Hate Games for Windows Live? Well that’s too bad.

PC gamers, prepare to give a collective frown.

April 18, 2012
Games for windows live

If you thought the release of Windows 8 – with its built-in support for Xbox LIVE – would see Microsoft binning the Games for Windows Live service forever, better think again.

Asked by NeoGamr if they’d be discontinuing the GFWL label with the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft said, simply, that “answer is no.”

If it’s any consolation, though, they’re also “making new investments in Metro style games”, including “core PC gamer” stuff like Age of Empires Online and Microsoft Flight. Ask your mom to embroider that on a pillow so you can sob into it at night.

The reviled GFWL was in the news again recently after Namco Bandai announced that their Dark Souls PC port would use it, prompting a petition that’s been signed by more than 20,000 people already.

Complaints cited include that the service is “difficult to use”, “inconvenient”, “very annoying”, has “unreliable online support”, and (hilariously) “is easily cracked by pirates”.

Source: NeoGamr (via Rock Paper Shotgun)

Tags: active, Games for Windows, Microsoft, namco-bandai, Xbox Live

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyGaming – technology images can be found here

Poll

Are you playing Destiny, or do you plan to buy Destiny?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Latest News

PlayStation 4 – free games and PS Plus weekend

playstation-4-console-HD

With the arrival of the Xbox One, Sony is stepping up its game with regards to the PS4

Steam breaks 100 million mark, gets Discovery update

Steam

Valve’s online gaming platform has broken through the 100 million user mark, and has received aesthetic and functional upgrades

Activision takes on a Panamanian dictator

activision logo

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision

Microsoft South Africa launches the Xbox One

Xbox One

Drum roll please – the Xbox One has officially launched in South Africa

X

Newsletter Subscription

Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyGaming Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)