Started by Silver Knight, 18-12-2009
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Quote from: Download SquadIt's called Games on Demand (not quite as punchy as 'Steam'), and it's now part of the Games for Windows Life platform. While the list of big-name games available at launch is short -- Resident Evil 5 is the only stand-out title -- there is the usual slew of cheap-and-cheerful titles available, like the wonderful World of Goo (as reviewed in our Holiday Gift Guide).Games on Demand will enable Windows users to purchase LIVE-enabled games directly from the Games for Windows LIVE app. Microsoft's mission? "Our goal has always been to create a seamless online gaming experience for the Windows community, and Games on Demand is a great step toward that end."It's not initially clear what Microsoft intends to bring to the market with Games for Windows LIVE. It's basically a clone of Xbox LIVE: achievements, gamerscores, voice chat -- it's all there. But other than 'TrueSkill' matchmaking, I can't really see what Games for Windows LIVE brings to the dirty, sticky, crumb-strewn gaming table.It's clear that Microsoft has decided to turn its steady, Sauron'ish gaze upon Valve's Steam. It's clear that they fancy a bit of Steam's lucrative, virtual monopoly of the PC games-on-demand market. What isn't so clear is just how they're going to dissolve Valve's empire. It takes work to integrate games into a framework such as Steam or Games for Windows; Microsoft better have something juicy up its sleeve to entice game developers. Like, er, paying the developers for exclusive distribution rights. I can hardly wait...
Quotebreslau: if i cant cheat i dont wanna playbreslau: period
Quote from: ㅎㅎLocke on 23-12-2009They better not fuck up our awesome deal with steam
Quote from: Dark Angel on 24-12-2009**Didn't understand anything**
Quote from: Fluffy on 24-12-2009Quote from: Dark Angel on 24-12-2009**Didn't understand anything**Windows is trying to kill Xbox Live with Windows Live.Fail.
Quote from: Chaos on 28-12-2009True ^^ Fluffy, you don't have a 360, do you?If MS ruins Steam I'm buying a PS3