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Games for Windows Live Launching in May

By Chris Remo, Mar 13, 2007 11:32pm PDT

Microsoft has just announced that its Games for Windows Live online gaming service, modeled after the successful Xbox Live program, is set to...


"Sort of, yes, I don't have any console so I can't really confirm, but they do sound sweet."

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Chris Taylor Interview

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 28, 2007 7:09am PST

The 21st episode of the Played gaming podcast is now available, offering an interview with Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games. Taylor talks about...


"Good interview. I would have loved to hear him give a play by play about his development of ..."

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Shadowrun Update

By Chris Remo, Feb 22, 2007 10:00pm PST

Last September, I visited FASA Studio to get some hands on time with the upcoming team-based shooter Shadowrun. This week, I had the chance to...


"Yeah, that's the lame thing with Live Anywhere titles (it sounds like). You're probably stuck ..."

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Lord of the Rings Online Previews

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 20, 2007 6:05am PST

Stratics Central, Kotaku and Games for Windows editor Jeff Green's blog all have new Lord of the Rings Online writeups, offering hands-on...


Games For Windows Event Coverage

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 06, 2007 6:47am PST

BFME2 Heaven is the latest site with coverage of the recent San Francisco Games for Windows launch event. There is an interview with Microsoft's...


Games For Windows Article

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 25, 2007 1:23pm PST

Evil Avatar has a Games for Windows Launch Event Report writeup, offering, among other things, brief impressions of Shadowrun, Age of Conan,...


Games For Windows Article

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 24, 2007 5:45am PST

There's a Games for Windows event article on Team Xbox of all places, offering a brief writeup on Microsoft's most recent press event where they...


"Just more proof that Computer Gaming World sold out becoming Games for Windows. They say it over ..."

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Warren Spector Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 25, 2006 3:59pm PST

Also on Computer & Video Games is this Q&A with Warren Spector. The game designer is asked about his new project, industry highlights of 2006,...


"Speaking of too much credit, he gets way too much credit for Thief. He didn't have much to do ..."

- jccalhoun see all 13 comments

Vista Gaming Article

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 08, 2006 4:06am PST

Vista and Games for Windows Update is an IGN article, taking a look at gaming specific features in Microsoft's new Vista OS, as well as the Games...


"Dang, another article about "vista gaming" that answers very few of my questions. Maybe it's ..."

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Vista Gaming Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 27, 2006 6:43am PST

New at Action Trip today is this Q&A with Rich Wickham, director of Games for Windows at Microsoft. Wickham is asked about Windows Vista as a...


"So....is Live for Windows kinda like Steam? If it has a good server browser, friends finder, ..."

- flasher 907 see all 10 comments

Mark Rein Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Sep 23, 2006 7:53am PDT

The Computer & Video Games Mark Rein interview continues, with this part focusing on Unreal Engine 3, the PC market, Windows Vista and the Games...


Microsoft Officially Launches Games for Windows Line

By Chris Remo, Sep 18, 2006 11:43am PDT

Microsoft today announced that it has officially begun its unified Games for Windows program at the retail level with the release of two titles,...


"I have no idea, I've only seen one picture of it, and it looked like a flip-open cardboard deal. ..."

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Microsoft Gamefest 2006: Microsoft's Games for Windows Plans

By Chris Remo, Aug 13, 2006 10:00pm PDT

During its Gamefest event currently occurring in Seattle, Microsoft announced its intention to bring console development to the masses. At the...


"he did say mostly - can't hit home runs every time insert juicing jokes here"

- Holesinswiss see all 98 comments

IEMA Updates PC Packaging, Merges with VSDA

By Chris Remo, May 23, 2006 1:00pm PDT

Last month, the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association and the Video Software Dealers Association announced that the two industry trade...


"in Europe game publishers are using DVD boxes for several years already, and there was kind of ..."

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Peter Moore on Games for Windows

By Chris Remo, Feb 13, 2006 10:30am PST

Microsoft's Peter Moore, formerly of the Xbox division and now in charge of both Xbox and the Games for Windows group, has reiterated Microsoft's...


"I didn't say it would automatically lead to be better games. All I said was making PC games move ..."

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