Yes, HL was ..."

- Necros21 see all 89 comments

Games for Windows Takes on Steam, Set to Launch PC Digital Content Distribution Platform

By Nick Breckon, Jul 22, 2008 12:20pm PDT

Microsoft today announced that its Games for Windows initiative is set to expand with the launch an online PC gaming marketplace this fall. The...

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"Isn't there like 12 million Steam users? Are they all "hardcore"?"

- Jimbo Ro see all 183 comments

Games for Windows Head Says Microsoft 'Looking at Piracy Hard,' Hints at Digital Distribution

By Nick Breckon, Jun 26, 2008 12:02pm PDT

"There's been a lot of trend pieces about PC gaming is dying, and the decline of the PC, when that's absolutely not true. And in fact, it's not...

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"Agreed. I think PC gaming had a pretty awesome year in 2007. The other thing is sometimes you've ..."

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Games for Windows Magazine Goes Online-only

By Aaron Linde, Apr 08, 2008 12:14pm PDT

Games for Windows Magazine will be transitioning to an online-only publication format, the 1UP Network announced today. Publisher Ziff Davis,...

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"so this is y the new one hasn't come. Oh fuck this sucks this and gameinfrmer are my only mags ..."

- lotrfan077 see all 79 comments

Microsoft Speaks on Improving Games for Windows Platform, PC Gaming Alliance

By Aaron Linde, Mar 07, 2008 2:41pm PST

There is still room for improvement in the marketing and management of the Games for Windows platform, Microsoft Games for Windows director Kevin...

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"Most of the GFW requirements are best practices that developers should be doing anyway to ..."

- nlogax see all 44 comments

EGM, 1UP Publisher Ziff Davis Files for Bankruptcy

By Nick Breckon, Mar 05, 2008 4:31pm PST

Publishing house Ziff Davis Media announced today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to mounting debt that now totals between $500...

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"Not to be insensitive, but that "Get rid of debt NOW!" ad on the side there is killing me. "

- avatar_58 see all 60 comments

GDC 08: Meet the PC Gaming Alliance

By Nick Breckon, Feb 20, 2008 9:07pm PST

See that arrow down there? The PC Gaming Alliance wants you to think of the PC industry as that arrow. Like a tall, unstable orange house, it...

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"I'm cautiously optimistic. Having a group to advocate PC Gaming as a platform could be really ..."

- doc.solo see all 7 comments

GDC 08: PC Gaming Alliance Officially Formed

By Nick Breckon, Feb 19, 2008 8:30pm PST

A consortium of corporate giants ranging from Microsoft to Intel joined hands in an effort to advance the PC gaming platform today, officially...

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"Epic don't (see: Unreal Tournament 3). Microsoft seem to actively prohibit GFW branding ..."

- Optimaximal see all 68 comments

New Consortium Plans to Reinvigorate PC Gaming

By Aaron Linde, Feb 13, 2008 1:28pm PST

Several marquee companies are teaming up to keep the PC gaming platform alive, according to the Mercury News. Dubbed the PC Gaming Alliance, the...

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"This is an ignorant statement not because of the longevity of the 8800GT as a graphics card so ..."

- mittense see all 89 comments

What is Valve Doing with Steamworks?

By Chris Remo, Jan 30, 2008 10:19am PST

Valve is doing something different to most developers, that much is clear. The just-announced Steamworks developer suite is more evidence of it....

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"Only important in a world where you are only to allowed to buy games for one system. Overall ..."

- razorblade79 see all 12 comments