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Posts tagged “Games-For-Windows”

Launched: The New GFW Marketplace

As revealed the other week, and now actually actual - right over here. There's not a vast amount of super-recent games on there as yet, but Lego Universe, Dead Rising 2 and 007: Blood Stone are the headliners and suggest a drive to be relatively contemporary. A lot of the existing stuff remains comically expensive, however, which suggests that publishers are either very cautious about…

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Games For Windows Lives

Some people have wondered why we're yet to write about Microsoft's recently-announced relaunch of Games For Windows. I wondered too, and eventually settled on it being something to do with just how tainted that name is now. After all these years of confusing marketing and frustrating attempts to regulate multiplayer, so many PC gaming brains either skip right over it or focus into some manner…

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Future of the PC: “the de facto single format”

Games For Windows top spokesman (and RPS' favourite name in the games industry), Kevin Unangst, has been interviewed by Gamasutra's Brandon Sheffield. In the interview Unangst is careful to talk up the PC, while avoiding the clear and present fact that the humble box will ultimately outmode and obliterate the console toys and become the de facto single format for gaming. Wuh? Crazy talk? Nolan…

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Unangst on Games for Windows’ Year One.

Following on from Alec's franternizing with revolutionary elements this week, an interview on Games For Windows - including Games For Windows Live - one year on caught my eye. Behatted Journalistic Dynamo Ellie Gibson talks to Kevin Unangst about how those twelve months have gone, and what they should be doing next... "One, we need to make it clearer you don't have to pay to…

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Online Predators

January for shiftless UK games freelancers means frantic tax return time, in which we hand an eye-watering amount of the money we thought we'd earned in the last year back to the Inland Revenue. Going through the terrifying mountain of paperwork involved, something on a recent bank statement catches my eye. SOE*SUBSCRIPTIONS GBP 9.20 SOE Subscriptions? Y'what? A frantic search reveals that whatever it is,…

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Taking The Pith

Slightly unsettling news: the apparently awful Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights only supports Xbox 360 controllers (as confirmed by angry Amazon user reviews). That's the PC version of a racing game, and thus something that really needs a gamepad (or a wheel, if you don't mind your PC desk looking like a nursery), not the clunky, binary inappropriateness of a keyboard. So, anyone who buys…

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