Games for Windows News


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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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....


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

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