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The first victims of MS Games for Windows Live shut down are...

GruntyGrunty TexasMember Posts: 7,702 Uncommon

Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City.

MS has given Steam DRM control of these games. The victims are your now non-existent save games and possibly your long-format product key.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/200260/announcements/detail/1909817119598626547

Read some of the comments for more info on the product key fuck up.

 

Comments

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common

    The only game I have that runs under GFWL is Bioshock 2, and I used the .dll that lets you run the game without it and save games locally.

    Microsoft is so not a gaming company. It's amazing that their entertainment division is the only division in the company that turns a profit. Though, given the irrational brand loyalty people have towards Microsoft, I guess I shouldn't really be surprised.

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAMember Posts: 10,910 Common

    Holy cats. Age of Empires Online will cease operations as well. That game hasn't even been out that long.

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/19/4637694/microsoft-games-for-windows-live-service-ending-july-2014

    Why is this not a bigger news thing?

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • BurntvetBurntvet Baltimore, MDMember Posts: 3,350 Rare
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Holy cats. Age of Empires Online will cease operations as well. That game hasn't even been out that long.

    http://www.polygon.com/2013/8/19/4637694/microsoft-games-for-windows-live-service-ending-july-2014

    Why is this not a bigger news thing?

    Because no one is paying anyone to "cover" it, which should be another huge tip-off to how good "games journalism" isn't.

    But they'll do 3 articles/previews for patches for certain games... :P

  • niceguy3978niceguy3978 Gainesville, FLMember Posts: 1,969 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Grunty
    Batman Arkham Asylum and Batman Arkham City. MS has given Steam DRM control of these games. The victims are your now non-existent save games and possibly your long-format product key. http://steamcommunity.com/games/200260/announcements/detail/1909817119598626547 Read some of the comments for more info on the product key fuck up.  

    I think Arkham City is the only game I own that required GFWL, though I could be wrong about one from a a while back and just not remember it.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryMember Posts: 10,525 Epic
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    The only game I have that runs under GFWL is Bioshock 2, and I used the .dll that lets you run the game without it and save games locally.

    Microsoft is so not a gaming company. It's amazing that their entertainment division is the only division in the company that turns a profit. Though, given the irrational brand loyalty people have towards Microsoft, I guess I shouldn't really be surprised.

    I see you post that a lot. Do you have a reliable link to support that claim because I'm pretty sure their business division is profitable and accounts for a huge portion of their revenue.

    Centuries ago, in primitive times, before the dawn of civilization, there were things that would be inconceivable to us today; such things as poverty, disease, violence, senility, and love.
  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon

    I use GFWL to play Super Street Fighter 4 AE.

    The good news is that Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released (available on Steam) before GFWL shuts down.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    The only game I have that runs under GFWL is Bioshock 2, and I used the .dll that lets you run the game without it and save games locally.

    Microsoft is so not a gaming company. It's amazing that their entertainment division is the only division in the company that turns a profit. Though, given the irrational brand loyalty people have towards Microsoft, I guess I shouldn't really be surprised.

    I see you post that a lot. Do you have a reliable link to support that claim because I'm pretty sure their business division is profitable and accounts for a huge portion of their revenue.

    Office and SQL Server are probably their biggest money makers.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

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